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What is it like to die?

What is it like to die? - going to an eternal sleep or spending a temporarily dreamless night?

"Now, if the death is only a dreamless sleep, it must be a marvellous gain. I suppose that if anyone were told to pick out a night on which he slept so soundly as not even to dream, and then to compare with all the other nights and days of his life, and then were told to say, after due consideration, how many better and happier days ad nights than this he had spent in the course of his life - well, I think that ... (anyone) would find these days and nights easy to counts in comparison with the rest. But death is like this, the, I call it gain, because the whole of time, if you look at it in this way, can be regarded as no more than one single night." - Plato, The last day of Socrates.

This remind me Hamlet's monologue
"..................................To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause..."

being alive means not having first hand experience with death and its process.
but makes us to think if the world ended now would we be happy how you lived our life, would we done justice or would we just let it pass us by.
and finally would we be ready to face the death.

Steve Jobs said: "death is the only destination we all share"

share your ideas (before you die) :-) Thank you


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    Nov 6 2012: “In the midst of life comes death”. I think that death is not only limited to the ending of the physical functions of our body. There are people who are still literally alive—breathing, but are already dead. To live life without any sense of purpose, to have reflected that everything we pursue in this earth is meaningless because it disappears into nothingness, and to conclude that in the end, all of us humans who were “once so complex, so unique, so special will be reduced into something so generic” i.e., dust, is death itself. All our thoughts, emotions and intentions will be lost into the unknown. It is a struggle within us to reject these facts because to accept it would mean surrendering in the battle of finding meaning for the things we do in this world. If we slowly give in to the idea of the meaninglessness of life, then I think we are undergoing the process of dying. What is it like to die? To stop struggling, to live like a “zombie” If one gained the will to live with passion every single day of life, then that person is truly alive again. One has found “life in the midst of death”. 1/2

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