Are you afraid to die?

Created by madhouse on Sep 2, 2008

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“of the brain”

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#104 Sep 9, 2008
Pixie_Vampyress wrote:
<quoted text>
The answer to the towels inquiry is 42.
As Always,
Cherish Your Loved Ones.
(And never forget your towel)
Very deep thought you had;)

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#105 Sep 9, 2008
Not even a little bit. I'd welcome it today if it came my way. I have all my things in order and my life stinks with a capital SUCKS. My family will get my money and my friend will get my rats.

Bring it on.

“Denver Post”

Since: Feb 08

Kremmling Colorado

#106 Sep 9, 2008
Brattus Rattus wrote:
Not even a little bit. I'd welcome it today if it came my way. I have all my things in order and my life stinks with a capital SUCKS. My family will get my money and my friend will get my rats.
Bring it on.
Oh I hear you just cannot get any worse for any of us you are not alone amd me about $5,000.00 to 10 in the hole and sinking below sea level

Since: Sep 08

United States

#107 Sep 9, 2008
I'm not afraid of being dead- but I am afraid that the process will be slow and painful. I just don't want to suffer.
gigsup

United States

#108 Sep 9, 2008
I'm not worried about the gates of heaven opening up to let me in. I'm more afraid of this earth not letting the gates of hell open to let me out!
gigsup

United States

#109 Sep 9, 2008
I have read quite a few "Life After Death" books. One consistent thread between them is this: If suicide is committed and there is mental illness than they {energy/soul etc.} move on like everyone else; into nirvana. If suicide occurs without mental illness, the poor imbiber stays on this plane until their natural time/age would have been to leave earth.

One question, who, that would commit suicide; isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer,a few short loops of a fruit loop, etc....
gigsup

United States

#110 Sep 9, 2008
Suicide is the most selfish act in the world. Talk about not thinking about anything but yourself! If you shifted your focus to helping someone else in need, you might get out of yourself. The smallest package in the room is someone all wrapped up in themselves.

Of course, sadly some depressives, etc. cant find their way out of that dark hole.

It is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

I also have personally witnessed the agony and bewilderment of loved ones left behind. I think if they could have seen how much they were truly loved before they left... ON BOTH SIDES...
gigsup

United States

#111 Sep 9, 2008
About 13 years-ago, I was in a situation where I absolutely,unequivocally thought I was going to die. At that second I did not fear death, I was terrified of the pain that could result.

“Eats yer spinichk ?”

Since: Sep 08

CardboardBoxville

#112 Sep 9, 2008
Death is merely a doorway.
-
Going Through the Door (c 2003)

i stand at the end of a large room and look towards the other,
cut with a doorway, filled with a door.
a door on three hinges,
with a milk-glass window just above eye level.
a large oak door closed tight, but unlocked,
as my heart.
that door becomes my door and i walk toward it.
and i walk toward it to become it and i walk toward the door at that end
that reforms its shape upon each step toward it to become larger,
to fill my eyes more than it fills its opening.
and i walk toward it
slowly.
and more slowly than i knew
and more slowly than you will know.
and soon,
very soon, my feet will come to rest within the shortest distance from it
and before it,
this large oak door on three hinges,
with a milk-glass window just above eye level.
now within my reach, i extend an arm and turn the knob.
and pushing as i have known to push,
the door opens to become the wide opening before me.
to open the narrow enclosure within me.
i begin my walk through it and through it
and through it i go,
with shuffled feet.
head hung low i go.
slowly,
the doorway passes
around me and over me and under me
as i go.
and i go
slowly and quietly i will go.
one foot in front of the other i will go,
until a closed door is behind me,
and no more the distance before me.
-
-wtf

“Denver Post”

Since: Feb 08

Kremmling Colorado

#113 Sep 9, 2008
Bama Belle wrote:
I'm not afraid of being dead- but I am afraid that the process will be slow and painful. I just don't want to suffer.
Ever hear that one song) Prop me up Against the Jukebox when i die? by Country singer Joe Diffy oh gee is it ever funny!!!

“Denver Post”

Since: Feb 08

Kremmling Colorado

#114 Sep 9, 2008
gigsup wrote:
Suicide is the most selfish act in the world. Talk about not thinking about anything but yourself! If you shifted your focus to helping someone else in need, you might get out of yourself. The smallest package in the room is someone all wrapped up in themselves.
Of course, sadly some depressives, etc. cant find their way out of that dark hole.
It is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
I also have personally witnessed the agony and bewilderment of loved ones left behind. I think if they could have seen how much they were truly loved before they left... ON BOTH SIDES...
I have helped my friend in a time of need she did not have her car and her kids needed to
go to the doctors office and she was about to walk
5 miles to the doctors office and i offered her and the kids a ride over and stayed with them such
a joyful"" time!!!! to help somebody "
And they call me their grandma

Since: Sep 08

Pontiac, MI

#115 Sep 9, 2008
I will be glad to die when I find out how many licks it takes to get to an OREO middle.Untill then I plan to live!

“of the brain”

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#116 Sep 9, 2008
catch22 wrote:
I will be glad to die when I find out how many licks it takes to get to an OREO middle.Untill then I plan to live!
UH oh!!!!!!! it doesn't take any licks to get to the center of a oreo,just one good bite! have a safe afterlife;-).

“of the brain”

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#117 Sep 9, 2008
gigsup wrote:
Suicide is the most selfish act in the world. Talk about not thinking about anything but yourself! If you shifted your focus to helping someone else in need, you might get out of yourself. The smallest package in the room is someone all wrapped up in themselves.
Of course, sadly some depressives, etc. cant find their way out of that dark hole.
It is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
I also have personally witnessed the agony and bewilderment of loved ones left behind. I think if they could have seen how much they were truly loved before they left... ON BOTH SIDES...
How nice of you to paint with such a broad brush,You sound like one of those were all created equal people.
DILF

Medford, NY

#118 Sep 10, 2008
I'm a little afraid of death......but I'm more afraid of life.

