How do you deal with the knowledge that your experience on Earth will end?
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The thought that death could be just like going into a dreamless sleep scares me deeply. There's nothing I fear more than this kind of death, knowing that there is no reason to be righteous or kind is depressing. I don't like thinking about death, so I don't deal with the thought of knowing that I will die. I don't deal with it I ignore it and repress it. If I truly didn't believe there was some sort of afterlife I don't know what I'd do, it would probably be bad though, or maybe I'd live every moment as though it were my last, and live exuberantly.Let me elaborate on this, I fear death more than everything and ignore/repress thinking about it because how can anyone with a soul not be afraid of losing your girl friend, family, friends and never having anymore fun. How can you not fear the chance of having no more adventures, or loving anyone any longer?
To me, death is something to look forward to. If I die a slow death, everyone I know will be at my side, and I'd be knowing that some people would remember me even if it were only for my last living weeks.
It would probably be one of the high points of my life, which, as depressing as it sounds, gives me something to look forward to in my life, which is rare for me these days.
I guess the real question here is, how do you deal with life?
How can you not fear the chance of having no more adventures, or loving anyone any longer?
Because there's also never having to worry about anything or to feel any form of suffering like sickness, pain, hunger, greed, fear, anger, hate etc.
If I die a slow death, everyone I know will be at my side, and I'd be knowing that some people would remember me even if it were only for my last living weeks.
If I don't, I won't ever find out. One of the perks of being dead.
Well actually, God can save those who are really faithful to him, and they will be saved and can live forever in a perfect world without violence or evil or suffering.
Go to www.watchtower.org for more.
Man.....i dont know how answer this
Get into an accident or contract some disease that requires a blood transfusion to give you any chance of surviving and tell me that being a Jehovah's Witness is still a good idea.
Anyway, death is just another part of life, no big deal - I'm not going to be around to worry about this sort of thing when I'm dead so why worry about it now?
To be honest I've given this some thinking in the past years but not I realise that it's a waste of time to think about it.I'll just enjoy life as long as I can.
Well, we all born to die.
The true meaning of this question is, if we lived everything that we really wanted.
I just hope when i die, i die fast without any kind of hard agony and with the feeling i had a really good life.
Get into an accident or contract some disease that requires a blood transfusion to give you any chance of surviving and tell me that being a Jehovah's Witness is still a good idea
It may seem that way, but if it was bad, there is a good chance you would die, and blood transfusions rarely works more, and often works less, than not taking one. Most doctors now agree that not taking a blood transfusion is safer, because disease can be transferred.
I've never known anyone (and I know a lot of people who have had a kid) who died because of not taking a blood transfusion. That is probably just a myth. Not taking the transfusion is just as safe as not.
Most doctors now agree that not taking a blood transfusion is safer, because disease can be transferred.
Right. Because having some risk of a curable disease in your blood is far worse than having no blood at all.
I don't think you read the article that I posted, so here, I'll post it and highlight the key parts for you:
In this nationwide retrospective study, the researchers examined all cases of maternal mortality in the Netherlands between 1983 and 2006, and all cases of serious maternal morbidity between 2004 and 2006.
The authors report that all identified cases of maternal mortality in Jehovah's witnesses during this period were caused by major obstetric haemorrhage. The refusal of red blood cell transfusion was found to be an important factor in the course of events leading to the death of these women. All cases of serious maternal morbidity in Jehovah's witnesses were similarly caused by major obstetric haemorrhage and linked to the refusal of red blood cell transfusion.
Professor Jos van Roosmalen, Chairman of the National Maternal Mortality Committee of the Netherlands Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and supervisor of the research, said "In the Netherlands, the overall maternal mortality ratio due to obstetric haemorrhage is extremely low at 0.67 per 100,000 live births. Excellent blood transfusion facilities contribute heavily to this low ratio".
"Jehovah's witnesses, by refusing blood transfusion, expose themselves to a serious risk during childbirth. Our survey has shown a maternal mortality ratio due to obstetric haemorrhage of 68 per 100, 000 live births in this group, a 130 times higher risk than the average."
You get over it. My friend commit suicide about a couple months ago. Do I still think about him? Absolutely. But I dont let it hold me back from the life that I'M living now.
Death happens. Everyone has to go through it at some time. Is it bad? No. Is it good? Not really. But it happens, and you have to be the one who keeps going as long as you can.
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