Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Death in Mexican culture- Death is part of life, inevitable and therefore something to laugh at.

Native cultures viewed and view life as a circle, a cycle so to speak; life and time progress in spiral as in difference that the western view or approach to life. In a western point of view your life begins at A and ends at B, a very logical straight forward idea that probably creates fear and despair, since that’s literally the end of the journey. The idea that life is cyclical and that the time and space pass in spiral makes you figure out that you come and go, you pass thru point A, then Point B, the point C and it’s a conception that makes death easier to assume, since death it’s part of life, not the end of it. These native conceptions of time and spaces mixed with the western view, has resulted in a mockery, westerns enforced their believes and natives adopted them with a bit of exaggeration, somewhat sarcasm, somewhat rebelliousness; The result a culture that is not afraid of death, and reluctantly makes fun of it, since it knows some others are afraid of death.

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