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Why are we afraid of death?

Fear of death is inherent in us biologically, he is part of the innate behaviors of any living creature of instinct. Due to this instinct we in case of danger will take all reasonable measures to avoid, to escape.

If we were not afraid to die, they often do dangerous things very lightly. We would take more risk, not thinking about the consequences of our actions. Mankind would simply become extinct.

However, the fear of death in a human being is not only a biological mechanism that promotes survival. Death for man is a tragedy. For many people the thought of waiting for their death, so great and terrible that they try these ideas to avoid.

What caused this horror?

The reason is fear of death that we don't know what awaits us after death. The unknown frightens always, like a small child afraid of the dark because he doesn't know what it is - and suddenly the danger?

Death is the most important change in our lives. In death, life in the usual sense ends. Everyone is afraid of change, and this change is final, irreversible and incomprehensible.

For people who believe death is not so mysterious as to atheists. For the believer, the end of earthly life is not the emptiness and nothingness, it is the end of physical life, the beginning of the state in which the soul exists apart from the body. Death is the birth of earthly life into eternity, the beginning of eternal life. For Christians, for example, death is the awakening of the soul in Another world, where she resides or with God or without him - depending on how one has lived his life on earth, righteously or sinfully. And so the whole life of a believer is, by and large, a preparation for death.

Death gives life to any human sense. The realization that our life on earth is not eternal, gives people an incentive to rush to do good and avoid evil, to love and cherish life, every moment.

By the way...

Small children are not afraid of death. Of course, they know what death is, they are confronted with it in their lives, but they do not see death as something that relates to them personally. Every child thinks that he is special, and that he will live forever. The moment when a child realizes that he will die once, usually around the age of 6 years. And becomes a real shock for him. Through it passes each of us.

See also:
What is death? Why do people die?

 


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Sonia
2014-05-07 00:10:25
I don't want to die . each night wondering what will happen to me . whether I stupidly walaza in the coffin . whether in hell or heaven even though I'm a man of neveruse " tears"
natata
2014-04-17 21:37:38
so interesting!
Lesya
2014-04-17 20:52:00
"For Christians, for example, death is the awakening of the soul in Another world, where she resides or with God or without him - depending on how one has lived his life on earth, righteously or sinfully." let's start with the fact that Christians (from the word "Christ"in Greek. are istinnymi! followers of Jesus Christ and can't believe that death is "...the beginning of the state in which the soul exists apart from the body. Death is the birth of earthly life into eternity, the beginning of eternal life because Jesus knew and svidetelstvo always that it is not so: he is always death compared with sleep,i.e. a state of nothingness, the soul is death because the soul is the man himself, as well as other living beings are souls, and Death itself was called the enemy,"... which will be destroyed last" it is Absurd to say that Christians have views that contradict Christianity, but at the same time, these views have a place to be in the religions professed confusion of beliefs and traditions: paganism, demonism, Satanism under the General name of the Christian world. Article, to put it mildly, inaccurate, unscientific, untested arguments, facts only that no one wants to die. I wonder why death scares all if we accept the truth that death is a transition and what it entails eternal life? Solomon said: "for the Living know that they shall die : but the dead know not anything... Icesl their love, and hatred, and jealousy, and for centuries they will not be share in anything that is done under the sun. Anything that can make your hand, do it with all his strength, because in the grave, whither thou goest,there is neither work, nor ideas, nor knowledge, nor wisdom"
Asnau
2014-03-24 20:29:37
Eric, I'll only say one phrase. Think over it. "Have you ever seen that dog was admiring the sunset?"
max
2014-03-18 13:10:48
do not be afraid it is better now to think about the future...
Marina
2014-03-13 19:35:18
I agree with Alina
Ivan
2014-03-08 19:35:54
Probably, soon (in 100 years) science comes to what we will be immortal. Thus people most likely will colonize the universe (and not just the people), and then possibly other universes(there are now a lot of interesting observations, which gives reason to think that our universe is not alone, and the number of such studies and observations gradually increasing). Therefore, I do not want to die, want something to explore, to learn something new. I think that we should actively promote the science forward. Only then all people will be better. I think that if you live without worries and research, this eternal life is not interesting and necessary. And anyway, we live in a really small spot (on the Ground), which is a huge galaxy, which, in turn, is a really little point in the whole universe. They say that the stars in the Universe than there are grains of sand on all the Earth. As the Earth revolves around only 1 star. Therefore, the space in the Universe will be enough for everyone, even if everyone will live forever. Especially, if it is confirmed the theory of the multiverse (the hyperspace in which countless Universes).
Eric
2014-01-09 17:05:26
Death is necessary, imagine that you suddenly become immortal. What will you do for an eternity on earth? Eternal life in our world it is much worse than death! But religions can't be trusted! Every religion tries to use your fear of death to make you slaves! You need to think and analyze the world logically, and who knows, maybe except this world is another.
Archer 2503
2014-01-08 12:16:09
Thanks I liked the story
About 100 cutie
2014-01-07 19:16:43
it is better if people lived forever

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