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Is anyone else contemplating their own mortality?

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posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:12 PM
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Today I was sad as Lemmy from Motorhead died. This is the kind of thing that happens in life, people die, it happens.

Lemmy was a hard rocking, drug taking, Jack Daniels drinking rock god and he was a gnats over 70 years old.

I am not at all old, nearly 40 I think, Mrsnonspecific could tell me how old but she is not here right now and I forget the specifics.

It seems that the older we get the more people die and this again makes sense in a logical fashion but I am starting to question my own mortality.

As I look back upon my life I am starting to realise that the choices I have made have maybe limited the amount of years I will be here in this form and it is becoming a little concerning.

Is anyone else starting to feel the fear or am I just sad and over thinking this?

It seems to me that it is all downhill from here and that every new day will be another legend gone and another step closer to the abyss?




posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Life is like falling from a great height.

The ending is inevitable. Just enjoy the view on your way down.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Aha, perhaps I shouldn't be saying this as I'm only in my 20s, but I think you're going to have a midlife crisis soon.

Edit:

That is to say, it's probably normal for someone around your age to think these things at some point.
edit on 29/12/2015 by BelowLowAnnouncement because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific




Is anyone else contemplating their own mortality?


Every day, as we should. Nothing so important has been taken so little for granted.

RIP Lemmy.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: nonspecific

Life is like falling from a great height.

The ending is inevitable. Just enjoy the view on your way down.



So you suggest screaming oh my god I am going to die all the way down?

There is a reason I don't like you....



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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I'm not going to start worrying about dying till there are more people younger than me than older than me in the Obituaries. Then I will start to eat foods that I really like since I won't have much more time to do it. That won't be much of a change though since I researched the foods I actually like and found that they are good for me. That contradicts what we have been told, and I do use real evidence to verify this including my genetics. I had to modify some of the recipes during my studies only to find that it actually improved the taste and did away with side effects.

Will I ever die, probably not since I passed the age where my term life insurance can be renewed. If you have good life insurance it may be a benefit, you will live longer so nobody will be able to collect from it. That is unless the policy is real big then you may be having an accident.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: nonspecific

Life is like falling from a great height.

The ending is inevitable. Just enjoy the view on your way down.



So you suggest screaming oh my god I am going to die all the way down?

There is a reason I don't like you....


Where did you get that?

I said enjoy the view.

Get that touchy, I'll avoid you from now on. *sheeesh*



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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Is anyone else contemplating their own mortality?


Most of my close friends are dead. Hard living, war, cancer and heart disease takes it toll.

I never expected to live this long, thus everyday's a party, take nothing for granted, and love the people worth loving with all your heart.

I don't dwell on my mortality but everyday vertical is a blessing. I been feeling that way ever since Nam.
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posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Anyone can die at any second.

Yeshua Hamashiach is the answer.

biblehub.com...



Aramaic Bible in Plain English
John 14:6

Yeshua said to him, “I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Way and The Truth and The Life; no man comes to my Father but by me alone.”




John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:17
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 10:9
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

1 John 5:20
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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Well....... I WASN'T.
Then you posted this thread.
Thanks.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
It seems that the older we get the more people die


The older you get the closer you are to death.

If I was 40 I'd be contemplating death too. realistically you only have at most 20 years of life. These days hardly anyone makes it to 60



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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Like you, I'm on the cusp (precipice?
) of 40. The one year anniversary of my mom's death was this week and in the last year, I've been a pallbearer a total of four times so yes, I've been contemplating my own mortality.

I decided to drop a few pounds and I upped my life insurance. Beyond that, I've been trying to make sure that there's nothing left unsaid or otherwise unresolved because anyone could die at any time and then it's too late.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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Yes I contemplate it often sometimes a surreal experience over comes me when I think too hard regarding it, other times nihilism and I try to shun nihilism based of its tendency towards apathy. I am a athiest on bad days and a agnostic on good, I don't know the answers but I often feel compelled to constantly seek. We just had a powerful storm system in Texas and a tornado went within miles of my home and a quarter mile of my children's home, it killed many people and left swaths of destruction, these thoughts have certainly been in my head, anyway hope you are well brother. That's all I gotta say



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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probably too much as I just turned 50 last month.

