Re: First understanding of mortality

Anders Sandberg (
08 Dec 1999 15:10:48 +0100 writes:

> Is this a universal phenomenon? Does everyone experience this as a
> traumatic moment, after which you know that your days are numbered?

I cannot recall when I realized my mortality. It must have been one of those gradual affairs - or maybe I haven't really realized it yet, still clinging to childish naivite :-) Seriously, I have never been really troubled by death, not even when my father was dying at home. Sad, yes, somewhat disgusting, yes, but not exactly horrifying.

However, it is an interesting question how people in general react. I have a quite good book about the psychology of death at home, I'll take a look and report what the contributors found.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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