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 Fort Garry Dark
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Then you wake up with a jolt, rather horrifically, with someone giving you CPR and water pouring out of your mouth. It's quite the contrast with what came just before.


I love waking up with someone warm and naked next to me. Your experience sounds relatively horrific compared to my life.

I accept that I will die one day. It is the one thing that we all have in common. My dad prepared well - I hope I am able to do the same.
 daynadaze
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When do you accept that you're going to die?
Posted: 1/17/2010 10:59:20 PM
Some 30+ years ago when I was a goner after surgery and brought back. We all die, I don't give it a lot of thought other than hoping I don't die in a way that could injure others, like while driving.
 Outdoor2
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Posted: 1/18/2010 1:20:04 AM
When your parents do.
 raxarsr
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Posted: 1/18/2010 5:13:01 AM
well.......none of us are gonna get out of here alive.......i've made my peace....did about everything i ever dreamed of.....so its no biggie.........not that i want to die.....but i'm not gonna waste time worrying about it
 TooShadows
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When do you accept that you're going to die?
Posted: 1/18/2010 8:04:33 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm going to die in my early 50's. That's about when my girlfriend(who's 13 years younger than me)hits her sexual prime. When that happens I'm a dead man.
 nipoleon
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When do you accept that you're going to die?
Posted: 1/18/2010 10:23:24 AM
That reminds me... I should really clean my apartment and get rid of some of the porno on my computer.
 tinkerbellcgy
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When do you accept that you're going to die?
Posted: 1/18/2010 12:10:44 PM
For me, it was when I was diagnosed with an illness whose only respite is remission and not cure. It was then that I realized that the inevitable was going to happen sooner rather than later and that I had better set some things in order so as to not leave a mess for whomever the lucky bugger is that gets to deal with my earthly goods.

I do ponder what it will be like when the time does come and if, at the time I actually die, will I be as I have always lived - alone. Not that being alone is a bad thing but it is something that I ponder as I ponder what my birth and my life has been for. Like me, this too shall pass.
 WesternWildRose
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When do you accept that you're going to die?
Posted: 1/18/2010 2:47:12 PM
I had a blood clot in my leg 2.5 years ago.... and yes a few months later part of the clot broke off and travelled to my heart...damaging it.

ya....just when I thought I was going to start afresh....new life after my divorce...new adventures for me and my children. The DVT - clot hampered me...held me back from living.... it was a setback on so many levels.

Now....well... I want to live... I want to live a good life....a full life cos I know it can slip away fast.

I don't accept that there is a time in your life when you have to accept death...unless you have done it all and you are ready to go see your Maker.

I catered a birthday celebration for a woman two weeks ago...she was 100 years old...and looking darn good too....and well I know she loves life...and I guess there are still things to do, places to see, people to meet, adventures to be had..... so...that is how I look at it.

Live the best life I can...and enjoy my time here...and no time to think about an Exit Schedule.
 Vannili
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Posted: 1/18/2010 9:43:29 PM
Well, I am alive and kicking yet, so I will accept when I am not breathing anymore that I am dead. LMAO!!!!
{ :-) silly question gets silly answer.


I guessed some people accept they are going to die if have incurable disease ,but if they believe that they are not going to die yet ~~ Miracle will happen!!!!
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 aremeself
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Posted: 1/18/2010 11:22:11 PM
The half way point, yeah, I used to think about that quite often.

I'm way over that now!
Over the hill, is that what that means?

