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sudo wrote

I was dead for 13.8 billion years before I was born, and I didn't feel a thing. So, I don't fear ceasing to exist, because I won't be around to observe my nonexistence. That being said, I would prefer to stay alive for as long as possible, or until continuing to live would be worse than death.


DaisyDisaster wrote

I don't fear it but I don't welcome it, either. It's something I know is going to happen but I still want to enjoy myself as much as I can while I have the chance.


mofongo wrote

I've accepted my mortality but don't feel like dying if I can avoid it.


What_Is_This_Life wrote

I don't fear being dead. I just fear the pain that may come before being dead. I wouldn't particularly welcome death at this point since I still have something I want to do.


ziq wrote

I don't fear death, but living long enough to watch Earth-destroying shitbags like Musk and Bezos die (pref horribly) would be sweet.


trashcan wrote

Both. I think I fear death, but sometimes I fear life even more.


libre_dev wrote

My depression says "yes please" and my lucid self is too busy finding a mate


jadedctrl wrote

I feel like the only thing that would make death terrible would be the sense of in-completion preceding it (or the pain, of course)-- but I've come to terms with it. No matter what the reason for that sense of incompletion, there would always be something else to follow it, even if you followed the other thing through to completion. There will always be something incomplete in life, so I hope that on my death-bed I have that view-point.
Also, basically what /u/sudo said


DataPacRat wrote

I plan to live forever, of course, but barring that I'd settle for a couple thousand years. Even five hundred would be pretty nice. -- CEO Nwabudike Morgan, Morganlink 3D-Vision Interview

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. -- Woody Allen

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. -- Rick Potvin

Give me immortality or death. -- Nick de Jongh

Personally, I’ve been hearing all my life about the Serious Philosophical Issues posed by life extension, and my attitude has always been that I’m willing to grapple with those issues for as many centuries as it takes. -- Patrick Nielsen Hayden


selver wrote (edited )

Eh, little column a little column b.

The thought that I'm going to die always grounds me, I find it comforting & awe-inspiring. Also a good kind of fear.


ArbitraryHuman wrote

I do not fear death, but I will only welcome it when the next revolution succeeds.


Zzzxxxyyy wrote

Postmodern(post-psilocybin): what does it even mean to be alive?

I don’t fear or welcome death.

I do however find it comforting to know there’s a way to eject myself from consciousness and struggle forever.


Tequila_Wolf wrote

I try to deal with more immediate problems instead of either.

That said, I feel like I'm already dead, in an important sense.

And also a part of me buys into the general argument proposed in Ernest Beckers The Denial of Death, the basic premise of which "is that human civilization is ultimately an elaborate, symbolic defense mechanism against the knowledge of our mortality, which in turn acts as the emotional and intellectual response to our basic survival mechanism." - Wikipedia