The "you're gonna die" people

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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:00pm PT
No.. losing friends is far from funny..about as far as it gets.

Laughing at death however does seem better than crying all the time. It has it's place.

It can be a gift at times.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
Well--there it is. I work with a real sanctimonious as#@&%e and I'd rather not be associated with his ilk.

If you have need to say it, so be it.
Just saying, that's all, just saying
NoTokeRedKneck

climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Decade to next decades and dozens of times per year after the highest
shock load it's time for a beer.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Yer Gunna Die.
Yer Gunna Die.
Credit: Chinchen
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
Which is more important to you....when you die or how you die?
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
WHEN for me.
BooYah

Social climber
Ely, Nv
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
Today is a good day to die.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
I'll pass thank-you
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
That's a little too soon
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
Gezzzz donini, that's quite a question ? How do you answer it?

I don't know if this address's your question, but my response is I would rather die doing something I love than "saving" myself for old age by living on the couch and never doing anything new, exciting or challenging.

Used to be a life wimp, now I'm a life liver.....well I mean I live....my livers fine....I think. :D liver lynne :D

As IZ would say, OOPS! I think I've spent to much time at the desk today and need some outdoor O2....getting silly.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
Jim: lets rephrrase that "how we've lived". And how do we judge that? By experience? By success? Failure? Dodging bullets? Beats the hell out of me. You got your good days, You got your bad days.
Not sure if this applies: I had this student who got hit with a bad disease--she went from being a nice little kid to hanging on in a wheel chair and weighing about 45 pounds--The thing is she's a great person and she's making the most of what she was given. Her pleasures come from reading and study and she's making a go of it. She can't climb--fact is she can't even walk anymore.
Her future prognosis does not lend it itself to a long life but what are you gonna do? "Yer gonna Live- that's what--She knows she's on borrowed time and she is using every second! Watching the dignity that she carries with her is hard for me to explain- It is like an honor to have been able to witness it. Sounds corny but that's the best I got.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Without death, we'd never appreciate life.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Dan, death is ugly. No matter how we look at it. Maybe that is why so many go the religious route. I think about it every night when I climb into bed and close my eyes. Some nights I just smile and feel gratitude for the days I have been given. Other nights I get angry.

Keep fighting the good fight. Your opinion matters.



Until you die.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
made me laugh Chinch
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
People live the first half of life for success, and the second half for significance.

Event + Belief = Emotion, and we all have different beliefs (about death too).


Those are the only deep sayings I can come up with at the moment


SicMic

climber
two miles from Eldorado
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
It's hard to live unless you realize yer goan die. I've lost a lot of friends, but never my sense of humor. When I go, you can mourn if you must, but keep on laughing.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Heck;
Even climbing equipt comes with the warning,
"The use of this equipt could result in injury or Death.
Use at your own risk"

I usually use the quote when someone asks a question
on the forum that should really be asked to an instructor or a mentor,
in person and demonstrated.

I wonder if Actors get upset when they are told to "Break a Leg"
before going onstage?

:)
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
break a leg indeed
made me laugh
QITNL

climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
You say "break a leg" before a performance because you can't say "good luck." Saying "good luck" in that context is incredibly bad luck. However after I broke my leg, that expression no longer rolled off my lips as it once did, to go hand in hand with hobo-dan's premise. But I still say it. I interpret "yer gonna die" similarly - as "good luck."
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Feb 8, 2013 - 08:30pm PT


Credit: locker
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