Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2014 05:03 pm
I was reading a story that baffled me. It was sad... I asked myself, "What is worse than death?"

 
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2014 05:24 pm
@darthtig,
Cancer pain that can't be controlled.

Death is a blessing then.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2014 05:55 pm
@darthtig,
Quote:
I asked myself, "What is worse than death?"

Seasickness in a storm. You are afraid that you wont die.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2014 06:06 pm
Not having lived.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2014 06:26 pm
@darthtig,
Alzheimer's dementia for both the patient and the family caregivers.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2014 06:31 pm
Another senseless Asian war.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2014 07:09 pm
@darthtig,
Billy Ray Cyrus singing, "Achy breaky heart!"
wmwcjr
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2014 11:50 pm
@Frank Apisa,
You can't fool us, Frank! We know it's your favorite song! Razz
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jun, 2014 05:50 am
I can't imagine why you would use "worse" with death. After all, once you're dead, it's not as though you would be suffering from the condition.
Pamela Rosa
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jun, 2014 05:52 am
Quote:
"What is worse than death?"


Fates worse than death


http://www.spokesmanbooks.com/acatalog/vonnegut.jpg

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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jun, 2014 01:06 pm
@farmerman,
So true. For me at least, severe nausea is worse than severe pain.
neologist
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 04:15 pm
@darthtig,
Protracted, painful death.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 06:38 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

So true. For me at least, severe nausea is worse than severe pain.


This got me thinking. It's been years since I've had nausea.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 11:28 pm
@Setanta,
Yes, Set: death is the cessation of all suffering because it's the end of the sufferer.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jun, 2014 08:32 pm
@darthtig,
Your question is based on the fallacy that 'death' is a negative event.
And seeing that (bodily) death proposes an end to sensation - It is of no consequence to the participant whatsoever.

Adding your subjective value to something does not make it so.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jun, 2014 09:18 pm
@chai2,
Lucky you.

I avoid it as best I can.

Once had a "friend" who, knowing that I suffered from motion sickness, deliberately drove us down a curving road repeatedly stopping short and starting up fast. We had been drinking that night too.

When the inevitable arrived I launched the vomit straight into the side of his head and the fool actually turned into it. It was perfect revenge but he almost drove off the road, and down a ravine which would almost surely have killed us both.

I may have died happy that night.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jun, 2014 09:49 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:


When the inevitable arrived I launched the vomit straight into the side of his head and the fool actually turned into it. It was perfect revenge but he almost drove off the road, and down a ravine which would almost surely have killed us both.

I may have died happy that night.


Oh yeah. That was great. Laughing

In recent years/months/whatever I've felt that momentary revulsion at something and fought that immediate need to gag, like when you're cleaning up something really nasty. However, I haven't had that walking around feeling nauseous.

Yeah, I do feel lucky, that feeling sucks.
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Buttermilk
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jun, 2014 12:57 pm
@chai2,
Agreed. THE saddest and most memorable thing for me was watching my mother deteriorate from cancer. Everyday of my life even now, I wish it was me instead of her.
mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jun, 2014 04:07 pm
@Buttermilk,
That's grief pulling at you, not 'death'. Death was the release of that cord.
Death is the cessation of pain (for the participant). Grief is the beholder's response to trauma/loss.

JLNobody
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jun, 2014 07:35 pm
@mark noble,
Good points, Mark.
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