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Fear of Death?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by vbc, 23 Mar 2008.

  1. vbc

    vbc Guest

    Location:
    Bristol
    Forgive the subject in what is usually a light hearted forum but....

    Are you afraid of death or worry about it, even think about it at all?

    I ask because I'm 50 this year and the Reaper probably has his eye on me now concerning future business and, after a near fatal bike accident last year which I have no memory of, I was thinking that popping my clogs while out riding on a fair summer's day in our beautiful countryside wouldn't be too bad a way to depart this mortal coil.

    After having nearly killed myself and loosing a few people close to me over the past few years, I find myself with a more than passing obsession with....passing.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    WGC
    I'm not afraid of dying - I just don't want to be there when it happens
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Worrying about dying is a sure way of knowing that you're alive. Because you definitely won't be worrying about it once you're dead.
     
  4. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    It's not something I ever give much thought to. Although I'm the wrong side of fifty, my inner being still thinks I'm twenty. It's just that when I try to do the things I did when I was twenty, the chassis starts to complain.
     
  5. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Vbc - Ygm
     
  6. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    When I was younger I got real upset about it.
    Then I thought that as I'm not in a position to stop eventual death in whatever way it happens I should enjoy whatever I can in life.

    Im 33 this year but Im fitter now than I think Ive ever been before....or very close to it.

    I think when you get older and wiser your outlook and views on life and all the goings on will change.....

    I try to keep a positive outlook on everything....and if it's a negative thing thats concerning me I try and look forward to solving whatever it is thats troubling me.
     
  7. longers

    longers Veteran

    It terrifies me.
     
  8. i go to bed every night and hope for it.
     
  9. col

    col Veteran

    I know what you mean,i think after loosing people close to you,you start to see your own mortality.I do sometimes think about it,and wonder,but try not to dwell on it.
     
  10. longers

    longers Veteran

    :becool:
     
  11. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    not bothered as long as it's quick.
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Not bothered here as well - too many things that can cause it, especially cycling, so if it happens it happens - just make sure the family are covered financially......... just not too much to make it worth the better half doing you in though ! :becool:
     
  13. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Well being a worrier I do think about it, even though I'm more like stevenb's age. I agree very much with his comments. I think one finds one thinks about things like this in winter (all right so it's spring but the weather hasn't been great). It's odd as in a 2 week period in early march I had 2 relatives die and a third had a bad stroke, strange timing indeed. One of them I was never told about at all by my relatives and I found out well he sounds like an all right bloke and seemed to have more than a passing similarity in personality and interests to myself. Anyway I ramble.
     
  14. The Velvet Curtain

    The Velvet Curtain Living La Mala Vida

    Within six months in 2006 my mother died, my sister died and I had a serious bike accident. The whole period taught me not to worry about what you can't alter. I have no fear of death, and I believe that most likely comes from having no regrets. The concerns I used to have about my mortality were based on suddenly not having any more time to do stuff, 2006 taught me to be content with what I have.
     
  15. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Once you have reached a certain age, I think you just get tired of living and it doesn't bother you that much. My mum was of that mind, she died aged 91 still of sound mind but bed bound and fully aware that her body was ceasing to function.

    I was dead for billions of years before I was born and it didn't do me any harm.