Obvious statement number 1: Perhaps we can change the circumstances in the future, but as of right now, everyone’s going to die sooner or later.
Obvious statement number 2: Perhaps one seek to enjoy their afterlife in heaven, but no one wants to die to get there.
According to a National Geographic article on August 2006, 1 in every 5 people die from heart disease. That’s some heavy duty stats considering that one person from your household is more than likely to die from heart disease. Pessimism? Accept one of the most crucial points of life. 1 in 119 people die from suicides. Don’t recommend you commit suicide, but you’ll definitely die some other way. Perhaps one should never think about dieing, but it’s too late, you’re reading this post.
One interesting point worthy of consideration: Man-made deaths heavily outweigh deaths attributed by nature. Though we are curing diseases such using modern medicine, we are also subsequently creating unwieldy technology (1 in 84 deaths by motor accident). Sure, 144,156 people die from floods, and 117,127 people die from earthquakes, but 1 in 314 people die from firearms assault, overshadowing the deaths caused by nature.
Back to the pessimistic premise: how do you plan on dying? Or do you believe that as straight-thinking citizens, we shouldn’t talk about dying?
Drinking jade? Sacrificing lives? No one escapes death, no matter how hard they try. Death, religion, life, are interesting topics, no?