what books would you read to prepare to death? or what book would you read if you know you have one uear left?
I would read or watch something annoying that would make me emotional so I wouldnt even care to die or some philosophical gymnastics that are not even possible to work out. Just annoy yourself to the point that you dont want to care about living anymore and you will be on the right path. The good news is you dont have to do anything, just take a walk and socialize with people for some time. They will annoy you sooner or later. If I was immortal and I would probably be insane overly manic and happy jumping in front of everyones face because I would be bored and mad of all the shit that is going on and all the pain suffered of losing everything and everyone I cared about vanishing, the eternal pointlessness or I would be shut in somewhere withering away dark souls style.
I wouldnt probably read a book or maybe some stoicism if I felt like it. I would probably go full on Diogenes.
thank you for complex response
I never been onto stoicism, that thoughtless attitude of a cow standing in the rain.
I'm goinf to read 'tibetan book of the living and dying' because I want to consider and to sort out my thoughts on this topic and from what I want buddism is about nothing more but death and pain.
Does DIogenes wasn't cynic?
i would simply try to 'live'.
no investment, no trying. no thinking.
i'd drink, fuck a lot if possible, get to know people i wouldn't care about normally, dance, listen to music, fight, swim, hunt.
read zorba by kazancakis.
> would simply try to 'live'.
but I was simply dead inside before
>no investment, no trying.
I 'live' like that on normal basis
>i'd drink, fuck a lot if possible, get to know people i wouldn't care about normally, dance, listen to music, fight, swim, hunt
when you know you're dying those things like this doesn't effect you no more
>read zorba by kazancakis.
I I was thinking about Christ Recrucified. Is it worth it?
If you have Sisyphus by Camus I already read it
too much effort not enough outcome
I would recommend Marcus Aurelius because he deals with death all the time with stoicism.
Diogenes was a cynic, yes.
If you want a peak of them I would recommend listening to this and see for yourself if you are interested or not.
I stand by my advise on meditation, forrealsies.
It's a 90 percent survival rate right, how old are you? Unless your elderly, why not take a chance? Do 10 percent of the cases end really badly or is it too crippling or something?
Those are lifetime risks, skin cancer is around 3 percent.
Also, I strongly recommend you Wild Strawberries, one of the best films on death I know. Btw, watch everything from Bergman. His dialogs are basically literature and one of his most frequent themes is death.
>what book would you read if you know you have one year left?
I read The Death of Ivan Ilyich I wasn't thrilled. I read also most of the existentialists including The Stranger much better reading on the sidelines.
I watched, personally one of my best movies ever. I'll have to watch it again, It beautifly treat the subject of death and the time.
I read it a lot better than Death of Ivan Ilich, but Christian moral accompanying the end of the novel ruined it.
"Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death."
Btw, stoicism and philosophy in general.
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.