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You guys ever get a "panic attack" (i dont know how yo call It) when thinking that you are alive but that you are going to grow old and what itll feel to die and if that is the end? i read that its because your brain cant process death... Any recomendations to feel better about It :s ?
@Dphantom, I believe those are more accurately referred to as existential crises. But yeah, I just play videogames to distract myself. Distraction is a horrible way to deal with things, but a darn effective one.
@Dphantom, I no joke used to force those on myself when I was a kid lying in bed. Idk if it was some kind of weird existential masochism or what, but my advise is you just have to distract yourself with the present. Think about what you did today or maybe remind yourself of something funny or cool you did and replay the scene in your head. Sometimes I would just start singing. Just gotta remind yourself it's about the journey not the destination
@Dphantom, Meditation is an exercise in accepting death but that's something I've heard from a cartoon called Midnight Gospel so I don't know how accurate that is because I use distractions to not make me think about that
@Dphantom, I have gotten that alot. I often find myself unable to sleep at night for awhile just pondering the question. I will stop, look at my hands, feel the blankets. I see, touch, smell, taste, hear....and to think I will never be able to do that once I'm gone. I will never be able to feel the soft sheets on my bed, I will never be able to have and enjoy another meal (I'm super pissed about that one) I wont be able to feel emotion etc......I genuinely scare myself thinking about this. But then I start thinking that this is all just a part of being a human. Being alive. Everything dies, every single thing. One day, bajillion decades from now, the last star will die. One day, the last black hole will die. One day, time will mean nothing. So I then think what I can do on this short period of being alive? What can I do to enjoy life? Because at the end of my days, I want to die with memories knowing that I enjoyed the ride and I'm ready for rest.
@Dphantom, Thanks to denial, I’m immortal
@Dphantom, acceptance is the only true way to feel better. There’s an app called WeCroak that will send you quotes about death throughout the day, just as a gentle reminder about death. Its purpose is to make death feel more normal (even though it already is normal, our culture just doesn’t treat it that way.) There’s a strange dual mindset I’ve developed because of it; detachment from material things, and yet I still try to make the most of the time I have.
@Dphantom, Yes. The worst ones are just as I’m drifting off to sleep and my mind tells me, “So death is like sleeping but ... more”. So then I get all agitated and said. I remind myself that at least I’m alive now and try to think of other things so that I may get to sleep. It’s not great advice but it’s all I have.
@Dphantom, Personally, it’s not a thought that’s ever bothered me. I think I had one existential crisis when I was in high school, and then just accepted it.
@Dphantom, honestly, it sounds like you are dealing with the crucible of death denial, which is when you intellectually understand you have zero control over death and that your brain cannot accept this. There are 4 basic responses:
1. Finding faith in religion. It's the classic answer, it provides comfort and an easy to understand explanation usually.
2. Focusing and thinking intently on death to come to the conclusion that there isn't anything to fear from ceasing to exist. This takes a while to get to the right level of zen.
3. Distraction. Doesn't provide any real answer, but keeps your mind from dwelling on the uncomfortable quandary.
4. Insanity/mental breakdown. Some folks purely can't handle it and go on into full denial just sorta deciding they can't die or some seek to "control" death which is where some mass/serial killers come from.
@Dphantom, the way I see it, if there is a life after death, then you get to move on to Level 2 of existence, and if there isn't and we simply "cease to be" well then you won't be conscious to be upset at having died or be worried. The only ones who fear death are the living. So if the dead themselves aren't afraid or upset at having died, then why should I worry about it? Simply live your life, and when your time is up, you can finally get some long deserved rest.
@Dphantom, personally, I had already come to terms with #2 as an atheist before having a very spiritual experience at a Catholic mass with my girlfriend at the time and deciding to convert. I feel it actually makes my faith more genuine because I was already at peace with death and didn't need to cling to the idea of heaven or anything to keep me from getting upset. My approach to it now is, "I believe I'll go to purgatory and then heaven, but if I'm wrong, I will simply cease to exist anyway and that's perfectly okay."
@Dphantom, it is the existential crisis that has in the end formed the foundation of nearly every religion. It was a basic sense to control the masses by giving them something to comprehend that would fill that unprocessable point. You cannot truly fathom the end of self. But the idea of heaven basically negates that. It says your Self will carry on, in a new plane of existence.
The idea of the self ending is a very scary thing. But what it spawned can in some ways be considered fundamentally worse for us. Not the basic concept...but by those in power twisting the masses with it.
Personally I think having a religion is fine and healthy. It’s when you let it consume you, or you use it to consume others, that it becomes perverted from its purpose.
@Dphantom, look at memes
@Dphantom, my problem has never been death itself (chronically depressed person here). I have accepted the fact that my life will probably end by my own hand. And to be honest that is a relief to me. I fear having to deal with the in between. Next week, next month, next year. I am in constant anxiety about that.
@Dphantom, just take matters into your own hands and get it over with. Don’t wait to grow old and feeble.
@Dphantom, I forgot where I saw it. But I remember someone saying something along the lines of “do you remember what it was like before you were born? That didn’t hurt right so death is probably like that”
@toxicnoize, hey buddy. I don’t know you at all or what you’re going through or how you’re feeling. But I hope you can get through it, alright? Be safe
@Dphantom, Just think about how stressful life is and accept that death really is rest. No more stress no more sadness, it's just like sleeping just you never wake up
@Dphantom, I think about it often. Not in a suicidal way, but in a philosophical way. Sometimes, it freaks me out. But most of the time, I come to the realization that if I get to a point in my life where I am old and on my dying bed, I likely won’t care. Or maybe My mind will be too far gone and I won’t realize it. Ignorance is bliss afterall. If something suddenly takes me before then, then I won’t really have the wherewithal to realize it then either.
Got dammit. My eyes are sweating again.
Remember kids, Death is the true equalizer, no matter your life, your death will ALWAYS end up the same...
Plot twist: The lion becomes a ruthless dictator to his ghost cat kingdom
@Joker Vamp, uncle Scar?
Sir this is funny pics not sad pics
Damn it, I love these, but they still make me cry!
Good guy Reaper
For the King!!!!
Have you guys seen the trailer for that Disney movie about the circus ape that wants to go back to the wild? There's a line it that's something like, "He wants to go back into the wild, to be free" and I cracked up. Like yeah, the caged wild animal you have locked up in the circus - an institution well-known for abusing animals - wants to be free, go figure.
These friggin onions I swear. So many layers of emotions.
And then all the cats promptly refuse to listen to him, and do their own things instead.