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Are you afraid to die?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mohameddo-san, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Mohameddo-san

    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    If my death was timely, I would be scared at first, but, if I knew I did the right thing, I would be able to go peacefully.

    If the FBI and the CIA knocked on my door and took me to Guantanamo Bay for expressing my politicial beliefs, I would spend the rest of my life as a political prisoner and still have honour because I haven't killed anyone.

    If my death was untimely and someone tries to rob me at gunpoint (This happens in America). I would let him take whatever because I knew I would not make it and I would be shot.

    What about you guys?
  2. Not scared of dying no but it´s different scenarios.

    Some scenarios don´t allow you to be scared since you´ll be dead before you even realize it.
    But if i knew i had a disease and had weeks left then i would be a bit scared of the time inbetween but not the dying part. It would suck more then anything really.
  3. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
    #47 Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    I am, yes. Simple as that.
  4. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    All will die, so i think there is no point in fear of death, but i'm afraid of dying miserably in a terrible situation (For example, a heart attack while peeing :confused:). I pray it will be peaceful, in a bed, not sudden, but slowly...
  5. Craig Stevenson

    Craig Stevenson
    Premium Member

    I don't think you're ever really scared until the time to die is upon you.

    I'm not currently scared though I have recently been told I'm likely I have a Pituitary Gland Tumour, in most cases these turn out to be benign but you never know, waiting for another MRI and further tests but does make you think a bit.

    I'm 48 YO this year, for the first 30-40 years of that I was pretty much immortal, smoked 30-40 a day since the age of ten and done many other very stupid things. I'm pretty much the first of the Tech generation and it started to dawn on me over the last 8 years that I wasn't immortal and I'm beginning to get p!ssed at stuff I'm going to miss, Tech Stuff like developments in Gaming, Computers, TV's, Cars, are we gonna land on the Moon or Mars etc. Probably the one thing that I could class as being scared of is dying of a very painful heart attack, my Dad died at 49 and Mum at 66 of heart attacks.
  6. Nope, although I would rather die on the race track than in bed at 85-90 ;)
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  7. Wut? :)

    You do realize that in most cases death means pain since you don´t actually die of age but something stops working in your body.
    I´m fairly sure a sudden death is less painful then a slow one :)

    and to touch on what William said. Agreed. Give me the Eau Rouge trees then a hospital bed.
  8. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    What i mean is that i want to die prepared, not in a sudden incident :) "Slowly" was a strange word tough, it sounds painful as you said :D
  9. Got it ;)
    Yea slowly doesn´t sound that great :)
  10. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Staff

    “To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one's ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

    -Bruce McLaren

    I second that.
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  12. I'm afraid to die young, like before I'm 80, I hope I age like my grandfather, but I doubt I do, he's 93 now and still walks unassisted and still has a clear mind, like he says "Livet er farligt, man kan dø af det" Life is dangerous, you can die from it.
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  13. Im on the other side of this coin. My greatest fear is growing old. I made peace with death when I bought my first motorcycle. Like William and Tom I'd rather go doing something fun or standing up for something worthwhile. I just hope there is no such thing as reincarnation, one time around is enough for me. I'd gladly give my spot/life for someone else's.