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Poll: Are you afraid of one of the following (51 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you afraid of

  1. Death itself (6 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  2. Suffering when dying (45 votes [88.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 88.24%

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#16    GreenmansGod

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:25 PM

My Mom once ask me while I was getting ready to take my eldery Father out fishing what would I do if he got sick out in the boat.  I told her then we will save the funeral home from having to put a smile on his face.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:10 PM

Can't really imagine anyone want to die slowly or painfull.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:43 PM

Drowning, suffocation and fire really frighten me.  Death is scary, but mostly sad for those remaining.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:40 PM

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I want to die in my sleep....or fishing original.gif


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Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:56 PM

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Drowning, suffocation and fire really frighten me. Death is scary, but mostly sad for those remaining.



Same for me really.
I'm more scared of losing loved one's than actually dying myself. hmm.gif

it sounds stupid but when my time come's I have always wanted to die in battle fighting for something i truly   believe in (like a warrior if you like)

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:11 PM

knowing it's coming and not being able to stop it for me would be the worst.  figure shock would take most physical pain away... it's that mental anguish, the feeling of panic and hoplessness... futility of clinging to life... to me that's the worst.


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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:35 PM

I really don't fear death.  I really don't want my passing to be a long drawn out ordeal.  My dad's mom suffered with Alzheimer's for almost a decade.  It sucked!  For my dad it was like watching her die over & over again, til she got to the point she was just alive...no memories, no personality, etc.  Just her body not knowing it's "dead".  blink.gif

I've made my hubby & a few trusted family members to promise not to delay my passing if I'm stricken with Alheimer's.  Yes, I do have a living will, it is down on paper.  If it's just my physical shell why keep it?

I also agree that people don't want to die alone.  I think it's a thing of wanting someone (anyone?) to know that they have departed.  What if you have something you want told to a loved one who may not make it to your side?  Having someone there to tell, can make all the difference.  I also have to kinda wonder if the end at times isn 't just surreal & you want a voice to comfort you, a face to show concern, a hand to hold & an ear to listen.  We are all human when you get down to it.  Death is waiting for us all...it's life's only guarantee.  As the biography of The Doors so aptly titled put it:  No One Here Gets Out Alive.   disgust.gif

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:05 PM

Why should I be more afraid of being dead than I am of the time before I came into existence?

But as I'll only die once I surely don't want to oversleep it.
If you die sleeping, you will never awaken from your dreams--what ever they be.....

But suffering? That rather belongs to life than to death. What pain could be more tolerable than that which seems to be final?

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:42 AM

While I, of course, would rather die peacefully than suffering, I don't really fear that either.  I think my views of death are such that, when actually faced with it, I could reach a rather calm state.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:25 PM

Had to watch my grandfather linger and fall into decrepitude as he died - he came to live with us (I was in my early teens) in his final years. Talked with him a couple of times about what he was going through and he was in absolute misery. Would not wish that on my worst enemy.

Nearly drowned once. Got pulled out of the water and revived by people in a passing dinghy. After an initial struggle trying to stay afloat (had cramp) I remember it was very peaceful. Realising I wasn't going to save myself I wasn't afraid in the slightest. Just thought to myself 'Oh well - so this is it.'

Wouldn't recommend every goes and drowns themselves ( tongue.gif ) but I could think of worse ways to go.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 06:20 PM

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I wasn't afraid in the slightest. Just thought to myself 'Oh well - so this is it.'


I agree. If you know your going to die, you make the most and make your self comfortable. Once you accept it, it becomes alot easier. I think this is what i would do if in such a position.


lol dinghy. I find that word funny. original.gif

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:39 PM

In as bloody and violent a way as possible. Maybe cutting a swathe through hordes of enemies or something... Going down in a balze of glory and all that. But seeing as that's not going to happen...

I never really give it much thought to be honest. Life's to short to think, or even worry about death. Although a few things have happened this year around me to kinda start me thinking about it.



I'm telling the truth about the bloody and violent thing, btw.


EDIT- I don't know if I'd mind suffocation if it was caused by the rather large cleavage of a very beautiful young woman.

Edited by Roadkill Demon, 09 January 2007 - 08:40 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:49 PM

One of my biggest fears SUFFERING not so much for myself but for all babies,children,animals and most of all MY FAMILY I cant bare the thought. I have watched to many people suffer. Also I dont want any more suffering for my family I pray for the children of this world who will meet horrible deaths by the hands of some evil person. No I dont want to suffer eaither but I would rather the pain then my family.


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Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:04 AM

Mmm i agree with all of the above.
Death isnt really scary, or at least not if its you.
If its someone else, it is terrifying, but I think that is more from the eternal separation thing.
So, I think its more of an afraid of pain thing.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:20 AM

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I want to die in my sleep....or fishing original.gif


It depends on what you mean i wouldn't want to have
a marlin jump out of the water and slam me on the
head.

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