posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 11:57 PM
IamIronMan, I have thought about this many times. The thought can be quite disturbing. But then I think, 100 years is a long time to live on Earth.
Heck, even 60 years is quite a long time.
I think as people grow older, the fear of death usually goes away; or, we just become more comfortable with it (sometimes the fear may never go away).
Personally, over the years, I have become more comfortable with the idea of death. I've had enough experiences in my 2 decades to last a
Now, what happens when you die? Thats the biggest question of all. We just don't know, until it happens to us.
Is Heaven real? I think it is a human construct more than anything else. It was created to make us feel more comfortable with the idea of death.
The religions behind the ideas of heaven (as well as hell) were created as a controlling mechanism (in my eyes).
My best advice is this: if you must think about it, think, but don't go bonkers over it. A person's death happens when it happens. If you want to
change your ideologies a little, look into reincarnation. Its still another belief, but I think it is more sound than the idea that we only live in
this life once.
All you need to do in this life is the best you can do, so when you're on your death bed, it won't seem like you wasted it; and death won't be as
scary. They also say that right before death, the body releases many types of chemicals into the brain so that you go without fear (essentially :-).
If there truly is a heaven and hell, I leave this quote for you: "To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell; Better to reign in Hell than serve in
Heaven." - Milton