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I can’t stop thinking that the fact my parents will be dead one day. I don’t know how I will cope.
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I can’t stop thinking that the fact my parents will be dead one day. I don’t know how I will cope.
No human has any control over this. Just celebrate their life and yours!
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Death is inevitable, inescapable, inexorable. You cannot run from it. You cannot hide from it.
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I can’t stop thinking that the fact my parents will be dead one day. I don’t know how I will cope.
You can't live like this - if you spent all your time pondering mortality, you'd go mad.

Death is a tiny part of life. Concentrate on the rest of life whist you can, both yourself and in others.
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I can’t stop thinking that the fact my parents will be dead one day. I don’t know how I will cope.
As much as we love the people in our lives, death will happen to us all. What is important is to cherish the time you have together and enjoy the happy memories you make with them. Bring happiness to each other's lives, don't waste time on dwelling about death.
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I can’t stop thinking that the fact my parents will be dead one day. I don’t know how I will cope.
If death didn't exist then we would never get anything done, as we could always say, 'I'll just do it tomorrow'. Finite time is what gives us the urgency to live life.
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As someone who has already lost one parent, please focus your energy on making the most of the time you do have together
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I can’t stop thinking that the fact my parents will be dead one day. I don’t know how I will cope.
You’re talking as if you’re parents will definitely die before you
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If death didn't exist then we would never get anything done, as we could always say, 'I'll just do it tomorrow'. Finite time is what gives us the urgency to live life.
I’m not sure this is true. By that logic everyone should currently have a sense of urgency and be motivated due to death, yet it isn’t true. There are many lazy people who still have the “I’ll do it tomorrow” attitude despite life being short. There’s thus no reason to think there would be no motivated, ambitious people even if we were immortal.
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Religiously... wrong choice of tree. Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge but there was another forbidden tree... the tree of life! Had they eaten from that... mankind would have become immortal. Not often covered in your Bible studies.
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You’re talking as if you’re parents will definitely die before you
This is true. My grandma lost both her children before she died
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Surely we belong to Allah and to him shall we return...
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Scientifically? It's so that evolution works. If everything lives forever there'll be no evolutionary pressure to improve species.

Sorry to sound so cold and scientific.
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I’m not sure this is true. By that logic everyone should currently have a sense of urgency and be motivated due to death, yet it isn’t true. There are many lazy people who still have the “I’ll do it tomorrow” attitude despite life being short. There’s thus no reason to think there would still be many motivated, ambitious people even if we were immortal.
That is true, there are some people who have this issue, but that's because they haven't come to the realisation that they will die eventually. When people truly come to that realisation, it does wake them up. You see this in documentaries/writing where people describe their near death experiences, where they become truly aware of their mortality, and it changes their perspective on life. Until you are aware of your mortality, there is always the chance that you will be 'asleep' and inattentive to getting things done.

Also, this is for most people. Of course there will always be outliers.
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Scientifically? It's so that evolution works. If everything lives forever there'll be no evolutionary pressure to improve species.

Sorry to sound so cold and scientific.
True and if we all lived then there wouldn't be enough resources for us to live properly!
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Aw try to make the most of the time you have with them.
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Aw try to make the most of the time you have with them.
Sorry to interrupt but is your name Sara/Sarah? If so, that's my name so recognised the writing. Is it Arabic? My friend in primary school taught me to write my name in Arabic
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Sorry to interrupt but is your name Sara/Sarah? If so, that's my name so recognised the writing. Is it Arabic? My friend in primary school taught me to write my name in Arabic
Ayy Yeah it’s Sarah so you’d say Ana Sarah when introducing yourself. I think it’s a Muslim name. Idk if it’s an Arabic name though.
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Ayy Yeah it’s Sarah so you’d say Ana Sarah when introducing yourself. I think it’s a Muslim name. Idk if it’s an Arabic name though.
Yay! I think it originates from Hebrew meaning princess but is found across a lot of different languages and cultures
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That is true, there are some people who have this issue, but that's because they haven't come to the realisation that they will die eventually. When people truly come to that realisation, it does wake them up. You see this in documentaries/writing where people describe their near death experiences, where they become truly aware of their mortality, and it changes their perspective on life. Until you are aware of your mortality, there is always the chance that you will be 'asleep' and inattentive to getting things done.

Also, this is for most people. Of course there will always be outliers.
Not really. People who are close to death are always going to look back and maybe wish they did more. That doesn’t mean that if people were immortal they’d mostly be lazy. I think that’s quite a simplistic and unsubstantiated assertion.
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