Then you'd think I'd recognize more of this stuff that's happening to me.
Then you'd think I'd recognize more of this stuff that's happening to me.
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Like in the Matrix or something?
Ah so we're in a coma and re-living our lives?
This is like what if you suddenly woke up right now and it was your first day of 8th grade.
I'd kill myself
And at the risk of treading somewhere I shouldn't, are you currently stoned?
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Only the living remember and once you're dead, you're dead beyond eternity. So why bother with thinking and remembering when you won't have the memories with you in world of death?
No such luck...
Hopefully I'll look back on it and be pleased with what I see. I hear that when we do have this "life review" we get to feel exactly what everyone we interacted with felt about us. I would love to see what everybody I ever had contact with thought of me.
If I'm laying on my deathbed...I would want somebody to do me...since I can't do him.
i would just become impatient and fast forward right to grand finale. no fucks would be given either.
one thing about the closet/you don't have to hurry/it will be bad tomorrow/so brother, don't you worry
Damn, and here I thought we are all just batteries....
It makes me wonder if my Soul is searching for another body because it knows my Death is near...I'm in excellent Health but that doesnt mean anything....
This is probably too Deep and strange....LOL....
I've already overcome the irrational fear of death so I have no real regrets over my life.
So you're telling me that i'm seeing myself do all the things i'm doing before I die?
Then what's to stop me from stopping this process of slow death and making it a quick one?
"Heads buried in the sand,
You are impotent..."
You could even hypothesise this without violating the Arrow of Time. But I can remember my past just sitting here. And then I can remember some other moment in the past. Or reflect on the present. Etc. So if I'm strapped into a hospital bed 300 years from now with robots keeping my organs alive, I would probably be able to remember getting admitted to the hospital 299 years from now, as well as this conversation today.
Or if you prefer, if I've been strapped into a hospital bed dying for the last year, I'd probably be able to remember being admitted a year ago, as well as this conversation with you 300 years ago.
Americans need to keep their guns so they can protect themselves from gun violence just like Nancy Lanza did. And like Chris Kyle did. And like Gabby Giffords did. And like Tom Clements did. And like Michael Piemonte. And Joseph Wilcox.
Well, as we're all "on our deathbeds" from the moment of conception, I suppose there's a certain point here. Then again, either way you look at it, it's a distinction without a difference.
I thought I got laid more....
FPNYAnnoying JUBBERS since 2003
There is also the theory of multiple (infinite number of)Time Lines, and we're only experiencing the ONE that we chose! What of the other Time Lines that our "Others" chose?
I can only HOPE that one of my Others is enjoying what would have happened if I'd only known THEN what I know NOW!!
OR ... there's also the thought that when we "expire" our current Time Line, we might be able to get a "Do Over", and select our own point of "re-insertion". IF that's the case, I'll vote for the Summer of 1968!
I would have been a Much better camp counselor! I wouldn't have started smoking! I would have Played with my fellow counselor in the shower, when he came "out" to me. And, I would have gone into Theater, in college, which is what I REALLY wanted to do, rather than what I Actually did do!
MAYBE ... IF I could get on the Starship Enterprise, and loop around the Sun ...
Oh!, Well! ... It currently IS what it Is!
All the more reasons to ... no matter what ... Seriously ...
WISDOM is the Knowledge you've gained ... After you could have used it! _Me
Kien: No... not until he admits... that I'm the Mary... and he's the Rhoda
xbuzzerx: I'm the Mary. *I'M THE MARY.* You're just some... old Kien on a deathbed!
I just came back from having a crap in the toilet. If this is all a dream, it was a shitty one
I think I'll be full of regrets...
Palliative care nurse reveals top 5 deathbed regrets
by Sarah Robinson
We all share common sentiments at the end of life, according to this anonymous nurse.
Death has been called the ultimate equalizer. Money, societal standing and physical appearance become irrelevant in death. But that's not the only way we become one on our deathbeds. According to one nurse, many of us share the same regrets.
The top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed has been spreading like wildfire in the social media world, and it's all courtesy of a nurse who worked in palliative care "for many years."
"People grow a lot when faced with their own mortality," said the anonymous author.
The nurse explained that the post stemmed from experience with patients in the last weeks of their lives.
"When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again."
Here are the most common five regrets, according to the nurse:
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
"This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made."
2. I wish I didn't work so hard.
"This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence."
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
"Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result."
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
"Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying."
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
"This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again. When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying."
But it wasn't all sad recollections for the patients. The nurse also said that all of her patients eventually came to terms with the life they had lived and experienced acceptance.
"Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them."
If you died tomorrow, would you have any regrets?
Inspired - but too tired.
An old friend of mine posted a comment like this on Facebook a long time ago... I don't believe it, but imagine if it were true? That would be wild.
Then again, considering the fact that what we know about life, the universe, and everything is barely a drop in the bucket, why not keep an open mind, eh?