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Maera
July 23rd, 2006, 07:57 PM
Um, I hope this thread is allowed but what do you guys think about people that are afraid that someone [family member, friend, etc] might pass away. I mean, there are some people that really worry and they cant enjoy life because they are really afraid of death. Do you guys know of anyway for someone to stop the fear or what do you 'personally' think about this kind of fearness?

Hope you guys do not mind about this thread. n_n;

Krafty Quill
July 24th, 2006, 04:42 PM
I’m not ready to leave. It’s too scary to die. I’ll have to be carried into the cemetery and be buried alive. O_O

Being afraid of death is just about the most brave a person can be. I'm more afraid of the method of dying than what it would be like to be in the state of death.

oni flygon
July 24th, 2006, 04:47 PM
I'm not really afraid of death itself, but the way I'm going to die. Pain's always the issue or torment before death. But then again, I always try my best to have a better afterlife... >>

Krafty Quill
July 24th, 2006, 04:49 PM
You are not afraid of dying????

Than you cannot be brave in that respect. v_v

oni flygon
July 24th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Every person, no matter how he or she tries to claim it, will have the instinctive fear of dying. Not death, but how that person would die. It's probably the same as the fear of the unknown.

Krafty Quill
July 24th, 2006, 05:01 PM
It is the same as the fear of the unkown because nobody really knows what comes after death or how one is going to die.

But being scared of death is brave. If brave can be defined as doing something you are scared to do, and you are afraid to die, and that person dies, then they are brave! ;)

Lucy Lu
July 24th, 2006, 07:23 PM
I am afraid to die. ; ; I just don't like the feel of graves and stuff. *shudder* I hope to live a long time. Hopefully to 90 years old, but things could happen. I just don't like death, it is too sad. I am so scared about my family passing away. I don't know what I can do if it happens. I hope they live a while longer.

Sorano
July 24th, 2006, 07:42 PM
People may say they aren't scared of death, but when the time is near, they will be. n__n;;

Honestly, right now, I am not scared of death. But that is probably because I try to never think about it. I just want to live my life without worrying about it, and embrace every moment I have here. But when I do think about it, I get a little scared. Because I still have so many things that I want to experience before my time is up, so many things that I have planned.

What I really spend time worrying about, though, is other people dying, because I don't want to be left behind.

Sad, sad topics. D:
Karlii~

Chase Leader
July 24th, 2006, 08:00 PM
The only thing I fear about death is dying in confusion or dying confused. Other than that I don't fear death...the only people who fear death are those that have yet to start living.

oni flygon
July 24th, 2006, 08:00 PM
It is the same as the fear of the unkown because nobody really knows what comes after death or how one is going to die.

But being scared of death is brave. If brave can be defined as doing something you are scared to do, and you are afraid to die, and that person dies, then they are brave! ;)
True, but doing something involves your conscious control and have an awareness to it. Since fear is an instinctive emotion, it is not in conscious control, thus being afraid is not considered as being brave.

Gunn
July 24th, 2006, 10:35 PM
When you have lost someone very close to you die, there's an extremely awkward feeling you get. There's a point after their death you realize: They're gone. Not ever coming back. You can't ever see them again. I mean, you can FEEL their absence rather than just knowing it.

As of my opinion of death, well, I can't really say. I'm alwayed confused. I'm just really scared of my family ... what they be like for them if I died? Would they actually care and think about me? Of course, death is common and cannot be stopped. So death is just something normal and shouldn't be much of a big deal. *shrugs*

Krafty Quill
July 25th, 2006, 11:19 AM
True, but doing something involves your conscious control and have an awareness to it. Since fear is an instinctive emotion, it is not in conscious control, thus being afraid is not considered as being brave.

I know what you are trying to say but being afraid is not the only part of being brave. I said being afraid of dying but then going through with it anyway, that was brave! XD

I understand that dying can be more of something that happens to you than something you actually direct but details, details. ^^" Sometimes, we can control our fates, death included.

Natsuki
July 25th, 2006, 03:49 PM
I think it's silly to worry so much about death. If you spend your life fretting about how or when you or a loved one is going to die, you'll end up wasting your life away...not to mention succombing to paranoia. Death isn't something I like, but I realize it's a fact of life and I, personally, try to deal with death as best I can.

