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Old 10-27-04, 07:58 AM
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How often do you think about your own death?

I think I was like most "kids" in my teens and 20's and went about my daily life w/out giving much thought to dying. Probably really didn't in my 30's either. But as I near 40 in a few months, everytime I see an obit of someone who was in their 50's or 60's it kind of gives me a huge pause for thought. Even if I live to 80 I can still look back and see how quickly just 20 years went by. Kind of a wild thought. I think I do this pause almost daily now.

(not trying to be maudlin here.... and I know that I've been lucky not to be surrounded by many friends or family who have passed away... I've not been forced to consider it all the time)
Old 10-27-04, 08:16 AM
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Only when jerks like you bring it up.


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Old 10-27-04, 08:24 AM
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Always had a premonition I'll die in a car crash.

Doesn't bother me too much....if its my time....its my time.

I just wear my seatbelt all the time and keep my fun driving for the track.
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Whenever i watch a Benn Affleck movie........
Old 10-27-04, 08:31 AM
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Originally posted by WhoGirl
Only when jerks like you bring it up.


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Um... okay. I don't think this topic is any sadder than discussing the situation in Iraq. I guess everyone deals with death differently. I can think about it and seconds later be immersed in something else where it's far from my mind.
Old 10-27-04, 08:33 AM
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Leave me alone. I did my estate planning and I don't want to think about it anymore.

Actually, while I'm 60, I come from a family of pretty long-lived people. Another 25-30 years is not unreasonable at all, and financially, I need to plan for at least 40 (and have).
Old 10-27-04, 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by atlantamoi
Um... okay. I don't think this topic is any sadder than discussing the situation in Iraq. I guess everyone deals with death differently. I can think about it and seconds later be immersed in something else where it's far from my mind.
Sorry for joking around. I thought levity to a serious, depressing thread would be nice.


But really, I think about death most if someone mentions it or the thought is put into my mind. Otherwise I am too busy living day by day. I have plans set for when I die, but for now I'd like to enjoy my youth and pretend I am immortal.


Worrying about death causes undue stress that can lead to an earlier death.
Old 10-27-04, 08:53 AM
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Originally posted by WhoGirl
Sorry for joking around. I thought levity to a serious, depressing thread would be nice.
I hear ya... I know it's not a "fun" topic. Just curious how others feel. BTW, if I recall correctly, don't you like horror flicks? Kind of deathly! (gonna watch the new "Dawn of the Dead" today... my topic will be on my mind quite a bit)
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Originally posted by atlantamoi
I hear ya... I know it's not a "fun" topic. Just curious how others feel. BTW, if I recall correctly, don't you like horror flicks? Kind of deathly! (gonna watch the new "Dawn of the Dead" today... my topic will be on my mind quite a bit)
I do, indeed. I love them. But I don't always put myself in the situation when watching a movie, period.

Which DotD? The *new* special edition of the original, or the remake? I just picked up the remake last night. Haven't seen it yet, but I will check it out.
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The remake. I'm not a big horror fan, but I can't wait to watch this. Perfect timing for Halloween.
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We're gonna die??!! HOLY CRAP!!! *!*&#)*&#^!)_*#@_(!!!!

Thanks a whole freaking lot. I hope you're happy.
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Originally posted by Dah-Dee
We're gonna die??!! HOLY CRAP!!! *!*&#)*&#^!)_*#@_(!!!!

Thanks a whole freaking lot. I hope you're happy.
Are you a dog?
Old 10-27-04, 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by atlantamoi
Are you a dog?
Why, are the ugly immortal?
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I think more about the last few years before I'll die. If I live to old age, it's likely most of the people I've ever known will be dead before me. Basically every adult you knew as a child will be dead, and people within a few years of you, about half will be dead most likely. Lots of people you've cared about.

Depressing.
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Re: How often do you think about your own death?

Originally posted by atlantamoi
How often do you think about your own death?
Not as often as I think about your death.
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Not very often. I'm 42, and no friends and only a few acquaintances have died.

But last night, I went to a talk on HIV and STDs. The gay men my age remember going to 2-3 funerals a week. That's scary.
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Re: Re: How often do you think about your own death?

Originally posted by Otto
Not as often as I think about your death.
An axe? Ouchy.
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"Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead."
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i pray for my own death on a daily basis yet still i keep on keepin on. stupid god!


actually today is the 11 year anniversary of the death of a high school friend of mine. i bought a 40 of old e. last night and i plan to pour out a little liquor for my homie later today.
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Originally posted by raven56706
Whenever i watch a Benn Affleck movie........
Old 10-27-04, 01:24 PM
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It can't come soon enough- this is my general feeling on death when I'm sitting here at work.
Old 10-27-04, 01:44 PM
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Every man on both sides of my family has had a heart attack/stroke in their mid-50s. Some survive, some don't. My daughter will be in her mid 20's by then. My only regret is that I may not be around for her wedding. As far as my wife, I plan to quietly depart and leave enough money for her to live another 40 years.
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sometimes. I'm still hoping I will find the fountain of youth sometime soon so I'll never, ever grow old and die, but I'm slowly starting to realize that this is just a dream. As long as I'm able to live life everyday, I can't complain when I go...as long as it's not for another 100 years!!!!
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Because of the nature of my spiritual beliefs, I'm not at all worried about my death, or the idea of being dead. But, I am nervous about going through the process of dying, especially if it's something long and painful, like cancer. If I can't go like Picasso and Jerry Garcia--go to sleep one night and wake up dead--I'll take a relatively quick heart attack, I guess. And I do wonder just how I'll go. Afterall, people find all kinds of ways to die; I wonder which one I'll end-up experiencing. Oh, and I believe in reincarnation, so, I'll be back, to go through it all again.
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honestly, several times a day

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