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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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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, 10:23 AM
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I worry I won't do what I want to in my lifetimr, and leaving things unfinished.

Living with a funeral director does have me thinking about my own mortality more often than I used to. People die ALL the time... One morning your having toast, that afternoon your in a box.
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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, 10:31 AM
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Not really. I mean I'm not going to go and rush toward it but no not really scared.
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Not really. I'll die when I die. Hopefully in my sleep.
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Yep. I'd say so. I actually get pretty freaked out when I think about it deep enough. I'd be happy being immortal. Sometimes life sucks but there are mostly good times (for me).

And I'm not really afraid of how I will die, although I don't look forward to being physically incapacitated. I definitely don't avoid things that could cause my death.
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No, I don't fear it. I have had to face my mortality and deal with it. However, my fear is not living and making the most out of life while I am here. Life is in the moment and the past with the hope of a wonderful future but to worry or think too much about the 'what if's' just makes me feel bad at that moment and I don't have time for that.
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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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