we are all dying

that’s the good news.

the bad news is we don’t want to die, not just yet and we need ways to live while not bogged down by the fear of our own mortality.

this paper on how not to fear death makes for good reading on a bright sunny day like today.

have a fearless day, won’t you.

happy week everyone

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

35 thoughts on “we are all dying

  1. Arkenaten says:

    I’m scared to open the link … just in case.


  2. I will read this over. Thanks.


  3. Nan says:

    Quite frankly, why would anyone want to read about death and dying? It’s inevitable, as I’m sure we all agree. However, IMO, reading about how to overcome the fear of … is hardly going to make it more palatable.

    Sorry, Mak. Not my cup of tea.


  4. basenjibrian says:

    Actually, The Seventh Seal is one of my top five movies ever! Even in subtitles (I don’t speak fluent Swedish)


  5. maryplumbago says:

    Since I do feel regret at dying, Iโ€™ll read the article. I actually like reading some of this kind of stuff. I donโ€™t fear dying and I will take care of it before Iโ€™d ever go into a nursing home, but I hate the thought of ceasing to exist for all time…never again …hard for my to come to grips with that for some reason. So much Iโ€™ll never know…it pisses me off.

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    • makagutu says:

      It pisses me off too.
      And sometimes something happens that brings the message close home: an age mate dies, a cyclist is killed on the road


    • Barry says:

      Death isn’t something I fear. Rather its being annoyed that I’ll never discover all that I want to know. That rather pisses me off! No matter how frail I become, I’ll leaving this life under extreme protest.

      Although I’ll be voting in favour of the End of Life Choice Bill (voluntary euthanasia) in the upcoming referendum, I have absolutely no intention ever of taking advantage of it. In the remote chance that my mind mind goes before my body (not something that happens in my family) then I’ll not be in a position to choose.

      I suppose if one considered that requiring aged care was a burden on others then wanting a way out might be understandable. However I don’t regard any care that one might need near the end of life any more of a burden that the care one needs at the beginning of life. It’s life – messy and beautiful on the way in and on the way out.

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  6. maryplumbago says:

    Here is a good book about death…interesting in detail and written with humor and seriousness..The Thing About Life is that One Day Youโ€™ll be Dead by Shields


    • makagutu says:

      I will check it out.
      How are you keeping on Mary? I have not seen in many moons now.

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      • maryplumbago says:

        Iโ€™ve been fine…busy with a couple of hobbies…I read a lot and just get behind on blogs at times…and the politics in the US is maddeningly outrageous and I probably spend too much time on that.
        I have another book you may like…Iโ€™ll mention it when Iโ€™m closer to the end.


  7. By recognising that all things of the universe come from the same source and by keeping to the unity, one achieves emancipation of spirit, which overcomes the individuality of things.


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