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I would like to be fully aware that I am dieing 20 40.82%
I would like to be blissfully unaware that I am dieing 14 28.57%
I don't care really / It doesn't matter 15 30.61%
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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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In the last few moments of my life...


Lets say pain is not a factor here, it's a peaceful death..

Edit: I mean no physical pain or discomfort.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 02:49 PM
 
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I think I'd rather be aware. If I'm experiencing my last moments, I'd like to know that.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 03:09 PM
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As long as pain isn't a factor..If I were slipping away, as long as my mind shuts down when my body does, I wouldn't want to know I was dieing, then, have my body shut down, yet my mind still active........Oh...........I would want to know if it were a peaceful death, on my terms;-) if not, I would rather not know what hit me.

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I went with unaware. I don't share the assumption that 'no pain' = 'peaceful'. Even without any physical pain, if I all of a sudden knew I was dying, with no way to prevent it, I would start freaking out. That's just knowing myself, my own thought process; everyone is different, and I can see why some people might be comfortable, even happier, knowing. I just don't think I, personally, would be capable of handling it with much peace or pleasantness or dignity. I'd hate my last moments to be like that. Death, painful or not, has always scared me. The imminence of my death is not something I ever want to feel.
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I would want to be fully aware.
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I don't what to know. My last thoughts would likely be filled with regret, and who needs that?
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I went with unaware. I don't share the assumption that 'no pain' = 'peaceful'. Even without any physical pain, if I all of a sudden knew I was dying, with no way to prevent it, I would start freaking out. That's just knowing myself, my own thought process; everyone is different, and I can see why some people might be comfortable, even happier, knowing. I just don't think I, personally, would be capable of handling it with much peace or pleasantness or dignity. I'd hate my last moments to be like that. Death, painful or not, has always scared me. The imminence of my death is not something I ever want to feel.
Well yeah obviously the possibility of considerable emotional pain (fear, panic) is still there but that's why I asked. I'm just curious how many would rather not know it was coming than face the situation you described.
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 08:29 PM
 
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i would want to be aware. i'd want to be able to feel things as strongly as i could, truly see the things around me. sometimes i can feel so disconnected from the world. i look at things but don't really see them somehow, don't feel them or experience them really. i'd want one last chance to feel the world strongly. something that takes so much effort for me sometimes.
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I put "I don't care really / It doesn't matter" but as long as it is painless then i hope i have people that i would like to say a few thing too first. So i change mine to i'd like to be aware.

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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 08:34 AM
 
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It doens't really matter if I'm aware or not.
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Well I couldn't really decide between being aware or unaware, so I just picked it doesn't matter.
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 10:34 AM
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When I die, I would like to go peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather did. Not screaming and yelling like the passenger in his car....
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