Death and Dying Annotation 1

Death and Dying Annotation 1 - 1/29/09 Annotation #1 There...

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1/29/09 Annotation #1 There are many things to consider when thinking about the possibilities of death. There is the idea of nihilism versus an afterlife; the idea of souls remaining after a body has died which can be tied to reincarnation; the idea of relocation to a heaven or a hell of sorts that can also be questioned along with the idea of resurrection. Epicurus, Plato and Enkidu have all given their insight to the question of what it means to die. Epicurus wrote in his letter to Menoeceus that we should spend our lives trying to attain happiness, not worrying about what will come after death. He says that “death is nothing” and we should not spend our numbered days trying to attain immortality because it will ruin the joy we are meant to experience and achieve nothing in the end. If one worries about death it is a foolish waste of life because nothing comes after death, you simply cease to exist. Plato, through Socrates, wrote that the soul lives on after death. The body is a
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