I'm lucky as both my parents are still alive and quite healthy. my dad who turns 80 next year is taking gliding lesson next summer here in Colorado - gotta love that.

I lost my son 5 years ago so I know life is precious and can be taken away at anytime. I fear losing my husband more as I don't think I could go on without him sometimes and he has way more bad habits than I do...



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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I don't 'feel the fear' but I'm pretty used to contemplating death.

My ex-best friend & housemate has three life threatening conditions, two self-inflicted and one hereditary, all created or made worse by poor lifestyle choices. I 'tune in' to people and had thoughts of death on my mind a lot when we shared a house. I'd go out for a walk most days and, at one point, it occurred to me that I never thought of death when I was out - only at home.

So, it seems that he thought about it far more than he'd ever admit.

In the City, I worked for an elderly boss and her friends and acquaintances were always dropping off the perch. It was usually me who had to tell her when another one had gone. They really did seem to go in threes, too. We've lost several of them since I moved away, including on of my favourite ever people. One of life's good guys.

I've been ill for nearly a year now - got bit by some little bastard and didn't realise what that that would let me in for.
I got more allergies and hyper-sensitivities than you can shake a stick at. It's taken ages to identify all the allergies and they've definitely made the year more difficult because I thought it was just the respiratory problem being especially severe.

Just last week I contaminated the kitchen by cooking a carrot and parsnip in it and I'm too ill to sort it out. I go into toxic shock every time I go in there. Imagine being allergic to a sodding carrot. The nut allergy was a doddle in comparison.

Anyway, I spent all summer and autumn seriously expecting to drop down dead at any minute, but here I still am. Getting used to having to live a half-life because I can't breathe properly.

All I can suggest is that you just get used to the idea of death - yours and that of others - and accept that it will become more common as you get older or acquaint yourself with older or sick people.

Make your life count for something - that's something you value, not necessarily the goals or aspirations of other people. You may suspect that you've cut it short by some of your behaviours but try seeing it this way. If you go out early you won't spend a couple of decades in an home for the elderly receiving indifferent care at best. That's my consolation



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:40 PM
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Lemmy and I were the same age. He is dead and I am not.
When he and I were children I had severe asthma. Back then it was considered an emotional problem. There were no medicines for it, no cures, just don't let your kid get emotional.

From the age of about 3 until my mid teens, I would spend up to two weeks, two or three times a year laid up in bed unable to breathe without extreme labored sucking in and pushing out of air. My mother would sit by my bed and massage my chest for hours at a time, just to keep me calm, (it was emotional you know)

So yeah, I began contemplating my own mortality at a very early age and even though I out grew my severe asthma in my late teens, I still contemplate my own mortality on a daily basis. Early on, I found it a nice thing to do to, rather than contemplate my own mortality, to contemplate my own immortality.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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Not really, too busy contemplating life.

If there's some time when I know I'm facing imminent death then I'll be forced to confront it...unhappily, full of fear and trepidation, like my dad.

BTW - if you're "nearly 40" then you are old, in as much as the second half has already kicked off.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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Whenever you hear that someone you know personally or through being famous for whatever reason has died, it always makes me think of my own mortality.

I am not afraid of dying, it's ironically part of living.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: nonspecific

Life is like falling from a great height.

The ending is inevitable. Just enjoy the view on your way down.



So you suggest screaming oh my god I am going to die all the way down?

There is a reason I don't like you....


Where did you get that?

I said enjoy the view.

Get that touchy, I'll avoid you from now on. *sheeesh*


Man you take things too much to heart, even when I try to give you a compliment you manage to turn it around...



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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originally posted by: knoxie
probably too much as I just turned 50 last month.

I'm lucky as both my parents are still alive and quite healthy. my dad who turns 80 next year is taking gliding lesson next summer here in Colorado - gotta love that.

I lost my son 5 years ago so I know life is precious and can be taken away at anytime. I fear losing my husband more as I don't think I could go on without him sometimes and he has way more bad habits than I do...


I am sorry to hear that and also to make you bring that up.

I have a son and I cannot comprehend a life without him in it.

You may be stronger than I and I commend you for that.



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