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Is death necessary? (Mar. 19, 2010)

            Up to now, there are no satisfactory biological explanations of why people have to die.  There are evidences that for tens of thousands of years, mankind has not changed genetically and biologically.  I think that the brain might have undergone some changes to accommodate increased influx of visual and auditory signals and sensations and the ever development in technological innovations that forced qualitative levels of life styles.  Technological development did not decrease the daily worries and needs for survival: as soon as an innovation is appropriate to release mankind from hard chores then society complicates its routine to adding various tasks and regulations to the fill the void in time spent on daily chores, physically, emotionally, and mentally; it seems that society wants people to staying actives even if need be to creating chimerical wants and needs.

            Even during the Sumerian Empire period (over 4,000 years BC) there are texts explicitly stating “there is no youth anymore”; this means that there is no time to play as kids and enjoy quality time. In this century, there are people who lived long enough to witness electricity, trains, telephone, aviation, and even computer!  How can any single person keep up with that kind of evolution and not give up when youth fresh brain feels comfortable in that environment like fish in water?

            The brain is sending all kinds of haphazard messages to the rest of the organs.  The organs respond “Ok, you sweet brain is obviously tired and tiring us with incoherent orders. Are you insinuating that we need to start the shutting down procedure?” It is the brain that decelerates rapidly and sets a morose attitude of a universe going too fast to catch up with.  May be it is the brain that is sending signals to the biological system to shut down.  It is the brain telling people that new generations of fresh brains are ready to resume the struggle for human survival; it is time to let go. It is basically a cultural reality, as old as man’s cerebral development, and not a genetic fact, that is defining death and its necessity.

            As long as the brain is functioning adequately in absorbing continuing education demands to keep up with youth’s sponge brain then the brain will demand an extension on life by any means possible and available; this is what I call the zest to struggling for living a while longer.  There are people who die relatively serenely: they can think “Everything is done” and let go. People die in atrocious suffering and pains: they are thinking “Why have you abandoned me?!” People die suddenly in surprise: they still have a second or two to think “Jesus, right now?!”

            I have witnessed that youths, who have lost one of their parents or who had no practical contact with one of them, are the ones who mature earlier than “normal” youths.  I mean by maturing this drive to plan ahead for the future much earlier and to stick to plans the longer.  I am not sure if those killing diseases and cancer types are not consequences of a brain giving up prematurely and generating processes to set a person at rest.

            Taming of death means: I accept being scared of suffering and pains; I accept feeling lack of courage; I agree that I am not that strong.  I am afraid of death but I am waiting very consciously its coming.  All these “yeses” are emanating from deep inside us, a depth that we never had conscious of its existence.


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