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Posted 11/16/15
Have you guys ever been driving down the highway as a passenger and realized if the driver was to get into a fatal crash, you'd be okay with it, having your life end there? I'm not saying I'm suicidal or anything (I'm nowhere close) but I don't know if I should be worried about the lack of concern for my life or not. Anyone else had these type of thoughts before? I hope that makes any sense.
Posted 11/16/15
your mind has to be focused towards something (you have to work to achieve whatever that is), otherwise it's normal to come into such an apathetic state
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I think safety is a bit of an illusion for the most part so I can say I've thought what you've thought while driving with a friend.Is being paranoid about dying while you have no control over the situation serving you in anyway? I don't think so, so coming to terms with the worst case scenario is relaxing since what is the use worrying about it in the first place.
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I have never really thought about it like that. That's actually very comforting. Thank you.
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Posted 11/16/15
That's usually the attitude of someone who has nothing to live for.
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I think of stuff like that occasionally but I usually dismiss those thoughts.

It's easy to think about how a fatal accident could happen at any moment and ponder what might go on in the world as a result of your death.
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Posted 11/16/15
you have to give your heart a reason to beat, or it will soon stop.

every day wont be great, every week won't be magical.
but if your going to end anyway you might as well make it fun till your out of time, try and prove the things in life that are against you wrong. do what you want when you want. who knows, if you do that you might have too much fun to be down.

my point is sometimes things aren't fun anymore, sometimes everything isn't fun at all anymore.
but then sometimes they are fun again.
so keep your chin up for as long as you can.
have a goal and make a plan.
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Posted 11/16/15 , edited 11/16/15
I've thought about it, but realized there's nothing I can do about it ...so yeah. Besides, if I were to panic, it might just scare the driver and then something might really happen! (Happened to me when a friend freaked out the driver and not sure what happened except that an incoming car hit us on the side that I was sitting at... but I'm okay now! Luckily it was not on the highway that this happened.)
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I just think: "Welp, at least we die together."
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Actually, riding as a passenger in a friends car almost always terrifies me to some degree simply because i am SURE they will get into an accident. I was in quite a few accidents as a kid, some of them really bad, not all of them though. But every single time i would see the person in the other car bleeding, some of them had kids and their faces were all bruised and torn up from the glass, but everyone who was in our car always came out fine, not even a bruise. Only once did i actually get hurt. The paramedics saw blood coming from somewhere on my head but i didn't know where and they rushed me to the hospital to see that i was fine and i was. And as they put me in the ambulance i saw the other kids crying bloody faces, cuts on their arms and all. They looked in much worse shape. And it turned out that i didn't have a concussion and it was simply a small piece of glass that got stuck in the top corner of my ear. And one other time a motorcycle hit our van head-on with a bunch of my friends inside. We saw him go flying and hit his head on a tree that was nearly 50 feet away. We weren't liable. I was sure he had died, but thank god he was wearing a helmet. It took me forever to finally get the courage to get my drivers license and i am a very defensive driver.

My whole point though is that if i were to get into an accident, i'm so sure that i'll be fine that i'm actually more terrified if my friend doesn't make it, or the people in the other car. I don't think i would be able to live with myself if i was a sole survivor...
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Posted 11/16/15
Yep, that's how I felt as a kid. Now that I drive myself, I still feel the same way. Of course, I try as hard as I can to drive safely, because I don't want anyone else to get hurt. I'm just okay with dying, because it could happen to you at any time, and you can't always avoid it. Some people are more adverse to getting killed, and some people are accepting.
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Have you ever been really sick or come close to dying? It's hard to wrap your head around death until you come face to face with it. When you do, you will immediately realize how much you want to live. I used to brush over the risk of death like that, but after watching my father die and having serious medical problems of my own I see how precious life is.
Posted 11/16/15

kinga750 wrote:

Have you ever been really sick or come close to dying? It's hard to wrap your head around death until you come face to face with it. When you do, you will immediately realize how much you want to live. I used to brush over the risk of death like that, but after watching my father die and having serious medical problems of my own I see how precious life is.


I was a couple inches close to getting hit by one of those larger trucks while driving in the passenger seat, If I did get hit it would of been on my side and would of hit me pretty much directly.Don't know if I would of died but I would of gotten seriously injured. It wasn't scary and by that I mean I didn't get any of the physical sensations we ascribe to fear nor did I obsess about it mentally, if anything it was interesting and induced an,"Whoa, I almost died." type of reaction. Guess I'm just a different breed.
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I was a couple inches close to getting hit by one of those larger trucks while driving in the passenger seat, If I did get hit it would of been on my side and would of hit me pretty much directly.Don't know if I would of died but I would of gotten seriously injured. It wasn't scary and by that I mean I didn't get any of the physical sensations we ascribe to fear nor did I obsess about it mentally, if anything it was interesting and induced an,"Whoa, I almost died." type of reaction. Guess I'm just a different breed.


I was almost hit by a car once when I was a kid too, it doesn't have the same impact as an illness because you don't have time to dwell on the possibility of death before it's over and you are safe.

When I was sick I had months of uncertainty and lots of time to think about life, death, everything I would leave behind, never get to do, etc. Before that I was quick to laugh off the possibility of death. Some of it has to do with age too I think. You can't really see the end-game when you are young and healthy. You can understand it in logical terms, but until you really confront it it doesn't seem real.
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