Death of life is a conclusion of a journey and maybe a beginning of another. It depends on the beliefs. Hence, if they earned dignity and respect in life, then we must respect them in death. So, death does not obliterate a person’s reputation. Thus, we respect death.
Every culture has a different belief system in view of death. They all express their respect for the dead according to their traditions, religious beliefs, and economical position. It is one of the most interesting learnings about various cultures. So, as we view particular cultures show your respect for the dead and each tradition. Hence, consider how your family’s mourning practice fits in. It is possible that you may have more in common with various beliefs than you may realise. One thing that may be in common is our need to share family stories.
Thus far, it may be an intrinsic principle and moral obligation to respect the dead person. As it includes the morality of a person when alive, the dignity must continue following death.
Respect the dead
In any circumstances, everyone is entitled to protection in regard to their respect, honour, and personal rights. We must respect their religious beliefs, customs, and practices. So, we pay respect to the dignity of the deceased person’s loved ones who cherish the memories. Thus far, normally the family has the rights and liberty to express respect to the memories of their loved ones as they feel appropriate.
We owe due respect to the deceased, even if we normally disagreed with them. This holds true, even if we were disrespectful when they were alive, or we harmed them in any way. So, when we respect the dead because of their posthumous interests, we may respect them by acknowledging their wishes. Other fundamentals of respect may view as a cultural benchmark.
While people may consider dead bodies not as persons, ethically, it distinguishes why we respect the dead. In fact, it sets out rules of the reasons to respect as per their interests. So, it is how we respect them matters. Hence, more weight is given to respect. Mostly, a dead person’s wishes substantially would determine the form of respect.
In the bygone years, families and friends may do to the cemetery to sit and stroll. It was their way of reflecting on the lives of their loved ones. In doing so, it would inspire people to make the best of the moments. So, it was time to cherish the loved ones too. Thus far, to take the family where ancestors and relatives are buried or cremated is a good opportunity to tell stories. You may share fond memories and build bonds.
While spending time at the cemetery, when you see rubbish around pick up and remove them. Help keep the resting place clean. You may volunteer for a public cemetery. So far, historic cemeteries rely on volunteers to mow the grass. They may, pick up felled branches after storms, or may work to repair broken headstones. You may help honour the resting place for many.
Other forms of respect are to celebrate an ancestor’s birthday. You may use this opportunity as a family ‘teaching moment’. So, you may explain the ancestor’s life and era. Thus far, take a moment on Memorial Day to visit the grave of a loved one. You may wish to pray for your ancestors. If you happen to visit a cemetery, you may want to pray for all the people buried there before you leave. So, you may pray to remember their conscience and sacrifices. Furthermore, you may pray and for their hard work in making this country a better place. Thus far, they have worked so hard so we may have a more productive life. They surely may want us to live, and live well.