• Question: why do people die ?

    Asked by sabrinamc to Angela, Gabriele, Karen, Shane on 20 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: Shane Mc Guinness

      Shane Mc Guinness answered on 20 Nov 2013:

      Hi Sabrina,
      unfortunately, everything dies! There are no exceptions to this in world. But the most important thing is that most people do not really die at all, as they have passed their genes on to their children and grandchildren. So that they live on through their genes. That’s kind of the job of our bodies!
      There are complicated reason why some people die before others. But eventually the atmosphere around us gets the better of us.

    • Photo: Karen McCarthy

      Karen McCarthy answered on 20 Nov 2013:

      Good question Sabrina, and its a question many people constantly ask and wonder about, for their whole lives!

      Every living thing on the planet has a finite lifespan – unfortunately we can become old, which leads us often to illness and tiredness – same with animals and plants. By our death, we help to rejuvenate the planet, and to encourage young people to live full developed lives, as we did – its the classic circle of life, and so important to all of us

    • Photo: Angela Stevenson

      Angela Stevenson answered on 21 Nov 2013:

      Hi Sabrina, as Shane explains, everything dies eventually, even inanimate objects like our computers! Parts of the body just stop working – the heart stops beating, the lungs stop breathing, the body just gets worn out, a bit like sneakers. When sneakers get old and well-worn, they are used up and won’t work right anymore. And that happens to people’s bodies too. Hope that helps 🙂