The book refers directly to Lifton’s work, pointing out that “To the extent that one’s death illuminates one’s life, to imagine a death without integrity, dignity, or meaning is to see one’s life in the same terms. (Lifton, 1983, pp.100-101” (Henry, 2004, p.56)
This is a simple but potentially profound observation. Does this statement resonate with you? How and why? Extending the thought, how might this statement apply to the terrorists we discussed and considered earlier in the semester?
From the book
Henry, Vincent (2003). Death Work: Police, Trauma and the Psychology of Survival. New York: Oxford University Press. Chapters 1, 2 and 3, pp.vii-107.