I Want to Be Cremated

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    I have often though about being cremated

    because there is less and less room for cemeteries. That may sound like a silly reason to contemplate cremation as a choice for death instead of burial, but it's about sustainability. How sustainable is it for people to be buried for the next 200, 500, 800 years? The...
    Franurtle Franurtle
    31-35, M
    Aug 31, 2015

    When I die, I'd like to be cremated.

    ... My body is useless and I've been hurt bad enough to call it quits... All I can say is that, I'm not getting buried, I'm getting cremated... I'm in danger of being killed anyway... But if I do not get slaughtered, I would like to be CREMATED, my ash scattered somewhere...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 16, 2015

    But Where Will They Go

    I think that one reason I want to be cremated is that I really do not have family that would know that I was dead in the first place so I want just a quiet memorial. I already have it written out in fact.  I really don't care what they do with my ashes.  I sometimes...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jul 15, 2009
    deleted deleted
    Jul 12, 2015

    I just wish people weren't

    so excited to do it and stop with the "are we there yet?".
    4lornhope 4lornhope
    51-55, M
    Sep 27, 2015


    and I hope everyone knows that, I don't care what the hell you do with my damn ashes, but I do NOT want to be burried, I want to be Cremated!
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx
    18-21, F
    Jun 15, 2010


    I've discussed my wishes with my current wife. I expressed them to her for when the time arrives. For any service, I only want people that were apart of my life to be apart of my death. Second qualification, only those people who had a positive influence upon my life. This is...
    paco35 paco35
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2009

    Decomposition Is a Law of Nature

    I can understand people getting themselves frozen, that kind of preservation makes sense even though it doesn't work....yet. But embalmed? Why do people like having thier bodies and those of thier loved ones pumped full of so many toxins they may never decompose? We're going to...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2007

    When I die, I want to be cremated.

    If I'm in good health, I want to donate my organs to research cures for illnesses. I don't know why, but I love the thought of being cremated, then some of me would be planted with a tree, in a public place in memory of me. I've walked through places with those trees with fences...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx
    16-17, F
    Apr 17, 2014

    When I was young I asked my grandmother at the

    cemetery, "Why is that lady talking to a rock?" My grandmother replied, "She's talking to someone she lost." I said, "No, she's talking to a rock. That person's not there. Why'd she plant 'Em?" Oh, from the mouth of babes. I agree, young me. I believe that we aren't there, and I...
    picses2222 picses2222
    16-17, F
    Nov 10, 2014

    Ashes to Ashes

    I used to want to be buried, but I've come to realize that burying a chemically-preserved body in the ground is quite wasteful and harmful to the environment. I'd like to be cremated and have my ashes spread into a large beautiful flower garden. I'd like my remains to bring...
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2009

    I want to be cremated

    and I hope everyone knows that, I don't care what the hell you do with my damn ashes, but I do NOT want to be buried, I want to be Cremated!. I want to be an organ donor. I want something good to come from my death.
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    When I'm Dead, That Is

    to be buried creates all kinds of disturbing images inside my head. i mean, yeah, i will be dead by then and have no sense of where i am but the thought of beng left to rot and decay just doesn't seem right to me. to be cremated will mean that i will be reduced to nothing but...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2008

    Who Do You Think You Are.....

    that you are so special to take up space and scar the land that we already destroy in life...maybe instead of buying a plot to try to immortalize yourself, buy a plot that no one can ever destroy...we humans are so full of ourselves that we choose to erect monuments so that loved...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 7, 2009

    Being buried is so ridiculous.

    I hate bugs so why would I want my dead body to rot underground? I also have a fear of being locked in a box. People are so unoriginal it's sad. Burn my body, dump my Pisces ashes in the ocean where it belongs!!!
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    I told my wife I wanted to be cremated.

    Told her if she put me in the cold, cold ground and threw dirt on my face I would come back and haunt her. She said " you wouldn't know it when you're dead". I said" try it and you'll find out weather I know it or not".
    Wizard4 Wizard4
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 2, 2014

    I Want to Be Cremated Too!

    My family thinks I'm crazy for this but I don't want to rot in the ground- I want my ashes spread over all 7 continents. I am also an organ donor.
    reka105 reka105
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2007


    Dropped over Challanger Deep...the deepest point in the oceans. They say it takes 7 years for dust and smaller particles to reach the the bottom there, and I like the thought of 7 more years of traveling after I die :-D LOL
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42
    41-45, M
    8 Responses May 14, 2011

    I see no point in rotting in the ground

    and also im claustrophobic. So i want to be cremated but im not sure where i want my ashes to be spreaded.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    It is my wish when I decide to go to be

    cremated.. I do not wish to buried but freed onto my childhood beach where I have had all my happiest childhood memories
    deleted deleted
    Jul 5, 2015

    Not to just be buried though.

    I want to be mixed into cement and molded into a shark. then be placed in the under water cemetery.
    lostfollower lostfollower
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2014

    I better be cremated

    or I'm coming back to haunt their a*ses. I'm not a doll. I don't want be dresses up then put in a casket that won't decompose for years. It's unappealing.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    I want to be cremated

    and have my ashes spread out across everywhere that I will have traveled. My parents completely disagree and say that I'll go to hell for wanting my body burned, but I don't believe that. Burial is so bad not only for your body, but also for the environment.
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs
    18-21, M
    Mar 24, 2014

    i have an issue with the mortuaries

    and Funeral Homes. I know it sounds weird but I looked at wood caskets the one I liked for mine was $3500.00 to me nothing special. I enjoy working w/wood so I looked on the internet and found plans for one that I build that ran $250.00 for all the materials It took 45 Day to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    I want to be cremated.

