You will die someday. Pretty crazy huh, How do you feel about that? The point is that you will die, I will die, everyone will die, sometime, somewhere you're gonna die. But what is dying exactly? If we look it up in the dictionary what do we find?
die [dahy] Show IPA
verb (used without object), died, dy·ing. 1.to cease to live; undergo the complete and permanent cessation of all vital functions; become dead.
2.(of something inanimate) to cease to exist: The laughter died on his lips.
3.to lose force, strength, or active qualities: Superstitions die slowly.
4.to cease to function; stop: The motor died.
5.to be no longer subject; become indifferent: to die to worldly matters.
Do we cease to exist? Do we lose force? Do we cease to function?
We know that we never cease to exist, as we are never truely destroyed, we are recycled.
I think we need to look up the word consciousness, let's see what we find.
con·scious·ness [kon-shuh s-nis] Show IPA noun
1.the state of being conscious; awareness of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.
2.the thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an individual or of an aggregate of people: the moral consciousness of a nation.
3.full activity of the mind and senses, as in waking life: to regain consciousness after fainting.
4.awareness of something for what it is; internal knowledge: consciousness of wrongdoing.
5.concern, interest, or acute awareness: class consciousness.
The awareness of ones existance? Thoughts and feelings? Activity of the mind and senses? Internal knowledge? Concern or interest, acute awareness?
We really don't have a clue, just a bunch of ideas.
Human beings are a bunch of very complex beings, beings with the ability to create great things and achieve much more than what is currently being achieved.
You are being lied to all the time. Stand up.
You are you and you will exist forever so get ready for the ride. If you think that when you die you cease to exist then think again.