I don't have a phobia of death or anything and yes, there have been times when I worry so much about someone I love and, knowing a certain situation they might be in, fear for their life. For me, the fear of dying isn't what scares me, it's what I'd be missing. I'm sure a lot of people can relate to that.

I guess if you've lost someone really close to you then it's easier to really fear death. Having someone you love die isn't a fun thing to have to deal with, so I guess that alone would make someone's fear of death become greater. ._.;

~Kelsey

Lily
July 25th, 2006, 04:12 PM
It's only natural we fear death; those who do not, at this stage...well, brimful of confidence, I can't say what'll get you killed first. ^_^

Ah, but who am I to say? I'm fourteen, too young, and I don't believe I fear death as much..and I have no qualms with those who do. Preferences, I suppose. =)

pokemaster7
July 26th, 2006, 05:19 PM
When my docter told me my blood was poisond and i was going to die(I have an exiting life). i did'nt fear death, probibly cause the gas was also messing my thouts.note: the poison came from gas from the stove

Cait Sith
July 31st, 2006, 12:57 PM
I'm not exactly afraid of death... More importantly, I'm afraid of seeing nothingness after I die. Personally, I believe in reincarnation, and walking the spirit planes in the Afterlife (if you're too lazy to go to the light, or don't know how to, or have unfinished business)...

But if I were to be wrong, and all I saw and felt after death was blackness? Man. I would hate for that to happen.

I remember when I had appendicitis, and my appendix was SO close to bursting...I didn't think about "OMG I'M GONNA DIE." Instead, I was hoping/praying for my afterlife to be good, and that I wouldn't forget this life.

Maybe fear of nothingness is the equivalent to fear of death? o.o;

Red530
August 1st, 2006, 07:03 PM
Of course I'm scared of death.

I love life too much to die right now.


But maybe later in life *when I'm in 70s or 80s* I'll appreciate the fact that I'll die.

Aether
August 10th, 2006, 04:31 PM
fear of death to me, is like a silly phobia. Its going to happen, fearing it is pointless. scince all the terror and danger crap going on in the world right now, I realized that if I die, i die and thats just it. Don't get me wrong I love living, but its just something we eventually have to face, I guess I've just faced it prematurely.

Lord Mike
August 10th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Life is too short to worrying about those things. Just enjoy life while you can.

Soul Eater
August 10th, 2006, 04:44 PM
Actaully, I do have a fear of death...I mean I feel like I want to live for ever. I want to be able to live my life like I am now and never die. ;o;

Wild MissingNo. appeared!
August 15th, 2006, 01:12 PM
I am also scared of death like when I was a baby I almost died twice because I was born with a weak lung as I was early very early but since then I've had a fear of dying I still do like when I lost my 6 month of kitten 2 years ago it hit me very hard, since that day It's haunting my mind it still does, but I am 18 with Autism my mother is rarely home because of her mother who my mother has pushed me away for so so long but, we are not getting any younger I know death can be scary it is I love life to give it up now, I want to life forever never die Death can open it's gates to me but I never want to die.. never it's to painful to family..

Charz
August 15th, 2006, 11:15 PM
The only thing that makes me worry about it is what it's like after death. To think about it, it is pretty scary to suddenly vanish from existence. You can't feel anything, you can't see anything, you can't move anything, you can't think, you become nothing.

~Ozy~
August 16th, 2006, 07:21 AM
I have much to live for, yes. And I have a lot I would still like to do during my time on earth. So, I'll do it. Death is a secondary thought at the moment. Of course, when the day comes, there are certain ways I would rather go. Burning and drowning in particular scare me. As for the moment of death itself? That, in a way has a certain academic curiosity for me.

Loki
August 16th, 2006, 07:29 AM
Hmm, I kinda think it's like a um...well I do fear it deeeep down inside...I guess. I've never really thought about it, someone my age probably SHOULDN'T be thinking about that yet. I agree, that probably what scares people the most is HOW they'll die, not dying itself, because it's the prospect of closing your eyes and never opening them again, or going through insane pain until you die that's just scary.

