People Confess The Real Reason They Aren't Scared Of Death
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Death is perhaps the world's greatest mystery.

As no one knows what happens after one takes their final breath.

The uncertainty of it all causes tremendous fear in many.

Others, however, don't fear death, on the belief that it is simply one of life's inevitable realities.

Redditor Animemesh was curious to hear a more in-depth explanation of why people aren't afraid of death, leading them to ask:

"People who aren’t scared of death, why?"

Seeing it happen helps you accept it.

"I’ve seen the faces and reactions of hundreds who are preparing for death."

"When you work in hospice, you can’t really be afraid of it."

"I’m by no means numb to it, but I’ve seen a number of what I would call beautiful deaths and I’ve seen the peace on patients’ faces after they have passed, when the physical exertions are gone."

"I have seen the mixture of emotional pain but also relief on the faces of family."

"So death isn’t something I’m afraid of."

"I just want to do what I can to make sure I and all those around me get to have good deaths."- PracticalLady18

It's just a given.

"It happens to everyone, and it happens every day."

"Death doesn’t scare me, it’s the dying part that scares me more."- smilewhenyouseethis_

"An estimated 70 billion humans have died since the beginning of the race."

"If they could do it, so can I."- Back2Bach

Coming face to face with it helps you prepare.

"A few months ago I was told I probably had a serious type of cancer but we’d know for sure with the biopsy results."

"I researched and found this cancer had about a 10% 1 year survival rate."

"I wasn’t afraid to die but I dreaded telling anyone so I didn’t."

"For 4 days I thought about all the things I needed to do to simplify things for my family after my death."

"The biopsy was negative."

"I’m still going to die one day, but probably not in the next few months."

"The lesson here is this: don’t waste time worrying about the inevitable."

"Prepare, then enjoy the time you have."- Expensive-Ferret-339

The better question is, what happens before life?

"'I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it'."-Mark Twain- IceClimbers_Main

No need to fear death after a life well lived

"I grew up poor, family didn't work and struggled with drug addiction."

"I dropped out of high school to get a job."

"My dad told me to never expect to succeed."

"That love is bullsh*t."

"That I am destined to be 'another worthless Mexican, just like your mother'."

"Got out of that situation."

"Went back to school and graduated college."

"I got out of minimum wage factory jobs and I have a well paying career."

"I came out and am now married to the man of my dreams."

"I take comfort in knowing that if I died today, I accomplished far more than I ever imagined possible."- JDefined

There are worse fears than death

"I was raised in an abusive, dysfunctional home."

"After that experience, it pretty much knocks the fright of death, and compassion and empathy, right out of you."

"I lived in fear of my mother, I lived in fear of other people, I lived in fear of what the day would bring."

"I feared living."

"I didn't live in fear of death."

"There were times when I would have welcomed death."- WallyPlumstead

Words of wisdom.

"Yoda taught me the following: "

"'Death is a natural part of life'."

"'Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force'."

"'Mourn them do not'."

"'Miss them do not'."

"'Attachment leads to jealousy'."

"'The shadow of greed that is'."- NoStep6061

No one knows what comes next.

But whether one fears death or not, there is only one thing we can all do until that inevitable moment comes.

Live our lives to the absolute fullest.

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