The last meal

@allknowing (107912)
India
November 24, 2022 7:09pm CST
I read a report about a convict in the US who was asked to choose food worth US $25 as his last meal before hanging, he went for his favourite food and finished every bit of it. What confuses me is how anyone can eat knowing he will be hanged. When I get upset for whatever reason the first casualty is my appetite. Not just food I cannot even apply my mind to anything. Do you also lose your appetite or lose interest in doing anything when you are upset? Here is what Wikipedia says about 'why the last meal' “In Ancient Greece, you had to feed the person who was going to be executed, so that they could cross the River Styx into the underworld, and not come back as a hungry ghost" And the tradition continues!!!
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@RasmaSandra (59691)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Nov
Exactly if anything really upsets me I definitely cannot eat anything,
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
How can these convicts eat is a question that needs an answer (lol) When was the last time that happened to you I had lost the mother cat and her kids a few months ago and that is when I was disturbed.
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@Treborika (2853)
• Mombasa, Kenya
25 Nov
@allknowing I too think the same way
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@RasmaSandra (59691)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Nov
@allknowing I have been lucky lately that nothing has happened to really upset me,
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@Beestring (8685)
• Hong Kong
25 Nov
That's an interesting story about "the last meal". Here, we have the goddess of forgetfulness in Chinese mythology, who serves Soup on the Bridge of Forgetfulness. This soup wipes the memory of the person so they can reincarnate into the next life without the burdens of the previous life.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
This again is a nice tradition.
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@Fleura (23156)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
So that explains why most people have no memories of their previous lives!
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@Beestring (8685)
• Hong Kong
25 Nov
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@RebeccasFarm (77946)
• United States
25 Nov
I believe since these people have a lot of time to think and know they are going to die, they condition their mind to eat.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
That seems more like it
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
26 Nov
@RebeccasFarm With the kind of mind set that presents itself after being in jail for years I suppose that would be possible.
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• United States
26 Nov
@allknowing And if it were me, I would dine on the finest I could get.
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@jstory07 (125556)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Nov
That was very interesting and something that I did not know.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
Does your appetite get affected when you are upset?
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@Tampa_girl7 (48689)
• United States
25 Nov
I’ve never heard this story about the last meal before.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
I took interest as I read about this convict who ordered for his favourite food and ate well too.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48689)
• United States
25 Nov
@allknowing like you I would t have an appetite.
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@Treborika (2853)
• Mombasa, Kenya
25 Nov
It's an amazing news for sure
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@JudyEv (294192)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
I guess some people come to terms with the fact that they are shortly to die. I think I might lose my appetite too.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
Most of us do I think
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@Treborika (2853)
• Mombasa, Kenya
25 Nov
Me too here
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@GardenGerty (148208)
• United States
25 Nov
Thanks for explaining that last meal to me.
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@DWDavis (20724)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
25 Nov
This is an interesting bit of history. I had no idea the tradition dated back to ancient Greece.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
I too was not aware of this.
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@innertalks (17621)
• Australia
26 Nov
I have not heard of this, but Jesus Christ enjoyed a last supper with his disciples, before he was crucified. I have heard of last words, though. Both Zen masters and convicts have given famous last words. Ned Kelly, a bushranger criminal here, last words were, "Such is life."
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
26 Nov
Jesus was not a criminal and the meal was organised by Him and not the Government of those days
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
26 Nov
@innertalks This action of Jesus cannot be compared with the convicts' last meal
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@Shiva49 (25253)
• Singapore
25 Nov
I have heard about the convict being given a hearty last meal before their executions. I used to wonder also whether they will have any appetite at all left before their forced exits. Yes, I too lose my appetite when I am under stress.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
May be with years of being in jail their mind would be totally in a state that they just do not understand what is going on.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
26 Nov
@Shiva49 No one knows what goes on in the minds of those convicts in their last moments.
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@Shiva49 (25253)
• Singapore
26 Nov
@allknowing Yes, Z A Bhutto could not wrap his head around the fact he was going to lose his till the final moment. After all, he was the former PM of Pakistan and had appointed the executioner, sort of, Zia-ul-Haq who was the President then. The final moments could well be a blur. And to hell with it!
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@magallon (19219)
• Philippines
25 Nov
Maybe they just think of their last meal as something that they should enjoy because it will be their last taste of their favorite food. I have seen it in a movie that i watched before and i really feel pity for the person.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
For me anything that upsets me leads to no appetite.
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@aninditasen (11196)
• Raurkela, India
25 Nov
I too lose my appetite when I am upset. I don't think all convicts eat before getting hanged.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
There are many as per reports that one finds on the Net.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
26 Nov
@aninditasen Mechanically is more like it.
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@aninditasen (11196)
• Raurkela, India
26 Nov
@allknowing Maybe but I think they might be eating mechanically or they might be starved.
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@yoalldudes (33028)
• Philippines
25 Nov
I would surely enjoy my last meal. But I dont hope to be in such a situation.
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
That is interesting!!!
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@Treborika (2853)
• Mombasa, Kenya
25 Nov
I don't really enjoy any last food for my life on earth
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@Treborika (2853)
• Mombasa, Kenya
25 Nov
I would loose the appetite as soon as I know it that I would be hanged the next day
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@allknowing (107912)
• India
25 Nov
That situation will never come.
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@Treborika (2853)
• Mombasa, Kenya
26 Nov
@allknowing I too pray not to encounter such an experience
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