    I don't want to rot underground in a dark and cold hole. I don't want to be embalmed and made up for my loved ones to look upon on my corpse. I want them to remember me alive, not dead. I want all that I am and all that I was burnt to ash, untouched by bugs and in my living form...
    lovewhiteroses lovewhiteroses
    22-25, F
    Feb 28, 2014

    But No Vase...

    First I want an old school wake, where my family and friends party it up, play my favorite music, the whole nine yards.  Then I want to be burned on a pyre, outside as a bonfire party while people tell their favorite stories about me...
    IcarusFalling IcarusFalling
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2009

    The thought of being buried with a bunch of

    animals eating at my dead body scares me and the thought of being buried alive scares the life out of me.
    lishylou123 lishylou123
    16-17, F
    Apr 28, 2014

    Dust to Dust

    Something just creeps me out about rotting in the ground. I'm an organ donor, so I always tell people "take everything that isn't nailed down and burn the rest!"
    hadakarei hadakarei
    31-35, F
    Aug 6, 2008

    I really don't want to just lay

    and rot in the ground! I'd rather be spread all over the world in my favorite spots!
    deleted deleted
    Jul 29, 2014

    No Worms

    I don't really understand why it is necessary to bury the dead, I've always thought that the Vikings had it right there's something grand about a Norse funeral. Granted, it may not be the best scene for those who stay behind to endure...so the next best thing would be to arrange...
    kasuhmi kasuhmi
    26-30, F
    Jan 15, 2012

    Ashes In a Yogurt Cup.

    I was maybe thirteen when I came up with the way I want my body disposed of. I want to be cremated, and have my ashes put in a Dannon coffee yogurt cup (at least, as many of the ashes that fit). I then want the yogurt cup placed within a grand piano. And the grand piano will be...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2008

    Just So You Know...

    When you get cremated, you're going to have a lot of other peoples ashes with you. Some places put all the bodies in the oven and just burn them and give you a scoop of them and tell them they are your loved one. It is NEVER going to be 100% of the person you wanted. Just so all...
    teenwerewolf14 teenwerewolf14
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2012
    Dreambrother Dreambrother
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    I kno I'm kind of young

    and stuff, but u don't kno when ur going to die. I already decided I wang be cremated, I mean rotting in box, in the ground, where if someone dug u up they could see u? Haha nah man, I'm good.
    LifeRebel LifeRebel
    18-21, F
    Jul 5, 2014

    When My Time Comes

    When I die, I choose cremation with no funeral.  I want my organs donated to science, do to disease.  I want my children to make the choice of holding onto some ashes or not, have some spread in special places, and the balance to be placed with...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2008
    deleted deleted
    Jun 6, 2015

    When I Die (Which Will Happen) When I die,

    I wanna be cremated. I don't wanna be buried and lay around in a coffin rotting. CREMATION FOR ME. As for the ashes, scatter them....
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2015

    I want to be cremated.

    I want to Donate all my organs when I do pass. My family well my chosen family, knows my wishes.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    I may get called a wimp

    for this but what the heck...I do NOT like the idea of what happens to a body after death with the decaying, swelling and what not as it sounds like something out of an 1980's splatter film. I mean I don't think I would be able to put up with having to watch someone die like...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Feb 20, 2014

    I want my ashes spread amongst a field on a

    windy day. I want to fly away with the wind and be free. I am a part of this universe.
    gh0ulish gh0ulish
    22-25, F
    Mar 5, 2014

    I would really prefer my body be cremated

    when I die and to have my ashes spread in all the beautiful places I loved. The way I see it, I'd be giving myself back to nature instead of taking up space in a cemetery and waiting for nature to reclaim me.
    internalscreaming internalscreaming
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2014

    Have a Party Instead

    Forget spending all that money on a funeral.  Just have me cremated and have a party with the money.  Enjoy yourselves!
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2007

    I have previously wanted to be buried

    when i die as my wife also wants to be buried , but recently i would prefer to be cremated, after all my body becomes rubbish when i am dead and it would be cleaner rather than rotting in the ground, also as far as my ashes are concerned do whatever you like with them maybe...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    A Recent Decision

    Mainly as I don't like the thought of being buried, particuilarly in rows with people I don't know- not as if I will be holding many conversations with them, i know! Secondly, as I want my ashes to be scattered somewhere.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 6, 2008

    For a while I've been thinking about it.

    I want a Hunter's funeral. If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's from the show Supernatural. So when I die, just salt and burn my *** lol and just toss my ashes somewhere. Cheaper then getting a box and digging a hole in the ground.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015

    To be scattered in a forest somewhere,

    my ashes mingled with the earth and the moss and the ferns and the leaves and the roots of the trees, nourishing the forest while it cradles me in my forever sleep. Mt Rokko in Japan has a special place in my heart, I could hope to spend eternity there.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Oct 3, 2015

    I can't stand the thought of getting buried

    underground. Slowly decomposing. Bugs eating at your dead body. It's a disturbing thought. I'd rather be cremated. Also wouldn't it be cheaper to cremate a person?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015
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