idea on why we might be frightened of death

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Hhhhhh

Hhhhhh

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maybe the reason people are afraid of death is that a deep subconscious part of our mind actually remembers what existence is like before we were "alive" and it knows that its painful. Like the experience is some sort of fundamental trauma that everyone goes through and becoming a living entity is a huge relief from it.
 
one4all

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Or it could be they are afraid of Cecil
 
kokporn

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I think that we cannot remember what happened before our birth, since then our brain didn’t exist at all. We also couldn’t feel pain before birth, since pain is the reaction of our brain to harmful things to the body that did not exist before our existence .I think the fear of death is just a program in our genes. But this is just my point of view and I could be wrong
 
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Mr. ‘K so?

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It’s because your single cell ancestor really, REALLY didn’t want to get eaten by another single cell or bacteria. It around that time movement first evolved. It’s in our DNA, son!
 
Paul88

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Nice idea.

I think nothingness alone freaks out most people (subconsciously)
 
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maybe the reason people are afraid of death is that a deep subconscious part of our mind actually remembers what existence is like before we were "alive" and it knows that its painful. Like the experience is some sort of fundamental trauma that everyone goes through and becoming a living entity is a huge relief from it.
What you said describes exactly how I felt when I took DMT
 
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Mr. ‘K so?

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yeah but why tho
In its tiny little nucleus, of it had the capacity for thought, it thought “fuck that. I’m not being that thing’s lunch”

The idea behind movement was/is to get to where more food is and not become food. I don’t have psyche charts from the tiny creatures back then to tell you when they became afraid of dying
 
FohPah

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Our ancestors' desire to live was one of the necessary preconditions for our existence. The desire to live takes many forms, including the fear of death. We inherited our fear of death from them.
 
Hhhhhh

Hhhhhh

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Our ancestors' desire to live was one of the necessary preconditions for our existence. The desire to live takes many forms, including the fear of death. We inherited our fear of death from them.
yeah but why tho