“near Halloween.”

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#119 Sep 10, 2008
gigsup wrote:
Suicide is the most selfish act in the world. Talk about not thinking about anything but yourself! If you shifted your focus to helping someone else in need, you might get out of yourself. The smallest package in the room is someone all wrapped up in themselves.
Of course, sadly some depressives, etc. cant find their way out of that dark hole.
It is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
I also have personally witnessed the agony and bewilderment of loved ones left behind. I think if they could have seen how much they were truly loved before they left... ON BOTH SIDES...
While you are fully entitled to your opinion,which I completely respecrt.. tho' I personally ... completely disagree with; when you say it is the most selfish act, you miss a 'true' subtlety which makes ALL the difference,
when one is driven to the very edge of suicide [and over] one steps OUTSIDE their mind into an unknown 'sense' or alien ' territory', which can be many things but it most certainly is NOT
reality, therefore 'outside of the mind' so FAR outside.. to speak makes this act - the ultimte act,
which is so violent and opposed to nature - possible
In this state, all reality is distorted,'natural feelings'' selfishness''consideration' are sooooooooooooooooo far removed, NO longer is that person in a normal state of mind.. therefore cannot be accused of selfishness or any other 'normal' shortcoming which would apply to a sane person..

Consider> if a person was taken over by and very high on drugs and jumps off a steep building, wouldn't everyone say 'he/she was not in their right mind'
same thing.. re 'suicide'
I can't or won't go into fuller detail here, but I 'know' what I'm talking about... trust me.

(sadly)!

“near Halloween.”

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#120 Sep 10, 2008
OK!
It was a friend of mine who had complicated family problems, they chose NOT to discuss..
with ANYONE.. and .. in not doing so theproblems got so deep rooted the
person lost their mind and became overwhelmed.. it had a heady and DEVASTATING effect on me, and those who knew this person .. for that reason I STILL can't go there too deeply,as
it 'still' causes grief and shadows..., tho' it happened some time back....
I know and agree that it is dreadful and agonising for those left behind, I 'lived and know' that .. even
WORSE still for family, I take your point completely.. in that ... YET... it is a living hell for the one actually 'committing' the act.

Ireland .. it is said.. has the 5th highest 'suicide' rate in Europe..
Pretty Feet

North Wales, PA

#121 Sep 10, 2008
Grace,
sometimes a person doesnt discuss things because they know others really dont want to hear his thoughts on suicide. because they know it makes others uncomfortable. he may not have wanted to put, what he might think of as his burden on u or anyone that he loves. he may even know that just telling someone else that he would like his life to end - would simply upset others, would cause others pain, which he doesnt want to pass on - so he may try and try to figure out the answer himself, never does, so he thinks suicide IS his answer.
people who dont talk about it, may not do so, because they Dont want to be talked out of it.

nobody knows what people are thinking, or feeling, or going thru..
talking doesnt always help, even professional help may not. but, theres hope and help out there for people who are depressed, its just a matter of looking and finding it in time..

the loved ones behind, of course are the ones who suffer the most - in guilt. all the what ifs..

those are the ones i really feel for, one pain ends, another begins....

lulugirl

Sacramento, CA

#122 Sep 10, 2008
I am so afraid of dying! I am scared to death of dying (no pun intended). Please tell me more of what you all have done/experienced to help not be afraid. I read that people have been through it themselves, or witnessed others. I, however, have not. Are there any books out there that anyone has read that may help understand - ones that you'd recommend? I have lost my all of my grandparents. That's pretty much it. My Mom tells me that it's harder on those you have left behind than to actually die yourself. I can't help thinking (worring) that death or going to heaven is kinda like the whole Santa Claus coming to your house on Christmas Eve- he is "real" when you're a kid - then you're told that sad truth about him - he's just a made-up story. I am so afraid that once you're gone, you're gone. Mind, Body, Spirit. No more, nada, nothing...."Hey, who turned out the lights?" And that's what scares me to death. I am afraid I will realize that I no longer exist - and be aware of it (is that impossible?)

“near Halloween.”

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Since: Dec 06

#123 Sep 10, 2008
Pretty Feet wrote:
Grace,
sometimes a person doesnt discuss things because they know others really dont want to hear his thoughts on suicide. because they know it makes others uncomfortable. he may not have wanted to put, what he might think of as his burden on u or anyone that he loves. he may even know that just telling someone else that he would like his life to end - would simply upset others, would cause others pain, which he doesnt want to pass on - so he may try and try to figure out the answer himself, never does, so he thinks suicide IS his answer.
people who dont talk about it, may not do so, because they Dont want to be talked out of it.
nobody knows what people are thinking, or feeling, or going thru..
talking doesnt always help, even professional help may not. but, theres hope and help out there for people who are depressed, its just a matter of looking and finding it in time..
the loved ones behind, of course are the ones who suffer the most - in guilt. all the what ifs..
those are the ones i really feel for, one pain ends, another begins....
EXACTLY my point PF.. and Thank you..
having been there, in a manner of speaking..

Your last line, I already said, that it is devastating for the 'doer' and equally those left behind a NO WIN situation..

but you put it perfectly in your last line...

One pain ends another beginning.
How heart-breakingly true.

I cannot write anymore on this ..

STILL ... yes, still > too raw!

What we HIDE on TOPIX
is much more heart rending than
what we actually SHARE...

Folks should sometimes think on this,
with regard to all here.

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