Thursday, 17 January 2008

How do you want to die?

That was my question of the day: How do you wish to die?
It elicited a lot of amusing answers.....
The guy who triggered it off said he wanted to sleep with someone who'd stab him while he was asleep...ish.
Sri n Noop would prefer natural death.Deep guy wanted free fall.Another guy wanted to be shot. with an AK-47.Morbid people i tell ya.....
Sneh....She wants to expose her soul to the one she loves.....and then just die.Our chem teacher would like to be with her whole family and then have a heart attack and die.
As for me..............I don't know.

I don't know exactly how i wish to die...But I do know two things.
First, I want certain things out of my life, I won't let myself die till I've done all of them.
Second......I'd like to die happy. Very happy. Blissful.And suddenly. No long-drawn illnesses leading to death. If I'm terminally sick, I'll fight it. Like hell.
A sudden death....Maybe an accident. But no, I'd like to be in total control of everything in my life. Even my death. So, no accident.
It would be wonderful to die.....somewhere beautiful....against the sun setting on the horizon of my life.In near-perfect serenity and solitude, in the arms of the one I love the most. Gazing at the sunset. And as the sun goes out, so does my life.Holding the hand of my love.
Yeah I know, I'm a total romantic at heart. Even though I try not to be.

I wonder what happens after death....damn I REALLY want to know....
If I could choose an afterlife, I'd like to be in a bookstore....with every book ever published...And it'd be on the beach and ave at least one glass wall, so I could watch the sunset. And of course a Starbucks. And an iPod, with all the music in eternity, past present and future....and a LCD tv, with all the movies ever made.....Yes, I'd like that....

I think I've mentioned the bookstore before, anyway.

So my question to you....and I'd like it answered....
How would you like to die?
And what would you expect to happen to you after your death?

17 comments:

Espèra said...

With nothing unfinished. With everything in control, with all the answers I could possibly want.

As for how?
I don't know. Something nice. Maybe I don't want to say it here.

five_silver_rings said...

How do I wish to die? Hmm... kind of a depressing topic to pick to write upon don't you think? :)

Question: How do you know Annie Zaidi?

Truth Junkie said...

U know mine...

Happy.....
:D


And but ya...
I like five_silver_rings question better....

Ur next post should be bout that...
How do u know Annie Zaidi???
;)

Renovatio said...

Gah, Who'd want to live to be old. Arthritis, Alzheimer's, and a lack of bowel control. The most enjoyable part of the day is de-bowel-ation.

I'm going to get myself put on life support the day I turn 75, just so I can pull the plug myself.

persona non grata. said...

Well.

That's a very 5 People You Meet In Heaven-esque question.

Ideally; I would die at 27. Join the club. My name by Janis and Jim; Jimi and Kurt. Something dumb, stupid and heartbreaking. Dying young is never pretty.

Realistically, I'd like to die; knowing I'm going to live forever and that I'm going to learn how to fly.

What do I expect? Nothing.

If there is an after-life; I would like to see some wonderful friends who left before their time; surround myself with some great stories from wonderful storytellers; listen to my idols and ask the most important question of all, 'What is the meaning of life'?

And if there isn't an after-life and we're all just astral projections; who watch and wait and want to touch and cannot because that is all so mortal, so human , i would like those find those that left me first. Hanging out with your mates as astral projections and taking the piss out of those who haven't made it to the party yet, would be some kind of awesome.

Anuj said...

Well I personally plan to die a very controlled death preferably around the orbit of Jupiter so I die with one helluva a view. I want to plan everything, if I ever make it, become rich, I would use my money, even if it means all of it, to construct a spacecraft for my voyage into the future, I plan to freeze myself cryogenically for future resurrection, I want to see how the future will look like, if I have made any contribution, perhaps they will choose to resurrect me for my contributions, perhaps not but at least it's a fighting chance.

In the end I want to die with all the power I dream of and I want to tell the people who have made my life hell to get lost, in short I want to live fast and die faster. For all I care the world is my oyster and I will have all of it, while laughing at every miserable person who gets in my way.

Mystique said...

2 espera:
everything in control, yes. but i think in my case, the answers will come after i die.

