Originally posted on Blog of Natalie Gorna:
I just watched a commercial that advertises the current fees and expenses surrounding funerals. Supposedly, it costs over $10,000 to pay for an average funeral service, the funeral “reception,” etc. Even cremation is pricey (when one’s body is dissipated into charred ashes)…it’s around $5,000. WHAT?!
Okay, okay….so, let’s hypothesize. An average person, whether man or woman, has to start working steadily in order to survive in this world and society we live in, almost from the instant he/she graduates (or drops out) from secondary school. Then, considering high living costs, any person alive is forced into the endless routine of working until retirement, which isn’t until “ripe old age.” That would be around one’s mid-sixties. Then, the possibility of death is very prominent…well, the probability of death is very high.
Didn’t Benjamin Franklin say that death and taxes were the only certain thing in life? Aside from the fact that…
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