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    Do you fear death?

    created by Ninah 1248 days 14 hours ago

    Category: World

    Do you fear death?

    Hey all!

    Do you fear death? If so, what is your reason why?

    I don't fear it right now because it seems so far away, but if I am blessed to live a long life I think that I will start to fear death because I have a fear of the unknown. I also fear that the family and friends I leave behind will be distraught and that my passing will negatively affect their life.

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    Hmmm i think i do fear death mostly because im scared by the time i die i wont have lived my life the way i wanted to! but im constantly thinking about death and not in an obsessive way of course but in a "im gonna die one day! so im going to let go of any unnecessary suffering" way, it really helps put my thoughts and life into perspective!

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    Hello Ninah, what an interesting question.

    I do not fear death, I cannot remember a moment when I have feared death either. I am very thankful that I don't have a fear of death.

    Why don't I fear death? Eek, this is a little more complex to answer. I guess i just know that when it is my time to go I will go and there is nothing to be done about it so there is no reason to fret over it. It feels like wasting my own time if I worry over my death. Death isn't some daunting end of all things to me either, I don;t particularly know what I believe in but I do know that death won't be the last adventure. As Peter Pan would say, "To die would be an awfully big adventure".

    I have feared other peoples deaths. It pains me to think of people I love dying, it is difficult to even fathom, and it does scare me at times. I don't understand how I can be so at peace with my own future death but so un-accepting of any of my loved ones future deaths. It is all a little crazy to try and think about logically.

    Great forum, have a lovely evening.

    ~Mariah

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    Hi Ninah!

    When I was younger, I used to think about death a lot. I would often think about what would happen after I die. Would I be sent straight to hell or heaven, where I would spend all eternity in paradise or damnation? Or would I just forever cease to exit? The uncertainty of what occurs after death scared me because I didn't want the possibility of being placed in hell, where I will be tortured for eternity. In order to cope with my fear of death, I often come up with crazy plans to elude death. One of these crazy plans is freezing myself in a block of ice, where I will be thawed out in a couple thousands of year. Maybe in the forty-first century will there be a drug for immortality. Looking back, this idea is very foolish because everyone I ever loved will already dead, which leaves me the only one left on the planet. However, this idea helped me cope with my fear for death, so it wasn't such a bad idea!

    Now, death does not really scare me anymore because there are worse situations in life than death. Some of these situations includes: poverty, sickness, or even being unable to find a job. These situations scare me because it means I have lived a life full of pain and suffering. It means I haven't experienced any form of success or adventures in life. I have ultimately lived a life full of failure and shortcomings, which scares me more than death. I want to live a life I can be proud of, so I have something to show for all my hard work. Thus, I am not scared of death, but a life full of shortcomings and failure.

    If I have lived a successful life, I would gladly face death. I have already accomplished all I could in life and I won't have anymore regrets. Thus, I don't mind dying. Who knows, as Professor Dumbledore says, “After all to the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

    - Jason

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    This is gonna be a morbid post lol-just a heads up.

    I actually do fear death. it's something that I've been scared of ever since I understood what it really was. I know I'm still young and far from it and I'm not too scared of the actual death itself, but more so what happens after.

    I've lived a lifetime looking through my eyes, in my body, thinking my thoughts, seeing and interacting with people in my life, all these things that make my MY life. And what happens after I die? It all just disappears. Everything I've thought or done or said, it's gone. Not even a memory or being able to think, "oh my gosh, I'm dead". It just ends. And that freaks the absolute crap out of me lol.

    I don't know what it is about it that scares me. It just does, and a lot. It's terrifying. Ahh, I don't want to think about it T-T lol

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    I have been through worse than death and survived. And I have the feeling that my spirit is stronger than my body. That said you would think I consider myself some kind of tough guy. But the truth is, I am afraid of everything. Somehow, I get up and face it any way. That is what adults do. We persevere.

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    I can honestly say I do not fear death. I will admit to fearing a painful death, but not death in and of itself. Over the years I have lost many who were near and dear to my heart. Yes it hurt for w time, but the pain does lessen as time goes by and you start to replace the pain with the loving memories. So I am not worried about my friends or family wising me or needing me. I know they will have our memories to carry them through. And I am a believer. I believe in God and Heaven and life-everlasting. I do not fear death because I know I will spend eternity in paradise with my Father and Creator and Savior.

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    Honestly I don't fear death. I fear pain, but not death. The reason for this is that I know where I'm going when I know where I'm going is better than where I am now. Not that I don't love my life now, but I know that being with my savior and Lord is better.

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    Hey Jonah!

    Very interesting forum...

    I do not think I fear it as much as I respect it. I know I can be gone in a blink of an eye. But, if it is my time then it is...so be it.

    Based on doctors I should have died 8 years ago. So I kind of feel I was given a second chance to make it right. I am meant to be or do something first.

    I am not sure what that is, but think I still have some business to take care of first. I try to make the best of each day, and not let anyone down.

    I make sure I express my love for those who are important in my life dailly.

    I would hope I am given the time to see my children grown, and with any luck...my grandchildren.I would be greatly blessed to see my great grandchildren.

    If that is my stars, I will gladly hold deaths hand on to my next journey. If not, we may have issues...and well, I will have to go kicking and screaming.

    Cool topic!

    Hope you are having a wonderful evening.

    Heather

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    This is a question I mulled over a long time ago and the answer is no, I do not fear death, if anything I embrace it. I've just accepted that eventually we're all gonna die and theres no reason to waste time being afraid of the inevitable. My mom's friend actually said a couple weeks ago that you don't fear death for it to happen, it's gonna happen regardless.