June 21, 2012
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Just a thought about how we remember the dead, and how some abuse their memory.Video Rating: 5 / 5
run out of other shit to blab about or what? dead people are dead, I don’t think they give a shit…
Death and the YouTube response is pretty much how I wound up in this community. When I spoke at my brother’s funeral I used something he wrote as the foundation of the eulogy. I remember feeling a strong need to let him speak for himself. He couldn’t of course, but it’s the best I could do.
Depends on how well I knew them.
BTW, has the sound been better? o.o;
Funerals are indeed for the living. Funerals help people deal with the loss of the person and help them come to terms with over time that they can’t just call the person up or write to them whenever they want like in the past.
An excellent video. The very first point you make, is possibly the most interesting thing about this topic. Peoples personal lenses will always play a part, in all of our interactions; and just by the virtue of that our memories even of them, will still reflect their lens whether they realize it or not.
Yes funerals are indeed for the living… Sometimes not for the persons one would expect, that can be quite a slap in the face. (Ex: The funeral host. Or /a single/ friend or family member.)
What has happened to variablast, do you know? His channel is terminated.
After watching sarahons video about him, I wish I watched and knew of him before he died. He sounded quite intelligent and insightful/wise.
It’s weird for me that everyone is eulogizing this guy I didn’t even know existed and yet variablast I heard everyone talk about is talking about suicide and no one cares.
I’m not talking about poor variablast, I’m just talking about the oddity that there was someone everyone knew but me was well known n loved but never talked about and someone well known but reviled is shunned and forgotten.
I just wonder how I will be remembered or remembered at all
If you sad about losing your loved one, just remember that death is not the end. And don’t fall into the Christian trap.
Hey, just wanted to take the time to say you’re one of my favorite people on YT and I hope to catch you more on BlogTV so we can hang. You’re awesome and I miss our conversations. <3
Badger – would you ever make a YT funeral vid to remember a channel/user departed? (serious question)
People fall into an emotional trap around the dead.A if a sink hole forms around them where only flowers and tears can be thrown in. Death is just a dead body, and how people feel about that persons past actions live on in them no more or no less after the fact of death. Every person has their own perspective of the dead. Some mourn, while for others,it was no lose but a gain. I guess how you put your feelings across only matters to the living, the dead don’t give a shit.
Funerals are indeed for the people to mourn and go through the grieving process. They are not for the dead, for the dead are already gone and away. It is for us, essentially, to say goodbye. I do think that some people take a death and try to make it about themselves…but most are just talking about the memories they had and the happy times in order to move on.
I read the title and thumbed it up.
I learned all of that years ago.
Badger is wise.
There was an obituary in the local paper several years ago which said, and I’m paraphrasing, “(So and so) was a mean, self centered abusive drunk. We, his family, are all glad he is dead and he will not be missed.”
I’m glad I never watched or knew of the guy who killed himself.
Nice message glad you made it.
Well said. And I demand you not disappear again.
Funerals suck, last time I was at one I just ate cake and left.
Thoughtful, thought-provoking and eloquent (as per usual).
Excellent video. I’d love to see more of them, but take care of you, my friend.
Can we hold a stabbing douchebag week anyway?
I’m probably not the best person to speak on the subject since the majority of the funerals I have gone to have been examples of religious assholery in action.
I’m just glad the dead don’t have to be subjected to the living in this particular area.
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