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Are you afraid of death?
« on: March 16, 2017, 09:23:28 PM »
That is a question I was asked. The person's other question was that why be comfortable if you are going to die? Comfortable meaning that you can enjoy your life.

So I thought about that for a second and then I asked him this: how can you fuck up if you are going to die? Given that all you've ever done will be lost by time.

It wasn't really a counter to his question but it was fun to think about.
But, uh...well there it is.

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Re: Are you afraid of death?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 10:49:53 PM »
I know that I have related before that I should have died three times so far and, with a serious heart condition, am very aware of my vulnerability.

However, for some reason, I am still an optimist, living day by day but still looking forward to tomorrow, and the tomorrow in a few days time when I will go out to lunch with a friend. Even the fact that the friends in my age group are now dying does not cause me to fear my own death.

It will happen, chances are it will be a "kind death" without much warning or pain. Constantly fearing it could well make it happen sooner!
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Re: Are you afraid of death?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 10:59:45 PM »
I know that I have related before that I should have died three times so far and, with a serious heart condition, am very aware of my vulnerability.

However, for some reason, I am still an optimist, living day by day but still looking forward to tomorrow, and the tomorrow in a few days time when I will go out to lunch with a friend. Even the fact that the friends in my age group are now dying does not cause me to fear my own death.

It will happen, chances are it will be a "kind death" without much warning or pain. Constantly fearing it could well make it happen sooner!

Yeah I don't really have a problem with dying. From my experience it would be like I never existed in the first place, so all my experiences would be gone. My experiences, are to say, have been mostly negative so I don't really fear death, I accept it. Sounds suicidal to a psychologist but I take it as a free pass to learn how to enjoy things now, like my down time. Relaxing is one of the keys to success. Most people don't know or believe this but you can't go balls to ass 24/7, you need down time to be able to recover.
But, uh...well there it is.

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Re: Are you afraid of death?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 07:10:20 AM »
I am afraid of many kinds of dying, but I'm not afraid of death. If I had the choice between a short life and living forever, I choose a short life even if that means that I die tomorrow. But if I could choose to live for a thousand or so years, I'd probably go for that.

When I am dead, I won't care about anything any more because I won't exist to be able have cares.

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Re: Are you afraid of death?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 07:25:53 AM »
I don't fear death itself, but I don't want to die.  I have too many things that I want to do, and it will take many thousands of years to do them.  My bucket list will have quite a number of things not done when I kick off.

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Re: Are you afraid of death?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 07:56:43 AM »
I am afraid of many kinds of dying, but I'm not afraid of death. If I had the choice between a short life and living forever, I choose a short life even if that means that I die tomorrow. But if I could choose to live for a thousand or so years, I'd probably go for that.

When I am dead, I won't care about anything any more because I won't exist to be able have cares.

I can relate to that, burning to death really seems like about the worst way to go to me. OK, there diseases that might be just as painful and slower but ...

I gave stopped taking what the consultants seemed to think was an important medication for me on the grounds that the side effects made life really miserable - a possibly shorter but far more comfortable one was preferable.

(Digging deeper into it its greatest benefit for me, enhancing my potassium levels, could be achieved by eating lots of high potassium veg, nuts and fruit. I like veg, nuts and fruit!

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Re: Are you afraid of death?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 08:46:10 AM »
Death? Absolutely not.
How I am going to die? Sure. Well, at least concerned.

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Re: Are you afraid of death?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 02:20:17 PM »
I like veg, nuts and fruit!

I do, too.  It's all the other stuff that I like that is the problem.

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Re: Are you afraid of death?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 08:26:31 PM »
I don't fear death itself, but I don't want to die.  I have too many things that I want to do, and it will take many thousands of years to do them.  My bucket list will have quite a number of things not done when I kick off.
Me too! I don't want to die because I don't want to leave the people I love. Makes me sad. And there's so much world to see and so many fun things to experience. There's not enough time (or money....)
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Re: Are you afraid of death?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 12:56:57 AM »
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