Monday, 17 August 2009


"Is it possible to die a happy death?" A. Camus

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  1. "I'm not afraid of dying! I just don't want to be there when it happens." - Woody Allen

    "I want to die in bed at age ninety; shot dead by a jealous wife." - Unknown

    Those quotes would appear to hint at at least couple of routes to dying happy: sex and drugs. Not sure about rock'n'roll.

    It's said that everyone who has ever died did so of the same thing - suffocation. It seems difficult to make suffocation a "happy" sensation, no matter how wonderful and diverting any concurrent sex, drugs or rock'n'roll may be.

    It's certainly possible to die quickly, or at least /more quickly/ in some ways than in others, so perhaps that's the best that can be hoped for.

    In morbid moments I've mused about the fact that a person who died 5,000 years ago is still only getting started being dead.

    So live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse? Still seems like solid advice...