Fandango’s Provocative Question #124 – Death

Hello, my pretties! How are you all doing? Well, I hope!

I’m doing just fine, though life’s been busy and I haven’t really had the time to post as often as I wish to!

Still, I’m here today because a post on another blog inspired me to write a little!

Fandango’s Provocative Question #124 asks:

Would you want to know before hand the date, time, and circumstances of your death, or would you rather not know when and how it will happen?

And I answer:

I would like to know when it will happen, so I could sort out my affairs before that. Instead of having to leave an inheritance (though I don’t own much), I could just give away whatever I want other people to have before dying and they wouldn’t have to worry about a will, lawyers and all that mess that happens when someone passes away unexpectedly.

As for how… I’m actually torn on that. I believe death is as inevitable as birth, and I don’t think constantly worrying about knowing what will end my days on Earth would be very productive. So yes, I guess that’s my answer:

I would like to know when, but not how. What about you?

See you on the next post!

8 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #124 – Death”

    1. I can understand that. I think I have some weird ideas about death, or maybe I’m not that scared of/sort of fascinated by it (not a death wish, of course). But I can understand that the vast majority of people would rather not know, it makes sense!

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    1. That makes sense! I think I’m sort of weird when it comes to thoughts of death! I’m much more scared of other people’s deaths than mine! But I have to admit having a general idea would probably put my mind slightly more at ease, as strange as it may sound.


  1. I think when is not any concern to me. It will happen when it happens. There will be nothing I can do about it. I guess having some preparedness for family and friends would be nice, but that can be done without knowing when.
    The how is a different question for me. All I have ever hoped, in the terms of my time to die, is that I don’t suffer. I don’t want a lingering, painful, etc. push to the end. I have seen the results of both in the loss of family members. I much prefer contemplating the circumstances of those that died quickly and/or peacefully. While the shock to us at the sudden death was a gut punch. The withering away and waiting for the others that did not go quickly was not a think I would wish on anybody.
    Other than a survival instinct, I really don’t have a fear of death. Some of my past mountain biking trips and a few other crazy things in my life helped me make peace with the idea of not being here anymore. My only concern has been how I die. I don’t want to suffer or make those around me suffer.

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    1. That absolutely makes sense! And same as you, I enjoy being alive, have absolutely nothing close to a death wish at all, and will take care to not die needlessly, by not taking unnecessary risks, but I’ve made peace with the idea that I won’t be here forever. And I sure hope I won’t go after months or years of suffering and being a burden on those around me. Other than that, I’m generally fine with the idea!

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    1. Sorting out who gets what and get ahead of it would be my idea as well. I’m still iffy on knowing how, but it might make it easier to come to terms, who knows?

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