Isn't it sad that when you become old enough to talk about the future, and what it might hold for you, you are actually talking about 60-70 years from the moment of that conscious thought? Any future beyond that is one you will never be aware of.
So in other words, we are merely planning for how big or small our burial is ultimately gonna be. No? What else is there? Nothing you own or acquire is going anywhere with you, everything stays back while you sojourn to the world unknown. Legacy? What is that? If it's a thing, then your brain would have been dead and incapable of helping you realize what it might mean. Everything we are and aspire to be is just for our conscious self to devour because death becomes us all.
Death, yeah the chief tormentor of even the most fearless of men and all living things. The Christians say their God is the alpha and omega, but I say death is the true Omega, even death came for Christ, the son of God. Now, this isn't in any way aimed to blaspheme the Christian faith, far from it. This article is aimed at bringing you face to face with what you fear the most, what we all fear the most, death.
If there is anything that represents the phrase "fear of the unknown" then it is death. Imagine the power it holds over us, the power of uncertainty and doubt. We are more scared about what becomes of us after death than we are of the idea of dying. When you die, what happens next? Do you just cease to exist and all your memories and consciousness gone forever? Are you going to be the kind of VOID mentioned in the book of Genesis?
Where nothing exists but dark void, no light, no consciousness, no life, no death, no nothing. Or is there going to be a continuation of this life, a better one or just the same as this? Or is it gonna be torture/bliss like the Christian/Catholic faithful believe?
This dilemma right here is what makes death the most dreaded phenomenon mankind has faced.
Now, it is possible that this dilemma hunts only the unbelievers because I am sure that as a faithful of whatever religion you find yourself, there would have been teachings and doctrines that have been laid down for years driven into your subconscious, to make the thought of this passing (death) not scary at all. Like a practising Christian is taught that as long as he loves God and does what he commands, he is guaranteed a place in heaven where there is no sadness and sorrow. This would certainly be playing in this Christian's mind at the point of death unless such person dies a death sudden impact where his life would have no time to flash before his eyes.
It is a given that other religions and faiths too have one teaching or the other about death and what happens beyond, so dilemma might be for the unbelievers after all.
But, no matter how you have been indoctrinated to think a certain way, the fear of death most times wipes this teaching clean off and replaces it with all kinds of emotions, fear, anger, laughter, sadness. Why do you think grown men cry on their death bed, or why some people, no matter what they believe in, pee or shit themselves when a gun is pointed at them? Why do people pass out when there is turbulence in the air? Fear, fear of what, death, why? Because nobody knows, nobody knows what lies yonder and such is the might of death.
Thinking about it objectively, life is like being caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, damned if you do and damned if you don't, if for any reason life becomes too unbearable for you and you think to take your own life, you would only be fast-tracking the inevitable. Weather it out, what's the rush? LOL. So the best plan is to go when life has battered you enough to numb your senses enough to not feel those death bed emotions(I am talking about old age). I said the best plan, but nothing really works out how we usually plan them so, that's just wishful thinking at best.
This article might seem so random and so out there, but haven't you ever thought about how you'd eventually go? Doesn't it scare the shit out of you? It sure does me, I mean when I am out there enjoying myself and all that, sometimes I pause, take a minute and think to myself, someday this is all going to end, someday some people are going to cry and weep because I cant be seen any more, because they can no longer call my phone and hear me say HELLO, because they can no longer call me to come hangout, because they can no longer come check up on me at my house anymore...this is some scary, scary thought.
This piece could come off as a dark scary article talking about nothing but death or it can serve as the ultimate motivator to whatever you want to do in life. It just depends on what your mindset is at the time of reading this or your overall mindset as a human.
Remember next time you feel scared or inhibited to take that investment risk, to walk up to that beautiful woman, that handsome man and tell them how you feel, ask yourself, what do I have to lose? We are all gonna die someday soon, aren’t we? So common then, take that risk, fall in love, stand up to your boss and tell him he is wrong, be fearless in your doings because that person you are scared of, that situation you are afraid of getting into is nothing compared to the fear of death.
Life has nothing to offer us but death.