The only thing that really bugs me about death is others having to deal with it. Because I have no beliefs in spirit/soul/reincarnation/afterlife or anything it will be tough for them. I'm not about to take up some belief like that just to please others, it wouldn't be genuine.
Originally Posted by MetroStyles
However, I think the true measure of how okay you are with death is how you react in perceived near-death situations. For example, I've been on a lot of planes but in the handful of cases where the turbulence was really out-of-this-world bad, my heart still skips a beat and I feel nervous. If I was truly at peace with death I think this would not happen.
I always thought that this is just an adrenaline rush and probably cannot be avoided. It's hard wired into us to help us survive near-death situations by giving us extra energy and strength. The whole fight or flight thing. That's how you felt right? How you react to that is probably a better reflection of a persons view on dying. For example if the plane is certain to crash would you be screaming, relaxing, praying, making out w/ the hot flight attendant, jerking off? In a situation that could be gotten out of I think just about any human, content with death or not, would still act in a way to preserve their life. It's only natural to want to do so.