You have numerous choices if you are pre-planning or making your body's disposition after death. Two of the most popular options are cremation or traditional burials. Many people have a firm choice between these two, but others are on the fence. While both offer several advantages, here are several unusual reasons people choose cremation.
1. You Don't Want Your Body To Be Removed Later
With real estate becoming prime holdings in many areas, it is not unusual for developers to move cemeteries to make way for the latest and greatest project they are getting ready to build. While moving bodies requires more than a simple request and approval, it is requested much more than in the past.
Some people choose cremation to eliminate putting their body in the ground only to have it removed and moved later. With cremation, there is nobody to dig up and relocate.
2. You Don't Want Bugs Or Worms Eating Your Body
Cremation makes a lot of sense for those who fear bugs and worms bothering their bodies once the funeral home buries them. Entomophobia, insectophobia, and scoleciphobia are all genuine fears many people suffer from.
These are often unrealistic fears due to the quality of casket seals, the requirement of burial vaults, and other burial requirements, but these measures do not always eliminate the fear. Cremation eliminates this fear or the possibility of anything bothering your body after its disposal.
3. You Want To Stay With Your Family
Another popular reason people choose cremation over traditional burial is that cremation makes their bodies portable. Their families can take their ashes home and keep them nearby. With the transient nature of today's society, this often makes a lot of sense.
Instead of being buried in a location where the family may not remain in the near future, cremation allows the family to take the ashes with them wherever they go. Your ashes can be placed on a mantle or in a memorial space near your family.
If you choose for your family to spread your ashes, you can select places they visit often or vacation in. Just make sure your family knows there are rules governing where ashes can and can't be spread.
Discuss this with your family in advance, and make sure this is their wish. You would hate for your family members to place your ashes in storage or have a fear of them being in their homes.
For more information about cremation, reach out to a local service.