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death, dying

  1. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    Is dying something that you are afraid of and WHY, or  is it something that you look forward to and WHY?

    I would not wish to be in a situation where my dying is prolonged and I am being kept alive by darn machines, but, I look for and hope for a quick departure and I have no fear of dying so long as I go quickly.

    Being shot, or stabbed or any death by violence wouldn't bother me. Drowning, or suffocating, or a heart attack, wouldn't bother me for a second.

    1. kess profile image60
      kessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Death is that which I use as a sure foundation to establish myself into Life.. therefore I will not die.

      1. Dave Mathews profile image61
        Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That does not answer my question.

    2. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Death is nothing to be afraid of.
      Dying is a BITCH!
      Qwark

      1. Dave Mathews profile image61
        Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If death is nothing to be afraid of then what is so bad about dying. Everything dies sooner or later.

        1. Lisa HW profile image84
          Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          One of the big things about what makes it "so bad" is probably that people don't want miss stuff.  lol   More seriously, they'd rather be around to see things like their children growing up, grandchildren, etc. etc.  Also, they don't want their kids to have to live with loss of someone close.  Life is just crummier after losing someone close.  People don't want that for their kids, whether the person is a grandparent, parent, whoever..     Also, though, most parents fear leaving their young children behind and knowing that their children's lives, and often wellbeing, can be severely affected.

        2. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Dave:
          C'mon,
          I'll play your game and cut it short.
          Lay in a hospital bed for 3 months with terminal lung cancer knowing the end of life could be any moment and tell me that isn't a BITCH!
          Death is loss of consciousness...once there, what is there to fear with?
          Finis.
          Qwark

    3. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Death isn't feared nor is it welcomed. I've accepted that it will happen and truly understand that it can happen regardless of whether or not, I want it to happen. Since it is beyond my control and inevitable, I don't worry about it.
      Make sure someone else in your family knows this particular piece of information. If you don't want it to happen, then there is a good chance it will happen. Don't place the burden on your family to decide and make your wishes known beforehand. wink

      1. Dave Mathews profile image61
        Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        My wife knows as does my family. I also have a living will that is in the hands of my family doctor and he knows my wishes.
        My family also knows that I am an Organ Donor.

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why are you fond of dying? Don't you like life;why you abhor it?

      1. Dave Mathews profile image61
        Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        paarsurrey: I do not know if you ask me these questions because you are truly interested in learning and understanding about me or what. I will give you my answer, but I doubt you will believe or accept what I have to say.
        This is my personal belief for me, BUT, it could apply to everyone, if true.

        I believe, and this is my personal belief, that I was created by Almighty God, created in the form of a "Spirit Being" I believe that God chose me personally for a specific purpose to be carried out here on earth, and that I was placed in my human body, to blend in with others while here. I believe that while I am here, on earth, in the body of a human, I am given tasks by God to be carried out on His behalf, and that there will come a day when my duties here on earth will end, and I will return back to heaven and life with God.

        During my stay here on earth, in the body and life as a human I have suffered many sufferings, tests by lucifer, or satan, the fallen angel, making it difficult for me to fulfill my duties and obligations to God. In heaven, in my spiritual life there is no suffering, no pain, only joy and happiness and love, that is why I am so anxious to return and leave this life here on earth.

        You see, If I am right for myself, then this also would apply to every human on earth.

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          paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I appreciate and like your experience.
          May the Creator-God Allah YHWH bless you!

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      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      of course it wouldn't bother you if you were dead.  But would it bother your family how you died? eg if rotting corpse turned up later, or body in parts after a horrific accident, or wasting away from cancer?  It's the living that have to deal with the ugly side of death.  Not everyone goes quickly, peacefully, painlessly & in one piece.

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well put Bailey! smile:
        Qwark

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        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        and...would it upset your family if you went senile?  eg started ranting, swearing all the time, had to wear nappies & had no idea who your family were?  Would rip your clothes off in inappropriate places?  And like someone said in another post, rubbed your sH!t on the walls?  Had no recollection that you ever believed in God?  And this carried on for years before you died?

        1. Dave Mathews profile image61
          Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Baileybear: Senility has nothing to do with the topic in question on dying.

      3. Dave Mathews profile image61
        Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Baileybear: My family understands that death is a natural part of life. It would not bother them.

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          Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          what about going senile?

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    I know that everybody dies, I am not looking forward to it, but I'll try to pospone that event as long as possible because I love life and all trials and tribulations of it!
    Long live life!!!
    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4745762_f248.jpg

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    just_curiousposted 6 years ago

    As morbid as it might sound, I honestly think I won't be afraid when it comes. It will give the answer to some perplexing questions.

    1. Dave Mathews profile image61
      Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What kind of answers do you think it will provide and to whom?

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        just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The answers I seek. I doubt I'll be able to share the answer with anyone here.

  4. Woman Of Courage profile image60
    Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago

    No, I am not afraid of dying. I have accepted Jesus as my personal Savior. Jesus is the only way to enter heaven.

    1. Dave Mathews profile image61
      Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Woman of Courage: Good for you death is nothing to fear. Fact of the matter is from the day we are born, our earthly bodies are on a path towards death. God is the only one who controls where when and how.

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I've been asking this question for many, many years: "what the hell is this god thing ya'll keep referring to?"
        I never get anything but opinions and what's scary and amazing is that people who believe in this "god" thing, guide their lives by the alledged words of an abstract concept.
        WEIRD!
        Qwark

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    i have been dying for years now. used to him hanging around laughing at me, someday i'll be a fossil under the sod and that's ok.

  6. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    ""what the hell is this god thing ya'll keep referring to?""
    Me I don't call it god. But for me, in part, it is my reality as affected, out of the realm of the ordinary and mundane, which contributes to a heightened experience of living.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ok Knoly: Thanks for another opinion.
      Qwark

  7. superwags profile image81
    superwagsposted 6 years ago

    I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. (Mark Twain)

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...and "Twain" was right!
      ...but there was no dying involved!  smile:
      Qwark

 
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