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What is death for you?

What is death for you? The big unknown? Something to fear? Something you Should get ready for? Something you dont want to think about? How does your perspective about death impacts your Life?


Closing Statement from Manue M

Thanks to all of those who have participated to that conversation.
Death is the big unknowned. It is often feared and sometimes not. Believing in higher beings or having an NDE are ways not to fear death. Another way is probably to live a good life and live the present moment fully like Colleen mentioned.
Self conservation is a positive instinct, that helps our species survive. However, being too afraid of dying can stop some people from living a full life.
I remember my first time in Lebanon fifteen years ago. The population had been so much confronted to death that they were just so full of life. But the older ones had lived under such stress that many of them passed away too early.
I think it is a question of balance. We cannot just spend our entire life thinking about death, but it is good to sometimes stop and think about the finitude of life. It can help us live a better life.

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  • Mar 7 2012: I think death is losing meaning in going through the motions of life. Nothing scares me more than having nothing more to live for even if it's for a few moments. The idea of having no meaning, having to do work or go around mechanically is one that has never appealed to me. There may be conversations and friends but in the end that could all be part of the mechanical life process. True meaning in what we do-- dreams and aspirations is what life is all about for me.

    Having this perspective drives me towards finding purpose and meaning in what I do. It helps me find inspiration and good things in pretty much everything I do.

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