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Does the reality of death in the not too distant future influence your thnking?

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posted on May, 25 2017 @ 11:41 PM
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Right now I am enjoying the fact that the clock no longer has any control over my life. This is a good thing. I've got way more control now.

But for old people like me, I have to look at my age, and figure out how to proceed. I live alone.

These are the things that I must have.

I must be healthy.
I must be living independently. No assisted living facility.
A roof over my head. Not homeless.

I am going to die. You are too.

How I die is up to me.




posted on May, 25 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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Does living in an RV count as roof over head and not homeless?

I mean, it does add an extra layer of freedom.



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 11:45 PM
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a reply to: droid56

Yes. It's temporarily consuming but usually passes.
edit on 5/25/2017 by Kali74 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: droid56

nah...

its just another step in the process




posted on May, 26 2017 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: droid56

Every morning i wake up im surprised. Been that way for 5 yrs now. Im youngish, but i never expect to wake up



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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originally posted by: droid56
Does the reality of death in the not too distant future influence your thnking?

It is not as if 'death' and 'life' and 'past' and 'future', etc... 'effect' thought, these are 'concepts' that solely exist in/as (the inherent conditionality, duality of) 'thought/ego'.
Without 'thought', there is no 'death', no 'life', no 'past', no 'future'.



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 02:05 AM
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To understand your meaning, one must live it or ask your permission to live inside your soul and become the one that you want to be in the world of "hey, I'm me".



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 02:46 AM
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All I'd say is: don't take your good health for granted.

Without it, you can say 'goodbye' to much of your independence.

If there's anything that needs to be done, do it now while you're capable.

That includes legal stuff like a Will and Instructions to those who may have to administer to you.

Get rid of as much stuff as you can particularly the heavy, awkward stuff.

Time to start travelling light...



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 02:55 AM
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originally posted by: berenike
All I'd say is: don't take your good health for granted.

Without it, you can say 'goodbye' to much of your independence.

If there's anything that needs to be done, do it now while you're capable.

That includes legal stuff like a Will and Instructions to those who may have to administer to you.

Get rid of as much stuff as you can particularly the heavy, awkward stuff.

Time to start travelling light...


sound advice
one travels a journey of length and then sees a rainbow and wants to find the end of it, best wishes that feel the morning mist in the air



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 03:38 AM
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a reply to: droid56

Hmmm... I think, because of the nature of your post, I am better off addressing the question which forms your title.

I am only relatively young now, at the age of thirty two. I went to my grandmothers funeral yesterday. She did not know who her family members were for YEARS before she died, to the extent that if I had visited her after her memory collapsed, she would have been unaware of who I was, despite all the memories she and I created together, baking, walking, visiting my great grandmother, or out tending to the plants that my Nan cultivated in her garden over the many years that she lived in her house, before her brain ceased correct function, and stole her away from her family.

During the period between the death of my grandfather, and my grandmothers death on the fourth of this month, she lived in a home, where very nice people did a great job of looking after her, confirmed by my aunts, who visited with her regularly, despite the agony of being unknown to her...This was only possible because my grandfather had been canny with money from their pensions, and an inheritance from my great grandmother, who had stashed away a considerable sum in a series of hidden margarine containers, which were only found upon her home being emptied after her death.

Most people cannot afford that quality of care, no matter how hard they work or what work they do. Its rare, not common.

I may only be thirty two, but I have a pretty good idea of where my life is going, and no where fast is a pretty good description. Given that, I am on the "I will never be able to afford to retire" diet, of cigarettes, fatty foods, drinking comedic amounts of rum, and doing precisely nothing that does not immediately please me. No matter how much I spend on drink and cigarettes, it will avail me of nothing like what I would need to secure myself in old age. However, I can afford to ensure I never have to worry about that, by beating the ever loving hell out of my body to the point where survival past sixty or so is functionally impossible.

I do not fancy reaching an age where I cannot change my own underwear, or wash myself and make toilet without help. I do not fancy eating liquid food, because my gums and teeth are not adequate to the task of shredding, tearing and crushing that which I consume. I have no desire to get bed sores as a result of the amount of time I spend either laying or sitting down, nor to have to refer to some young whippersnapper before having a tot of rum, should I so wish. Self determination is more important to me than continuing to be alive. If I check out before ever getting old enough to lose one bit of range of motion in my limbs, one tiny slice of my independence, such as it is, then I will consider it a good thing.

If anyone ever says, when I do go from this world, that I went too young, I will reach across the veil between this world and the next, and box their ears for being so daft. Going out too old is a much bigger imposition.



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 05:13 AM
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a reply to: droid56
I would tend to agree with you,as you realize the end is near priority's change,you realize that what was once very important in the scope of things ,fancy car,big house now not so much a priority,putting up with people, care less what they think,I too am single kind of nice after someone telling you what to do for 30 yrs,so what days I have left try to fulfill them as much as possible,because anyday now could be the end,I just don't want to be a burden on my kids,or family,no big funeral just bury me



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 05:40 AM
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a reply to: namelesss

beautiful words, however without thought there is no nameless typing words of wisdom



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 06:47 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: namelesss

beautiful words, however without thought there is no nameless typing words of wisdom

Words appear but there is no nameless typing. Words are believed to be pointing to some 'thing' - when there isn't any 'thing'.



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: droid56

Only while I'm alive... Make the most of each day. Today could be the end....



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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Does the reality of death in the not too distant future influence your thnking?

No!

Because i have to die anyways!



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: droid56

At 79, not only in daily thinking but in planning and activities.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 04:28 AM
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a reply to: Itisnowagain

your words appear to mean something - again you've been caught out



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 04:36 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Itisnowagain

your words appear to mean something

What does meaning mean?



posted on May, 28 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: namelesss

beautiful words, however without thought there is no nameless typing words of wisdom

That is very true!
Ego/thought is not a 'bad thing', necessarily, but one has to descend the mountain to even speak...
You are very correct, but the 'nameless' will always be Here, We are not limited to any single body, hence 'nameless'... *__-



posted on May, 30 2017 @ 01:25 AM
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a reply to: Itisnowagain

what does what meaning?



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