2 5 rings:
Not depressing, no....I'd like my death to be happy.And no, i didn't really pick the topic, it picked me....we were discussing it in class.
and I picked up Annie Zaidi's link off Rushi's blog.

2 aiman:
Yeah i know you wanna die happy, but you never told me exactly how you'd like to die.....but let me guess....horizon?

2 reno:
exactly!!!!!i'm totally dreading old age.totally totally.
but you'd think a guy who's so fit isn't very likely to get arthritis or alzhiemer's.....

2 non-grata:
27, nice age to die. But yes, dying young ain't pretty.
and your after-death is pretty cool. I'll join the party soon.

2 anuj:
wow.
but just when you have all the power.........you throw it away?

Lakshay Sharma said...

I'd like to die at the zenith of my manhood. That's cause I dont want my last image to be one of an under the weather old man. Marilyn Monroe died young. So its impossible to imagine an old version of her. Also, I'd like it to be kinda heroic, dramatic and sudden, like at the least expected moment. Cause as the saying goes, "It's better to burn out than to fade away"

Espèra said...

I know. People don't want to give you all the answers you ask for when you're alive. It's only later that they do the, "If only ... " crap.

Anuj said...

I am not throwing it away, am I? Ok, I am, it maybe due to the fact that I don't want to face the brunt of my actions, my exploitation, it maybe be due to the fact I don't want to end up like Howard Hughes (there's a high probability that I will, by the way), maybe I want to taste immortality and preserve myself when my body is working perfectly fine so that it's easier to reanimate me, after all, I will be only sleeping for a long, long time.

Anuj said...

For me, it's not about getting x amount of money, the money will be just another tool, it's about doing something different, it's about going to bed at night knowing you have done something wonderful today, changed something, thought something beautiful. When it ends I don't want to live, for it will end one day when the tank becomes dry, these things are the stuff I live for, I am not sure I will have any will to live without them. So, this one last fantastic voyage, I am not going to twiddle my thumbs away to my own mortality, I would rather go out in my own blaze of glory.

taurius1 said...

I'vehad two expectations from my death.
It should be painless. i'm shit scared of pain.
It should lead to oblivion. nothingness. no afterlife, no angels, no pain, no fear, no hurt, no happiness, no thoughts, no nothing.

But as long as we're wishing, I wouldn't mind being in a place with all the books I want either! ^_^

gunj said...

suddenly...i hav no clue...i guess id not want to knw its time to die!!

freudian slip said...

this happens to be one of the most frequent questions i ask myself, and ive narrowed it down to a couple of options.

i die young, in a blaze of glory, free fall, a kalpana chawla, steve irwin kind of death. doing what i love, and with a smile on my face.

i get off life support and sign my organs to medicine by the time im 70, (no reno im not just copying ur method)

but my most probable one would be to almost know when im about to die, and hours before signing off, shoot myself with a syringefull of LSD. and die in a hyperrealistic vision with lucy in the sky playing in the background.

Mystique said...

2 lakshay: pretty cool, yeah....no one wants to fade...

2 espera: that's why......i guess you have to find the answers....

2 anuj: owkaaaaaay.....not bad.....like a fireball...

2 taurius: why oblivion??????

2 gunj: hi. and hmm....wouldn't it be scary? you're just...gone.....no warning....

2 rushi: i hate to say it, but may i join you with the LSD? i have to know what it's like............just once.......

taurius1 said...

Why oblivion? Coz it's nothingness. Total lack of all feelings and perception. No good, no bad. No happy no sad. Freedom from everything, and nothing at all. Neutralness. nothingness. It's beyond nothingness. Not even nothingness, if you can grasp the concept. I can just barely grasp the idea in my head, that too very, very rarely... I'm still unable to convey it in words.

Every night I sleep in a picth dark room, with a only the soft drone of an air conditioner to drown the ambient sounds coming from outside the house... If the airconditioner isn't enough, I play some mind numbing music. Mom's complained about my habit. She said it isn't healthy. I have my reasons for doing it.

Anki said...

air crash
air crash
air crash

want to go off with a spectacle