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Is death liberating or dominating?

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Do you see death as a liberating inevitability or a dominating force to be fought by any means necessary (or anything in between or whatever)? What about life? Can/should life and death even be perceived in such a way?
asked Mar 4, 2013 by anonymous
Neither. I don't think life or death is particularly liberating or dominating, they just are. Being born is largely beyond our control, dying is inevitable.

I suppose I definitely do not see death as "a dominating force to be fought by any means necessary," and the knowledge that I will eventually be dead can be a catalyst to further action (if we accept that death is coming then why not act as if we have nothing to lose?), but realistically, as much as it does that, I like being alive, and I don't go out of my way to do things that likely shorten my time among the living, it is more that, at least sometimes, it doesn't prevent me from choosing to be a part of situations where death somewhat more likely than, say, sitting in an office.

You would likely find the discussion here of interest: http://www.anarchy101.org/2986/what-do-anarchists-think-about-death

1 Answer

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Drink an authentic 750ml of absinthe over the course of a month, at least one cup a day. That's what death feels like. The month after your binge is what life feels like in a unadulterated form. To answer your question simply, it's both.

P.S. I don't know where you live so absinthe may be out of your reach. Antibiotic overdose could work just as well over the course of half the time said for absinthe.
answered Oct 28, 2013 by Anarchy1001 (-150 points)