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Lucky120

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So would you want to know?
« on: July 28, 2012, 01:02:52 AM »
I ended up answering this question on a site that I am apart of and it asked Would you want to know when you will die? I answered that question with a no, because I know how scary it would be for me to know that. I mean I would literally be counting down the days and that is not good. I would like to leave that alone and go when it is time for me to go. What is your take on this would you want to know when you are going to die? See it is already scaring me and I am just asking a question haha. I know that it is a weird question to some, but I wanted to ask since I saw the question and answered it myself.

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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 02:38:32 AM »
Though I'm not someone who tends to obsess about things, even negative things that effect me directly, I wouldn't want to know. At least not with pin-point accuracy. It's one thing when you've been diagnosed with a terminal disease or when you hit a certain age and know that you probably won't be around in 10 years. It's quite another to know you'll die on a certain date and time.

I've nearly died already. I've been on life support. It wasn't scary. It wasn't anything that I remember. So I'm not particularly afraid. I only hope it's not terribly painful or that I'm terrified by another human at the time. Otherwise, I don't think worry about it.
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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 03:56:45 AM »
I'm not afraid of death, but I don't think I want to know when my transition occurs. I really don't want to know how it happens. I would love to move on quietly in my sleep. I don't want to die in pain, fear or other duress.

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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 07:46:50 PM »
I certainly wouldn't want to know down to the week, day, hour and minute, because it would ruin the rest of your life. Your time of death would be the elephant in the room. I'd quite like to have around a year's notice, so I could put my affairs in order, and visit all the people I needed to say goodbye to. However, I think the best thing of all would be to go to bed happy, fit and well, and then just 'wake up dead' in the morning.

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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 05:31:42 PM »
I have heard from my mother from the afterlife how old I will become. I wonder how mature I am to handle that.

I do the best I can to be healthy and sane and that is about all I can do. Apart from that I have no control over any other circumstances so for that part it wasn't any use already to worry about my death. She only mentioned the age. Not a date and time.
So what will I do when I reach that age? Worry myself sick to death? Stay inside all day long? Walk the streets with an open umbrella?
And what if she would be wrong? Is there any point in starting a fight with her for giving wrong information?

Like I said: I wonder how mature I am to handle it.
I would prefer to have a nice quiet passover in my sleep. But I also understand that if I have some unfinished Karma I should be happy if I could fullfill it on the point of dying. You have to solve it some day anyway.

So in the end it really doesn't matter if I know it or not. But the fact that my mother told me from the other side of life does make it more believable.

I think it would not help me to know how I will die. If it where to be a nasty death it's only natural to try to avoid it. And the experiences I have with info from spiritual guides of things to come have learned me that it is going to happen anyway.
Ignorance is blissfull in this. Whatever has to happen will happen. After that it is over and done with.

When I reach that age I will probably arrange the last things for an easy funeral, but I will also be aware that my life may continue as usual so I have to keep on going with my daily routines then as usual.

Just keep on breathing.
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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 11:20:20 PM »
I don't have a fear of death and as long as my kids are taken care of with insurance, all arrangements are already taken care of so all they have to do is keep living, move forward with their lives I would not necessarily want to know the date and time though.
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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 06:17:11 PM »
I don't fear Death - in fact, I welcome it - but I don't think any living being has the right to know when He will visit. It's just not done. ;)

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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 07:28:30 PM »
It is done. I've read some stories of people who saw their death coming on a few weeks or a few days ahead. Those had a peaceful passover as elderly persons. It makes it easier to make the final preperations for your final departure and say goodbye to your loved ones.
I think it fits in a natural style of life.

But if it will be an unpleasent end it would be easier to be ignorant about it and enjoy life as best as possible.
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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 10:21:14 AM »
No I would definitely would not want to know. Because if I knew when i was going to die it would be all I thought about.

Also, think of a terminally ill person who has been given a month to live, and a person who will die in a month but doesn't know it. Of the two, who is more blessed? I'd say the person who doesn't know.

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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2012, 05:10:05 PM »
It is done. I've read some stories of people who saw their death coming on a few weeks or a few days ahead. Those had a peaceful passover as elderly persons. It makes it easier to make the final preperations for your final departure and say goodbye to your loved ones.
I think it fits in a natural style of life.

But if it will be an unpleasent end it would be easier to be ignorant about it and enjoy life as best as possible.
I was thinking more in terms of knowing years ahead of time. As if on your Sweet Sixteen you were given a nicely-wrapped package that contained a piece of paper showing the time, date and manner of your death.

Days and weeks, sure - I've also known people that have recognized the approach of their final hours. That's a different kind of animal entirely, one that I think quite a few people experience if they're lucky enough to experience a "quiet" death.

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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2012, 08:39:17 PM »
I was thinking more in terms of knowing years ahead of time. As if on your Sweet Sixteen you were given a nicely-wrapped package that contained a piece of paper showing the time, date and manner of your death.

Days and weeks, sure - I've also known people that have recognized the approach of their final hours. That's a different kind of animal entirely, one that I think quite a few people experience if they're lucky enough to experience a "quiet" death.

Our evolution does not end on this planet. There are more planets were we have to go to continue our evolution.
Somewhere along that line the point will come where you will determine yourself how old you will become in the next life that is ahead of you.

But you have to be developed into a spirit of light and love to migrate to the next planet.
Such spirits live for each other so they do each other no harm. Negative Karma therefore doesn't arise there anymore and people develop in the fastest way possible because they are not hold back by negative Karma.

So there will come a point where you will determine yourself how old you are going to be.
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Re: So would you want to know?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012, 05:01:39 PM »
I think when I was younger, I thought living forever would be fantastic. Now that I'm older, sicker, in near constant pain and only in my 40s, I don't think I would want to live forever. Well, not unless they could transfer my spirit/mind/brain/whatever into an incredibly hot android.

On a serious note, though, my oldest cousin is 61 and has been really sick and pretty much disabled since she was around my age. Her kidneys are giving out and she's far from being a candidate for transplant. She doesn't want to live the rest of her life in a nursing home and on dialysis. She entered hospice yesterday as she demanded. Since it's been over a week since her last dialysis treatment and she's not taking insulin now, it's just a matter of time.

I totally agree with her decision. I worry that my health will deteriorate over the next 10 years or so and I'll be in a similar position. And I led a fairly healthy, never smoked, never did drugs, barely drank, not promiscuous lifestyle. My cousin lived by the motto "Live Hard, Die Young" I'm gong to miss her, though. She's a real no nonsense kind of woman.
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