Anonymous asked: Thought this was relevant to your existential crisis, it was a concept I recently heard about: Think of the vast expanse following your death as a mirror of the huge period of time before your life. They're equally as mysterious to us, but we only harbour fear over one.
True, I have thought about this, that we haven’t been alive forever. Thinking about it like that makes it easier to grasp the concept of death as a natural part of life. I try to realise how irrational it is to fear something that is a natural part of our existence and whatever comes afterwards was how it was always meant to be anyway, just as the time before we are born. Thank you for that :)
I think I realised today why the concept of my mortality horrifies me so deeply. I realise being alive and conscious is a privilege, and better to live and die than never to have lived. But whether one is incredibly lucky and privileged, like I am, or lead a life filled with perpetual hardship, like many, life is the only experience we ever really “know”, it is quite literally, everything. I can’t comprehend how great a loss death is because it is the ultimate loss, it is nothing. We are given everything and will suddenly be left with nothing.
That is why I stubbornly hold onto the belief that there is something more to death than nothingness. Surely there is a ‘something’ that persists, in whatever form that takes. My agnosticism is my spirituality and just as crucial to me as any religion.