(Closed) Are You Afraid of Death?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Are You Afraid of Death?
    Yes, I am afraid of death and dying : (95 votes)
    29 %
    I am slightly afraid of dying, but not so much being dead : (46 votes)
    14 %
    I'm only afraid of leaving people behind : (64 votes)
    20 %
    I'm only afraid of pain/traumatic death : (83 votes)
    25 %
    I'm not afraid of death and dying at all : (29 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (10 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I never was before but after I had my son I started to become more afraid of leaving him behind at some point. I just don’t ever want him to hurt for one single second. I’ve always been a little scared of the unknown so the thought of death shakes me but I believe no one can know what happens until were gone so why fear the inevitable? 

    I just hope I go quickly and not a painful drawn out death my family and I have to suffer through.

    Post # 18
    Member
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m very afraid.  I think I’m most afraid of the idea of there being nothing after this life.  Or being buried and that being it…my soul is buried and I just lay there for eternity in a box…

    I guess I just can’t come to the determination that there is a definite end.  I’m not religious, but I can see why the idea is appealing.  But I also don’t want to kid myself (personal belief – not attacking anyone) with ideas of grandeour like walking on clouds and being with my family that has already passed.

    Post # 19
    Member
    4430 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @stardustintheeyes:  Exactly!  I think the same!  I also have to remind myself of that too…but it does suck knowing the world will keep living without us!

    Post # 20
    Member
    1004 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am not afraid of death or dying, but I AM afraid of not doing all the things I want to before I die.

     

    More than death or dying, I am afraid of living a sad, lonely, repressed, or oppressed life, or living in pain, or having a very painful death.

     

    I do not believe there is anything after death – or rather, I believe that if there is anything, it is pointless to worry about what it might be.

    I used to be very religious, and I was very afraid of death back then, espcially as a child, wondering how God might judge me after death, and always felt so sad thinking about all the poor souls my pastors and parents believe would be in hell.

    Post # 21
    Member
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I am afraid of painful death – like rape/torture/murder types. But die in my sleep is the way I would like to go, then I won’t know!

    Post # 22
    Member
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m afraid of dying ina painful or tragic way. But because I work in a nursing home full of barely-living elderLy people (feeding tubes, can’t move, can’t communicate), I wouldn’t want to die in that condition either. Im also afraid of outliving my Fiance because I love him so much my heart literally aches in a good way every time I see him, and I feel that ache would be so much more painful if he passes on before me. 

    So yeah I guess I’m afraid. 

    Edit: has anyone seen that one old gory picture of a tragic car accident that decapitated a bride and she’s still in her wedding dress and the groom is screaming in horror looking at her? I’ve had nightmares about that tragic couple since before I even met my Fiance and they happen more often now.     🙁

    Post # 23
    Member
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m more afraid of my husband dying. I don’t worry about me.

    Post # 24
    Member
    2285 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I’m not afraid of the knowledge that one day I will die, more of what will happen wih my loved ones after. I don’t believe in an afterlife. 

    Post # 25
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    4430 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @happyface:  I used to think I wanted to die in my sleep…I still do, under the condition that I knew I was going to die in the near future (because of an illness/ailment) and that I was able to say goodbye to my family properly, and finish unfinished business or atleast attempt to!

    Post # 26
    Member
    1202 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Terrified. And honestly when I let myself think about it I have a panic attack. Because I don’t KNOW what happens….. it might just be nothing.

    Post # 27
    Member
    504 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m only afraid of leaving my kids before they are truly able to take care of themselves. Dying makes me sad, but not afraid.

    Post # 28
    Member
    4430 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @CindyRelly:  same…I think I might not be able to follow this thread much longer…sooooo yeah haha

    Post # 29
    Member
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    ps- I honestly wish I hadn’t seen this thread today. It’s the 2 year anniversary of my paternal grandmother’s death today, and tomorrow is the 1st anniversary of my maternal grandmother’s death. I came to the bee to distract myself.

    Post # 30
    Member
    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am afraid of dying and leaving loved ones behind, such as FH and any future children :'(

    Post # 31
    Member
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’m afraid of my loved ones dying. Extremely afraid. I have nightmares all the time about my SO getting into a car accident and dying 🙁 

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