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Old 06-23-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

I know a lot of people who don't believe in an afterlife/reincarnation but are still unfazed by death as it essentially returns them to the same state they were in for the billions of years before they were born.

However, whether you live for 2 years, 20 years, 80 years, or even 500 billion years it will still be a infinitely smaller time than death which lasts forever. Like if death lasted 100 trillion years that would still be comforting but never feeling anything anymore until the end of time(which might not have an end) scares the living shit out of me.

My current best comforting thought is believing that God and the afterlife are uncomprehendable by even the most advanced human minds which is why no religion can really explain them. Like God and the afterlife are 4-dimensional and understanding them would be like trying to see a new color. My best analogy is if we lived in a 2d sidescrolling world such as on a piece of paper and God is the artist drawing us. 2d creatures can't possibly comprehend the 3rd dimension.

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Old 06-23-2014, 05:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

I literally shit my pants thrice a day thinking about it.

Literally.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

There's no use getting worried about a forever you won't be aware of.

But I respect your beliefs
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

You were dead for "forever" until you woke up and were born.

I don't see the big deal. When you're dead you wont have to worry about it anyways.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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We can go back to cruising in the Astral plane..
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

Matter can be neither created nor destroyed so our composition will continue on eternally. It may be the end of the line for our consciousness, then again it may not. But technically we do stick around in one form or another. We are immortal
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:24 PM   #7
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Matter can be neither created nor destroyed so our composition will continue on eternally. It may be the end of the line for our consciousness, then again it may not. But technically we do stick around in one form or another. We are immortal

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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

Everything is temporary, really. Eventually the sun too, which has stood as a constant throughout all of the years that sentient life has existed on Earth, will die like anything else. And it is just 1 of an immeasurable amount of stars in the universe.
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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

Death doesn't last forever; it doesn't 'last' at all. It is just an absence. It's like saying 'that pile of nothing over there is gonna last forever'
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Everything is temporary, really. Eventually the sun too, which has stood as a constant throughout all of the years that sentient life has existed on Earth, will die like anything else. And it is just 1 of an immeasurable amount of stars in the universe.

Yup. Not only you will die too, but everyone you know will someday as well.

As a lifecoach it's something I advise all of my clients to sit down and think about at one point or another during their lives.
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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

Well me believing in reincarnation, nah... what gets me shit scared is the thought of this world/life never ending... its a never ending cycle.

You life, die.... live your next life in another body/situation to continue learning and improving as person, die..... life your next life in another body with different circumstances again (probably) to continue improve as person, die.... etc.

that thought, of it NEVER ending, i mean, put your mind to it... this circle will never end. You will always go back to earth, until the moment you reach perfection.. and god (literally) knows how long that takes...


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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

The fact that your dead and your dead forever means you have nothing to be scared about? Why be worried when you won't experience anything and you can't control it. You won't be laying there going "shit I wish I was alive" you simply won't exist.

I'm more scared of people I care about passing away than I am of myself.

I worry more about how people I care about would have to deal with me being dead than how I would deal with being dead myself.
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Yup. Not only you will die too, but everyone you know will someday as well.

As a lifecoach it's something I advise all of my clients to sit down and think about at one point or another during their lives.

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your a life coach? I thought you were like 11 years old with the retarded shit you say here. Maybe you need to see a life coach?
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:19 PM   #14
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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

existing > not existing for me...not going to try to rationalize it another way, the whole "awesome! I won't care because I won't exist!" angle doesn't work for me, I WANT to exist and "care" about things.

I am a theist though, so I believe that I am "infinite" and always have been...although I also believe that "time" is only of this universe and the whole concept of "forever" is different outside of here. I believe that in the after life there is no "past" or "present" or "future", every minute, day, year, etc is all going on simultaneously. A billion years is no different than a millisecond, etc. When you die, everyone you know will already be there.
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Default Re: Does anyone else get scared by the 'forever' aspect of death?

Some days it scares the shit out of me, like the fact that death can happen at any moment not allowing you to do all you want in life...A lot of people like to go about it thinking they're going to make it to 70+ and have all the time in the world... Other days it inspires me to do all I can and be as nice as I can to everyone I meet. As I've gotten older and noticed time seeming as if it's passing faster really gets me....Feel as if I'm on a railroad track in the dark speeding up knowing the cliff is coming but not knowing when I'll fall.....So I just take a deep breath, think of the ones I love and cry masterrbate
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