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Rant About Death

  1. Cow Flipper profile image84
    Cow Flipperposted 4 years ago

    How would you want to die? A quick winking out like a candle blown away by a breeze, or would you want to go silently in your sleep never to wake again? Who would you want there at the end of your life? Who do you want to look into your eyes and comfort you in those finale moments and seconds of life? If you could imagine the ideal place to die where would that be? Would it be a hospital or some other place like your home or even in a place where you end up doing something crazy?

    Do you think that death will be painful? Does it drag out as your mind tries to stretch every fraction of every single second in a vain attempt to cling to life or do you think that death is a very quick and instant thing? Do you fear death? If so why do you think you fear death? Is your fear of death stemming from the fact that we all have to one day die? Do you think that death is finale and that when we die our consciousness no longer exists? Do you think that our personality and consciousness live on through a soul?

    I happen to think death slides over us in a series of waves. As we die a coldness settles over our bodies, shock sets in and our breathing shallows, the heart races to provide oxygen to the brain. The pain of our major organs shutting down then causes our bodies to send out alarms to the adrenal glands and the bodies own organic morphine pulses through us. In this state the brain begins to become oxygen deprived and hypoxia sets in. A warming sensation begins to settle over the extremities. This is actually the body dying. At this time the gaze becomes fixed and the heart stops. At this point we cross over into the realm of the spiritual.

    Many people report being above themselves, some say they are in a tunnel of light, others say they are met by departed loved ones. We have only stories from those that were flat lined for only a short amount of time before they were saved. For if they were really dead they wouldn't be here to tell us their stories. But I do think we are ushered into death.

    When that death shroud blankets you, think about only the good things about your life. Think about those you love the most and let them take you into the ever lasting peace of death.

    1. aguasilver profile image86
      aguasilverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I will quote Woody Allen " I'm not worried about death, I just don't want to be there when it happens"

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      nonto21posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Death is an inevitable end to life. To talk about it, to fear it, to mourn it. People are definitely afraid of the little understood, death being at the top of the list of things to be afraid of.

    3. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It doesn't matter.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image81
        pennyofheavenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        True.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I thought so, which is why I said. lol tongue

          1. pennyofheaven profile image81
            pennyofheavenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I guess I shall let the fact that you smiled from my post, brighten my already horrible day. wink

              1. pennyofheaven profile image81
                pennyofheavenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Glad to know my virtual smile had an effect. I saw how the other thread was going. Did she run out of meaninglessness or what?

                1. Cagsil profile image60
                  Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  She ran out of something, however, I've not figured out what it is that she ran out of. lol

                  I know it wasn't common sense because she didn't start the thread with it. I know it wasn't knowledge because she didn't start the thread with that either. I know it wasn't wisdom of any kind because her actions throughout the thread proved that.

                  So, I'm still working on it. lol

                  1. pennyofheaven profile image81
                    pennyofheavenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    lol lol lol Hahaha. Good for you. I will be reading when I can!

    4. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I will die in battle, taking as many orcs with me as I can!

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    Emile Rposted 4 years ago

    I watched two people die slowly, over a period of years. It was painful to watch. My Dad was broad sided by death. It was heart wrenching to be a part of. So, I suppose I'd like full knowledge, so I could attempt to mitigate the pain and suffering of loved ones who were aware of my condition. I'd like to think I could take it in stride and be a calming influence.

    I guess I'd want to die standing up, doing something I enjoyed but, out of courtesy, it might be best to die peacefully in my sleep. A dead body might put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable activity for others.

    I think death is as painful as you make it. I honestly believe I will be excited and fearful. Like the moment before you take the plunge in bungee jumping. There are two possibilities of the outcome. I do know several old people who conversed with departed loved ones before they passed, so maybe I won't be so unsure of the outcome when the time is near.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think like any change, more often than not, most, are inclined to resist it. The body is designed to survive and will put up resistance. The mind however will incline to resist it too. Transitioning into death then can be either as painful or as painless as we allow through the strength of our resistance.

      When we are present when someone is dying. Sometimes not only the struggle of the body is evident but the struggle of the mind can be also. Moments before they die,  some will surrender to death and a profound peace arises and is evident in their face and the energy around them, just before they leave.

      So in surrendering or acceptance we might find some peace when dying. Our loved ones, too might learn to do the same because their emotions have the same resistance to the dying of a loved one.

  3. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 4 years ago

    When I was younger  I said that I wanted to die when I was about the age that I am today or older; being shot by the jelious boyfriend of a 25 year old woman, while she pleads with her boyfriend to NOT Do it, cause she loves me so very much.

       Now that I am older????   that still isn't such a bad way to go.    lol

    1. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is still my aim for death - except that I want it to be at age 99 while climbing down the drainpipe from her sixth floor bedroom window after a night of torrid sex when the husband shoots me big_smile

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        i've heard these thoughts before.....what? you dudes get older and then the fantasies get younger and hotter......99????...i don't think so...  lol

        me?...i'm going to have a blast when the lights turn out for me....i'll be having some fun for sure!....boots will be on! rubber down! 

        hey R1!

        1. Jerami profile image77
          Jeramiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I don't want to die with my boots on .....   as far as the rubber being down ?????

  4. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 4 years ago

    My other choice as to how I die is to have a long lingering illness and then get over it.

  5. Disappearinghead profile image88
    Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago

    My aim is to reach 130 then just die because I've reached a point where I'm ready. Much like a novelist ends a book when he decides that the story is finished.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is very deep.

  6. ptosis profile image79
    ptosisposted 4 years ago

    Disappearing head: I heard that when head is cut off in the guillotine that the head/brain still lives for a few seconds as it falls into the basket - is that true?

    1. Disappearinghead profile image88
      Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've heard the same and it seems reasonable as there would still be some oxygenated blood sitting in the brain tissue

      1. Joy56 profile image61
        Joy56posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        a bit like the proverbial chicken running round the farmyard, minus it's head.

        1. ptosis profile image79
          ptosisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, but chickens don't think much, and it's the body that is still wigglin'.

          Just wondered what the final thoughts are...
          Ugh! this basket stinks!
          No! I can't scream!
          Bug please don't fly into my eye that I can't close!
          I feel sleepy.........

  7. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 4 years ago

    For whatever reason i was extremely unprepared for the death of my parents...... and it seems so were they.....

    I hope before i die, to try to make my passing away less painful for the ones  I leave behind.    I hope to work something out in that direction..

    iN MY SLEEP PLEASE, NO PAIN.........

  8. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 4 years ago

    I wanna die when the husband walks in, and the man in a panda suit is shimmering down drain pipe........ help he left behind the zimmer frame.

    1. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hope you are married now then - cos 99 aint that far off kiddo big_smile

  9. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 4 years ago

    As many what Haunty??????

    1. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The lord of the rings orcs I think?

  10. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 4 years ago

    I'm not going to die.  I just simply refuse to.  I know you can refuse to die because I've already done it once before.

  11. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    I just don't want to leave a mess.
    Literally or figuratively.
    smile

 
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