Death is horrifying for me. A lot of people are scared of death for different reasons, but I have a few.
Firstly, I should state that this entire thing I am about to mention sprouted from the death of my grandmother. Seeing the open casket and the lifeless body of the lady who made the best Christmas cookies I’ve ever had destroyed me. I threw away my religious beliefs piece by piece as this sudden death threw a wrench in my concept of life.
Now, for the past months, I’ve been unable to sleep at all without taking zzzquil most nights. It’s miserable. All I can think about is death. There are two main things I’m scared of that I cannot fathom
The ultimate finality, and the fact that I am already dead.
When my grandma died, all I could think about was the fact that my parents, too will die. I can’t cope with it. I can’t. It’s so miserable. I’m so angry and sad that I can’t stop time and just be able to have an eternity with them and never feel that awful feeling of loss. They are religious, and even in my talking with them about possible life extention technology that could be available in their lifetimes, they weren’t interested. So much pain, so much misery. I haven’t cried in a long time, man I’m starting now. It hurts.
Not to mention I myself am afraid of my own death. All I can think about is the fact that I will die and everything is meaningless. What’s the point of living if everything goes away in the waves of time and space. It’s something I can’t stop thinking about. All I do is dread when things happen. Even good things. Cause all I can think about is that nearing grave that I can’t stop approaching. Day by day I’m getting older, and closer to that inevitable tomb. I’m only 17, but soon my life will.be over. What will it matter when I’m 80 what I do now. If I even live that long. Maybe I’ll die in a car crash or maybe I’ll die in my sleep.
I used to be suicidal, but ironically now I am so afraid of death that I do not want to die. I don’t know what to do about all this. Please help me out.