The age my dad got to, is kind of my next goal.
 mrnova66
Joined: 11/28/2009
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Posted: 1/19/2010 6:00:56 PM
In a way i am kind of looking forward to it...Going by how people can be so disrepectful of other peoples feelings...I get so sick of it....I am with you on the slow sizzle..That will never happen to me..NO WAY!!!NO HOW!!!!What few times i have ever depended on anybody to do something minor for me i pretty much got screwed around...I have worked in my trade of construction since 17 and i am 43...20 of those years working major over time and i feel it..Give it another 10 years i will really feel it in my bones...So it is all good
 Trishayellowrose
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When do you accept that you're going to die?
Posted: 1/19/2010 6:26:22 PM
Since we know that is inevitable. Just make the most of each day.
Inside yourself is your own happiness.
Try to make someone else's day brighter.
Or you wake up each day and read the obituary and make sure you are not in it and know then you can get up and have coffee.
Don't take things so seriously and be glad God gave you this day because it won't ever come around again.
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When do you accept that you're going to die?
Posted: 1/20/2010 7:10:08 AM
we are all born with one debt , and thats death, for every race ever sexuality, rich poor, nothing matters, you owe one life
 cookie22222
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Posted: 1/20/2010 10:29:32 AM
Well OP, I know what you mean - there is something different about knowing on an intellectual level that you will die one day - and having that lesson seared into your soul. It came for me watching my fiancee die...and after that a beloved uncle, then his wife, then my ex (my kids' dad)...at some point it actually didn't become a fear for me, or something that was so out of the realm of real that I couldn't conceive of it, it just became - what will be one day. And, that's ok, it's a part of life, and this experience. I've had a time or two where I thought maybe this is it for me...and it is calm, and serene and yes there is something there.

The question I really have about death is...why are so many religious people so afraid to die? They claim to believe...and yet in my experience they are also the most afraid.
 want to travel
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Posted: 1/20/2010 11:39:33 AM
you know cookie, you are right about that, religious people are terrified of death, i really wonder why
 nipoleon
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Posted: 1/20/2010 12:35:46 PM
Death is a very interesting concept.

It's a very difficult thing to imagine your own death.
The end.... no more.
It's very scary, trying to imagine that last moment on the last day.
The idea of an afterlife is so tempting. But, no one really knows for sure.
There's always the element of doubt about what it is. Everything which you have imagined or believed comes to the moment of truth which is death. That's when we really find out if we were right or wrong, and there's no coming back.
No matter how close anyone gets, if they come back they weren't really there.

Occasionally, while driving down the street, you come across a dead cat or dog which has been run over. A mangled, lifeless corpse.
Is that what death is ? Inanimate skin and bones, void of the spark of life ?
Gurdjieff said, that the most valuable thing for the good of humanity would be that everyone should have an absolutely clear vision of their own death. Everyone should be able to see exactly what their own corpse will look like after they die.

Quintin Crisp said in, " The Naked Civil Servant " that suicide was acceptable, but only after one had completely settled all one's business. A suicide should never leave a mess behind.
It would be awful to commit suicide, then as your soul was ascending to heaven, you look back and see a letter from an old friend waiting for you in the mail box.

In " The Odyssey " Ulysses ventures to Hell and meets Achilles who tells him, there isn't the greatest among them dead who wouldn't gladly change places with the lowliest slave still alive.
 OneBlend
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Posted: 1/21/2010 3:18:15 PM
When you accept that ironically, it's a part of life.
 notregme
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Posted: 1/21/2010 7:58:54 PM
I learn that things die at some point when I was young.And not just the old.when was five or six I saw a girl get hit by a tracker trailer.She survived the hit . but died later that day in the hospital.I remember saying to my self "that could have been me" But it didnt bug me.I was sad for the girl but saw the circle of life in an instant .Your born ,you live ,you die.so make the best of your life.because when you die,your probably last to know.
 aremeself
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Posted: 1/21/2010 10:24:10 PM
not to be rude, but, depending on where you jump in, that circle that everyone always seems to come up with, it could also be called the circle of death.
 aremeself
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Posted: 1/21/2010 11:01:55 PM
mona
does god work sporadically?
or do some not pray right?

I would be embarrassed for god, if he was involved in the running of this broken down world at the moment.

I am not trying to be facetious.
 verygreeneyez
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Posted: 1/25/2010 4:05:48 PM

At what age do you accept the reality of your own death? I'm not talking about believing in it . I mean accepting the reality of it the same way you accept that tomorrow will come after today.

I was in my mid 30s. It wasn't the age that mattered, it was a spiritual awakening. I became, not only fearless of my demise, but comfortable with my chosen path post death.
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