In this lecture, Joy Mills gives a thoughtful and philosophical view of death. The mystery of death has always been one of the greatest challenges to the human mind. It has inspired some of the greatest music and poetry of all time. Yet most of us fear it, prefer not to talk about it, or pretend that death is something that happens only to other people.
So is it possible to look at death openly and without fear? Many people view death as the opposite of life. But is it really? Joy suggests that death is an intimate part of life. The opposite of death is birth, she says, and both are an integral part of life. We should no more fear death than we would fear birth. 1968. 47 minutes.