Post

I Don't Fear Death

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 9,089 People

    My grandmother was the most devout person I

    will probably ever know. And she was sh*tting herself TERRIFIED to die! In fact, I think her anxiety over being "true" enough to her Catholic faith took weeks off her life and made a sad but inevitable situation agonizing to her. The conversation she had with the priest who came...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm not afraid of death,

    but I'm in no hurry to die
    Goliath2014 Goliath2014 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sometimes I'll hear people say things like,

    "Dying is so horrible and depressing. I don't want to miss out on everything that goes on when I'm gone." That fear should logically be eliminated because of the fact that you won't be alive to feel depressed once you're dead.
    polythenejam polythenejam 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My daughter's father died

    and she has abandoned me and hates me. I don't deserve it.
    elsaanna elsaanna 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm not scared of dying

    or what happens after I die. It's not scary to me. I know there is a God and there is a Heaven. I also live by the Harry Potter " to the well-organized minds, death is but the next greatest adventure" BUT what I am scared of is dying before I've done everything I've wanted to...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Insert nihilistic observation here* Hahaha

    It's kinda funny that when people speak of spirituality, life, death etc. They sometimes take on a God-like voice "i am thee blessed one for whose purpose is just and righteous. The truth i speak is without fault". Just sayin... I don't fear death because it's silly to...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't fear it anymore

    because I have left my soul with someone else here on earth that I can not be with and may never see again. I gave him my everything and all. He has my soul and I have faith that because he has it, I will see him again in the next life and that that world we meet in will be a...
    HyderabadGirl12 HyderabadGirl12 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Not Me

    i think its living i fear. so i sit back and wait. i wait and i watch. i ponder and reflect. i think deeply and formulate. i dream and i hope. i imagine a better life. i escape in a dream. and once again i avoid living and making change. i don't fear death. billions have...
    redgone redgone 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 7, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm only 18, yet I feel death is just around

    the corner.. Anyone else have that?
    GallowsBaby GallowsBaby 18-21, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I'M Gone

    When I come to the end of my journey And I travel my last weary mile Just forget if you can that I ever frowned And remember only the smiles Forget unkind words I have spoken Remember some good I have done Forget that I was depressed And imagine that I had lots of fun...
    bubblynng08 bubblynng08 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Friendly Death

    "Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Being cremated is my last hope

    for a hot, smoking body!!!
    Goliath2014 Goliath2014 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm gonna do it. Tomorrow.

    Take some of my dads pain meds. I got decently high off them today. But I'm gonna do It. Tomorrow. I'm excited. For it to stop. Maybe I'm being selfish. But I don't think of it that way I think of it as being thoughtful. Think of how many people I could hurt if I stayed.
    madsgrammar madsgrammar 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't know if there is an afterlife,

    but I was temporarily dead when I drowned as a small child. After I stopped struggling and got to the dark place with smeary colors whizzing past, hearing music like nothing I had experienced before (similar to some newage music, but not quite), I felt very calm and secure. I...
    Jilara Jilara 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I probably fear life more

    than I fear death. There are far worse things in life than there are in death. I’d like to think of death as a liberation of struggles, diseases, physical and mental pain, and obligations. It’s perhaps also an eradication of potential and possibilities, but all of these are...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I do wonder what would happen

    after my death. Who would care. Who would be at my funeral. Would they be able to afford a casket or a funeral? I feel like what would mostly be said about it, is what a shame it was because she was a pretty girl. It seems in this world that's all ill ever be. Just a face...
    lekrap lekrap 22-25, F Jul 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Can't Explain It

    I'm not sure when I first got here. All I know is that I did. There have been a few times in my life when I welcomed death. It seemed to be the easier, softer way. Years ago, I prayed to a God that I wasn't sure I believed in to take me when I went to sleep. Waking up was a...
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 29, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    saskialara saskialara 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Goodbye.... it was fun

    while it lasted
    SurvivedDeath SurvivedDeath 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ir anything I embace it I followed

    that white light on a couple of occasions and it held me in it felt like you werebeing absorbed by every mystical force you could ever dream of I DID NOT WANT IT TO EVER END,
    coulty coulty 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    What Is The Point?

    what is the point of continuing to live if there is nothing in this place that has any meaning? all that seems to happen is people pile more hurt and pain on you looking for your breaking point. but you try to get out and there is no way with out even more pain and misery. Please...
    antina9056 antina9056 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    its different to want to die

    and not fear death.
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've almost died 4 times,

    + I'm Christian, I know death isn't a bad thing, if your soul is going to Heaven!
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Death is inevitable, part of nature.

    Denial would just hurt. Accept death like an old friend.
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's not death I fear-it's the pain

    that comes with living.
    elledv elledv 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Fear?

    When I was younger, everyone said that I had a death-wish. That was not true. I just thought that I was bulletproof. Now that I am older I know how vulnerable that I am. I knew when I was having my first stroke what was happening. I remember thinking "Lord, if you want me-take me...
    ken68 ken68 66-70, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Being There...

    I have seen human life end, up close and personal... there are so many things worse than death: mainly, an unlived life.
    MattB765 MattB765 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Won't Be Far.....

