Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?
I'm not old. I'm 52, but I have a genetic disease which has a reported life expectancy of 49. That's with a really wide ranged average, because my mother, who is 82, has it also.
But, I could be gone in a few months, should it "activate".
It has messed me up a bit, so I live with mild "background pain" 24/7/365. Nothing that can't be handled with some ibuprofen, however.
I'm relatively fit and do almost everything I did when I was younger and which I still enjoy doing. I travel a lot, work hard and enjoy watching the REDS play.
I'm happy with my life, the family I raised, the stuff I've done. I stopped worrying about death altogether shortly after I was diagnosed with this thing five years ago.
I'm an atheist and don't believe in the afterlife, so when life functions end, they end.
I've got no problem with that, I really think that humans give themselves and their lives far much too importance.
In 50 years no one will remember me and in 5 billion years or less the whole planet will be a distant memory. So frankly, why worry?