Why do we go to funerals?
i dont like going to funerals cuz im all sad and want to be alone.
"Always go to people's funerals; otherwise, they won't go to yours." (Yogi Berra)
just to say good-bye to ones who've passed away
Funerals are mainly about showing our respects to the ones we've lost .
We go to funerals because we pay respect for the deceased by standing 'by their side'.But,then again,people have lost that kind of respect and just stand there,TALKING TO OTHERS!!!
It's part of the grieving, we collect with others & share
I go for support and love for the family left on earth.
It's a way to gain closure.
It's to honor those that have passed, and to be a supporting to the family's around that have lost him or her.
To mourne our loved ones and support eachother through it.
Quite apart from the excellent reasons already given, Yogi Berra said that he always went to other people's funerals so that they would come to his.
To remember our loved ones, well, love. :)
The last time you will see that person...well a corpse anyway.
We go because it is expected of us. It allows us the ritual of sharing our sadness with the others that are left behind (for now) and feel that we have done as we were raised.
To celebrate the life of the deceased, it's when your friends, family, and loved ones come together. I became so much closer with my cousins during my grandma's funeral because we spent so much time together and lifted each other up.
it's people's last chance to see the person in the flesh and a way of remembrance for the deceased... i know what you mean about wanting to be alone, dont worry when its your turn you will be =)
Funerals aren't for those who passed. They're for those who remain.
I think its a way to say good buy and give our condolences and respects to the families.
To let the survivors bathe in the love of those who attend, to show that we care and that they are not alone
To share the memories of that person
to say good bye and to have a day about that person who has passed on
To have a last minute with the person that passed away before they go underground forever.