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How will you feel about dying when you are old?


I don't want to be depressing or anything, but I am just wondering how people think they will come to terms with their life ending...do you think you will be scared or at peace with it?

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At peace with it. There's no way out of it, so you may as well just accept it, and try to enjoy the time you have. The thing about death is that once you're dead, you won't exist anymore to feel bad about having died.

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I am 68 as of this post, and can tell you that I feared death much more when I was in my 40s and 50s than I do now. Death is a part of the circle of life, and I feel that it is not the end. I believe there is something beyond what we call death.

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Hey daveat!

Are you still here???

If so, hope you're also still ALIVE and are doing well as well !!!

🕰⌛⏳⌚⏲⏱⏰

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Yes I am still here, and doing well. Got my series of COVID shots and am hopeful that this pandemic is soon behind us all

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Thanks for checking in to let us know you're doing well. COVID SUCKS BIGTIME. So does the situation where some states have chosen to open back up again too soon and not require people to wear MASKS anymore in the grocery store (which might also mean getting these vaccine shots could also end up being in vain). Also wonder how long they will provide immunity before one needs another one again???

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I think when this all settles back to "normal" (whatever you call that), it will probably be like getting the flu shot every year.

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Yes hopefully that's the way it will end up being eventually. Did you have any side effects when you got your injection??? I'm hearing about all kinds of issues happening to other 60 and 70 yr olds ... From vomiting to having the loss of taste and smell for one day, to having a fever for a day, etc. But that still sure beats being in the hospital or risking death from Covid.

On the news today they also explained how you can hug your kids and grandkids again (if you have any) now that you've gotten your Covid shot.

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On the first shot, I had a sore arm at the injection site for a couple of hours, and that was all. The second shot made me tired and lethargic for a couple of days.

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Sorry to hear about the soreness in your arm.


A friend who works in a PHARMACY said it's the 2nd shot of the 2 SHOT injection which causes most people to have side effects.


That's why one hopes to get the one shot J & J injection (which also has side effects as well but they also seem to be not as bad as the 2 SHOT injections).

Also read about how The 2 SHOT uses RNA, and the J & J shot uses some kind of a dead cold virus.

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15 year old thread, some of these people may have died since the thread was started.

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I've thought of it lately as my parents are getting towards that goal, but they both seem at peace with it.

I'd rather go out in my sleep myself. I think most people would

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I think it'll be a mix of feelings. I can say that I'll likely be at peace with what I left behind. I'm single and no children. There's no weight on me there. As for the future it'll likely be a form of anxious anticipation, not knowing what may be next. In all honesty, I hope death is the end but I can't say that with certainty.

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I suspect I'll be ready when the time comes, whenever that is.

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With all of the ongoing health issues that come along with aging (most have high blood pressure or heart issues, incontinence, or deal with other problems like osteoporosis (bone loss that causes hip fractures tooth loss etc.), or arthritis, or diabetes, or cancer, etc.) perhaps death may also turn out to be a friend for some of us in the end???

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That's what I think. One day it hits you that no matter how much you want it, you just can't do many of the things you used to do. One can get to the point where one wonders what's left that one can even do anymore.

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Was recently reading posts at a cancer forum where one lady in her 80's who's been through having had a hysterectomy, and then chemo and radiation, only to have the cancer come back again (which leads to still more rounds of chemo and radiation again) said that she was all done now with having cancer treatments and was at peace with what comes next.

So apparently she's also ready and the time has come for her to finally check out of here.



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I went through this with my dad about 12 years ago. He had bladder cancer and the "easier" treatment didn't work. The treatment they advised next would only prolong his life by about 3 months (he thought he might have a couple of years) but when he heard that, he was ready to go. As sad as it was to say goodbye, I completely understood his decision. The treatment would have been intensive and I suspect he would have had more bad days than good, so I don't blame him for calling it quits.

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When death comes it comes. Nothing I can do about it. I will be at peace when it's my time to go. I'm not ashamed to say I'm a Christian. I hope I'm worthy to go to Heaven. I'm sure I'll get attacked for posting this.

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Death doesn’t concern me more than old age. Just the idea that I’ll be too old to do regular actions, covered in wrinkles, soreness all over. Don’t want to be that way

I won’t lie. I sometimes think it might be better to go before old age, like just passing away in sleep or something

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