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What are peoples thoughts on death and does it scare you?

I find that I am not scared of death itself or what may come after it(not a lot) but of not having enough time to do all the things I want to do. What are your thoughts about death and why it seems a vast amount of people fear it?

Brence 4 Dec 18

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Death is a part of life and is the only guarantied thing you will get out of life. Why fear the inevitable?

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It’s doesnt scare me, but I want to continue my existence.

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I'm not in any hurry, but no, death doesn't scare me. Things end. The carbon cycle needs the nutrients I am currently using, so when it inevitably happens, something else will get the chance to live.

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I don't fear death I fear hurting, or being a burden, by hanging around too long- I am old and I have done enough in my life to feel fulfilled, so, just coasting at the moment; as I said somewhere else -old enough to take life easy, fiddle around with my artwork and enjoy the view.

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My fear of death fell away with belief in religion.

I have some fear of dying, that can be rather unpleasant. But once I'm dead, I will no longer care. I really don't think on it at all any more.

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I'm not afraid of death, In my mind its just natural everyone dies. I figure when it happens it happens. Though many things may cause me to die sooner or later then others i will die either way, so it dosnt scare me im just okay with it. But that just me. ????

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I am not scared of death per se, but I am scared of dying.

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I have no fear of dying. I do not fear death. It is simply part of the cycle. I do think that once I die that there is nothing beyond. I think we just cease to exit and decompose to rejoin the world.

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Lol, I not scared of death, really. I'm not even scared of there being nothing after death. I'm spiritual, I believe in God and Heaven and Hell, and I believe that where you go depends on how you live, not what you believe. Although I'd be open to all of that being wrong, too. It really doesn't matter enough to me. My only fear regarding death is that I'd stop EXISTING. I can handle an empty afterlife of darkness and nothingness, but I cannot understand the concept of ceasing to exist. That's why I still believe what I do. I just find t hard to believe that, with all of my memories, my perceptions in life, my senses, everything, would just STOP. I mean, how we even know what death is, why would anyone ever fear it, if we would literally be GONE when we're gone?

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Death, per se, doesn't scare me... DYING on the other hand, does.

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The aspect of death I find scary - or at least damn unsettling, is the idea of having some painful, lingering illness that renders me mostly helpless and dependent.

Otherwise I don't find the idea of death scary. In fact, the way the world's going lately, I feel my timing will likely be good. Not that I'm in any hurry mind you ! I'm rather enjoying myself ...

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I'm not afraid of dying at the appropriate place and time. (Very, very, old, ambulatory, sane, and not in pain.) Everything else scares me. Having said that. The bright side, I hope, is that there won't be taxes, bills, mortgages, lousy bosses, insensitive xs, war, poverty, pollution, politics, injustice, police brutality, human and animal abuse.

My thinking is that we become what we were before we were born. We never seem to worry about where we were before two cells hooked up in a warm, cozy, dark place and became us.

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Death is but part of life, I don’t believe there is nothing to be scared about; for a species that still searching for where we have come, what ever happens after life, should not be scary. I believe people fear death, because the associate their existence with the material possessions they have or would like to have, and they don’t want to lose what they have worked hard to achieve.

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