    This bit of rhyme from childhood is true, But I've changed the words just for you. "If I should die before I wake", Please don't cry,  be strong for my sake. I'm far from here, no more pain to bear, I'm wearing moonbeams and stars in my hair. Dancing and laughing...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 23 Responses Nov 15, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The fact that I no longer fear death sometimes

    scares me in itself. I've had several near death experiences in vehicles on top of being in an abusive relationship where I finally got the nerve to fight back, and I held a knife to his throat daring him to hit me again. I've had guns pulled on me three times for stupid reasons...
    serajolee serajolee 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The older I get the less I fear death.

    It is inevitable and at my age I spend a lot of time going to funerals and supporting the bereaved.As for what happens after death, I have no idea, but like to that that we all get absorbed back into the Deity from which we came.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Enemy

    We will meet on this road nothing gained ................truth be told But i am coming and i am nothing and you will set me free Time will give us nothing people like me and you you can see the drops of rain and you now we are nothing but soon we will be...
    emery777 emery777 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 9, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Want To Put The Fun In Funeral

    Answered a question on EP about what kind of funeral I would like to have and well I just felt I needed to write this. Now I have always lived my life with a grin and a smirk. I am always trying to find a way to make others laugh or smile along with me, it is just my nature...
    humblerider humblerider 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 28, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    my mind is functionning in weird ways this

    morning. And honestly, this is quite the story out of my comfort zone to share. It's true that I don't fear death. Cause the way I see it, it would be a relief. But that doesn't mean I long for it either. What I do fear, is which memories I will leave. I made it my purpose to...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    gilinsky gilinsky 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    For some reason I don't feel death personally I

    think that it would be a huge weight of off my shoulder but yeah the only thing that I'm scared of it death
    HannahlovesHH HannahlovesHH 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Don't Fear

    Death is just another phase, That humans must endure. So don't fear death, give it your praise, For death, there is no cure. Just think about the seed that falls, Cold and dying to the ground. But something mysterious to it calls, And the circle of life, comes back around. Don't...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    xlxyelliexlx xlxyelliexlx 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Both of my parent's past away.

    Ever since they did I don't fear death or even cry when I hear someone died.......at first I couldn't accept death but it took alot for me to finally accept death...
    davamp13 davamp13 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It sounds so peaceful.

    When I was ten, I was at my friend's house. We were in his garage. And he had a handgun on a misplaced bed stand. And we were goofing off. It was me, Ryan, and Cody. It is foggy. Ryan knocked the gun off the stand, and it went off. And it shot him right in the head. I...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    To me death is a mere desperation of illusion.

    I believe in no god, so i have no fear of being cast into the depths of hell or being punished for my unforgiven sins. Life is a game to me, some play to win, some play for the fun and some want to quit. If i only live to die, why not go out with a bang
    12blueunicorns 12blueunicorns 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "I know it is coming,

    and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Angel Of Darkness

    She was born with a heart that feels like crystal that has been shattered beyond repair It feels like there are waves of thunder always waiting to rock her too her knees Tears forever falling ,burning her cheeks like acid rain eroding something that was once a living thing that...
    emery777 emery777 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Not a bit. I am a Christian.

    I believe in Heaven. I don't want to die. My life is a gift and a miracle. But I'm not afraid to die. Well, no more than any other person. I have been close to death (knife pointed at me by my abusive older sister at 13 was the closest I've ever come, I think). It's only natural...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F May 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    arabella1108 arabella1108 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Both of my parent's past away.

    Ever since they did I don't fear death or even cry when I hear someone died.......at first I couldn't accept death but it took alot for me to finally accept death...
    davamp13 davamp13 41-45, F Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's weird but I have no fear of dying.

    ..I guess maybe I fear how I'll die; I of course prefer to die of natural causes or sickness rather than some violent death. I've worked with many seniors with dementia and other serious issues, and I've seen how much they suffer. I think that's part of the reason I don't fear it...
    MommySarah79 MommySarah79 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    i cant wait to just die & be free from all my

    problems, I'm too young to feel all this pain😟, i just need someone to talk to.
    emalicee emalicee 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    If anyone out there is an actual monster hunter

    and not some fake bastard then message me. I want to be a monster hunter and I know all the risks. I know it's dangerous but I'm willing to risk my life if I get to save someone else's.
    HuntingThings101 HuntingThings101 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    why is everyone crying about death ?

    I can't wait to see what's on the other side but until my time comes I'll wait patiently and eat some cookies **** my diet lol
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't fear death. I mean everyone has to die

    but on their own time. So if I die I will accept it cause its part of life. First I was scared but my uncle said " no one can live forever they have to die some day" to be honest it scared me even more but I soon learn to accept fate so if I die now or later or tomorrow I can't...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't fear death; though I do have some

    issues coping with grief. I come from a family that did not really help me to understand and cope with grief, so even now at age 42 I'm struggling to cope with the emotions that come with loss and the pain associated with it. I guess it kind of goes with the territory, having...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Instead I Fear Life..

    for as long as i have been alive, i have been afraid. afraid of almost every aspect of life. death does not scare me. death is inevitable. it will be, for me, the end of fear. peace at last. "death gotta be easy, cause life is hard. it'll leave you physically, mentally, and...
    inthebelljar inthebelljar 26-30, F 13 Responses Nov 11, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences