How do you cope with knowing death is inevitable?
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If it’s inevitable, why worry?
I half dont care and half want it to hurry up.
To me, I’m a lot more afraid of the idea of living forever, so I’ll take death as an alternative lol.
Also, for me, it’s kind of comforting in a way to think that nothing would really have as much meaning if we had infinite time to do it.
I used to actually have a *really* bad fear of death, but over time, I’ve learned to come to terms with it more. It still scares me sometimes, but I’ve definitely learned to accept it more lol
Takes a weight off, actually.
We’re the result of cosmic coincidence. Think about how large the universe is. Our lives are infinitesimally insignificant. A bunch of rocks collided, organic molecules appeared from the primordial soup, and bam, habitable planet.
You just happened to be a sapient sack of meat in this corner of the universe. We will affect many people, just as small as us through the course of our lives, and still have no significance in the bigger picture. And that’s fine!
You happened to be born into this world. Make the most of it. The shortness of our lives and the grand absurdity of our existence is a comfort. Impermanence means the good is precious, while giving reassurance that the bad is not forever.
Basically, just a whimsical way of saying- death encourages us to give meaning to life. Live right by you and your fellow humans since we’re all trapped in this mortal coil together.
Need to think about something else and keep occupied.
Live the best life I can while I have the ability to do so.
Live it up.
Life isn’t about death, it’s about the living part
For me Epicurus put it best
“If I am, then death is not. If Death is, then I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?”
I just don’t want to be alone when it happens. I want someone there to stroke my hair and hold my hand and tell me it’s okay.
Some days I want it to embrace it like the father I never had and wished it came now.
Other days I want to avoid it like my father that hasn’t come back from the grocery store.
I’m fine for those asking.
You mean I DON’T have to wake up to this world someday?!
To me dearh is a comfortable thought, it’s the single constant in this chaotic world. No matter how successfull, no matter how badly you fuck up, all will be facing the great equalizer sooner or later. Might sound edgy but it feels better than trying to stress through everything I want to do in life just to miss out on truly enjoying any of it. When I die it’s all over so I’m going to work with what I’ve got and then rest.
Hoping it’s painless and easy
What you gonna do, spend life worrying about death? Might as well live life and let death be death. Find peace and happiness in every moment because you never know when death will knock.
I try to make peace with it by living each day to the fullest. I remind myself that life is short and fragile, and that it’s important to make time for the things that matter most.
If you spend your life dwelling on something that’s completely out of your control, you’ll end up driving yourself insane. Life is precious; appreciate it for what it is.
Trust in the Lord. Jesus will forgive us if we repent and turn to him
“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” -Mark Twain
I’m 45 and all the worst things that have ever happened to me have happened in the last 6 years. These days I’m looking forward to it and I really hope there is no afterlife because I’m sure that would get tedious after a while also.
Do your best to pass your life forward. You keep living through your children and grandchildren.
There’s nothing to be gained by letting it get you down.
If this is all just chance that we were given this life, it’s a gift to be enjoyed if you can.
If you are religious, and believe in an afterlife, then you also have something to live for, right now.
Get on with my life.
I try to enjoy the moment and make life better for myself and the people around me
Just live life no feet no regrets
I dont care. I could die tomorrow and I would live life no differently today with that knowledge. What does it matter that I’m going to die?
Not wasting a day of this life. I’m don’t want to be laying on my death bed full of regrets about stuff I didn’t do or try.
Why cope at all? We all die, I just choose to live now and accept my end if I see it coming.
Worse than death is a life not lived.
make it come sooner or later
I just think everyone has dealt with it, so best not think about it and maybe try to make it come later. Also, sometimes it gives a certain feeling of sureness, becuase at some point it will come.
I look forward to the day that my God Yahweh revives me through the salvation of his Yeshua, Jesus Christ.
I could never understand anyone that wants to live forever, im 22 and this shit already getting old. I like to assume death is like a warm blanket leading into eternal sleep. No heaven or hell just nothingness.
i could use a break, but i’m in no rush
No point thinking about it. All you have to do it make sure that, no matter what little you have, it goes to the people you want it to go to when it happens.
I tend not to think about it. When I do, however, I definitely feel some pretty strong dread.
I honestly don’t care. I’ll be dead, it’s the living who will weep.
By living in the moment and appreciating human culture
Smoke a lot of weed, like a lot.
The fact that I find eternity terrifying has made the inevitability of death a comfort. I don’t want to live forever, or even much longer than a normal human life. I’m about 1/3 through and judging by how I’m feeling about it already I think another 2/3 will feel about the right time to go.
I don’t lol it’s a fear that I try to cope with every day.
By knowing that all the life I can have is inevitable prior to it.
I mean living is inevitable too so why bother focusing on the other one
Inevitable death is a motivator, not something to fear.
Our time on this earth seems infinite, but our lifetime is a mere blip on the timeline of the earth. Our time is short. Get out and do things! Go see things you want to see. Learn to see the beauty around you. Love generously! Make an impact on another life!
When your time comes and you take your final breath before becoming dust, you should be able to look back at life and say, “that was fucking cool!” Do what you can today to be able to say that tomorrow.