there is nothing on the other side to want
Tell that to someone with terminal cancer.
Tsunami3 I sat with my father until he died of lung cancer it wasn't pretty at all He opened his eyes after his heart stopped and said in a very clear words There is nothing waiting for you but darkness That was 18 years ago and I still know it today
You must be older than your profile would admit? :)
not necessarily so imho<br />
you might not care either way<br />
just saying<br />
courage is all about overcoming fear not being unafraid
is somewhat inelegant to my mind though as it does not address the reality which is to be brave we must fear.
you said: ''If you are not afraid to die, you are not afraid to live." You claimed it to be elegant.
It grated on me because it appears clumsy and deceptive not being afraid to live is not the same as having the courage to live. It is it's negative and bases it's power on not being afraid to die which is the opposite of positive life force. W do not live because we are willing to die. We live despite the fear of dying. See?
Sure I agree words matter but that is my point. A different formulation would achieve more imho that is all. Of course it says something and is better than nothing to encourage living life rather than enduring it.