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Do any of you ever look forward to an early death?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (21733points) January 21st, 2011
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Do you ever just say, I wish I could just be over with life? I don’t mean you want to commit suicide, but rather that you just welcome the idea?

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gailcalled's avatar

No. Never. My father shot himself; I would never inflict that pain on my loved ones.

Arbornaut's avatar

Nah, to much cool shit to do. If stuff got real bad id just wander off into the wilderness with a knife and a ball of twine.

Cruiser's avatar

I wanted to die when I herniated my disc in my back. I was ready to end it all after 2 months of sheer agony. If it wasn’t for my kids I would have.

janbb's avatar

Sometimes, but usually not for long. There’s too much I’d miss out on. I do hope for a painless death though.

Vunessuh's avatar

No. If I die young or middle-aged, it won’t be because I wanted it to happen. Life is too valuable and full of opportunity for that shit.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I have too much good in my life: two beautiful kids and my partner.

anartist's avatar

In the worst of times.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Nah. I like pizza too much.

Seelix's avatar

Not even in the worst of times. I spent too many years feeling down and sorry for myself, and too many years fixing that. I never want to throw that all away.

glenjamin's avatar

Sometimes whenever I get a pain in my chest or something, I think that if it is over it won’t be so bad, I won’t have to deal with any more of life’s BS. It’s not that I want to die, I just get annoyed with some things in life (monotony of work, financial BS, worrying about things, the daily grind, e.t.c.) If only we could be on autopilot for all the crappy times and repetitive bs in our life and just live out the good times. That said, I hope I’m around for a long time, especially for my family’s sake. And I’m no stranger to depression and thoughts like this, luckily I’m not as bad as I used to be.

ucme's avatar

Nah! Life, can’t get enough of this shit…whoo hoo :¬)

wundayatta's avatar

Not at all. I want to live as long as possible; preferably as many years over 100 as I can eke out.

Except when I’m depressed.

Raevarin's avatar

Being that I am quite an extrovert, and I am prone to do risky things in life an early death might be in my future and I would welcome it. Being a Marine kind of aids in that process but I have come to terms with death in a way that I don’t fear it because in one way or another all of us are going to die at some point. Though some enjoy the aspect of living until they are 80+ I prefer to live out my life as long as I can, and to the fullest!

Summum's avatar

I look forward to passing on. I have done so before and I didn’t want to come back here but I was told I had too. It is the most wonderful place and feeling that we have nothing to compare it too here. I won’t do it to myself but I welcome it when it comes.

FutureMemory's avatar


I just get sick of it all, from time to time. I’m not suicidal, not by a long shot, but life is generally an endurance test more than anything else.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t wish for that at all.Any health issue I have ever had,I view as a challenge to overcome and a test of strength.;)

Meego's avatar

Yes I have.
Not at this moment but in times before I have wished for it to just end.
I remember a very profound moment when I was in excruciating emotional pain and I just wept and put my hands on my bible and asked God to just get it over with. I opened the bible to the first page and read the first scripture I saw:
Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
—Philippians 2:14–16   
I took that as my answer and a gift.
I will be happy to go I will see my father, my husband. But I will not beg to go, my time will come and it will be in HIS time, so yes I guess I do welcome the idea with arms wide open, but not because I don’t love life because without life what would I know? But I suppose I rather love peace and all it’s offerings.

WasCy's avatar

Well, not too early. I’d hate to miss my shows…

AmWiser's avatar

Noooo! I have never ever had that thought. I value life to much and enjoy all that it has to offer… far.

ratboy's avatar

Darkling I listen; and, for many a time
I have been half in love with easeful Death,
Call’d him soft names in many a mused rhyme,
To take into the air my quiet breath;
Now more than ever seems it rich to die,
To cease upon the midnight with no pain….

It’s impossible for me to have an early death.Young people—act now before the opportunity slips away.

gailcalled's avatar

@ratboy: That is beautiful, but don’t forget to thank John Keats. (Ode to a Nightengale; lines 51–60)

gailcalled's avatar

Spelling edit; Nightingale.

Austinlad's avatar

Only if I were deathly ill.

faye's avatar

I’ll steal @FutureMemory‘s term, endurance test is how I often feel as well.

kevbo's avatar

It’s been a fairly constant thought for 17 years give or take, and if wishes were horses, etc. At its worst, it was my first waking thought for about two years.

I figure I would have done something by now if that’s what it really was (although the pain/emptiness can still be quite overwhelming at times). I’m sure it’s a symptom of being stuck on some cosmic lesson as well as some self/societal loathing and perhaps being a sensitive person in a tumble-dry world.

Berserker's avatar

Every night I go to bed, usually drunk as fuck, I hope I won’t wake up. But when I do wake up, I’m happy I did.

ratboy's avatar

@gailcalled: I assumed it to be unnecessary, as you have demonstrated.

flutherother's avatar

Nope, I’m not ready for that yet I am too curious about life.

lonelydragon's avatar

Yes. I’d be comfortable with dying in middle age or early in my twilight years, but that’s because I’m terrified of living long enough for mental decline to set in. I work hard to cultivate my mind and do not want to lose it.

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