The desire for an everlasting life is an outdated ambition. Well, one must realise the fact that every human being on this planet is mortal. And for years, South Korea has recorded a maximum number of suicides with 40 deaths per day. Therefore it has initiated a program Happy Dying – a ‘Death Experience/Fake Funeral’ which invites people to experience their fake funeral in the hope that it may help them appreciate life.
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Happy dying allows…
The genius behind this idea was Mr Kim Ki-Ho.
Reactions of the participants:
Particularly when the participants are writing to their loved ones, they get emotional and overcome the thought of death. Participants are then made to wear traditional burial clothes and their body is then placed inside the wooden coffin. A Death Master, dressed entirely in black who symbolises the Angel of Death, blindfolds them and tie their wrists. They are then placed in the dark room for 30 minutes and made to ponder the consequences that would arise if they were to take their lives.