“Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.” – Carl Jung
Do you agree with this quote?
I’m not sure I do. On the other hand, I’m not even sure I understand it.
It probably depends on one’s idea of a good life that, to me, would include relative good health and comparative independence from want.
Given that, why wouldn’t one shrink from death?
I surely don’t want to die. I’ll go kicking and screaming.
Seems to me accepting death is unhealthy and abnormal.I understand there are exceptions. Untreatable, unrelenting, horrible pain for example. Still.
I love Mark Twain. His quotes are spot on.
Except this one.
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain
What say you?