What's Worse: Dieing or Being Forgotten

Posted by: dbushwacker

What do you fear most?

  • Death

  • Forgotten

25% 3 votes
75% 9 votes
  • Death is almost always bad, but being forgotten could be good. I sure wish my creditors would forget about me.

  • I really won't care when I'm dead who remembers.

  • Everybody dies. It's just a fact of life. If we didn't die, then we wouldn't have any reason to value life. The goal is to do something with that life, so that you're more than just another number in this world.

  • After being forgotten your heart is broken, while after death you don't exactly remember the death part

  • 'The superior man dislikes the thought of his name not being mentioned after his death.' (Analects 15.20)

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SwizzardWizard says2015-04-24T11:31:48.8164412-05:00
Depends on the situation, if I was in pain I would rather die but if I had a bad life such as doing bad things I would rather be forgotten.
PetersSmith says2015-04-24T11:33:32.7501713-05:00
How about dying and then being forgotten? That'd suck.
TBR says2015-04-24T11:54:01.2677825-05:00
Neither really. Dying a guess, because of potential for pain. Aside from the pain, I could care less about death either.
TBR says2015-04-24T11:57:17.9382432-05:00
I have a good (funny) story that seems to fit with this question. I got a call last night from my oldest friend. His father had died about eight months ago. He, the father, had donated his body to science. A very altruistic man, he wanted to have his lump of flesh be useful. The other day the mother gets a call from the FBI. The organization the body was donated to was raided for selling organs. The fathers body is now being held by the FBI as evidence.
Kreakin says2015-04-24T18:02:22.9122588-05:00
You have to be young to not worry about death I think. As you age you become more acutley aware of the clock ticking and of ones mortality. Only a fool would be indifferent about dying and loosing everything they have.

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