Excellent way of thinking!
And a great poet!Welcome to Omnium, Karen.
Thank you I look forward to reading more!
Why? I think that living as if we might die tomorrow encourages us to do the very best we can today rather better.
Both you have a point, Hikmet and you; for the very same reason.And then there are those, whose 'philosophy of life' is or seems to be "After me the deluge!"
Live with life in view
... and with those in mind who will live after you.
I don't ever plan on dying. So far so good.
Welcome to Omnium, Mike.You can't, of course, know how much I do like your not-plan. So there are already two of us who might live forever.
I don't either but you never know when the unexpected might happen.
Ach, Mark, perhaps I should have read yours first, before my enthusiastic reply on Mike. ;-)
I find it hard to countenance death being described as "unexpected". It's the only event we can expect with certainty. The timing might be unexpected, I suppose. But if death was not certain I expect life would be unbearable. Forever is an awfully long time, and then it continues. Gives me the shivers just contemplating the horror of what so many people seem to rather unthinkingly wish for. Anyway, time to die for a little while in the temporary death we call sleep, unless tonight's one is permanent. Goodnight, or whatever.
Sometimes I would like to know what life will be like when my grandchildren are as old as I am now; and then again I do not want to know, as many reasons let me fear life will not treat them as kindly as it treated me.But I digress. I am not afraid of death, only of dying.
Good mornning Andrew - I hope