In movies, last words are so important. Everyone has a speech or something to reveal before they die. They finish off their character arc and leave the audience somewhat satisfied. Real life ain’t like the movies.
This is a huge discrepancy. Death is dignified in movies and given all this time. It really the most vulnerable moment in a person’s life. Real last words are not cool. They’re not usually known to be the person’s last words at the time.
“Oh shit!” , “Oh my god!”, “Fuck!” and “Help!” are destined to be many people’s last words. There is no time for a speech. You don’t get to tie up loose ends. You’re cut off in the middle of a thought.
I feel like a lot of people have those movie last word speeches within them though. They have important feelings to share or reveal to the people in their lives. But they don’t say what’s on their mind and in their heart. They act like they’re going to get to have that big moment where they’ll say what they want to say.
Better to say what needs to be said before it’s too late.