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Dying Isn't As Scary An Experience As You Think It Is, Says New Study

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posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:15 PM
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For most of us, the thought of dying can be frightening. Some people have to cover their eyes if they're watching someone die in a movie, while others get scared if they feel sick, look up their symptoms on WebMD and convince themselves they've got a terminal disease. Basically, dying doesn't sound like much fun and most of us would prefer to delay it as long as possible (if we're still healthy and happy, that is). But a new study published in Psychological Science says that our fear of death might be exaggerated. (Seriously!)


Dying Isn't As Scary An Experience As You Think It Is, Says New Study TBH, we're still scared.

Is the thought of death, or when being faced with death...


Researchers found that death is often described as a peaceful, "unexpectedly positive" experience by those who are close to it, and that the concept or thought of death may actually be scarier than death itself.

"I think that when people imagine that dying is like, they see it as being very different from the life they know," study author Kurt Gray said. "But really, death is part of life. And maybe you don't need to fear it as much as you might."



Really? Is death the welcomed outcome for the Jordanian pilot burned alive while tied to a post? I watched the video... to which I will eternally regret watching. Not only because of what happened to these pilots. But because their circumstance, their death, remains in my memory enables for their memory to live on through me and other who where stupid enough to watch their death happen.

Is death itself scary?

Or is the circumstance of death even greater than death itself...




posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

No one is afraid of death. Everyone is afraid of intolerable pain.



I personally have a fear that upon death it will feel like suffocation as I am conscious of my lungs ceasing to breath for me. I think it will feel like a panicked drowning


This happens to me sometimes in sleep, meditation, etc. I have to rush back up for air.





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posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:21 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: EternalSolace

No one is afraid of death. Everyone is afraid of intolerable pain.




An excellent quote...



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:26 PM
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The truth about death and the hereafter is hidden from our knowledge for good reason!

Otherwise, suicides would be rampant, and nobody would care about life in this world.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
The truth about death and the hereafter is hidden from our knowledge for good reason!

Otherwise, suicides would be rampant, and nobody would care about life in this world.


Smart...

It was obvious even from a young age that the 2 unforgivable sins were actually control mechanisms for the serfs.

So many people indoctrinated with so many lies - it’s actually impressive.



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posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:41 PM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

I accepted the premise of death once. Duty for country and all that. It worked out that I did not die, so after a cooling down period I thought that although I was OK with it, the circumstances were everything.

Then in 2006 I died on an operating table with some pretty extreme physical trauma.

I didn't know I did till later, so dying didn't matter at all to me then. It was after the dream.

I am currently watching the love of my life slowly suffocating because of a sarcoma gone wild changing her innards into tumors. She can't move from room to room without oxygen... she cannot take care of herself and she is just done. We go to the doctors tomorrow where hopefully they can ease her suffering. She has no out.

It isn't the death part... she would welcome that at this point.

The hard part for her, she says, is taking my life away when she goes.

So life is a matter of perspective. I would die tonight for her with no regrets.




posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:43 PM
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originally posted by: BestinShow

originally posted by: carewemust
The truth about death and the hereafter is hidden from our knowledge for good reason!

Otherwise, suicides would be rampant, and nobody would care about life in this world.


Smart...

It was obvious even from a young age that the 2 unforgivable sins were actually control mechanisms for the serfs.

So many people indoctrinated with so many lies - it’s actually impressive.



The BIG questions is...did we agree to this deception ahead of time? I mean, let's say, this is all just a virtual reality game/show. Wouldn't we want the charade to remain in order to continue to experience the...experience? You don't "matter" in this reality if it doesn't MATTER (if you don't believe it's real and there is a legitimate threat).

I certainly hope so, because I'd hate to think I was being kept here against my will as a source of food or other terrible things, by nefarious forces. Would be hard to forgive that.




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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:01 AM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: EternalSolace

I would die tonight for her with no regrets.



Would you? I can relate to that. There’s a woman alive right now who’s so important to me I’d accept the fate of those Jordanian pilots to save them.

Point of the thread thread though, is it a legit death or does the fear of such separate us the circumstance.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

Life is a culmination of sensory and perception. Death is the absence of sensory or perception. So death is nothing. Then death is nothing. Do not fear death. - euchlid.
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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:05 AM
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originally posted by: EternalSolace

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: EternalSolace

I would die tonight for her with no regrets.



Would you? I can relate to that. There’s a woman alive right now who’s so important to me I’d accept the fate of those Jordanian pilots to save them.

Point of the thread thread though, is it a legit death or does the fear of such separate us the circumstance.


You missed the point of my post.

I'm going away for a while... thank you for reminding me why I should.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:05 AM
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I'm not afraid of dying at all, I am not to fond of suffering though.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:06 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyosaurus
a reply to: EternalSolace

Life is a culmination of sensory and perception. Death is the absence of sensory or perception. So death is nothing. Then death is nothing. Do not fear. - euchlid.


Which would be understandable if not for the simple fact of narcoleptic’s quote...

Is the the fear of pAin or that of death itself we fear...?



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

"I'm not afraid dying I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Not at all. If my death, regardless of the suffering leading up to, ensured this persons survival... I’d endure it. She feels the end of her life ends yours.

Does it?



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:10 AM
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Dying alone is scary.

Obviously these idiots have never died.

My wife said something yesterday, which made me chuckle.

She said, " don't die soon"

I don't plan on dying at all, hon.

With my luck, i'll suffer this life forever.

My neighbor has cancer, he's been telling me he's dying for 2 yrs. 3 maybe 6 months left.

I told him, let me know, i'll go with you. Same thing I told my wife.

You go, I go.

We are old. No kids.



might not go quietly into that good night.









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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 01:00 AM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

Well I’m paraphrasing. Point is same death is nothing. Everything else is another conversion



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 01:04 AM
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I've faced certain death a few times.
There was no fear.
There was even a sense of peace.
What sucks is waking back up.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 01:06 AM
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I'm more concerned with intolerable suffering than I am with death.
I thought I had a living will to take me off of life support if I was a vegetable.
I do need to organize my paperwork so that relatives can find stuff if anything happens to me.

My relative prefers to die peacefully in her sleep but the doctor says she may end up drowning in her own fluids gasping for breath from what I've read and heard. Death would be a release. It's the suffering that people fear. Sometimes we don't want to die either. We want to do more in our lives. I once thought I saw death coming for me one night. In reality it was a tornado coming towards me. It was dark and I had no idea what it was. I was spared. I was trying to sleep but scared I was going to die when I saw death along with others coming down out of the sky. Talk about a scary dream or vision while trying to go back to sleep. Then the wall started shaking. I thought half my life flashed through my head.

I'm wondering when death is near again, will I see someone who looks like death? So far I have not except in my dreams and it seemed like if I pointed out Death as an entity to other living people, I would be punished by having to become death myself. Weird dream that was. I blame it on a fantasy book I read where one guy attempting to commit suicide saw death and screwed up and took over the job. The job was to escort their souls.
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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 01:42 AM
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More than a fear of death itself, the concept of eternity (regardless of whether or not there is a conscious afterlife) has always been a fairly overwhelming one for me to grasp if I think about it too much.

I try to reassure myself by considering the concept that there must have been an “infinite” time prior to my existence (if you do not consider time to have begun with the universe etc) to which I was blissfully unaware, and suppose after will likely be much the same.

More than anything, whilst overwhelmed by such abstract concepts, I am afraid of not having lived my fullest/best life before I get there.







 
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