More on Lucidending

Posted: March 7, 2011 in culture, Misc., My Opinion

So what are some of your thoughts regarding Lucidending and his reddit post?

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/fy6yz/51_hours_left_to_live/

I’ve been thinking about it a lot today (yesterday). Actually, its kind of been an all consuming task keeping up with new posts as they’ve been added. I really should have been writing a paper for school rather than spending my time on reddit.

The first thing that strikes me is that I can’t even imagine what he must be going through, what he must be feeling. Although he is seemingly welcoming the relief from his suffering he did mention that he is scared, although he won’t share that fact with his family. I believe him to be a strong individual but this is based on no actual knowledge of the man, just the posts he chose to share with the world.

I’m also pretty amazed with the outpouring of emotion from the reddit community. So many have posted to share pictures of places they live, favorite places to be, etc. in an effort to provide Lucidending with a very memorable virtual world tour. So many others have posted their own personal experiences with losing a loved one or coming close to death themselves.

This is Lucidending’s legacy. He has caused thousands of strangers to share their most personal thoughts and emotions with each other in an effort to honor another individiual (Lucidending) at the end of his life.

More to come as things unfold…..

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