Are you afraid of *death*?

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  1. StephyMei1112

    StephyMei1112 Blackout

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    A spin off on the other fear thread and also something I've pondered for quite a while.

    Alot of people are really scared of things surrounding death - pain, illness, an accident, something violent happening etc. But death itself - just perishing, going away, the "long sleep", no longer being alive.... Does that in and of itself frighten you?

    I must say I'm afraid of most circumstances that do surround death and of dying itself (in a long bout of illness, in pain, in a vegetative state) but death itself...I'm not really phased by. I've come close on a couple of occasions and I can't say that the idea of passing on itself has really phased me very much - people tell me it'll change as life goes on and things change and enter life so on and so forth - and of course that is true, but really....to be totally honest, I've never been resistant to the idea of dying myself - I've never said "I love being alive" or "I want to live forever" or anything to either sort of effect. I've always seen death as more of a relief and a rest than a fear....*shrugs* I dunno...
     
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    I'm not afraid of death at all.

    However, my absolute greatest fear is dying while my children are young. I can't even imagine not being here for them...to feed them, to tuck them in at night, to hug them and love them. I worry about what would happen to them if something were to happen to me.
     
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    Agree...

    Death itself, no fear of it.

    HOW I will die, the situation surrounding it, the people I will leave, those I fear
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I worry I won't do what I want to in my lifetimr, and leaving things unfinished.

    Living with a funeral director does have me thinking about my own mortality more often than I used to. People die ALL the time... One morning your having toast, that afternoon your in a box.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    This.

    What I will miss, how I will die, the people I've left..that scares me.
    I don't believe in wasting my life being scared about what will happen after it happens or when it will happen.

    I plan on donating my body/organs, so I like to think that my death also means saving a few other people.
     
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    Not really. I mean I'm not going to go and rush toward it but no not really scared.
     
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    Not really. I'll die when I die. Hopefully in my sleep.
     
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    Yep. I'd say so. I actually get pretty freaked out when I think about it deep enough. I'd be happy being immortal. Sometimes life sucks but there are mostly good times (for me).

    And I'm not really afraid of how I will die, although I don't look forward to being physically incapacitated. I definitely don't avoid things that could cause my death.
     
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    No, I don't fear it. I have had to face my mortality and deal with it. However, my fear is not living and making the most out of life while I am here. Life is in the moment and the past with the hope of a wonderful future but to worry or think too much about the 'what if's' just makes me feel bad at that moment and I don't have time for that.
     
  10. *blackrose

    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    ^ This.
     
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    I'm not afraid of dying.

    I very much don't want to; I love being alive so, so much. But being dead isn't scary.
     
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    I was so excited about this, but when I went to try to get on the bone marrow donation registry, I found out that I can't do either. I'm really really bummed.
     
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    lol same here, they can't take organs from me either and I am on the other list for bone marrow donation lmao.
     
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    Ugh, I WANT to be on the bone marrow donation list and they won't let me. :[ It's not fair.
     
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    I'm not scared of death at all, really.

    I am scared of missing out.
     
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    I know that is what you want, and that is a wonderful thing. By the other list I meant being a recipient :)
     
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    this is the way I feel
     
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  19. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I don't know. I like being alive a lot. I don't want to be dead. Sometimes I especially get frustrated wanting to know what the world will turn into thousands of years in the future. Or pieces of science that are just now coming into place and knowing I won't likely see the fruit of it.

    I think about all the ones that have gone before me and draw strength from them. I don't know if that makes any sense.

    I also know my faith and know I don't believe that death is just the end. Most the time I am okay with the thought of dying. I know it is part of life and the way things go. But every now and then (especially at night) there will be a little pang of fear. But then again the only time I ever get anxious is at night so I think that is what it has to do with.
     
  20. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    While I don't have the faith aspect. I am not sure what will happen when I die.. will there be something else? reincarnation? or just nothing..

    I really get upset about the idea of being dead. Someone once said to me "the world existed long before you were born and it didn't bother you.. why should it bother you that the world will go on after you have passed?"

    And I really think that what Laur said hits it on the nail for me:


    I can read about what happened before I came on the scene so to speak. But I can't know the future. And I want to! I have a burning curiosity about so many things. Its like reading a fantastic book and never being able to get to the end (because hopefully there is no end)

    I really like life and would be happy being immortal (can I wish my dog immortal too?)

    Even though I am greatly annoyed by not knowing what happens next I have always like Issac Asimov's quote:

    "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome"
     

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