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What Is on People's Minds When They Die?

Family is most important

You might think that when people are dying and they are visited by a chaplain that they would want to speak to the chaplain about religion and seek reassurances about what will happen to them after they pass away. However, CNN recently published an article by a long time hospice chaplain "What people talk about before they die."

According to the chaplain, people never talk about God or any formal religion. That is not what is on their minds. Instead they talk about the people and things that they loved in life, mostly the people. That, of course, is not the people they worked with usually. It is their friends and especially their families.

This is actually an important insight.

For most people, their families are not just the most important thing to them when they pass away but the most important throughout their lives.

We might not always act like it when we have work to do, but most of us would miss our families more than we would miss our jobs. Knowing that when we pass away it is likely that our families will be on our minds, we can also presume that we would be a lot more comfortable at the time if we can rest at ease knowing our families will be taken care of.

The best way to make sure that your family will be taken care of is to get a professionally crafted estate plan.

Reference: CNN (Dec. 20, 2016) "What people talk about before they die."

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