Does Death Fascinate You?

@wolfie34 (26789)
United Kingdom
June 23, 2009 3:21pm CST
Ok it's a subject most people don't want to talk about or even think about for that matter, but it comes to us all and it's something we have to face whether we like it or not "Dying is easy, it's living that is so damn difficult" Do you find death fascinating? I do in a way because I guess we all have our own different beliefs in how life ends and what happens to us whether we rot or burn or whether we go onto another world or get reincarnated. Everything is a cycle so it stands to reason that humans themselves are a cycle, take a plant it starts off as a seed, it grows, it blossoms, it dies, only to grow again the following year. Death can't be the ending, it's kind of the final piece of the puzzle we call life. It makes no sense that death is it.. Mind you if we knew that death was a wonderful experience I think that some of us would hurry up the process. I am not frightened of dying in fact I think it's exciting, trouble is I can't write in my diary, today I died or I couldn't tell anyone of my experience, it would be something I kept to myself and I couldn't even pass it onto my next life whatever that may be! It would be great if we could chose what we come back as, that's what fascinates me it's such a big mystery and has me thinking of so many possibilities. So what is your take on death, does it fascinate you, do you never talk about it, does it frighten you or do you often think about what it would be like to die?
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@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
30 Jun 09
I went through a phase not too long ago where I decided I was not afraid to die. I would no longer be aware so what was the point of being worried or frightened. These days I am afraid almost daily that I might die and I'm not ready, I'm not done yet. There is so much more to do and experience even if my hopes and dreams are just that. I don't know what I believe as far as an afterlife - I don't have enough information. My Dad turned 96 yesterday and I worry about him a lot....whether he is afraid or worried and of course I don't know what I will do when the time comes. I will be devastated. I think it's the people you leave behind that suffer the most.
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@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul 09
That is very true my friend, the people left to fill in the void when a person has gone is very painful and the emptiness is like a heavy weight cast upon the shoulders of the departed's loved ones.
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
26 Jun 09
The thing that's always fascinated me, Wolfie, is that every year we pass the anniversary of the day we're going to die ... the second most important day in our lives after being born ... and yet we don't know it! It'll be on our obituary - and our families and friends will remember us on it - but we have no clue of which date that will be. Amazing!
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