Hmm, deep and interesting questions.
I just lost 2 people i knew in the last 2 weeks, so my mind is running around questions of life and death.
Do you like the fact that you are dying? Why or why not? Rephrased: Do you like the fact that you must die? Why or why not?
Do you like the fact that you must die ?
It's two fold:
On one hand, i had several moments in life where the grim reaper came damned close. So far I managed to escape him. After experiences like these i
felt like I have grown, and life has become more precious.
Also I did a lot of "action sports" which involve quite a big risk of dying.
Most people I talk about it do not understand it when I come across and say:
"I face death to feel alive"
So therefore I like the fact I must die. It gives Life more quality.
On the other hand, there is always this insecurity; what happens after death ? What will come ? Is there anything ? is there heaven/hell, rebirth,
floating around as energy ??
And this insecurity makes it difficult to like the fact that one dies.
As well I often have thoughts like: I still wanted to visit this place, still have to meet this person, can't leave my family and so on. Which let me
hang on to my life.
Actually, I just read an article today Top 5 Regrets of The Dying
, from a guy who worked in palliative care.
The bullet point version:
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn't work so hard.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Strong points. Gave me food for thought. And I guess it's time to fullfill these wishes before it's too late.
Here's the article:
Top 5 regrets of the Dying