What Does Death Offer?

Death Philosophy. Photo Credit – Flickr: NASA CREWThe unknown causes panic and disruption.

If you know what’s going to happen, you can keep yourself safe.

If you don’t know what’s going to happen, you may encounter feelings that you don’t like.

And even if you don’t like the feelings in your safe environment, at least they aren’t new shitty feelings (scientific terminology, I know).

If death is the ultimate question mark, then it seems that life would be the favorable alternative.

However, when presented with life, humans like to create ways to escape when circumstances do not work out smoothly.

We are attached to the philosophy that life should shower us with gifts that make us happy; when our expectations aren’t met, instead of using pain to expand our perspective and shape the type of human beings who we want to be, we like to fabricate happiness in one form or another in order to avoid suffering.

A known—life—seems to yield the same state of panic and disruption that is associated with the unknown because living will always contain the unknown in the form of surprises, obstacles, and hidden agendas.

Dilemmas are usually viewed as defeats rather than challenges, but your existence doesn’t have to be a series of things that are done to you.

You can own your evolution.

Life offers pain. What does death offer?

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