We all know that our life span is limited, but we don’t know how old we can live. Is it better if we don’t know when we will die? Or is the countdown to life more conducive to leading us to a more happy and meaningful life? What if you knew the exact time of your death? Will you change your way of life? What if you knew the date of your death?
Obviously, this is not a pleasant topic. There are not many people who want to talk about death. Many people dare not even think about it. Some people will make fun of it, but it does not make death more acceptable.
Death is a terrible thing, but it also stimulates our curiosity. We all know that “people will die one day”. We will die one day, but we don’t know where we will go and when we will die.
There is a lot of anxiety about these unknown things, but is death really so terrible? If we know when we will die in the future, will it help us to rest in peace?
Although many people in the world suffer from death phobia, this is a scientific name specifically used to explain the fear of death. How convincing is there that knowing your date of death is better than being kept in the dark.
In a series of psychological studies, psychologists have asked terminally ill patients who will soon die, as well as those who have been sentenced to death, to look back on their lives. Then they asked another group of ordinary people to imagine what they would do if they knew when they would die?
In each study, those who know they will die soon will be more calm and optimistic when talking about the time limit of life and death than those who are likely to live longer. Those who do not know when they will die will find it difficult not to think about the disadvantages. They will worry about the gains and losses, feel that life is empty and tasteless, and think that they have not enjoyed enough life About to leave the world.
And those who know they have a few days to live can always calm down when they think back on their life experiences. They will appreciate the company of their friends and relatives, and they will be glad to accumulate happy memories for this life.
But before death, we don’t just need to reflect on life. In the eyes of many people, this sentence is very correct, that is, we should live a full life. Look at your wish list and play as you like!
Are you going to jump out of space? Or to dive into the deepest part of the ocean, will you try your best to see more of the world? Would you try something fresh or exciting to remind yourself of the meaning of being alive? Or you want to be simpler, maybe you’ll choose to spend more time with your family and friends, maybe you’ll tell the special person in your heart how you really feel.
There are endless to-do items on this wish list, and almost everyone on this planet has a wish list of their own, but you also know that some people will still strive to live longer.
It is estimated that about 1000 young women move into Hollywood every month to see if they are lucky enough to become famous. In the eyes of many people, it may sound like their vanity is at work.
But research shows that the pursuit of fame and wealth is only a shallow reason. For those who are struggling to survive, only to become famous or make a windfall in the face of death can comfort them, because they know that only in this way can their name and honor be remembered.
Of course, there are many other examples. Some people will solve some important problems and motivate themselves to make positive changes in the rest of their lives when they know they don’t have much time.
But no matter what kind of person you want to be, the most important thing is to start a good life. You don’t need to think about how much time you have left, but to think about what you want to do, and then just let go.
If you think that knowing your death date will be more helpful to your life, scientists have been able to predict the time of human death by detecting several indicators of blood type. AI is also increasingly good at predicting the length of human life.
There is no doubt that human death is inevitable, but Edward Abby once wrote:
It is because of the fear of life that we have the fear of death. If a person lives a full life, he must be ready to leave at any time.
So enjoy life! Don’t let yourself leave too many regrets in this life. If you have a wish and a dream, try to realize it. You can’t say that the success of your life lies in the determination.
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