Mentally Ill;105496 wrote:
I have very recently been contemplating my death (not in a depressed suicidal way, but as a curious critical thinker) and have finally come to terms with it's inevitability.
Good. Most people never consider it.
I always knew that I would die eventually and haven't been suffering from illusions of grandeur that I might live forever, but I had never actually considered the significance of my future death. After giving it much thought, accepting my death has released me from many of my past preoccupations with material wealth. I will go about my day-to-day activities, day by day, until my body can no longer function well enough to support my consciousness, and I will cease to exist.
Join the club. =)
I can truly say, I am now ready to die. And, now, I feel more than ever, that I can truly say, I am ready to live.
"When I thought I was learning to live, I found that I was really learning to die." -- Gallileo
Does anyone else here share my thoughts and does anyone here have any philosophical analysis of this story?
Well... I wouldn't say that I "share your thoughts" exactly, but I, too, realize the inevitability of death. In fact, I'm kind of looking forward to it.
I"m not suicidal (though I have been several times) nor depressed (though I have been in the past). I simply recognize that death is the natural end of life and I don't fear it.
This life, for me at least, has been really
difficult and I won't be sad when it is over. Oh, sure, I've had some great times and will likely have some great times in the future, but when it's all almost over for me, I won't be sad.
I have absolutely no idea about any sort of "afterlife". This
life is complex enough without worrying about another
I would greatly appreciate a plurality of viewpoints on this topic, as I am still currently fascinated by the notion of my own death.
We all die - as simple as that. Coming to terms with it is, I think, a very rational place to be.
I've also tried LSD multiple times over the course of the last 8 months and I can honestly say that my experience with the universe during those times has changed me from an atheist into a person who believes there is something more than the physical realm. I would not call what I believe in "god" because of the connotations that come along with that term, but I would call it a unity of existence, perhaps, or a shared universal energy that permeates everything.
LOL - You're talking to a long-time acid user. I quit in 2000, but I've fried on acid many, many times. I've also candy-flipped.
Please do not attempt to judge my drug use. I know my rights as an individual and will not tolerate any holier-than-thou attitudes. Thank you.
If you have also tried LSD, I would appreciate any insight you gained while on the drug, as I truly believe it to be a consciousness-expanding experience.
We could have an entire discussion about acid. I've fried over 200 times, usually taking between 3-4 hits. Most of my trips lasted from 2-3 days (quite exhausting, I'll tell you). Even though I quit acid in 2000, I still have a lot of 'fry-toys' at my house.