The psychological fear of our death
I saw my father die. He was 89. I also saw my father-in-law die. In fact, my father-in-law died in my hospital. He was 86 years old. He was released home that day. In the morning he took his bath alone. Disguised himself in elegant clothes. Then lay down in a hospital bed and died. He had applied for and received a haircut the day before. He was calm, cool, and collected. His death was peaceful and he was a man of peace.
In my more than 35 years of medical work before my retirement. Before I died, I was engaged in medical research on human psychology. That is the state of mind of a dying person. That is, when someone knows that he or she is going to die. Will he panic. He will be calm. Will he shake things up, get tantrums or philosophically rationalize approaching death?
I know I’ve never died before, but after observing, observing, and researching the state of mind of dying people, I’ve come to two conclusions. I’ll get to that later. Know that women live longer on average than men in most countries, except in India, where men live longer. Nobody is quite sure why women live longer. It can be a factor in their physical condition and state of mind. Alternatively, it can be the result of the different types of work men and women tend to do.
Impending death leaves one with two psychological phases of the mind. 1. The anxious stage. 2. The sad stage. According to Socrates’ definitions, fear is a journey while grief is an arrival. Can you understand the philosophy behind the two claims?
The anxiety phase – is a very worrying phase. It could even lead to suicide. This stage can manifest itself as panic attacks, excessive panting, and palpitations. Inability to grapple with the thought of dying, especially when it is linked to a painful death. You may experience difficulty breathing and a feeling of suffocation.
You may feel dizzy, unsteady, and fainting. The person has a bizarre feeling of rapid heart constriction and syncope. You may experience tremors, tremors, and shaking hands. This stage can also manifest itself with excessive sweating and suffocation. You may experience nausea, stomach pain, or diarrhea. Feelings of unreality, strangeness or distance from the environment can also arise.
Numbness or tingling sensations may follow the disease depending on the associated pathology. You may experience redness or chills. Chest pain or general discomfort. The fear of dying can also lead to an anxiety neurosis. It could be the nagging fear of going crazy or losing your mind or control.
The sad phase – manifests itself with the realization of what must be. Man accepts his fate with equanimity and rationalizes it with clever jumps or floating animation. The person calmly begins to put the finishing touches to their ultimate demise. Wills are drawn up, reviewed, updated or revised during this phase. Engaging in spirituality could also help soothe angry feelings of an imminent end to life.
Yes, we all have to die someday, but how psychologically we are prepared to accept the inevitable. Always seek medical guidance.
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