September 12, 2011

Why is it that how people perceive themselves to be seen should have such a profound influence?

So Chochinov tried to answer those questions. As a psychiatrist at the University of Manitoba in Canada, he did study after study trying to tease out exactly what troubled people most about dying. What he found was that what people found most assaulting and annihilating was this idea that who they were would completely cease to exist after their death. And so Chochinov decided to do something about it.


  1. Deron Bauman on September 12th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Thank you.

  2. Sheila Ryan on September 12th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I’m struck by Breitbart’s observation that “the prevailing mythology is that you die the way you live and you can’t change yourself in any way. The fact is that the last few months of life — because of the awareness of death — create an urgency that facilitates growth and change.”

  3. Dave Vogt on September 15th, 2011 at 8:09 pm