According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death.
Death is number two! Does that sound right?
This means to the average person, if you go
to a funeral, you’re better off in the
casket than doing the eulogy.
Anderl Heckmair spent his life as a mountaineer and led the first successful ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1938. He was told by a fortune teller in the thirties that he would die an unnatural death. ‘Oh no!’ he exclaimed. ‘That means I’ll die in bed.’
At my age, I’m often asked if I’m frightened of death and my reply is always, I can’t remember being frightened of birth.
The annoying thing about being an atheist is
that you’ll never have the satifaction of
saying to believers, ‘I told you so.’
Immortality: a fate worse than death.
Comment: I am told that death is inevitable, but it can be late in arriving.