Even if I try, at the moment, I can't fear death, because it's most likely quite far away from me, and what with hardships in life, you begin to think things like, 'well, if I get hit by a car, at least all this crap in my life will go away'. But those are things you think before it's really happening, and it makes you less and less afraid of death, and sometimes more welcoming of it. Yes, even at my age these thoughts seep through the young minds of today.

CHaRiSMa
August 16th, 2006, 07:54 AM
The only thing I fear about death is dying in confusion or dying confused. Other than that I don't fear death...the only people who fear death are those that have yet to start living.

What do you mean by dying confused? Like confused about something you could say or do which could lead to some awkward circumstances or something else?
Personally I except death as something perfectly natural allthough it can be scary sometimes I mean when you're afraid that someone you care about is going to die.. I also think (okay this is going to sound weird but still) that I'mj not going to die just yet.. I know what you're going to say - well how do you know that you're not gonna die just the next moment.. I mean you can get a sudden heart attack (this things really happen I saw it on TV and read about teenagers who were perfectly healthy then just suddenly died because of heart attack o_O) or I don't know some crazy dude hits u with a car etc. but I just kinda have this feeling that all this things just won't happen to me just yet.. and because I'm so confident I don't really think about death.. I mean I have thought about it yeah.. but I'm just not scared of it yet.. I'll worry about it when I'm an old and moody grandma ^^ and I also think that there is no reason to think about death so much and fear it too - in any case.. I mean I know that people fear that the people they care about are going to die.. but linger about that thought and worry about it too much just doesn't make sense (especially for teenagers), at this moment we are living and that is what we should focus our mind on (just like Natsuki said; otherways we'll just end up wasting our lives); how we are going to make our life better, reach our goals, change ourselves to better persons, how to make our friends and family happy etc. so when the moment of your death comes at least you'll know that you're life wasn't wasted in any way and I think even dying wouldn't seem so devastating after that thought now would it ;)

Shorty
August 16th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Death is just another one of those things destined to happen in life. My personal opinion is that, we should only concern ourselves with things in our control because then there's an opportunity for us to do something about it. Since death is far from our control, i'd think it would be irrational to fret about it, but then most human fears are irrational in a way, so go figure. ^_^"

Dawg 2005
August 16th, 2006, 06:14 PM
I'm terrified of how I am going to die, and death itself. Mainly because after you die, what happens next? Do you get reincarnated? Do you actually go to "Heaven"? There's so many things I want to know, and it really bothers me a lot, because your future is full of nothingness after that. X_x;

Krafty Quill
August 17th, 2006, 02:44 AM
I really hope, after death comes reincarnation. A second chance to live sounds good to me, though it would be kinda pointless if you had to start completely from scratch and learn everything all over again. Nothingess wouldn't be so bad if we weren't aware of it. If we had to be semi-consious and staring at darkness for an eternity then whoa! =O

Wild MissingNo. appeared!
August 17th, 2006, 05:25 AM
I'm terrified of how I am going to die, and death itself. Mainly because after you die, what happens next? Do you get reincarnated? Do you actually go to "Heaven"? There's so many things I want to know, and it really bothers me a lot, because your future is full of nothingness after that. X_x;

I agree there Death is to scary for it to happen it's like when your a sleep when you try and wake up whe you can't what then? Life is to nice to give up I've been scared of death since I was a child it's always scared me, but I don't want to die because I am loney my mother pushes me away we are not getting any younger but life's to short to give it up now far to short death will be there but some can still live on I am 18 years old, I love life to give it up now

Auron
August 18th, 2006, 03:10 AM
Sometimes I fear so, but sometimes I don't.

But I'm more afraid of dear people's death than mine.

Akitochi
August 21st, 2006, 04:51 PM
I see why some would be afraid of death, but I don't really think that it's something to be feared. We're all going to go, it's whenever fate chooses, worrying isn't going to stop anything so what would be the point in doing so? Studies prove that worry makes you yourself closer to the brink of death. And besides, I suppose you can always think that death is just new beginning too. But I just think about how it's not good for me to worry. Just live life, for yourself. Stressing and worrying about others does absolutely no good for them or you.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 21st, 2006, 06:08 PM
No I don't have a fear of death. If I die I die thats life.

:t093:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

TMR
August 23rd, 2006, 10:13 AM
i will take death anyday haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa