I’m not sure how useful this article can be. And of course, talking about death is taboo in our country. Most of us would skip it.
That said, I once knew a woman who had a potentially fatal, hereditary condition for many years. The doctors told her to get her affairs in order. After many years, she did finally die – but it wasn’t from that condition after all!
At one point I started asking myself: How old would I live to be? The answer was: 54. I was about 52 at the time. Now I am 68. That year of living at the edge certainly was a beautiful way to live. I’ve tried to recapture that ever since.
I almost did die at 56. That year I also had a moment where I thought I was going to die right then. Just like other people have said, I thought: “Is this it? Is it happening now?” It was an amazing feeling, not unpleasant – just mainly…wonder. Or as Steve Jobs said on his deathbed: “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”
:::::BBC – Future – How it feels to live with the possibility of ‘sudden death’