When we hear the word death, we define it as the end of life itself. Most people fear death because it’s either going to be painful, unknown, or even both. I believe most of us fear death because it’s a final moment of being part of loving relationship or family, it makes you feel that there’s a ticking clock counting down your existence and that all you wished for or hoped may have not been achieved. I consider death an adventure because as human, we
The grief makes things much worse than they need to be. When a loved one passes away, take that time to remember the good times spent together. We need to learn to cherish the moments we have with our family. Throughout this whole process I was not myself, I was far from it. I had to learn how to cope with the situation while continuing on with my daily life.
I change my social activities slightly and decided I wanted to change my views on life and do everything I was able to. I was left with numerous exceptions of continuing family traditions and gathering details were left to m... ... middle of paper ... ...at once my grandmother had passed in January of last year, my grandfather had become depressed change all of sleep habits and was emotionally hurting. He had become angry with not only his self but with our family for the small things. I know understand that we was going through his own grieving process and didn’t know how to deal with insecurities of how life was going to be without my grandmother. This healing process of grief at times in our life is so complicated to understand and cope with.
Ironic isn’t it? After all, death is one of the only certain things in life, yet we despair it. When I was a young boy, even I knew of death’s overwhelming presence in the lives of humans. Yet, I had never experienced death first hand, so I suppose even I feared it just as everyone else did. I believe that humans are fundamentally conditioned to be afraid of dying; likely because we usually fear that which we do not understand.
David speaks slowly, at times obviously in great pain, a side effect from drugs which are a last ditch effort toward a miracle. He composes himself and explains, "No one can ever truly know what the feeling of death is like until they actually feel it for themselves." Generally, words such as afraid, daunting, confusion, hopelessness, and sorrow spring to mind. However, David elaborates, "the knowledge that one is in the process of dying is surreal. Everyone knows they are going to die but no one ever believes it." He tells me of the conscious realization that death is much a part of life as birth yet is totally unprepared for in our culture. If society was aware that death could consume us at any moment, we would do things much differently.
The mystery surrounding death leads to fear of the unknown. It is practically impossible for man to see what actually happens beyond their grave. No one knows the truth of death until he/she actually dies. As death is such a mysterious matter, in Don Delillo's White Noise, he agrees that at one point in life everyone fears death and this powerful fear can easily influence a person's behavior and actions. Well like in real life the post modern novel “white noise” by Don Delillo tells a story concerning the huge impact... ... middle of paper ... ... important as family.
Fear of the unknown, and fear of what is to come in our lives, has generations of people wondering what will our lives be like tomorrow or the next day. Death is always there and we cannot escape it. Death is a scary thing. Our own mortality or the mortality of our loved ones scares us to the point that we sometimes cannot control how we are dealing with such a thing as the thought of death. Why do we fear such a thing as death?
Death on the other hand, is understood when one escape from life’s trouble, and the soul wanders from one’s physical being thus the body no longer function. But, as a philosopher, death is wrapped around the life you once have led, whether one has truly own his life, living in authenticity, ready and waiting to enter the next life. Both life and death are clearly inevitable for every living soul. It is important to have knowledge and understanding in both life and death thus making us aware of it but, only up to an extent and never in too much depth. To be aware of life ... ... middle of paper ... ...ventually die, along with their wisdom, knowledge, learning and other values that we cherish.
We come to this world alone and that’s how we leave it, most people can only hope that while we were here our life affected somebody and we won’t be forgotten so easily. Different cultures have different ideologies to help them deal with the imminent passing of their loved ones. From the cultures that embrace and celebrating death as the one final test all men have to take. To the complete opposite, cowering and actively trying to escape deaths grip by any means necessary. But in the end, one thing that both customs share is the undeniable fact that death is simply one of the many things people have no control over.
My main issue is the use of the word fear in such context. It seems illogical to pose that one can fear death as it would suggest we knew exactly what death was and that we knew that death was a bad thing. Since we have neither answer to any of these questions it seems irrational to fear death. Undoubtedly death evokes some form of an emotional response but is it really fear that we feel. It seems that we all have a fear of the unknown and the fact death is the ultimate unknown could be why we fear it?