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When I’m going to die?

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I don’t know if this counts as like a mind/body/spirituality kind of question, but can I ask when I’m going to die? I had to go to this funeral a couple of days ago. My aunt died of cancer and I had to watch my whole family be so sad at the funeral and it just got me thinking. I know it sounds morbid or whatever, but I want to know. Can you also tell me how? It’s stupid to want to know, but I can’t die of cancer. Everyone dies of cancer. It’s slow, painful, and it robs you of your livelihood in one of the worst ways possible. I think if I were to get a degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s or something, I would probably kill myself so I wouldn’t have to watch myself drain out of life and brain activity. Moral of the story, I want to know when and how I’ll die.
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This is a really weird question you have here. Mind/ body/ spirituality aside, don’t you think that someone who wants to know when and how they’re going to die could be suffering from anxiety or depression? I think the real question here is, are you really so afraid of death, that you want to know exactly how you are going to kick the bucket when the time comes?

But, just for kicks, let’s see what we’ve got. Whether you’re religious or not, the first thing you will need to get over is the common narcissism of “living forever” be it in paradise or coming back again and again via reincarnation, like the Buddhists believe. Once you can get rid of the eternal life mumbo, you can focus on putting your atoms to some use before they end up in the subterranean pile with the rest of us.

So, how do you do that? You ask. By making a meaningful impact on other people’s lives, the people that you know, who you work with, your family, friends, neighbors, or someone who you are in a position to help in some way. No, you don’t have to become a Mother Teresa or a Bill Gates. What I’m trying to say here is that you should try to orient your focus outward, because sitting around and thinking about dying is inward.

Start to actively look for opportunities to make people’s lives better. Don’t just wait for those opportunities to fall in your lap. Go out there and make it happen. Share your knowledge, your humor, your wisdom, think positive, eschew cynicism and pass on something constructive. So, take some time out to glean on what might be useful for someone and then set out to do it for them. And just in case you’re still curious, there are dozens of so-called death calculators online, which can tell you the time, date, year, and hell, maybe even the way you will bite the big one. Expert answer - Find more experts: click here!

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