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@TheWalrusWasBrian said
<snip>okie, my depression and anxiety may have a role in my opinion on death...<snippity snip>

heartheartapple01 Don't do what I thought you were inferring to!paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif*

 

Interesting to see that there's only Two Of Us who are more scared of death, and everyone else is more scared of aging ungracefully, thus age has almost no factor.derek-taylor_01_gif It would be fascinating to see what a much larger group of people thought, to see if the ratio is slightly more even!

 

*Yes, I misread what you wrote, and only for a second... Still!

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Ahhh Girl said
Are you more afraid of 1. growing old and not being able to take care of yourself or 2. death? 

Over 50.

Unless I am diagnosed as terminal, I would have no reason to fear death because I won't know when it's coming. Constantly looking over my shoulder is not my style. 

As for the first component of the question, it would depend on to what degree I am not able to take care of myself. I am quite fortunate that I was raised in, and still enjoy, a very loving, close-knit family. My reason for saying that is it has instilled in me that if you truly love someone, there is nothing you wouldn't do for them. When I was in my teens, my grandmother was inflicted with Alzheimer's. When it became clear that living on her own could cause her bodily harm, she lived with us and we took care of her for as long as we could - at least one of us was home at any given time. If we went off on holiday, my aunt would stay with her. Placing her in a nursing home was the absolute last resort and only became necessary when Gram started wandering around the house at night and injured herself slightly after a fall. At that point, she needed round-the-clock supervision and having someone awake 24/7 was not feasible. It broke our hearts when she entered the home. But even then, as the disease slowly diminished her ability to recall people or things voluntarily, we still visited her regularly. The times when she would look at one of us and say something like, "I know you" and that spark of recognition brought utter joy to her face...priceless. As long as her body was healthy and she was not suffering, who were we to rob her of those joyous moments? Because of all of that, my tolerance may be greater. I would do anything on earth Zag needed me to do and have no doubt she feels the same way. As long as someone can point me at the sunrise in the morning and the sunset in the evening, it would take a lot for me to want to end my life. I won't know until I get there, but as I write this, it scares me not. I'd rather enjoy life than fear death or disability.

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I'm 15 (turning 16 in August ahdn_john_08_gif)

I'm more scared of death because that could happen at any time in the most unexpected of ways. The process of ageing doesn't seem too bad (unless as mentioned earlier, ungracefully), plus I'm sure I'll get by with a little help from my friends  future children!

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I don't see death as a bad thing, so I'm not afraid to die.

There's no reason for me to fear getting old, either. All my favorite people in my life have been my great-grandparents. When I was little I used to dream of being a retired grandma who got to babysit. That was my ideal life stage to live out. I've watched people deteriorate from cancer and be able to do less and less for themselves until they couldn't do anything, and the one thing that I've heard from every singe one of those people is that they were at peace and they were happy to be surrounded by their family and to have lived such full lives. I look at my 88 year old great grandma and see how active she is and how much she can do for herself (which is pretty much everything but drive). I'm not scared of old age or losing my abilities, because I know that if that ever does happen to me, it will be fleeting, and I will be surrounded by people I care about. 

If I'm afraid of anything related to this topic, it would be that I don't reach old age. I'd be fine, but I wouldn't want my family to live through that. 

 

(I'm 21)

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I'm very much afraid of the second one, whereas death really doesn't scare me at all (at least my own).  

Good point, WeepyC. The thought of my loved ones dying scares the shit outta me, but my own death doesn't trouble me that much (it would suck to leave stuff unfinished, if it were untimely, but I certainly wouldn't care a jot a-hard-days-night-john-6).

Also didn't know you were married, aren't you a bit young? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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I guess I am more afraid of the growing old and unable to care for myself since I will be alone, most likely, based on Actuarial tables.

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AG, I hear ya, cuz for the most part women live longer than men. Still, I have to believe that as nice of a person as you are, you will not be alone. Sending mental hugs...a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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Ahhh Girl said
I guess I am more afraid of the growing old and unable to care for myself since I will be alone, most likely, based on Actuarial tables.  

I used to think about that sometimes since I’m not married and have no kids, so if I get old suddenly and I’m still in a kid-less, grandchild-less state, then I could end up dying alone. But I don’t worry about it anymore, because I’ve decided that if I don’t have kids by forty, then it’ll be my time to go, so there’ll be nothing to worry about. 

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In a standered rpg party, what role would you take?

healer (you would keep people healthy)

Dps (you deal damage)

or tank (you get the attention of the bad guys so the dps and healer don't get attacked)

Also what specifics would u be? Like long range magic dps? Evasion tank? etc...?

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rip last quesiton.

Anyway, if you woke up tomorrow without the ability to hear, how would your appreciation for the Beatles/other music change?

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Oh, man. Toughie.

I remember seeing something (on some talent show, I think) about a girl who went deaf but continued to play music, and if I recall, she said something to the effect that she now feels the music instead of just hearing it (I guess you'd have to have it up pretty loud ahdn_george_06). So you'd still be able to sense the vibrations. I think my appreciation of music would become much more rhythic-based than focused on melody and pitch.

I was definitely feeling the music at the concert the other day -- all that bass, right in my chest. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Starr Shine? said
In a standered rpg party, what role would you take?

healer (you would keep people healthy)

Dps (you deal damage)

or tank (you get the attention of the bad guys so the dps and healer don't get attacked)

Also what specifics would u be? Like long range magic dps? Evasion tank? etc...?  

I recently finished a campaign where I was  a heavy damage caster, but i enjoy all roles but tank, unless theres I’m some kind of evasion tank multiclass. 

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My dad is really quite deaf, so he's told me how completely deaf people hear. They can sense the vibrations going through the ground and the air, which their brain roughly decodes into something resembling sound. 

How would it change me? I'd have to find a new calling in life. My hearing is something I value a lot. 

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Think that this may be what you were referring to, @Beatlebug...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKSWXzAnVe0

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Unfortunately, yes. It'd probably end my music obsession completely, but I'd still be able to watch AHDN and Help with subtitles for the comedy! a-hard-days-night-john-6

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Ron Nasty said
Think that this may be what you were referring to, @Beatlebug...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKSWXzAnVe0

My jaw dropped when I first saw it a couple of months ago. A remarkable artist with a stunning voice who's managed to overcome the disability life put in her way.  

I saw her preform at a summit last summer. She preformed a cover of Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice It's Alright. Got to meet her and take a picture

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Ron Nasty said
Think that this may be what you were referring to, @Beatlebug...

My jaw dropped when I first saw it a couple of months ago. A remarkable artist with a stunning voice who's managed to overcome the disability life put in her way.  

Indeed it was, thanks Ron john-lennon-salute_gif

I know that if I went deaf, I would still try to play music. It's largely tactile anyway, provided you've got a tuner -- singing is far more difficult to do in key without hearing.

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Starr Shine? said
rip last quesiton.

Anyway, if you woke up tomorrow without the ability to hear, how would your appreciation for the Beatles/other music change?  

The inability to ever hear them again would be very depressing for me. It would be like a part of my soul being removed. The appreciation would always be there but the enjoyment level would obviously be impacted. I'd just have to remember how the music sounded via memory. 

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Starr Shine? said

Anyway, if you woke up tomorrow without the ability to hear, how would your appreciation for the Beatles/other music change?  

If i couldn't hear it i'd try to see it

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