Essay on Is Death A Bad?

1617 Words Dec 16th, 2015 7 Pages
Is death a bad? A question that many may have asked and know the answer to. I agree with Thomas Nagel. He writes, “If, as many people believe, death is the unequivocal and permanent end of our existence, the question arises whether it is a bad thing to die. There is conspicuous disagreement about the matter: some people think death is dreadful; others have no objection to death per se though they may hope their own will be neither premature nor painful.” (73) I have asked myself this question more than a dozen times. I say it depends on the individual and the situation, whether death is bad. Every breath we take brings us closer to death. I believe that not knowing when, where, or how you will die is what makes death bad. Death according to Merriam-Webster is the end of life. It is natural and part of a life cycle. Everything that lives eventually dies. A permanent end of our existence, as Nagel puts it. For me, death is bad when someone takes his own life or dies unexpectedly for the people left behind that mourn the loss of the deceased. However, I think for someone with a terminal illness, who suffers a great deal of pain, we pray for death so that the person can be at peace. Death cannot come soon enough. Death is life’s beginning, then it ends. An evil as some may think, “That brings to an end all the goods that life contains.” (74) Suicide rates are huge amount teenagers and senior citizens. For both situations, I can only speculate that there is a loneliness that…

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