Death... What scares you about it?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by XtheDeadPawn, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    I am currently writing a song about why people shouldn't fear death however I am curious to know what bothers you my fellow bassists about death?

    Is it the fear of meeting your creater knowing you made some poor judgements?

    Is it just the fear of not knowing what happens after you leave this world?

    Or is it just the fear of not accomplishing something?

    Tell me I want to know.
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Not a thing. I don't welcome death, but when it's time, it's time.
  3. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    Nothing. Honestly. I'm excited for the 15 minute movie and then for the screen to go blank
  4. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Most of what causes death is painful. The death of others is painful to us. Our exposure to death is mostly negative.

    Clearly death needs a better PR guy running its ad campaign.:meh:
  5. Probably the the fear of not accomplishing something but I'm a procrastinator so I'm kinda screwed.
  6. BigOkie


    Nov 28, 2010
    Oklahoma City

    I've actually been dead. Cardiac arrest, out for 6 minutes or so. Wife did CPR Woke up when the paramedics zapped me. I saw a bright blue light and a "male voice" saying that men's underwear was 40% off for the next 15 minutes. I figured since I was technically having an accident I should shave some clean underwear, so I came back.

    I don't know at what point the "afterlife" begins, but I have no conscious recollection of it.
  7. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Death: life's greatest inconvenience.
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    Not afraid of death. Not in a hurry to meet it though. I enjoy life.
    As most people I guess, I'm afraid of suffering.
  9. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    Why is death inconvenient?

    I find death like others find spring. The ending of something cold and hard to bear to the start of something that is beautiful. Our bodies give life to things that bring beauty like flowers and trees. Yet also give life to scavengers of the animal kingdom fufiling the circle of life.
  10. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    ask Blue Oyster Cult.
  11. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    i'm more afraid of living too long!:(
  12. Having recently become an atheist, I now know what death is, and what it isn't. It's much like shutting off an electrical appliance like a computer, or an amp, but it's strictly a one-time thing. Afterwards you go to one of two places - six feet under, or an oven to be cremated. I've had to come to terms with this, but I'm actually not as afraid as I once was. Maybe the advancing years has something to do with it.

    The funny thing is that for me life is nowadays so much more precious than it ever was. I appreciate it a lot more than I ever did, to the point where I even hate to kill an insect! Death is inevitable, and we all must experience it, so live while you can! You only get one shot at it, and no one knows when death will come.
  13. cracked_machine


    Jan 8, 2010
    It's hard enough to get a handle on what it means to be alive...

    So to exist one moment, then not exist the next moment? It's just seems so irrational.

    SO I guess the unknown. The probable nothingness of death.

    Hup, time for another beer :(
  14. I'm afraid when I die someone finds my secret diary and reads it... already got rid of my stack of porn so not afraid they'll find that, but there's quite a few things I'd rather they don't find in my computer's hard disk... I wish it would die together with me...
  15. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    It's hard to get a handle on life sure. That's why to me death sounds so peaceful.
    There's no more worries, pain, or stress it's just nothing. Total relief.
    Sure the dying part is a b!%@* and no doubt will be painful knowing my luck but, then again what if it's not? What if there really is a Heaven or worse really is a Hell? That may scare some but, I'm intrigued. Hell or Heaven imo is better than this place.

    Crimes, murder, rape, prejudice, greed, jealousy, lies, persecution. All of these will no longer matter in death. Atleast I think. And that to me is the high point of death.

    On the hard drive they have programs that can erase everything at the touch of a few buttons.
    However this is either hit or miss depending on which operating program you use.
  16. Something tells me you're not going to care! :)
  17. colcifer

    colcifer Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
  18. DblG


    Apr 27, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    The only thing right now is that I'd leave my 12 & 10 year old fatherless. Otherwise, I'll finally get a long deserved rest.
  19. odin70


    Dec 26, 2007
    Is this something you could use for your song? A ballad maybe?

    Someone told me once that people who are afraid of dying are really afraid of living.

    To me the thought of death is really really i prefer to not think about it. Anyway..i have been not living for billions of years already so thats what i "know" best.
  20. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    It's the act of dying that causes me concern. Once that's over with, I expect I'll get some much deserved rest.

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