This I Believe

Kyle - Van Buren, Arkansas
Entered on February 7, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: death
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Death is a common occurrence in this world today. What boggles my mind is why people would fear death. Death is nothing more than a welcome relief of the trials and tribulations of this world. I will not bore you with my religious beliefs, only what I have found to be true in my time of living in the world. About a year ago I had my first true and personal encounter with death when my grandfather died of a sudden and instantly fatal heart attack. I still remember how peaceful he looked lying there inside the plush padded coffin. Everyone I have ever met feared the end of their life for some reason or another. But, let me ask you, why should you fear something of to which you can do nothing to stop whatsoever? It would be like living in fear that your wisdom teeth will come in, or that you will turn twenty. It’s a ridiculous idea that a few people on this earth have stuck in their poor mortal heads. Allow me to present a question, if you will. Why would you be afraid of leaving so many things which you hate on the earth? Would you not feel more comfortable knowing that you never had to work again, listen to people who know nothing of what they say, or even file taxes! Yes, that’s right, no more taxes. I always like to look at things from a philosophical prospective, and doing so you see that death is nothing more but the expiration date on the human body, just like a fruit from the store. It will always come for us in the end, and just like the song from the Blue Oyster Cult, don’t fear the reaper.