My position towards death is very constructive, cold, and realistic. I don't think death is something evil. Death is an evitable thing every one of us will face one day. Death is a relative thing. In some cases, it can be considered as something bad. Otherwise, very often, death is a relief. Death is a real thing, but at the same time, it can be thought of as a philosophical concept. Death is a final stage of our life. It is a culmination of our lifetime.
No doubts, people are scared of death. Especially, women treat death very emotionally. For them, even a word 'death' itself sounds very scaring. Women are emotional creatures, and therefore, rationality is something you can rarely find in them. I don't really afraid of death. I am ready to face it anytime. Even if I die tonight, I don't really care. I have nothing to lose and nobody to miss. My position towards death is very positive. There were loads of occasions in my life when I wished death to myself. Sometimes, I envy dead people. In fact, death is not a bad thing. In some situations, death is a relief. For some people, death is a relief from severe hardships, slavery, poverty, painful diseases, humiliating physical disabilities, boredom, and mental pain.
LIFE IS NOT THAT PERFECT
Actually, life is not as perfect as some dumbs say. Some frivolous people who never use their brains claim that life and this world is perfect. If you are a millionaire, with ideal health and appearance, you are young, and live somewhere in Beverly Hills, then, life can be perfect for you personally. A poor person living somewhere near Sahara desert, who cannot even find enough amount of water to drink, will have an absolutely different opinion. Yes, for some people, life is a fairy tale and miracle. For others, life is bearable. For the third category of people, life is a continuous suffering. Thus, it is incorrect to say that life is perfect.
WHEN LIFE IS A CONTINUOUS SUFFERING
We are lucky to live in quite developed regions of the world. For most of us, life is quite enjoyable or bearable. We have everything in abundance. We spend as much water and electricity as we wish. We live in safety. We have good medical care and other services that make our life better.
Nevertheless, in other regions of the world people don't enjoy their lives the way we do. Let me give you some statistics.
At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day
The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income
According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.
Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.
Every second person in the world lives in poverty.
This is not even a brief statistical information that describes the real life around the world. Anyway, you can be sure that for millions and even billions of people around the globe, life is a continuous suffering.
DEATH AS A RELIEF FROM POVERTY
There is nothing good, advantageous, beneficial, or glorious in poverty. Poverty is an evil thing. It prevents you from education, health, well-being, beauty, and overall happiness. It is impossible to be happy while you are poor. There are many things in this life that can make you happy. However, most of them are available only when you have money. Thus, if you are poor, your life stops being enjoyable. Life in poverty is a continuous suffering an pain.
I am not a poor person. Neither do I consider me as a rich individual. If I was given a choice between living in poverty and death, I self-assuredly choose to die as soon as possible. As told you, life is superbly for some people, good for others, bearable for other human beings, and terrible for others. I am sure death is better than continuous psychological and physical suffering.
When I see poor people dying, I never get sad. For some, death might be a relief from that poor and painful life they had. I always approach different events with a deep philosophical wisdom.
DEATH AS A RELIEF FROM PHYSICAL DISABILITY
A few months ago, my cousin got married to a man whose mother was physically paralyzed during 18 years. During these 18 years, she was unable to move any part of her body. Her son took care of her during these long years. When she finally died, the son got severely depressed. He even spent a few months in a hospital due to the depression. When the couple got married (after eights from death), he decided not to do any wedding party due to the death of his mother. Every Thursday, he organizes some strange events in his house in memory of his mother.
This man's love and care towards his mother is very beautiful. I praise such behavior. At the same time, I think that the man is a little bit stupid. Instead of grieving, he could understand that his mother was suffering all these 18 years. Death was a relief for her. He could take it easier.
Different diseases, mental problem, and physical disabilities make life terrible. While in such conditions, people continually suffer. There is no such a thing as happiness or joy in people who are severely ill. If I was given a choice between being physically paralyzed during a year or death, I would better die.
Some days, after a strenuous physical training in the gym, I am unable to walk. In this case, I sink into a hot bathtub. This relieves my pain and relaxes my muscles. Due to DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), I know what it feels like to be physically paralyzed. DOMS does not paralyze you to full extent. You will still be able to independently go to a toilet, walk, and do other things. Anyway, it is very painful and psychologically dissatisfying. So how would a person feel if he can't even wash his own body? I would definitely wish to be dead rather than have someone assisting me in a toilet. Thus, when an illness has totally conquered your body or mind, death might be the only relief.
DEATH AS A WAY TO FREEDOM
Some people think that slavery does not exist in the 21st century. These people are not informed well regarding the world's affairs. For example, In Mauritania, slavery still exists and it is absolutely legal. In North Korea, the whole population lives in slavery. I would die from a bullet rather than live in that terrible communistic country. If there is a dictatorship in a country, then, its population is not free – they live in slavery.
Physical slavery is not the only thing that worsens our life. Most of us are not financially free. We have to work in order to live. This means if you don't work, you will lose your house, food, and other vital things. Even though we own our homes, we still need to pay a monthly fee for water, electricity, and other stuff. I bet 99% of people would give up working if they were given enough money to maintain their daily life. It is also a type of somehow bearable slavery. Financial freedom is another critical aspect of our life that makes our life enjoyable or painful.
There are people who are sentenced to life in prisons. These life prisoners are everywhere around the globe. Their living space is limited by a few square meters. This is not a life – this is a mere poor existence. For me, death is better than existence.
As you see, on some occasions, death is a relief from slavery. Sometimes, death gives you freedom. When physical liberty is not achievable, death might be the only way to get free.
All this was not said to praise death. Nor do I encourage people to commit suicides. My writing is aimed at constructing and improving your philosophical and psychological thinking. We should always think originally and individualistically. Every object and matter can be approached and observed from different sides. When it is done correctly, you will learn the real meaning of things.