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    Your own death

    Do any of y'all ever think about your own death?

    I just got done watching Oprah's Wed/Thur shows about the death row pardons. After which, I found myself considering my mortality.

    I tend to do things with the thought there may not be a tomorrow. Now I don't go racing down the street or tearing off to Vegas with my last dollar or anything, but if an opportunity arrises, I usually take it rather than say I will catch it next time.
    However, I rarely think about when I may expire.
    This afternoon I did.
    I have a nagging feeling I will die younger than necessary, but not too much. I am currently 42 and in good health.

    How bout y'all?

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    I think that if I have to endure too much more of Melissa Jo on Joe Millionaire that I will die...
    "George Oscar Bluth II, aka GOB, featured magician in the best selling videotape, "Girls With Low Self Esteem" invites you to enter his world.
    -- Arrested Development, Season III

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    Well, as a mom, I hope to live long enough to see my kids grow up and start families of their own. If I died tomorrow I would really be ok with it. I know where I am going and that if I am there, then God is gonna Take care of my family for me. No worries about my own death here. Now, if my husband dies I am screwed! I know that God will still take care of me and my family, but it would be alot more work than I am ready for.
    It occurred to me that no matter how bleak things might seem at times, at least I have a head. ----Stargazer

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    I hope I go like my great grandfather. He was in his 70's and over exerted with a woman in her 20's. Now that's a happy ending!

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    I DID die. But I lived.

    Confusing, huh?

    I don't really care how I go. I'm just glad that if I die now people will actually notice, as opposed to when I died before and it would have been... nothing. No one would ahve noticed.

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    Welcome back to life Ducky. You would more than certainly be missed.
    It occurred to me that no matter how bleak things might seem at times, at least I have a head. ----Stargazer

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    Wow, morbid topic. I'm like you Rox, the cliche 'Carpe Diem' is sort of a motto for me. I believe you should appreciate everything you've got, because you never know when you're going to lose it. Same thing goes for relationships, etc.....I don't believe in staying angry at a person, because for all I know there may be no tomorrow for that person or myself. Another cliche of mine, 'Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.'

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    I want to go out like my ex fil. He went to take a nap one afternoon and died in his sleep. The doctor said that he had suffered absolutely no pain ... his hands were not clenched, his face was totally relaxed. Of course, it was a terrible shock to the family, because it was totally unexpected. Still, he had lived a long full life and had seen his children grow up, marry and have grandchildren.

    I recently was in a position to be forced to seriously consider my own mortality and I discovered to my great surprise that I am not afraid at all of death. Yes, I'd love to live lots longer, but I've achieved everything I've wanted to achieve. My greatest sadness at my mortaity would be knowing I'd leave behind a child without a mother. Having said that, I fully intend to live to be at least 90!

    Rox ... be careful about putting those early death thoughts out into the Universe! Believe that you will live long!

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    Feifer ~ I think the same exact way. I have always prayed that I see my children to their 20's.

    Bill ~

    Wayner ~ No kidding. that rocks

    Duckgirl ~ you have been noticed, and I am certain would be missed.

    KylieGrant ~ 'Carpe Diem' is my screensaver.

    Eden ~ peace to your fil. And thank God for your own happy outcome.
    I know.. it is not always wise putting these thoughts out there. That Oprah show really made me think it all again, I have suppressed it all for quite some time now, obliviously dancing merrily down the road of life. I just was curious if others thought of it too.
    I know as teenagers we do not even consider our mortality, but at what stage in life do we begin? I realize it is different for everyone....


    I was just curious, is all.
    Thanks for your thougts.

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    I'm never going to die. Advances in science will continue to outpace my age, I trust.

    Actually, I'm not worried at all about death - it comes when it comes, and there's no sense worrying about it. Does that make me a fatalist? I dunno.

    Death and taxes. You can cheat both for a little while, but eventually they come to get you.

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