Our lives can bring us a daily dose of stress that is less than ideal. However next time you feel stressed or upset about life's circumstances, you may want to consider traveling to Korea for a reality check. Thanks to the Korea Life Consulting Co., you can appreciate your life somemore by temporarily dying. For the low, low price of $325, customers can experience their own funeral.
Clients start by laying in a coffin, which is then nailed shut with dirt thrown over the top. The lights are turned off, and funeral music is played. About 15 minutes passes, enough time for some participants to feel a full-on panic attack, and then the coffin is opened up and the person inside experiences a "rebirth."
A fake death for a renewed life: Source: CNN.com
The whole process is known in Korea as "well-dying", a morbid trend geared toward encouraging Koreans to live happy and healthier lives while they still can. The ordeal has proven to make workers more efficient in certain factories, and so many companies are sending their employees to the experience in droves. An innovative way to increase worker productivity? Admittedly, it is pretty creative! A lot of people have experienced living this specal "death" - up to 50,000 since the fake funerals began in 2004.
The verdict? People live with too much regret, too many strongholds, and limited happiness. Such an innovative process gives them the courage to 'start over", and begin living life to its fullest.