More bodies go unclaimed

Statistics show that more bodies are going unclaimed in Quebec and this is implied to be evidence of society’s indifference – Fagstein describes it as depressing on Twitter. But I don’t see it. Funerals are expensive. If someone calls you up and says that a distant relative you haven’t seen in decades is dead and what about it, claiming them can leave you on the hook for thousands in funeral costs, and funerals don’t help somebody who’s already dead. Only the funeral industry benefits.

Not everyone lives in the heart of a family. It’s just a fact of human nature, it doesn’t make us bad people.