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Posted 3/20/17
The older I get, the less I think about it.
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yes because im in love now
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summerbeat wrote:

yes because im in love now


that's adorable good luck with your love!
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summerbeat wrote:

yes because im in love now


that's adorable good luck with your love!




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Yes. The whole state of existence brings me fear. Most likely it all stems from lack of understanding. We all have a limited amount on this planet. Everyday we are at risk of losing our lives. Too many variables and uncertainties. Our existence is incredibly short, we are here one day then gone the next. If we had 300yr lifespan it might be easier. I believe that living for an eternity, a constant state of existence is too much for us; hence our need to return to nothing. The choice, I guess, is made for us. Probably to ease the stress of it all.

But I understand where your coming from. Our memories are what make us who we are. Where do we go after we die, is our consciousness wiped from existence? Does it go anywhere? I mean we have no relocation from before, before our existence.

Lack of knowledge is a scary thing. Thinking/ trying to understand/accept that we are all going to die one day takes a toll on my body. I have to take anti anxiety medication just so I can sleep at night. I do my best to ignore it and try to live my life, in hopes of making the most of my time and making it to old age. I don't like thinking about it, its painful and it makes me cry.
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I am not afraid of dying. Everyone is born to die, and I have existed, grown, gained knowledge, found faith, lost faith, loved, laughed, cried, hurt, suffered loss, and enjoyed good fortune and great meals. That is what living is all about. I've made it to 47 and don't expect to be visited by death any time soon, but when my time is up I will transition with no regrets. God, please let there be anime in the next life! XD
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Not quite afraid, just very anxious. I'm very anxious to know what the deathly experience is like. When your soul/being has transcended elsewhere (if anywhere) What does the burden being lifted feel like? Will I enjoy it? Will...there even be an -it-?
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I think when faced with death you either fear it if you have regrets or accept it if you're satisfied. I have never had a life-threatening experience so I don't know if I fear it or not. But if someone held a gun to my head I'd probably piss myself rather than accept it, I'm guessing.
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I have had a few times I could have died had I been somewhere else or done something else or had worse luck once I was about a meter away from a falling tree. I am not afraid of death when it's my time that's all there is to it but I don't want a slow death nor do I want my body to degrade to a demoralising level before I die I fear that so I guess I could say I fear it happening more than the out come of it happening all the times it's almost happened I have been indifferent to it and just carried on doing what I was doing thinking about it won't help I can't prevent it.

So in short no not really I don't fear death I can't say I particularly enjoy life but I don't dislike it enough to seek a selfish alternative I just make the most of what I do enjoy in life putting off the inevitable end as long as I can to have more of what I appreciate.
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yes because im in love now
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I am not afraid of dying. Everyone is born to die, and I have existed, grown, gained knowledge, found faith, lost faith, loved, laughed, cried, hurt, suffered loss, and enjoyed good fortune and great meals. That is what living is all about. I've made it to 47 and don't expect to be visited by death any time soon, but when my time is up I will transition with no regrets. God, please let there be anime in the next life! XD


Everyone is born to die to progress towards the future undying race
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Nope.

Death is part of the life cycle. You shouldn't fear death any more than you should fear your first colonoscopy.
Posted 4/24/17
I used to fear death quite a lot but I've come to a point where I no longer fear it at all. And I think this is because every day I contemplate the harsh reality that is death, and through this have accepted the fact that my life will come to an end at some point and there is nothing I can do to prevent that from happening. Because death, ultimately, is inevitable. I understand this probably sounds quite morbid but the way I consider death isn't of a depressing nature, merely just analytical. I've thought about events that may cause my death, the manner in which it will occur - will it be quick or slow and painful, sudden and unexpected, or will I pass away peacefully of old age in my sleep? What happens after death occurs? Is there an afterlife or simply nothing? And of course, will I be ready when it's time for me to leave this world? Asking myself these questions every day helped me accept death for what it is and now ultimately, I no longer dwell on it because it doesn't scare me anymore. And I feel the reason I used to be afraid of death is because I never thought about it. I wanted to believe that I could live forever. And this ignorance I held at the time caused a lot of uncertainty as there was no way in which I could know of just when or how I would die.

If I could offer any advice to people who do fear death and perhaps want to overcome that fear, I would suggest doing as I did and asking yourself these same questions if you feel comfortable doing so. Obviously, this may not work for everyone as we all have our different ways of dealing with things. I just know that for me, the minute I learned to accept death was the minute I stopped fearing it. But, at the end of the day whatever is going to happen will happen whether you like it or not, so just enjoy life as much as you can and do what makes you happy so that when your time comes you can say that you lived a fulfilling life.

Bit of a lengthy response I know, I just find it fascinating to think about and discuss matters such as this.
Posted 4/24/17
I wonder what it feels like. And what happens after. Does everything just go black and thats it? Its a scary thing.
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Posted 4/24/17

Ravenstein wrote:

Nope.

Death is part of the life cycle. You shouldn't fear death any more than you should fear your first colonoscopy.


Sadly....until we find a way to beat it we either fear it or accept it.
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