Tag Archives: Fear of Death

“I don’t want to die without any scars.”

- Chuck Palahniuk
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“Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?”

- Epicurus
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Book Review: “The Thing About Life is That One Day You’ll Be Dead” by David Shields

An author explores the meaning of life and death through data

At 97 years old, David Shields’ father was still a firecracker with a fierce sense of optimism. Shields simply couldn’t explain how a man of that age could retain such vigor for life, and he was determined to figure out … Continue reading

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Will I Die in Pain?

For patients living with a terminal illness, the fear of pain is very real

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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Fear of Death and a Terracotta Army

The Emperor of China took a fleet of warriors to his grave

Perhaps no figure in history feared death as openly as China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Death was so terrifying to him that he might have actually killed himself in an effort to beat it. What would you do to ensure you … Continue reading

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”Our fault is not that we fear death but that we don’t respect it as a miracle. The most profound subjects — love, truth, compassion, birth and death — are equal.”

- Deepak Chopra
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