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Are you ready to die?
    #2217692 - 01/04/04 02:59 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

This is probably a morbid post, considering we just celebrated the start of a new year, and it's supposed to be a time of fresh starts and renewed commitments, but I just drove 1500 miles in 2 days, and I had a lot of time to think.  :nut:

One of the things that popped into my brain was whether I am ready to die.  Okay, I'm not ready to die.  I haven't won the lottery yet, for one thing.

But not just "am I ready to die?", but if I died right now, would I be ready to go?  Are my beliefs in order?  Have I accomplished whatever I should have accomplished?  Will I leave a void, or will I leave my mark?

And this all falls back to the impetus for my "seeker" status, as to the meaning of life, the journey on which I embarked approximately 2 years ago....

What is the meaning of our existence here on planet Earth?  Why are we here?  What are we, individually, supposed to accomplish?  Parasite or paragon?


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217697 - 01/04/04 03:03 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

no


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217740 - 01/04/04 03:28 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

In the philosophy book I am reading, it constantly says that mans greatest fear is his own demise. I've talked to plenty of people who just cannot accept the fact that they are going to die. Once during a discussion with a man as to why he wasn't an organ donor, he replied "It's morbid for me to imagine donating my organs, I just cannot accept that one day I will die."

I hear people say things like that and it often makes me feel "perverse" because I totally do not feel that way. I was at a pretty wild party New Year's and I could not help but notice the blatant contrast between me and my peers. I seemed really morose and mellow compared to the rest of the wild lusty people. Perhaps it is because I am an INTJ, or perhaps I just lack a certain extroverted drive...

I'm 19 and I feel like I have accepted my Mortality. I'm not ready to die, but if I found out that I had terminle cancer with 3 months to live, I'd be alright with that.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217745 - 01/04/04 03:33 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I wholeheartedly look forward to dying.

It will be the ultimate experience.

I don't mind kickin around these parts until it happens, though.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2217769 - 01/04/04 03:47 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Before I comment on the rest of your post, why did you feel "morose and mellow"? What does that mean, to you?


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2217771 - 01/04/04 03:48 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Everyone dies mang. I like the song 'always look on the bright side of life' by monty python. They sing it when jesus and them are all getting crucified at the end of "The life of Brian".

I'm not ready to die, if ready means prepared that is.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217790 - 01/04/04 03:58 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I am completely and wholesomely ready to die :grin:
heck, I pray for it every minute of the day :rolleyes:


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: lucid]
    #2217795 - 01/04/04 04:01 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

lucid, you may die when Mr. Mushrooms gives you permission.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217797 - 01/04/04 04:02 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Dammit, no fair making me think about deep shit when I'm all fucked up! :tongue:

My answer to this one's totally different now than it would have been a couple years ago.  I know damn well I said in an e-mail to you back then that I didn't really give a shit if I died 'cause I had nothing left I needed to do.  Funny how things change...


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Renegade8]
    #2217809 - 01/04/04 04:12 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

That is so fucking cool, and makes my question even deeper now, based on your answer, and because I know in what type of research you are involved.

In my opinion, as long as you are alive, there is always something left that needs to be done....


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Renegade8]
    #2217815 - 01/04/04 04:18 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

And what you wrote prompts another question:

If you're not ready to die, if there's something left that you haven't done yet that you've been planning to do, what are you planning to do, and wtf are you waiting for?


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217819 - 01/04/04 04:21 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

Frog said:
That is so fucking cool, and makes my question even deeper now, based on your answer, and because I know in what type of research you are involved.




It's a good question, too. I have no fucking clue what it is I'm supposed to accomplish, only that I have to do this.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217834 - 01/04/04 04:37 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

i feel im ready to die, but dont take that to mean i have no reason to live.  given the choice i'll take life but if its my time to die then im down.  dying is what you get for living :grin:

to continue on that thought, fuck all this sadness and depression that seems to follow death.  i want a big fuckin party for a funeral, i want people to celebrate my life.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: iamhimheisme]
    #2217841 - 01/04/04 04:53 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I agree with you. There are still things I want to do, but if I died today, it would be okay.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #2217902 - 01/04/04 05:59 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

KingOftheThing said:
no




Why "no"?


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217903 - 01/04/04 06:00 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I've been ready to die since I was sixteen. It involved visions not induced by drugs (and no, there's no schizo or epeleptic history in my family), and I came to the conclusion that this was something 'someone' or perhaps my subconscious was trying to tell me: when you die, however gory the fashion, whatever the reason, you die. No use fussing about it, "Tough luck, kiddo. Shit happens, yes, even to you."

Of late I'm kinda feeling like my soul is on its last run through this universe, and when I die it's going to be final. This is not some ego-trip or anything, I'm not claiming to have reached Enlightenment or anything. Heck, I can't even turn wine into water when I pass a checkpost for alcohol abuse. Nonono, none of that. It just feels like I'm very, very, VERY ancient a soul, and I'm... how should I say... looking forward to the end. Mind you, I take great pleasure in life, but if I have to see the beauty of this world for yet another lifetime, I'll kill myself. You dig?


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217947 - 01/04/04 06:45 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

my psychedelic induced state taught me that I am not ready to die, but I would learn to accept if the time came.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2217963 - 01/04/04 07:05 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

i am ready to die only because i few it as a natural process. why fight what i can never hope to control? i might as well make it easier on my self by just accept my own mortality.

and if i were to find myself in a life threatening situation, i feel this outlook would enable me to keep a cool head and possibly even make it out alive.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Frog]
    #2218041 - 01/04/04 08:24 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I'm pretty content to be alive for a few years longer.

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


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Re: Are you ready to die? [Re: Revelation]
    #2218082 - 01/04/04 09:50 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

If i where to die to day it would only bother me because of my friends and family because i couldnt stand the pain it would cause them. If they died before me and then i died i dont it would realy bother me as much. It would just be the ultimate trip that i could enjoy because i wouldnt have any ties to this world.


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