Everybody cringes at the mention of death. It is a topic that people always avoid in family gatherings and get-togethers with friends. Have you ever been to a reunion where your relatives openly talk about planning for their funeral? Of course not. This is because other than being morbid, the subject of death also instantly brings about sadness and gloom, which are not welcome during happy occasions. Still some refuse to talk about dying, much more prepare for it, because they remain superstitious that doing so will attract misfortune and death.
On the other hand, have you ever noticed how bereaved family members at the wake of their loved one often talk about the high cost of the funeral arrangements? They would complain of the expensive memorial lot, which they only purchased after the death of their family member. This could have been prevented by the family had their deceased member planned for his demise beforehand.
Not securing a memorial plan comes from the bahala na attitude of the Filipino where we refuse to prepare for something inevitable and instead leave our fate to God's will or destiny. We save up for our future and the future of our kids by getting insurance policies and education plans and investing in pension plans, but we do not really know what the future holds for us. Death is something that all of us will surely experience, so why not prepare for it as well?
The days when Filipinos were not open to the concept of pre-need memorial planning are long gone now. More Pinoys have become wiser and more practical, choosing to buy a memorial property now while they still have the means to pay for it. In fact, in Eternal Gardens Memorial Park, a leading memorial park in the country, more than 90 per cent of clients bought their properties as pre-need purchases, proving that Philippine society has finally accepted this idea, so its wise to be ready or prepare....BAHALA NA KAYO KUNG ANO GUSTO NYO