Have you ever witnessed anyone die?

United States
July 5, 2011 2:04pm CST
Have you ever seen someone die, naturally or not? I have seen someone shot from across the street, but didn't know he was dead till the news later. I have never seen the last bit of life slip out of someone. I myself don't know if and how I would handle it. It probably depends on if the person was close to me or a stranger. I read this article about something called Abjection. It's a feeling you get when you realize how easily a person can go, or how we are just flesh and bones. It's supposed to be a feeling that sort of comes over you. Like you realize how close life is to death. Have you felt this? If so I would like to hear your story. If not your thoughts are still welcomed. What do you think it would feel like to see someone die. what about having to take someones life? People that have to fight wars, executors, cops, people that have to take lives to save lives. I wonder how they feel everyday.
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@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
hi, actually i am scared to watch or even to witness anyone to die,and i am thankful because until now i have never seen or witness someone to die,maybe i just really cant see that such thing in the front of me,even in the movie,sometimes i cry or my toes will weak.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
6 Jul 11
Yeah. I have seen a few people die. It is peaceful but it is also sad. I have watched them take their last breath and pass on. I just do not want to see that anymore. I hate those memories.
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
6 Jul 11
Hi nat. I witnessed my dad die. Although it was in a hospital, I was there the minute he took his last breath and even though it was 7 years ag I can remember it til this very day. It is so horrible to watch someone that you love die. It is defintly life changing in so many ways people have no clue about. You are left with regrest, whys, what ifs, and longing for so long.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
5 Jul 11
The hardest memory i think that i will ever have is watching my late husband take his last breath. there is just something eery about it that your mind just does not forget. it is not a pleasant experience, but one that will stay with you.