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Old 11-02-04, 11:59 AM
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are you at the age where people around you start to die?

didn't really notice this in HS, but ever since i started college, i noticed people that i grew up with or had known passed away.

kinda sad...
Old 11-02-04, 12:01 PM
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A friend of mine committed suicide...
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At least two members of my high school class (1983) have died.
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Mostly just older relatives but yep. Very depressing.
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there has been 2 or 3 people from my high school class die since i graduated....which was only 4 years ago in 2000
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3 close family members this year.

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Most of the people around me end up killing themselves I have no idea why.
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Yes, but I must listen to the voices in my head or I will be punished.

At my 25th HS reunion I think we figured 9 people had died since graduation. Everything from suicide, Aids, and car or motorcycle accidents.

The brother of a girl I used to date killed himself a couple years ago. Last year another guy we went to school with dropped dead of heart failure.

Mid 40's is a weird age. You still feel young, but people your age are becoming grandparents and several are dying from health related issues.
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Re: are you at the age where people around you start to die?

Originally posted by Mole177
didn't really notice this in HS, but ever since i started college, i noticed people that i grew up with or had known passed away.

kinda sad...
you're only in college and friends are dying? where are you? what are they dying from?
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Sadly, a few people I knew from high school have died, including one of my best friends. Even a few people I've met at college have died. Stupid death.
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Yes. Both my Grandmothers died this year.
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No, luckily. I haven't heard about anyone in my high school class who's died.
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No, not lately. But back towards the end of high school I had several family members die over the next few years - like 3 or 4 per year.

This thread is very sad.
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A lot more died in highschool than now. We had a crazy year where 7 students died at our school- it was more than in all my other 11 years combined- most deaths were suicides. And I do believe another student killed himself later that summer.

I've not heard of anyone dying since then actually (except relatives, I mean people around me in school)
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Aren't you always at that age?

Anyway, the first death of someone particularly close to me was my grandfather -- I was 18.
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Nobody close to me died until about 7 years ago, which would've made me 22 or 23. Up until then the only deaths I had to deal with had been pets. All four of my grandparents died within a few years of each other, plus one family friend who was only in his 40s. It seemed like someone was dying every 6 months. Thankfully, it finally stopped.

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No, but I'm at the age where pretty much all my friends are married and about to/have kids already. I'm still single.
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Originally posted by aintnosin
At least two members of my high school class (1983) have died.
Me too. (1999)

One was a fairly good friend of mine who just didn't deserve to go. At the time he was practically the only guy who didn't drink or smoke in my circle of friends. It wasn't fair.. But that is life, I guess. He died of kidney failure.
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AIDS took most of the gang I hung out with when I was 19 - 22... I was exactly the wrong age... We hit the big-time cities, independant for the first time, enjoyed our freedom, and all died off from something without a name. I only survived by being too neurotic and screwed-up about sex to sleep around. Still am.
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I had some kind of connection to about 30 people who died over a period of 3 months about 3 years ago. Not all of them were poeple I knew well, but I did know them. They included my grandmother, one of her sisters and two of her brothers all from health issues, a co-worker's baby, a co-worker's husband, 2 people I went to school with, and various other people I had come into contact with throughout my life. That was getting a little depressing. I had not knows many people who had died before then and not many people I know have died since. In the last couple weeks I have seen 3 people I went to HS with wanted by the police for 3 separate incidents though.

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