Your preffered way to "go."

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Maximilian II, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

    May 25, 2009
    Northwest GA
    So I'm in a morbid kind of mood, anyone care to share their preferred way to leave this mortal coil? I know we don't generally get to choose, but I'm assuming here we get our "druthers."

    Mine: When I have done all I can and am no longer useful to even myself, and before I require the service of another human to keep me in a state that simulates self sufficience, I want to go hunting. One last time, and without a rifle or shotgun or pistol. Just hunting. Won't come back. Find a nice pretty spot with good weather, and lie down in the woods. That's it.

    Sorry if this might offend, I believe a man should make himself ready for the final journey far before he makes it.
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  2. 4EvrLearning

    4EvrLearning New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Left Coast
    Interesting question, Max. I know several ways I "don't" want to go! I suppose, for me, optimally would be to have just enough time to say my goodbyes...but not too long in a state of suffering (as I'm a self-declared wimp).

    I'd like to go with dignity...and having lived and served well....surrounded by those I love the most.

  3. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

    May 25, 2009
    Northwest GA
    I've got a few ways i don't want to "go," too. Considering the tone of the thread that's a good topic too.
    I've been almost drowned before, that sucks. A lot. Not on the list!
    I've been burned a LOT of times, better than drowning but for me just because I actually expect to "go" that way, I'm used to it.
    I've been cut and hit before. Again, no stranger. Takes a while though.
    Shot? Might not suck that bad. All according to (of course) hit location.
    Freezing? I hear it's like going to sleep. I don't like cold weather though, so no thanks.
    Car wreck? See above under "shot." Pretty much applies for most traumatic injuries.
    Falling? Lots of panic followed by a short, very intense, burst of pain. Again, no thanks.

    Jeez, we humans can "check out" a lot of ways!

    As to dignity... I agree. That's why I want to die alone. I've seen death enough to have realized that no matter how many others are there and might also be sharing your experience, we all die as individuals, alone in our experience. I'd rather no one see me in this, most private, moment.
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  4. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    It would be nice if it was quick and not to uncomfortable. I would prefer not to know when the big day will arrive. When it does come I want to be able to go with some sort of dignity attached.
  5. doug66

    doug66 Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    A guy I used to work with, would say, 90 years old, in bed, at the hands of a jealous husband.

    Me, I guess I hope to go doing what makes me happy.
  6. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    My father died from a sudden heart attack, here one minute, gone the next. Low drama, low suffering but no time to say goodbye. I have seen several people die slowly the most recent died last week, I think I'd rather go quickly . As far as where, well, I'm going to be in the Okefenokee Swamp the first days of September and if something happens to you out there, help is a long time coming. A friend of mine kicked the bucket in the far north of Canada, they "buried" him by piling rocks on his body as the ground is frozen. His wife was with him and he stated his preference that he be left there which is what she did. The cost of recovering his body would have been astronomical if they could even find it.
  7. topper

    topper New Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    deep in the woods
    i want to go while baling hay on my JD tractor and having a massive heart attack. boom, down i go and all equipment comes to a screeching halt. said and done, no suffering. wishful thinking.

    Keep both barrels loaded!
  8. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    I was thinking that I'd kinda like to go during the great calling away...

    Sure need to make some changes or I'm gonna miss that one! :eek:

  9. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I hear ya. :eek: :)

    Cluelessly asleep. :)

  10. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    I just ain't going ! I have to stay here and teach the world to stand up for what is right :D I have been taken twice and both times they sent me back :confused: so why try for the third I hear it is a charm. ;)
  11. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    I'd like to die peacefully in my sleep................

    Not kicking and screaming like the other people in my car. ;)
  12. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    Sam that is just so wrong in so many ways :D:D:D:D
    But what is worse is I liked it :eek::eek::eek:
  13. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Would like to just go nice and quick no need for a long battle ,some friends and family took a long time to leave and it gets hard for so many people otherthan yourself.
  14. fmacsin1

    fmacsin1 New Member

    Oct 25, 2008
    Moosehead Lake, Maine
    The really sad part about all of this is that none of us has any choice. My folks never would have chosen to go the way they did, but it happened, and for some reason, I feel that it was supposed to be some sort of "life lesson" for me, and it was. However, I always remember the words of William Faulkner who said, "death comes up behind you and takes you by surprise." That's the way I want to go.