The Unexamined Death (a Mr. Deadman Outtake)

5 Jun

If, as Socrates said, the unexamined life is not worth living, then surely the unexamined death is not worth dying, Mr. Deadman reasons. But is it death, the state, or dying, the process, that he ought to examine? Pondering this dilemma, Mr. Deadman decides that it would be much more fruitful to scrutinize the dying than the death. After all, he realizes, all death is the same, each dying unique in its own way.

 

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