When No One Knows You're Gone

Recently the body of a local lady was discovered in her flat. She'd been dead for five weeks before the alarm was raised.

It is understandable that, on occasions, it might be a few days before the body is discovered, however when days turn in to weeks, as with the above story, then serious questions need to be asked. It doesn't stop there either, not infrequently we read of corpses that were found after months or sometimes even years.

How can it be that in the 21st century, that this still happens? We can send a rocket to the moon and beyond, we can split the atom, yet allow our fellow man to rot where he fell.

Imagine, if you will, your last declining days before you expire. Nearly all of us will be comforted to know that someone, anyone would know of your demise.

To have no one who cares enough to check and see if you're dead or alive, no family, no friends no health or social care professionals, is a damning indictment of our modern society.

The author signs off for now, heavy hearted at this state of affairs.

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