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I briefly scoped out before_i_die today. I think it is a nice concept to have a community that prompts people to ask themselves what they want to accomplish before they die. At the same time I wonder what value we can get from seeing other people's lists on our friends page. Would it prompt us to add or subtract things from our own lists? Would it make us more aware of the zeitgeist? Or would it be a sad reminder of death?
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On February 6th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC), amaliadubois commented:
when i came close to death after a car accident it actually made me less driven and slow down to enjoy the things and people around me.
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On February 6th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC), anima replied:
First let me say that I am grateful that you survived! When I was in a severe depression I spent a period of time literally believing that I was near death or even already dead (yes, I was cuckoo). When I came out of it I definitely had new and changed priorities in life. What I fear now is that the more time that passes between me and this experience the more I seem to lose grasp of this feeling. I feel like I am losing sight of that valuable vision I once had. How do you keep it from fading away?
On February 6th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC), amaliadubois replied:
what turned out being the worst for me is that everyone else was still in the rat race and i might be taking time to smell the flowers and enjoy people but no one else was.
how do i keep it from fading away? i think the answer would more be the answer to how i keep my depression away. i don't think that vision of life ever left and i think it was always a part of me, just intensified by the accident. like a slumbering dream remembered amd awakened.
i find comfort in certain stories and some artists because i feel they also view the world the way i do. and then i don't feel alone.
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