Your Going To Die So Live With It
Every morning I wake up is a good day. I figure why go through life worried about when I’m going to die. But the world we live in is obsessed with death and what will kill you. So sometimes it’s just best not to eat anything, drink anything, wear anything, touch anything, clean anything, drive anything, or breathe anything. They say too much of anything might not be good for you well what if moderation kills you????
My uncle is 81 and has smoked a pack a day all his life. Every Friday he asks me to get him five packs of Broncos. I think those are like the strongest Cancer sticks made. But at this point I feel if he stops smoking he would probably keel over and die in a week. So I go and I get the five packs because for all I know the Broncos may be keeping him alive. I told him that when he does die I would like to donate his body to science to see if he has some Anti Cancer Gene they can use for a cure or something. And could save me the cost of burying him (just kidding).
Sometimes we lose sleep and jeopardize our health over events that may or may not ever occur, and often we find ourselves distraught over situations we cannot control. Worrying takes up a great deal of our time and energy. But, when we stop to consider the subject, why do we spend so much time and energy worrying? Do we gain anything by worrying? Winston Churchill once stated: “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.”
A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor’s office. After the check-up, the doctor took the wife aside and said, “if you don’t do the following, you husband will surely die…”Each morning, fix him a healthy breakfast and send him off to work in a good mood. At lunch time, make him a warm nutritious meal and put him in a good frame of mind before he goes back to work. For dinner, fix an especially nice meal and don’t burden him with household chores. Have sex with him several times a week and satisfy his every whim. On the way home, the husband asked his wife what the doctor had said. “You’re going to die,” she replied.
Oscar the cat was known as the “death cat.” He lived in a nursing home and it was reported that when Oscar jumped up on a resident’s bed and stayed there that person would soon die. It was written up in all the newspapers and talked about on radio and television shows. I am sure the residents at the nursing home heard about it too. Last week Oscar jumped on the wrong bed. It is reported there was a dented bedpan close to where Oscar was found dead. No one has claimed responsibility for the act. But I bet who ever it was is still alive.
After dying in a car crash, three friends go to Heaven for orientation. They are all asked the same question: “When you are in your casket, friends and family are mourning over you, what would you like to hear them say about you? The first guy immediately responds, “I would like to hear them say that I was one of the great doctors of my time, and a great family man.” The second guy says, “I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow.” The last guy thinks a minute and replies, “I’d like to hear them say…… LOOK, HE’S MOVING!!!!!”
Woody Allen said it best: “It’s not that I’m afraid to die; I just don’t want to be there when it happens!” I do not fear dying, but nobody wants to suffer or leave loved ones behind. Modern medicine helps maintain our quality of life, but it also inadvertently prolongs the suffering of those who try to prevent death.
Here are some last words of the famous.
How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?~~ P. T. Barnum, entrepreneur, d. 1891
Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I’m happy. ~~ Ethel Barrymore, actress, d. June 18, 1959
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.~~ John Barrymore, actor, d. May 29, 1942
I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.~~ Humphrey Bogart, actor, d. January 14, 1957
I’m bored with it all. Before slipping into a coma. He died 9 days later.~~ Winston Churchill, statesman, d. January 24, 1965
Damn it . . . Don’t you dare ask God to help me. To her housekeeper, who had begun to pray aloud.~~ Joan Crawford, actress, d. May 10, 1977
Let’s cool it brothers . . .Spoken to his assassins, 3 men who shot him 16 times.~~ Malcolm X, Black leader, d. 1966
Go on, get out - last words are for fools who haven’t said enough. ~~ Karl Marx, revolutionary, d. 1883
Lord help my poor soul.~~ Edgar Allan Poe, writer, d. October 7, 1849
Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.~~ Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, d. 1923
Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.~~ Oscar Wilde, writer, d. November 30, 1900
These are some last words from criminals before their executions.
Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel. Executed in electric chair in New York.~~ George Appel, d. 1928
Remember, the death penalty is murder. Executed by injection, Texas.~~ Robert Drew, d. August 2, 1994
How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French fries. Executed in electric chair in Oklahoma.~~ James French, d. 1966
I’d like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my ass., Texas~~ Johnny Frank Garrett, Sr.
I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this. Executed by injection, Oklahoma.~~ Thomas J. Grasso
There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is God’s messenger.~~ Saddam Hussein d. December 30, 2006
Capital punishment: them without the capital get the punishment.Executed in electric chair, Florida.~~ John Spenkelink, d. May 25, 1979
Here are some famous quotes about death
I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. — Mark Twain
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome — Jimi Hendrix
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. — W. Somerset Maugham, author
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. — Buddha (B.C.E. 568-488)
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. — Buddha (B.C.E. 568-488)
Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery. — Kahlil Gibran
Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world. — Jean Paul Richter
Be of good cheer about death and know this as a truth–that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. — Socrates
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. — John Taylor
A man is not completely born until he is dead. — Benjamin Franklin
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. — Clarence Darrow
Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes — Benjamin Franklin
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. — Joseph Stalin
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. A. Sachs
So I guess one day we all will have to face death, but it does not have to be something we fear. It also should not be something we look foward to. None of us will escape it, maybe except people like Bob Fossett who was probably taken from us by aliens so he can drive their fast machines. There are people who just disappear. Maybe thats the best way to go. As far as the Afterlife I believe there is one. Some say “The psychological need for a feeling of immortality is so great that our religious tendencies have become part of our DNA code. Humans who believe in the supernatural religions tend to be calmer, healthier, and thus live longer than the nonreligious. Believers also tend to show more bravery when courage is needed to protect their tribe. Genetic tendencies to have religious feelings are fortified over thousands of years of evolution through survival of the religiously fittest.”
The Soul serves as the bridge between Heaven and Earth, and is thus central to all spirituality. Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, Judaism, and the ancient Greeks view the soul as a composite, incorporating various levels or parts. The lower level exhibits similarities to our physical body. Higher levels are progressively more refined, with the highest approaching God. Christianity speaks of the carnal, natural, and spirit bodies. Islamic Sufis call the parts nafs, ruh, and sirr. The Hindu soul has etheric, astral, and causal bodies, while Judaic Kabbalah teaches of the nefesh, ruach, and neshamah. Buddhism, on the contrary, denies the concept of an eternal, individualized soul. However, Buddhism does include some soul-like ideas, such as the collection of aggregates, or skandas, which bear a person’s karma into future lives. Tibetan Buddhism teaches that the most advanced practitioners can attain the Rainbow Body, which enables the person to exist in a body beyond the physical body.
Christian, Judaic and other traditions tell us that we receive the highest part of our soul, our spirit, as a gift at birth. This, our unique individuality and freedom, emanates from the Divine will. However, we soon lose contact with that innermost part of ourselves. To bridge the gap to our ordinary awareness and to enable its action in this world, our spirit needs the vehicles of the foundation and middle parts of the soul. Through dedicated spiritual practice to form and purify those lower parts, our spirit can return in service to the Divine as a particle of the Great Purpose. We move toward our spirit through prayer, deep meditation, equanimity and, at the ultimate stage of the path, through surrendering our will to the Divine will. The perfected will is the “I Am” of the individual wholly and freely given to serving God and neighbor.