Death: The Final Frontier


In the movie “When Harry Met Sally,” Harry and Sally were talking on the phone when Sally burst into tears because she was going to turn 40. Harry replied, “But that’s not for years.” To which Sally tearfully replied, “Yeah, but it’s out there.”  

Death has me concerned. There is a whole sector of the population that keeps insisting that death is ‘out there’ for everyone. Some people keep insisting that it might even happen to me someday. I’m not a big fan of death. I hate when it happens to people I know and I’m even less enthusiastic about the idea that it might happen to me. There’s a tiny, tiny part in the back of my brain, one particular brain cell perhaps, that keeps trying to speak up and tell me that some day I may even die. Fortunately all the other brain cells called a meeting and decided to shout down this one rebel cell whenever it decides to open it’s big, fat piehole.

I’ve decided to try a different approach to death. Well, a different approach to my potential death. Death is fine for other people, but I’m just not going to do it. The way I look at it is this: Death has never happened to me before, so where is the proof that it’s going to happen to me? I’ve successfully made it past age 27, so I’m not even eligible for that club anymore.  Just because mankind had never successfully flown before the Wright brothers, they didn’t just give up and stay on the ground did they? I think too many people give in to the myth that is death. Think about it. When you were a kid and you stopped believing in Santa Claus, he stopped existing for you didn’t he? Well, has anyone ever decided not to believe in death? That’s my plan. Like I said, it’s never happened to me, so I have no proof that it will. 

Lucky for you, my impending lack of fatality means that I’ll keep blogging, so feel free to follow me on Twitter @ThePhilFactor or subscribe to The Phil Factor on your Amazon Kindle for all eternity. Just remember to put it in your will that your Phil Factor subscription must be maintained for generations after you pass. 


4 responses to “Death: The Final Frontier

  1. Yeah sounds like a damn good plan, I'm not going to believe in death either, that way I'll live forever, and just watch everyone around me dying instead.

    Ok that doesn't sound like that much fun either.

  2. You'll be like a vampire.
    I don't mind the idea of death so much… not that I'm anxious for it or anything but I'm at peace with the idea of it.

  3. I wonder if I'll be able to read your blog in the afterlife. Surely there will still be internet . . .

  4. I think I'll name my new band Rebel Cell. Or maybe Big, Fat Piehole. That made me smile.

    Death-shmeth. Yes, it can happen to the best of us but I plan on avoiding it myself. 😉

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