DAY 204: JULY 23 – Death Should Mean Nothing To Us But A Boundary That Limits Our Achievements.

~ Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti



Who never ate his bread in sorrow,

Who never spent the darksome hours

Weeping and watching for the morrow

He knows ye not, ye heavenly powers.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Strange isn’t it? Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die.


What Happened

1757: Death of Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti.

1865: William Booth founds the Salvation Army.

1885: Death of Ulysses S. Grant.

1951: Death of head of the Vichy government Philippe Petain in prison.


Writer’s Addendum

Death. Everyone is quite obsessed with it. All religions claim to provide an answer to death. Some say that one should eliminate desires. Others advocate prayers, meditations, fasting and baptism. Some say we are saved from death by faith alone. 

However, if religion is the answer to death, why are there so many religious people that are afraid to die? If faith can really save you from death, most people will rot in Tartarus because almost everyone is afraid of the grim reaper. 

Philosophers are be wise to remind us that death is as natural as life. And if death is the end of sensations,  then death cannot be painful. Death should mean nothing to us but a boundary that limits our achievements. 


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