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I've never had a child. Do you have children, Skom?
I look at these dead people and I think. How selfless they were to give their bodies to further science. They will be cut open on Tuesday. Some dumbass medical students will hack them to pieces knowing nothing about them.
It makes me sad.
No I have no children. Although I do have two God-children which is really just my youngest niece and my my nephew who is four. While I have almost zero of the responsibility I do love them something fierce
I agree, it is a very selfless thing to do. Same with organ donors who die
I look at it like this. And I know different cultures and different religion and different groups all have their own perspective on the body but to me it is basically the packaging.
Not to minimize it in any way and in some cases I can't imagine the heartbreak such as identifying a dead child at the coroners office or something like that and I know how important open caskets can be to some at funerals so I understand the body is what we connect with as human beings and recognize as our loved ones. But to me the energy or soul or spirit or essence or simply the life that resided in it, however someone views it, has left the body it just becomes lie an empty suitcase. The real important stuff is already gone
There is a type of sea crab that lives in a shell and when it gets bigger it leaves its old shell behind and finds a new, bigger one to live in. It has no sentimental attachment to the old shell as it simply housed the crab
Don't get me wrong, I understand what you feel about the bodies that were once people just getting cut up like they were nothing as far as the seemingly indifference to life and it can be unsettling. I remember not long ago reading about two bodies found dead in an abandoned drug house that had been there for months that someone simply threw an old mattress over and left there to decompose. Nobody cared who they were. Maybe nobody was even looking for them. They were not identified. and I thought to myself "wow, life just means nothing to some people where you would cover up people the same way someone might garbage"
But in the cases of cadavers for science I feel like it is an amazing thing that even in death this person, whoever they were, is still giving back. From their death they are giving us the chance to use what used to house their essence so maybe down the line we can save lives
I think it is pretty cool. But I admit, it would be very hard not to wonder the back-story of each body just being tore up. Were they loved? Were they missed? Were they good people? Does anybody appreciate the gift they just gave?
It is tough stuff my friend
I am not gonna get into the whole higher power thing but i will just say life doesn't give us all the answers we want. But it is very human to still ask the questions