Don’t Be Afraid of Death

dont-be-afraid-of-death-so-much-as-an-inadequate-life-quote-1Everyone is afraid of death. You. Me. Them. Every single one of us. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid it. It will claim us all, one by one.

If death is inevitable and nobody can change the outcome, then it should be no brainer – focus on something that you can change. You can live your entire life being afraid to die and then realize that you have never lived.

Fear itself is just a perception of something we do not know or want to avoid. Shouldn’t this feeling be used as a driver to do things that make one’s life worth living? Things that we are afraid of, things that we think we are afraid of, things that seem to be something that is unknown and get deemed to be scary.

Fear is adaptive because it protects us but you can’t live your life in a bubble if you want to live an emotionally satisfying life. Fear is engrained in our genetics and it keeps us safe. Human brain always keeps an eye on everything that can potentially be dangerous or deadly – food, heights, enclosed spaces, elevators, shady people, and etc.

However, letting fear to take over one’s life can be detrimental. You are preserving yourself from imaginary death by robbing yourself of an opportunity to find out what life is and what amazing adventures it can offer.

There is no recipe to what happiness is. There is also no recipe to what living is. But one thing is for sure. Not letting yourself see what’s on the other side and living in constant fear of “what if” is far worse than some discomfort you might experience making first steps and finding out that it was not as bad as you thought.

You should be afraid of wasting your life by living in fear. You should be afraid to allow fear to dictate what you can or cannot do. You should be afraid to wake up one day and realize that you have spent your entire life being afraid and choosing all the safe options, and your time has run out.

“Game over” – should be your fear and not “what if”…

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5 responses to “Don’t Be Afraid of Death”

  1. Pete says :

    I believe it is not fear of death itself but the fear of not knowing ‘when’ it will come. I was told in 2004 that I had two years to live, (bad heart), I moved into a wilderness cabin and waited… now twelve years later I have rejoined civilization and will walk life’s road unafraid knowing that I am on borrowed time.

    • Dace says :

      You are right, it is the fear of unknown. You are an amazing example of what it means to live to the fullest of your abilities and take fear for what it is.

  2. Lesboi says :

    I went through a period a while back where I was obsessed with my death. What I realized is that I’m afraid I’ll die before I get everything done I want to do/need to do. I’m basically not afraid to die, just of leaving unfinished business.

    • Dace says :

      yes, we see so many people die suddenly as it can scare the crap out of anybody. People mostly don’t plan to die and don’t pursue their dreams or make an effort to see what they want to see, or experience what they want to experience.

      • Lesboi says :

        Exactly! That’s what scares me about death. But then again, we’re never really done. Sudden death is so hard on everyone.

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