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Comment 14 by VrijVlinder

Even as adults the concept of death and dying is a difficult one to accept. Acceptance is all there is to be done because it is a fact it will happen.

Probably, but I wish the relatively few people that realize we’re actually mortal wouldn’t be so fast to accept it. I don’t like this fatalistic attitude toward death. Most of our descendants probably will get a good chunk of eternity, or at least they won’t die of something as banal as old age. Take a look at the advances of technology and medicine the last hundred years, then extrapolate another hundred, then another thousand. Humanity will beat this eventually. It’s just a shame it will be too late for us, and probably our children as well, because as long as most people already think we’re immortal, and the rest of us just shrug it off and accept death, nothing is going to get done about it.

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:11:38 UTC | #937298