It appears to be a rather humbling experience, at least physically.
I sometimes think I'd rather be dead than dying, but then, aren't we all, dying?
So I guess, when the dying becomes unbearable, then I'd rather be dead.
Sudden death soon is something I want to avoid while I get my worldly goods and various thoughts in order, re dispersal to family and friends.
A lingering painful dying is very unappealing, besides being expensive, and I can imagine then wishing for death to be coming soon. I can also envision not feeling that way, wanting to keep on going, seeing the preciousness of life all around me.
I've a preference for knowing, for at least a bit, so I can deal with it mentally, emotionally.
Or, at least I think I do.
Sorry to repeat myself, but dying we will do, but there will be no death for us. After dying there will be no one who is in a state of death (neither subject nor predicate). I have no fear of the situation after my dying. Before birth was no problem; after life should be no more problematical.
I think death sucks but if nobody can live forever how ya gonna stop them? As jl says, once we are dead, we will simply not exist. So, I don't mind so much, if it will only give me time to finish wearing out this body, and not make me suffer overmuch when my time comes.
i always thought of neil gaimans Dream series about death...
sorry, its a big picture...
Sun 31 Jul, 2011 06:36 pm
"it's a Mr. Death, He's come about the reaping"
gotta love Monty Python
Sun 31 Jul, 2011 09:48 pm
DISCLAIMER: im not suicidal
I have no fear of death. If my life ended tomorrowis be fine with it. I feel like I've done what needs doing here anyway. Its a part of life, and we all die some day. It all comes from fear. We fear death because it means this **** is over, and who knows what's on the other side. And I guess you could think about all the things you may have potentially missed out on. Well imagine what we could be missing out on by being alive?