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Edwin Nazarian

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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 4 2012: Lol. Only the dead can answer that question. Unfortunately, they are not here with us.
    • Nov 4 2012: thanks F,

      I have been thinking about them as well, but I couldn't find a site for special these dead people. and Halloween is gone too, so I guess they are not around any more.

      but if you have ever faced an enemy or hold a dead body in your hand you may have collected an idea what it is like being a dead person.

      Thanks anyway
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        Nov 6 2012: Feyisayo, why do you think the loved ones you knew that have passed life aren't with you now?
        They're just a thought away. You can ask them if you like.
        • Nov 7 2012: I wish. How can I be sure they are the ones responding to my questions?
    • Nov 7 2012: Feyisayo,

      Frans Kellner responded you
      here is his message:

      "Feyisayo,why do you think the loved ones you knew that have passed life aren't with you now?
      They're just a thought away. You can ask them if you like."
      • Nov 7 2012: I wish. How can I be sure they are the ones responding to my questions?

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