A Deep Dive into: Fear [pt.1] – The Fear of Death

Halloween’s only a few days ago so it’s a perfect time to explore the emotion that drives most, if not all of our major life decisions – Fear.

 James Spader kicks ass. And so did his character Robert California in The Office. This is him in season 8’s Halloween episode…

 Fear plays an interesting role in our lives. How dare we let it motivate us, how dare we let it into our decision making, into our livelihoods, into our relationships… It’s funny isn’t it… we take a day a year to dress up in costume and celebrate fear…

The one thing impossible to understand

There’s only one thing that we can never actually truly understand. One thing, that by definition of life we can never ever experience and live and learn from:

Death.

Time goes in one direction. And as soon as you’re born, even 0.000000000000000001 seconds after, you’re closer to your death than you are to your birth.

So if the only thing that’s guaranteed from life is that it’ll end, why do we spend our lives in fear of it, and not preparing for it?

Now, I don’t mean practising ways to do it –it’s practicing ways to live a good life and how to live. Because when it comes to the point of life, it’s to learn how to live so that you’re ready to die, whenever it is. So that whenever it happens, you can say ‘see ya’s’ to life with a satisfied mind.