This film has been out for over 12 months, but the contents remain timely. Broadcast on January 31, 2013, it notes how: Death is about leaving here, for the here-after. And it’s not free. Death isn’t just a certainty, it’s an industry. Death: It’s a living, (CNBC.COM) documents how profitable dying can be for business and how expensive it is for families.
What is called a traditional funeral, is in fact a commercially created tradition of a very different vintage – the idea being that the more we spend, the more we are showing our love for the dead. Americans die at the rate of 2.5 million per year and spend $17 billion a year on the rituals and customs surrounding death.
We talk about having Advance Health Care Directives, maybe it’s time we prepared Advance Death Care Directives that include Advance Funeral Directives – before I go, you should know! Doing nothing leaves a vacuum where the under prepared looking for a service, get outsmarted by the well prepared who have turned death into a lucrative living.