Death is meaningless.
So why do so many people live as if death has power over them?
I exist between lines
death, life, live, meaning, meaningless
September 1, 2014 at 9:28 AM
“Accustom yourself to believing that death is nothing to us, for good and evil imply the capacity for sensation, and death is the privation of all sentience; therefore a correct understanding that death is nothing to us makes the mortality of life enjoyable, not by adding to life a limitless time, but by taking away the yearning after immortality. For life has no terrors for him who has thoroughly understood that there are no terrors for him in ceasing to live. Foolish, therefore, is the man who says that he fears death, not because it will pain when it comes, but because it pains in the prospect. Whatever causes no annoyance when it is present, causes only a groundless pain in the expectation. Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not. It is nothing, then, either to the living or to the dead, for with the living it is not and the dead exist no longer.”
– Epicurus, letter to Menoeceus
October 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM
Death is a natural part of the life cycle, and should not be feared but embraced because new life arises out of the ashes of the perished.
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October 20, 2014 at 9:44 PM
because most people do not understand that in order for something to begin, something else has to end.
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