Fang Talks

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Debated doing “dreams” for the letter D of the A to Z challenge, but death is more important to discuss I think.

Before we kick this off I just want to say that what is probably my last test week for this school ever has ended today. 7.5 for my English literature test for which I didn’t read the books, so that’s always nice. Also apparently an 8.0 for maths, which I made while being a bit sick. Cool.

So, death. What’s up with it, anyway? And what’s up with people fearing it so much? Maybe it’s wise I display my point of view first.
I don’t really fear death, I think. Actually kind of looking forward to it. Now, hold your fire, let me explain. I’m a firm believer in what most people would call the “afterlife”. The whole soul-leaving-body thing and whatnot. I’m hella curious as to what it’s like, being liberated of these earthly boundaries laid upon us by our vessels and the ones around us.
On the contrary, I’m really afraid of leaving everyone I have here behind. Kind of the same fear I have with going to college/uni, but in a more permanent way. Sure, once my friends die we can join up and have ghost parties and whatnot, but it may be a long wait.

Some, or rather, a lot of people fear death. Like, worst fear that they never express. I see where they’re coming from, but want to make clear that there isn’t really anything to fear. Vaguely going from my beliefs, I guess it’s sort of like dreaming, but just never waking up? No wait that sounds scary too never mind that.

Just, ugh, I’m so bad at discussing sensitive topics like that. Just live in the now, if you can. Enjoy your times, the people around you. But don’t fear to let go. Once you let go, it’ll be like that stray cat you took in: it’ll leave for a while, but come back and stay with you once it gets hungry.
Obvious one for most of the theists, but a good one for the atheists to know: afterlife’s a nice play. Enjoy your stay!

Don’t think I quite tackled it the way I wanted to, nor did I really get the point across I wanted to, but going too deeply into the whole afterlife business will end us up with a 500-word blog post and tons of scientific documents to read, so I think I’ll leave it at this.

Tell me: do you fear death? Are you curious? What do you think it’s like?
~ Fang

QUICK EDIT: No, I’m not promoting or encouraging suicide. Life is beautiful while you live it, I’m just telling you to not fear its end when it comes. And curiosity is not a legitimate reason to quit early on, either!

Comments

  • 05/04/2012 (11:13 AM)

    Yea, death, one of the most interesting topics.. Personally, I am not a big believer of the afterlife, but on the other hand, that makes me appreciate life much more!

  • 05/04/2012 (8:22 AM)

    I suppose people fear if death will hurt more than anything. Not everyone dies peacefully full in their sleep – some car in car crashes, from strokes or from gun shot wounds. I’m like you in that I just fear leaving everyone I love behind, though I think I’d probably want to die first for I know I wouldn’t be able to cope without them. Especially Paul

  • 05/04/2012 (8:12 AM)

    Keep up with the blog, hope you can do the A-Z thing!

  • 05/04/2012 (3:57 AM)

    Hi, death is very interesting!

    This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

    Duncan In Kuantan

  • 05/04/2012 (12:52 AM)

    Despite all my natural curiosities and my love of what happens, death is something I suppose I fear. I don’t know if it’s a full on fear, or just something I don’t want, but I see it as something I’m in no hurry to attain. I’m not very good with death in that if someone I don’t know dies, I won’t really feel anything. If you emailed me tomorrow saying that everyone in your family died, I’d be like “Ummm…sorry for your loss?” but if you emailed me and said just one Levy had died I’d be all “Wahhhhhhhhhhh. It’s not fair dammit! TAKE ME LORD, TAKE ME AND GIVE HER BACK!”

  • G
    04/04/2012 (11:52 PM)

    Personally I don’t fear the reaper… but then I’m all church going so deep down I kind of know it’ll all be fine. But not at all in a rush…and curious about which ex-wife i’ll end up with for eternity

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