Why do humans experience grief? I mean, they’re already dead. They won’t even know if we don’t come to their funeral. What’s the point then? Nobody can do anything.

Grief isn’t about doing something for the person that died.

Grief is about a mixing of a feeling of loss and a realization of our own mortality.

The person that passed away may have been very integral to our lives, and now suddenly they are no longer there and, as you said, there is nothing you can do to bring them back so you can say some final, last words.

Grief has 5 different stages which you can read about all over the Internet. The website FuneralResources.com has this image to understand the process.

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Wayne Boyd

Wayne Boyd

Published novelist, physics enthusiast, programmer,

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Studied at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX

Lives in Amarillo, TX

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Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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