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Death is a scary thing, even more so if you are an atheist (which I am). I am not completely certain its simply just lights out for us but it is a very strong possibility.
Right now the thought of that is scary even though I'm sure there will be no suffering. I believe life is suffering of course and if I die I won't have to suffer from illness, dept, depression, fear, love, loss and I wont have to work. In many ways death could be a blessing. Yet there is something that makes us cling to life. What is it that despite all of the torments of life makes it all worth while that makes the idea of it all coming to an end so scary?
Right now I at 28 the concept of death is still a harrowing thought. Maybe it's because there is still much I have to experience in life, maybe I am afraid of nothingness. I know I'm definitely not afraid of a hell. I am glad that I have the rest of my life and I hope I have many years ahead to make peace with death. I hope when my time comes I can accept it, maybe even embrace it.
So have any of you made peace with the inevitable?