Death is a subject that instills fear
in many people, and is something many of us prefer not
to talk about. Many of the negative connotations that
death carries come from medieval times and a life
philosophy that feeds on our inability
to accept this natural event.
In today's egocentric and individualistic
society, many of us view death as a ghost or a shadow that
threatens to take everything from us in an instant. A
discussion about death would be endless, as it has
been studied for centuries. If we were able to overcome our
fear of death and learn to accept it without resignation,
to see it as an accomplishment of giving everything
we had to make our world better, then perhaps we would treat
death differently. However, we still fear and view death as
a threat since it is something that is completely beyond
Share what you think about death
through your own experiences. Share your fears with others
so that they may understand and accept the natural act of
Feel free to write your experiences
the way you wish. You can use your own ideas, or use the questions
below as a guide. In the event you use a question, you should only
answer that question. You may also answer several questions in
separate entries and allow us to choose the best one for the book.
Whatever your preference, only a maximum of 2,000 characters will
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Your story or anecdote will be published under
a pseudonym or your real name followed by your age, city, state or province, and country
in parentheses. Example: Yoshi Fujimori (age 89, Tokyo, Japan). It is your choice to use
your name or not. However, for administrative purposes, you will need to give contact
information. This information is kept confidential. This information will not be published
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|100 Plus TRUE STORIES: Death is a book
that will be published under the Cambridge BrickHouse Books (CBH Books) label.
This book will form part of the 100 Plus TRUE STORIES series. The objective
of this series is to collect and share life experiences so that readers may
identify with and/or learn from them.
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