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Old 10-19-2012, 07:36 AM
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Default Are you afraid of *death*?

A spin off on the other fear thread and also something I've pondered for quite a while.

Alot of people are really scared of things surrounding death - pain, illness, an accident, something violent happening etc. But death itself - just perishing, going away, the "long sleep", no longer being alive.... Does that in and of itself frighten you?

I must say I'm afraid of most circumstances that do surround death and of dying itself (in a long bout of illness, in pain, in a vegetative state) but death itself...I'm not really phased by. I've come close on a couple of occasions and I can't say that the idea of passing on itself has really phased me very much - people tell me it'll change as life goes on and things change and enter life so on and so forth - and of course that is true, but really....to be totally honest, I've never been resistant to the idea of dying myself - I've never said "I love being alive" or "I want to live forever" or anything to either sort of effect. I've always seen death as more of a relief and a rest than a fear....*shrugs* I dunno...
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:14 AM
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I'm not afraid of death at all.

However, my absolute greatest fear is dying while my children are young. I can't even imagine not being here for them...to feed them, to tuck them in at night, to hug them and love them. I worry about what would happen to them if something were to happen to me.
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I'm not afraid of death at all.

However, my absolute greatest fear is dying while my children are young. I can't even imagine not being here for them...to feed them, to tuck them in at night, to hug them and love them. I worry about what would happen to them if something were to happen to me.
this is the way I feel
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:16 AM
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Agree...

Death itself, no fear of it.

HOW I will die, the situation surrounding it, the people I will leave, those I fear
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:27 AM
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Agree...

Death itself, no fear of it.

HOW I will die, the situation surrounding it, the people I will leave, those I fear
This.

What I will miss, how I will die, the people I've left..that scares me.
I don't believe in wasting my life being scared about what will happen after it happens or when it will happen.

I plan on donating my body/organs, so I like to think that my death also means saving a few other people.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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I plan on donating my body/organs, so I like to think that my death also means saving a few other people.
I was so excited about this, but when I went to try to get on the bone marrow donation registry, I found out that I can't do either. I'm really really bummed.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:45 AM
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I was so excited about this, but when I went to try to get on the bone marrow donation registry, I found out that I can't do either. I'm really really bummed.
lol same here, they can't take organs from me either and I am on the other list for bone marrow donation lmao.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:02 PM
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lol same here, they can't take organs from me either and I am on the other list for bone marrow donation lmao.
Ugh, I WANT to be on the bone marrow donation list and they won't let me. :[ It's not fair.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:37 AM
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Not really. I'll die when I die. Hopefully in my sleep.
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Agree...

Death itself, no fear of it.

HOW I will die, the situation surrounding it, the people I will leave, those I fear
^ This.
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