Call it what you will — terror management — the pro-aging trance — I call it, lacking the ability to think for yourself and question tradition. Deathism has been compared to Stockholm syndrome and the fox and the sour grapes. But I think it would be naive to think that the acceptance and denial of death is just a coping mechanism. I think there is something much deeper going on — an actual DESIRE TO DIE. Yes, I think most people actually WANT to die. They crave death as a release from the pain of life. To be alive is to suffer and most people would actually prefer death than to be alive forever. In a sense, they are relieved that aging will eventually kill them so they don’t have to do it themselves.
Just look at how most people masochistically abuse themselves on a daily basis. They hate themselves for one reason or another and they consciously or subconsciously want to be punished for their failures. Accepting your own death is the logical conclusion for someone who hates themselves. Kurt Cobain once released a song called “I Hate Myself and Want to Die”. Let’s face it. This is how most people feel, but they just won’t admit it. Most people betray their own sense of integrity and they don’t want to live with their own guilty conscience, so they end up with a self-destructive urge to die. You can lead a person to the treasure of eternal life, but you can’t make them love themselves, and you can’t make them become a fan of eternal life.
Loving yourself is profoundly important for every eternal life fan — and not feigned love but REAL LOVE for yourself. We can’t fool ourselves forever. This is why it’s crucial to live with integrity and never betray your own conscience, lest you develop a self-hatred. via Eternal Life Fan Club http://ift.tt/1bbcPSp