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Post #1: Death

Death is not the end.

By InnominairePublished about a year ago 4 min read
Top Story - January 2023
Post #1: Death
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This Week’s Topic: Death

Answers to Last Week’s Question

The question that was posed last week:

"Think about a time where you have lost someone you loved or imagine that you have.

What would your initial reaction be upon hearing that you lost someone?"

My Response to this Question

The passing of my uncle was difficult to process, as he had multiple organ failures and had a young family. His death left me feeling powerless and devastated. I couldn't contain my emotions and I wept for 10 minutes. His passing has made me acutely aware of how fragile life is and how quickly it can be gone. I hope that his family can find strength and solace in this trying time.

I reassured my cousin (his son) that life is fragile and that his father lived his life with kindness and with the best intentions for others. Death is a natural part of life, and to appreciate the time we spend together with our loved ones. Although it can be difficult to come to terms with the passing of a loved one, we must remember that it is a part of life and we must accept it.

Death from a Stoic Point of View

Death is an unavoidable part of life, and it can be difficult to come to terms with its inevitability. But for the Stoics, death was an opportunity to reflect on life and to celebrate the time we all have together. This week’s blog post looks at death from a Stoic point of view and explores some of the key ideas and quotes about death from the Stoics.

Living in the Moment

The Stoic philosopher Epictetus wrote that “It is not death or pain that is to be feared, but the fear of pain or death.” This quote captures the Stoic idea that we should focus on living in the present moment, rather than worrying about what might happen in the future. If we focus on living our best lives now, then we can be prepared for whatever might come our way.

The Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius wrote that “If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it.” This quote is a reminder of the importance of living with integrity and honesty, as this is essential in order to honour our own personal values. We must strive to make sure that our decisions and our words are in line with our beliefs, as this is the only way to ensure that we are living ethically and in accordance with the highest standards. When we stay true to our values and choose to do the right thing, even when it is difficult, we can be sure that we are living with honour and respect.

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Accepting the Inevitable

The Stoics believed that life was unpredictable and that death was an inevitable part of life. This means that we should accept and embrace death, rather than fear it. The Stoic philosopher Seneca wrote that “We should always be asking ourselves: What is the nature of death? What is the end of life?” This quote encourages us to think about death and accept it as a natural part of life.

The Stoic philosopher Epictetus wrote that “It is not death that a man should fear, but rather he should fear never beginning to live.” This quote is a powerful reminder that life is a precious gift and that we should take full advantage of it, rather than fixating on death or what lies beyond it. We should strive to make the most of our time on this earth, to live life fully and without fear, and to cultivate a sense of appreciation for all that life has to offer. After all, it is only by living a life of purpose and meaning that we can truly be said to have begun to live.

Celebrating Life

The Stoics believed that death was an opportunity to celebrate life and to reflect on the time we all have together. The Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius wrote that “Remember that all is but passing, and the thing that is most beautiful in life is to pass nobly.” This quote reminds us to appreciate the beauty of life, even in the face of death.

The Stoic philosopher Seneca also wrote that “No one can lose what he does not possess, so no one can be deprived of death.” This quote encourages us to accept death as part of life and to make the most of the time we have.

Death is an unavoidable part of life, but for the Stoics, it was an opportunity to reflect on life and celebrate the time we all have together. This blog post has explored some of the key ideas and quotes about death from the Stoics, including the importance of living in the moment, accepting the inevitable, and celebrating life.

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Question about Next Week’s Topic…

"What can we learn from heartbreak that can shape our character and help us become better people?"

Thank you for taking the time to read this week's blog post. I hope it has given you some insight into the Stoic view of death and how it can help us to appreciate life.

I look forward to seeing you next week when we will be exploring the lessons we can learn from heartbreak and how they can help us become better people. Have a great week and until next time!

If you’re reading this then this is the perfect time to start making positive changes in our lives. With the right mindset, motivation, and stoicism, we can all become the best version of ourselves and make 2023 OUR year. If you want to join me on this journey of self-discovery and growth, please follow me @innominaire. I look forward to learning and growing together.

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