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?
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!