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How do you feel about death?

View Poll Results: Why are you afraid of death?

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  • I'm afraid to die because my death would cause grief to my relatives and friends.

    10 38.46%
  • I'm afraid to die because all of my ambitions, my plans, my projects would come to an end.

    2 7.69%
  • I'm afraid to die because I'm worried that the process of death might be painful.

    9 34.62%
  • I'm afraid to die because I would no longer be able to have any experiences.

    9 34.62%
  • If I died, I would no longer be able to care for my dependents.

    2 7.69%
  • I'm afraid to die because I'm afraid what would happen to me if there is life after death.

    4 15.38%
  • I'm afraid to die because I'm afraid of what might happen to my body after I die.

    1 3.85%
  • Other

    7 26.92%
  • I'm not afraid to die.

    10 38.46%
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This is a discussion on How do you feel about death? within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Another thought-provoking question! I've never really found death to be that intriguing. I know there are some that find it ...

  1. #11
    INFP - The Idealists

    Another thought-provoking question!


    I've never really found death to be that intriguing. I know there are some that find it to be a mystifying, even comforting topic. I wish I was like that. Mentally it's one of those topics I tend to avoid, kind of like in a pin-ball machine...the ball could go down that hole of thought, but I divert it at the last minute. Despite that, it's one of those topics my brain seems to land on more frequently than I'd like, probably because it provokes fear for me, and my brain seems to love to freaking me out -__-

    Lately, I've been feeling a lot of distress when thinking of the passing of my loved ones. For me, I fear that much, much more than I fear my own death.

    This April, I had to put my dog down, and it was one of the most horrible feelings I've ever felt. I would walk into my room and expect her to be there, sleeping. I would be so aware that the sounds of her paws walking around the house were missing. She really helped me cope with all the emotional changes I had been going through, like an endless pile of love there for me whenever I needed it. It was so easy to make her happy, despite how old she was getting. It's still difficult not having her around, I miss her everyday. Grieving seems to be an art form that some people are better at than others. I can spiritually rationalize someone's death, but it takes a long time to accept the truth, that their presence is absent from my life, and will always be.



    So, I picked #1. The only pain I feel when pondering my death is how it would affect my family and close friends. Even writing this, I am getting emotional thinking about it! I know they'd get better after all the distress and shock was over with. But I think the thing that is hardest about it is the separation: I wouldn't be there with them anymore, we wouldn't be able to share any more time together. It's more of a selfish reason. "Tu me manques"; you are missing from me.

    I'm not a planner, so I don't think I'd really care to have anything specific at my funeral. I'd honestly rather not have a funeral. I'd rather leave it up to my loved ones to figure that out, since it's more for them than it is for me. I would prefer to be buried in a forest or a natural setting, so that I could contribute to the growth of something else, even in death.
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  2. #12

    I'm not afraid to die, in a strange way I'm actually looking forward to it ....eventually. I've faced death, spent a lot of time pondering it, as with most scary things familiarity lessens fear. In any case, there's no avoiding it so why waste ones life fearing death, I prefer to spend my finite time enjoying my life.

    As for what people do afterwards, I have no strong feelings on it, it's not about me, it's all for their benefit. I guess I just hope that whatever they go with it brings them a measure of peace. I have asked that they play a particular song at whatever they decide to do, "always look on the bright side of life" by Monty Python.


  3. #13
    INFP

    Death. Not a fan. Too final. Living life and then BOOM -- gone. Too much friggen closure. I can't say "Okay, this being dead stuff ain't working for me, get me the hell out of here now."

    Funeral -- I don't want one. I don't want people talking about me when I'm not around to respond. It's a control issue. From the great beyond.

    I want to be cremated and ashes spread in Aruba at the huge pet cemetary near Baby Beach.

    Honestly, I don't have much time left, 20 years if lucky, having too much fun, don't want to die.
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  4. #14

    I'm afraid to die because I'm worried that the process of death might be painful.
    I'm afraid to die because I would no longer be able to have any experiences.

    voted for those two.
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  5. #15

    There are two sides. The majority side is unafraid because it is certain death is a transitional process, and that the love i have cultivated in this lifetime for the creator and its creations will guide me. The other side, fears that in my dying moments my ego will remain attached to experience. That my ego will not let go off earthly things when its time to project into the bardos and move on.

    I would be okay with people mourning or celebrating, however they wish to express themselves. I would like a norse funeral, water brings me peace. Raging bright flames as a homage to how i wore my heart through life, and when extinguished how the silence instilled in my being dissolved conflict.
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  6. #16

    I tend to agree with Woody...

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