Are you afraid of dying?

@winterose (39897)
Canada
April 10, 2008 4:49pm CST
Are you afraid of dying, this might not be a discussion that a young person can relate to, but as people age the research says that older people are more prepared to die I am middled aged and I know that I am still nervous about dying, are you afraid to die why or why not
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I'm not afraid of dying. I think in some cases, it is the best gift of life sometimes. We get peace when we pass on. I am afraid of my husband and my daughter dying before me though. I would feel so alone in this cold world. I am not ready to die yet though because I am not done in life yet.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
yep I can't even imagine my son dying my mind will just not process that.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I know what you mean. I would hate to lose my daughter also. That would hurt very bad in my heart. She is my flesh and blood and my only child. I would need her in my life so badly, especially if my husband passes on before me.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Nope never been afraid to die as it is enivitable sooner or later all do . I figure when I do my time is up here and I will then get to go on and be with tthe loved ones that have passed. It really is the kids that want to hold on to you that will hurt them when ya pass but they to know that thatttime comes to every one . and I am even having my daughter the power of attorny to not keep me alive on machins I wouldnt want to live that way and no use to be a burden on them having a machine breath for me
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
yes it the kids that I worry about too.
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
10 Apr 08
yes an no rose.sometimes i am afraid of dying if it is going to be a long drawn out illness,i worry about my children,so that makes me a bit scared.i would not be scared if it was to happen quickly and i did not have time to worry about things.cheers sue
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
me too.
@ellie333 (21018)
10 Apr 08
No I am not afraid for myself of dying but I don't like the thought of not being able to be here for my children and being an older mother I tend to worry over who will care for my little one if anything happened to me, my girls are almost adult but he is still so young. Hopefully though I will live to a ripe of age and his care won't be an issue. Ellie :D
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
I worry about that myself, who will be there for my son, it scares the dickens out of me.
@ElicBxn (61135)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I'm not so afraid of dying, as dying slowly... I want to go out in a mega-stroke (possible) or heart attack (not likely.) I don't want to linger.
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@rlc456 (415)
• United States
11 Apr 08
No I am not afraid of dying. I don't know why but I'm just not afraid, I guess because I know where my soul is going when I die.
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@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I am afraid of dying. I don't want to leave my loved ones. I want to spend as much time with them as possible. But when I do I want to go in my sleep.
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@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I'm not afraid of dying. The only thing that I'm really afraid of is dying without a will or trust. I know that I could give away most of my money before I die, but when???
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@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
yeah im afraid..Im still young and there's a lot of things that i want to do now.I never think about it as i go my journey coz it may cause troublesome of my mind. But thru your senses you can feel if when especially you already prepared of it..
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@Breath (1297)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I am just 29 so of course I don't want to leave my kids or family but NO I am not afraid to die.I believe we have more waiting on the other side of life.Besides me and GOD are tight:D
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@Jemina (5779)
23 Apr 08
To be honest, yes, I'm afraid to die. When I'm crossing the street, in the car, or just walking I always pray that God will keep me safe. I definitely do not want to die that way. When in I was in the hospital bed and had transfusion that didn't make my condition better I cried in desperation. I still didn't want to die. I just want to live and enjoy life.
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@Jemina (5779)
26 Apr 08
Oh, I'm very sorry to hear that. I have had that experience before and it made me paranoid. Anyway, praying that God will give you peace of mind. God bless you, WinterRose. Praying for you, Jemina
• India
20 Apr 08
I am but at the same time I am not. We all have to die.So take courage and wait paitently for it.Enjoy the life that you have
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
Yes live your life as you can
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
14 Apr 08
Yes I am I don't even want to think about it as I hate the thought of it
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Apr 08
you and me both.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
13 Apr 08
I'm 54 years old. I'm not really afraid of dying, but I'm nowhere near ready to. I had a scare about a week ago and was honestly afraid I was dying and I was really, really, really upset over the thought that my life would be cut short. I want to live life and live it fully. I value each and every day of it -- good or bad.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Apr 08
that is exactly right, life everyday to the fullest because one day it will all end.
• Canada
12 Apr 08
well i can not say im not afraid to dye but more then being afraid im more worried about the people i will leave behind and what will happen to them. that is what i am afraid off.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Apr 08
yes me too, I just can't think about living steven behind.
@GardenGerty (116501)
• United States
11 Apr 08
No, I am not really afraid to die. Part of it is faith. The other contributing factor is that I have taken care of dying people at the nursing homes, and more close to home, I held my first husband's hand as he passed. I helped to take care of my younger sister as she was dying. It happens to us all.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
great attitude hon, keep the faith!
@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
10 Apr 08
No, I am not afraid to die. I accepted the fact of dying when I was in my early 30's due to my diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis. I know now that you don't die from MS but the complications you can die from. Still don't make sense to me, but we are going to die anyways, so why fight it. I am enjoying my life now, like there is no tomorrow.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
oh good for your, I wish I was there to enjoy life with you.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I am not AFRAID of dying actually. Isn't that actually all a part of life? I have been thinking a lot about it lately as I've lost a few friends recently to cancer and heart problems that are all near my age. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
12 Apr 08
Yes I am afraid of dying. The best thing I can do is not think about it and just live life, though some days I can't help but catch myself thinking about it. After all we are all born to die. Some people just happen to die sooner than others. I just hope when it is my time to go I hope there is no pain.
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12 Apr 08
No,When it is an unavoidable situation which hgappens to all living beings on the earth instead of being afraid be prepare to welcome it.
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