I think about Death sometimes, I don’t lose my sleep over it, nor do I think about it in a sad or depressing way but just as an inevitable end to the journey called life. You may think I am crazy to be talking about death but I am still going to put forward my thoughts on death.
I don’t know when and where it is going to happen for me but let’s face it that one can never ever be ‘prepared’ to face it. I wonder if anyone would miss me or if it would make a difference to anyone’s life. Yes, we do live in a bubble of self importance :-). The truth is that people will carry on without each one of us, just fine. Because people die. They will miss us and then they will go on with their day. What else are they going to do? In the beginning they might think of us everyday and then a few times in the year and slowly the memory will fade, resurfacing only when scratched.
What happens to the ‘me’ once the body is gone, or is it just the body that is all to our existence? There is no point in thinking about it, because all there is to our existence is this body, just telling you the scientific fact. And since there is no God, no Yamaraj, no soul and the theory of reincarnation is bullshit too, so death is ultimately the full stop.
I think of those who once lived. I think about my grandmother… Few days before she died she kept her head on my lap and cried, calling me with my nickname again and again. Did she want to say something to me? Had she seen her end coming? Today when I think about it I feel she was in a state of panic – of leaving everything and everyone behind, of separating from the loved ones. The memory of her death makes me sad till date.
Can one ever be content with how much ever one has lived, experienced or gathered? or one always feels greedy to see more and experience more? I worry about my near and dear ones, I never want to lose any of them.
Sometimes I think about not just the death of people and animals but also death of our Sun. When our Sun dies would any life in the universe (if there is any) know that there once lived a Sun who gave birth to such amazing and beautiful creatures?
I am not ‘scared’ of death per say but I am scared of suffering or of being incapacitated in old age. I do not want to be a burden on anyone. My biggest dream is to die swiftly, without pain, without going through a shock or a panic attack, as if I am simply fading away in deep sleep. And till then I plan to live, work, exercise and have fun each day.
If there was no death, we were immortal, and there was no end to learning and working then wouldn’t one get bored with doing the same things over and over again? The knowledge of death, the thought that there is an end to all of it makes me enjoy every day with utmost enthusiasm.
I want to say that I’ve lived a reasonably good life. Many live in poverty and severe conditions, and a lot die even before they turn twenty. So I can say that I have lived better and longer than many.
Many spend their entire life being toxic and then towards the end they suddenly realize that the end is near and they don’t want to be remembered as being toxic and then they mend their ways, that is not how I want to live, don’t get me wrong, it does not mean I take crappy treatment from anyone or let people walk all over me, I stand up and am harsh when it is needed. I haven’t and will not hurt any living soul intentionally, be it even animals and that is how I want to continue until I die.
When it is time to go I do not want to say I lived how people wanted me to and never actually lived my own life, so I live my way, by my rules, I spend each minute how I want to, I do not live by society’s norms, I do not do things because I fear people’s criticism, criticizers are just a bunch to unhappy and hypocrite people reflecting their own mental status on others, so never mind about them, they are not worth spending time over.
My default mental status is at peace with myself and with the world, and that is exactly how I want to be when I leave the world. I want to go without any regret or grievance against anyone.
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