WDP — Death

How does death change your perspective?

Because I’m all about me, I’m responding to this question from my personal perspective on death, not how the death of someone else might change my perspective.

Death does not change my perspective. I’ve always accepted that everyone’s life ends with death and that acceptance of the inevitability of death has not, and will not, change. That’s just the way it is, folks. Deal with it.

But I will admit that age has changed my perspective on death. As a septuagenarian, I realize that I have maybe as few as five or as many as twenty years left before the grim reaper pays me a visit. I’m not afraid of death. I’ve accepted its eventuality. My only hope is that when that time comes, I will go peacefully into the night while sleeping.

Unlike most people, though, I believe that death is not just the end of physical life, it’s the end of everything. Period. There is no “afterlife.” You won’t be shipped off to some fire and brimstone hell for all eternity if you misbehaved while you were still among the living. You won’t ascend into the clouds to play a harp and frolic with the winged angels if you led a relatively sin-free life. You won’t be reunited with deceased family members. You won’t be reincarnated into a new life form, human or otherwise. You will be dead. You will cease to exist. Sayonara, baby.

That is my perspective on death. And my advice to everyone is to accept death’s inevitability and, most important, don’t fear the reaper.

21 thoughts on “WDP — Death

  1. newepicauthor February 6, 2023 / 12:52 pm

    So, you are saying that there is no Rock and Roll heaven, where I can listen to Jerry Garcia.

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  2. Tomas Zuffa February 6, 2023 / 2:42 pm

    Very good

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  3. jai February 6, 2023 / 10:08 pm

    My sentiments exactly.

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  4. donmatthewspoetry February 7, 2023 / 1:08 am

    I will go peacefully into the night while sleeping. Don’t we all……

    Unlike you I believe there is something after death. To me it doesn’t just end in nothingness – a ‘waste’ of 90 years. Each to his own……

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    • Fandango February 7, 2023 / 9:13 am

      We were born from nothingness and I believe we return to nothing. But hey, Don. Whatever floats your boat!


  5. Nope, Not Pam February 7, 2023 / 1:54 am

    I suspect you’re right, but I really dont care. When you’re dead, you’re dead.

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  7. leigha66 February 7, 2023 / 10:49 am

    Very similar to my Dad’s views. He would often say, “Just toss me in the garbage can when I am gone, I won’t know the difference then.” It kind of bugged me, I realize it is just a shell of what was but it is still him…incidentally he is on the top of a bookcase, he loved to read.

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  8. Lolsy's Library February 9, 2023 / 11:19 pm

    I’d like to think I’ll get to see my furbabies again, too each their own! What am I going to do about it, lol

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  9. softparadox February 14, 2023 / 8:37 pm

    I share the same belief that death is the end. There is no afterlife. There is no separation of heaven and hell. Could life be heaven and death be hell? Could death be heaven (to be at peace) and earth is hell? No idea but I can tell those question would certainly upset any Christians around. Death is inevitable same as change. We spend much time worrying about it than actually living. I’m not that far along in age (or so I say) and I’d like to think I have just starting living. Noone can ever be truly ready for death. You noted that you’d want to go peacefully in the night or something along that line. Why would you want to control how you die if you know regardless your going to die? Embrace it when it comes, however it comes.

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