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2,997 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by mjd01

Does death motivate people to live?


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14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 6:39:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
If by live you mean do something with their life, I think so. However if you just mean continue breathing the answer is no.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 11:02:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
It does for me. You only get one life and it can be cut off in the blink of an eye. So enjoy every moment.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 11:44:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. Everyone wants to avoid it, and enjoy life as much as possible.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 12:40:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I many cases yes, it can encourage them to live their lives. But in many other cases, the thought of death will keep them from living out their lives. When people are aware they could very possibly die, they very often stay away from dangerous things, keep themselves away from the world, so that they can be safe from death. I think the way people react to death depends a lot on how they are affected by it. If you know you are going to die, and that there is nothing you can do about it, people are much more likely to live their lives to the fullest. However when there is a good chance of dieing, but you still have a chance to prevent it, people are much more likely to sacrifice the joys of life for simply life itself.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 12:49:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Kinda what Grifin siad. I think it typically motivates people not to live more than anything else.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 2:10:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it motivates them to live harder.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 2:14:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Duh.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 8:35:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think so... if anything contemplating death leads to depression, which is in a way a lack of living.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 8:45:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/21/2007 8:35:19 PM lostmarbles wrote:
I don't think so... if anything contemplating death leads to depression, which is in a way a lack of living.

not everyone automatically gets depressed just by acknowledging death.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 1/21/07 - 10:33:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Haha. That makes no sense to me.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 1/22/07 - 4:15:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, it just scares them. They spend their life worrying.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 1/22/07 - 6:39:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
One of many things that does for me.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 10:45:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
not until they narrowly escape it. then even for a short time they might take it serious
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 12:03:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
"If life is the great indulgence, death is the great abstinance" - Anton LaVey
So as you can see death motivates some people to live. But in the words of Oscar Wilde-
"To live is a rare thing most people exist, that is all"

Death also motivates people to not live life to the full, for example in christianity, where it instead encourages abstinance, for fear of repurcusions after death. Death motivates those rag-head suicide bombers, in whos death in the name of allah guarantees them 41 virgins or something like that in the after life.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 12:28:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't believe negativity incites a positive effect. What death can incite is a stronger positivity, which holds the light of determination and will, not for death itself, but for life and those already living.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 1:29:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
it depends whether you are positive or not
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 3:01:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think in most cases it does. Especially if someone close to the person dies - it makes the possibility of an unexpected death seem so much more real.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 11:59:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/21/2007 11:02:44 AM Kickass9 wrote:
It does for me. You only get one life and it can be cut off in the blink of an eye. So enjoy every moment.

That just motivates me to believe in reincarnation...

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 5:22:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes I think it does, when my uncle died it motivated my parents to make the most of life and travel more. If people believed in reincarnation would that mean they would do the opposite and not care much? like 'hey I can waste this life because I have another coming up!'
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 7:06:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
^depends on your definition of reincarnation. Some believe they are working their way up a chain of knowledge and understanding so the goal in each lifetime is to learn and experience as much as possible so you don't have to do it the next time around. Also, you might be reborn as a bug if you screw up.

That's just a layman's definition. I really have no clue. Where's TXfireman when you need him?

As to the question, yes it can motivate people to live, but there are many people where their very life and the life they are leading motivate them towards death. see also: death wish.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 7:48:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, it's the fear of not living before dying that motivates, IMO.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 8:43:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why do people have to die?

Because it makes life important.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 11:30:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
It usually motivates me to give up.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/28/07 - 6:55:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that most people appreciate life more when they have an experience which almost got them killed.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/28/07 - 7:39:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, Arctic, Six Feet Under. Love that show! People who have near-death experiences, come back with a whole new outlook on death. There's nothing to fear, so enjoy it.

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