There are maybe a hundred billion dead people on (or in) the planet. Dying is part of life. Talking smack about dead people is part of life. It is not inappropriate (though it might be crass) to objectify a dead person (based on, say, their unethical business practices) and judge them terrible people. Their life can only be looked at as a biography now, and one can examine sections of it at leisure. But talking smack about people who are in the process of dying is, as I have declared it, ghoulish. It is inappropriate to objectify a living person who is about to die horribly by judging, say their unethical business practices. Their life is not over yet, so it is terrible to define them by some subset of their wrongdoings. They are (still) human, and deserve our compassion. Anyone who mocks the dying has crossed a line and lost their humanity. My former FBriend openly and gleefully mocked these missing people who were dying horribly, and to me that is a form toxicity I don't need to be exposed to. So I've blocked him. This thread is my attempt to see if the above logic holds water.