posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 11:52 AM
I used to be terrified of death so much that I would get panic attacks over it. I'm not too concerned at all anymore.
If there is no afterlife at all, I won't be around to feel sadness or dread after I die. Spending my only life worrying about that is pretty
If the Christians are right and I end up in Hell, the anguish that I would feel there would be no different than the kind all humans have felt on
If the afterlife is something completely different, why even worry in the first place? Who's to say suffering of any kind can be felt in some other
Modern cultures are repressing death way too much. We have an abstract phobia of the unknown. I doubt people even 200 years ago had much of a fear
of death at all since they were exposed to public hangings and combat so often. There wasn't much attention spent to the "unknown" side of death.
The thought of death probably just brought a trivial connotation to mind. I doubt there was a huge emotional response to the word like there is
The way most people come to terms with death is to "immortalize" yourself in a sense by making history. Personally, the thought of leaving some kind
of mark behind on Earth eases my angst toward death a little bit. Be it a monument, recognition in history books, or my music being listened to long
after I'm dead. It would be like a part of me is still alive.
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