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Death. The big D. No one escapes it.
It is usually proceeded by a gradual loss of muscle and physical strength. Walking eventually becomes difficult. Remembering does too.
We don't like to think about death for obvious reasons. We will all experience it. It is mostly unpleasant. Don't say it isn't!
Religious dogma is an attempt to avoid the harsh reality of death. I'm not saying I'm sure what comes after we die is unpleasant. I don't know. But what leads up to death is definitely not something I wish to experience. On Golden Pond? More like on white stretcher in the hall waiting for an overburdened doctor.
Death scares me but I also welcome it even though I am not sure what comes after, if anything. Why do I welcome it? Maybe because I am at a point in my life where the hopes and dreams of my past are now clearly bullcrap. I now live in the clear light of reality.
As for me, I had a rather interesting 'talk' with my father the instant after he died. He was in a hospital room 20 miles away and I got the call that he had passed just minutes later from my brother who was in the room with him.
My father said, and I quote, "WHEEEEE, this is FUN!!!"
I'm looking forward to death; and my father gave me the greatest going away present ever.
reply to post by SayonaraJupiter
#1 I'm not a skin job.
#2 I never wanted to be here anyway...
Are you here against your will?
reply to post by spartacus699
I'd like to think that Spartacus..Nice thought. I've seen a lot of death in all manner of causes. Even assisted in Post Mortums.
Lately and surprisingly shortly before this OP I was mulling over the idea the there is nothing after death. Kinda like when you squash a bug or a fly, where does it go. Animals die or are killed. What happens to them after they snuff it. Blank?
Tend to think the same way for humans. After all, I suppose we are nothing more than a higher or more intellectual species of animal. There are species on this planet that have been here much longer than humans so I would surmise that they have survived and died through adaptation over the course of millions of years. Where did they go ?
Apes/monkeys die, I don't think they imagine that anything happens after they're death.
Perhaps because we comprehend death and have hopes and feelings, these make us believe there is a spiritual life waiting for us.
Presently, as I have mentioned I kinda think there is nothing. My thoughts from what I have seen. (And I'm getting old)