Strange to think how reliable the views of others may be conceived. If "everybody says so," and if "everybody" is a really big number of people ... somehow the credibility rises and I can relax.
'Everybody' says death is undesirable, that it is something to be shunned and feared.
And the 'everybody' is a pretty big number.
And yet the number of dead people who make no complaint is astoundingly large. Why aren't we listening with the same credulity to them?