I don't fear death, I do fear suffering, pain, and disability. I fear being hooked up to machines and not being able to communicate. I want to go quickly and painlessly into that long good night.
I do not fear death, I fear dying. No pain, please.
@RichCC It is that sudden stop at the bottom. Perhaps we could put rubber on the sidewalks.
When we die, the energy that came together to make us (as an individual) is dispersed; but those atoms and energy do continue on. Energy is eternal, it simply changes form. We, in a sense, are borrowed energy; and when we die we return that energy so other life can exist. This is the beautiful and amazing circle of life.
Most if the body's energy is eaten by microscopic organisms. One reason I hate the concrete boxing of the human carcass. What a long term waste. Let me rot - actually I'm going to medical school and then cremation.
@Beowulfsfriend I agree, being buried in a concrete box is a waste. I want to be buried in a mushroom suit. This seems the best way to get my energy back out there in the mix .
Death is like stupidity. The one experiencing it is oblivious to it. It is those close to the person who suffer.
We are oblivious when dead I agree, we are not oblivious to the dying process, which many people call death.
Many people call the state of death as "being deceased", and death as the act of dying.
This is another aspect where religion hyjacked all the language centuries ago, so it is a minefield like with other terms, Spirit, God, Faith. Death.
This is also used in that fashion in the Bible all over...
@Davesnothere I think it depends on the manner of death. No one wishes for a lingering painfull death but to die peacefully in ones sleep like my late uncle, unlike the passengers in his car who were screaming in terror
Yes, the circle will be broken
By and by, yes, by and by.
There is no life after this life.
When we die we simply die.
If anybody tries to tell you
That you'll live after you die,
You can tell him confidently,
That's a lie, that's just a lie.
I wish I was comfortable with death.
“Do not go gentle into that good night",
“Rage, rage against the dying of the light".
I do not fear death I just don’t want to be there when it happens .
Death is a completely natural thing that happens to every living thing.
Oddly, one can take comfort in that. It makes you feel like you're not being singled out, in a way.
It is what it is!!!
The death of individual bodies is inevitable. The process of life, however, goes on. “We” are that process.
Yep, no one gets out alive and fear is the mind killer (Dune by Frank Herbert).
HippieChick covered my issues with the chronology of being human.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
I'm trying to find out who Sukanta Sarkar is. So far I've discovered that they(he?) seem(s) to be from India (not too surprising given the name and the 'YourQuote. in' and your screen id).
I did find a link to a collection of 'YourQuote. in' quotes including the one you posted.
A lot of them look interesting. Thank you.
And Unpredictable which is why we need to make the most of meeting new people and learning new things about ourselves and the world around us.
I welcome death.
Don't believe anyone who tells you he/she doesn't fear death. We all have at least some healthy fear of it, for a myriad of reasons. It's part of what keeps us alive.
There is nothing to fear in death, it is nothing more than a very irrational fearing of something we have no control over.
We also have no control over whether or not we will be born and live so should we also fear life as well?
@Triphid - The fear of death is more about the fear of the unknown, and/or the fear of not existing, which are both extremely palpable reactions. No one said it had to be rational.
@Shawno1972 But, why fear something which we all know is inevitable and unavoidable in the first place?
I'm just glad I will never experience it. Dying may be a b@#$ but I'll never know death. Life becomes rare and precious.
one of the things that personally bothers me most about religion is the afterlife thing. i was heavily indoctrinated and believed fully in the christian god for most of my life, so even though i’m happier as an atheist than i’ve ever been before, i can’t shake the feeling that i’ve “lost” something. there’s no god i could conceive of who isn’t some sort of monster, so i don’t miss that belief. i love having freedom from the restrictions and freedom from the idea that i’m “sinful” by nature and therefore disgusting. but there’s still an emotional part of me that feels disappointed in a way. i don’t know which is worse - telling a child they might go to hell for not believing or telling them they’ll have eternal happiness and never die. either way, it can be seriously damaging.
There are lots of inevitable things I fear -- debt, pain, taxes, personal failure -- to name a few.
Death is also on the list -- largely because it IS inevitable and I don't know much about what it's like to experience it.
But that doesn't mean I won't live my life anyway. That part can't be avoided either and there's very little you can do to stop me.
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Is that like not being afraid of falling?
Falling is of course easy -- it's the sudden landing that's difficult.