Jul 18, 2014

Death and dying

There is some truth to the old saying, “There are only two things you can count on in life: death and taxes.” Everyone experiences death. Death and dying are an inevitable part of human life.
Some people know ahead of time when their death will occur. Terminal illnesses, like cancer, kidney failure and such, when diagnosed ahead of time, gives a person to set his or her affairs in order, make relationships right, and say goodbye to loved ones. In these cases, every person involved has a chance to gradually adjust and make peace with death, as much as possible. However, not everyone has this chance. Many deaths occur suddenly. Death can, and often does, strike without warning.

No one is promised tomorrow. The only thing we can count on is today, so I guess we should all make the best of life and our love ones while we can.
With us being surrounded with so much death all over the world I often wonder how it is to die. Dying would mean an end to suffering or is it? In Islam, Christianity, even Greek mythology and such we are also promised hell fires for all the sins we done before possibly entering heaven.
I do not fear dying but actually suffering. Dying in a plane crash or a high impact accident or in an explosion (bombing etc) sounds gory but it would be instantaneous. Of course, a nice calm death while sleeping is what almost everyone wish for but it is not that easy.
I fear dying from an illness and having to suffer pain and agony in a long period of time and causing love ones and family members just as much agony. 
I just pray that when my time comes it will be quick and instantaneous and that my friends and family can move on quickly as well.


  1. Well said. Yes. Death is the only thing that is certain in life.

    1. we seemed to be surrounded by death a lot nowadays.... sighhh...


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