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We Will All Die.......

“We will eventually all die, everyones rate of survival is zero on a long enough time-line.” My wife and I had a discussion tonight about the war in Iraq and if I ever have to go after the deployment I am on now. We talked about Bush and how soldiers have died in Iraq, why we are there… blah blah blah ( I am a Republican, she a Democrat mind you). It all started becaused we watched a movie called Farenheit 911. That movie bugged the hell out of me but everyone has the freedom of speech, so if he decides to spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars to make a terrible movie let him do it, though he could better spend his time working out in the gym =*).My biggest pet peive in the world is people who complain but do nothing about what the are complaining about lol. They are just wasting time and air to me. But anyways it got me thinking about war, death, life, blah blah blah, and I came up with something perfect, at least for me.
When i do die for whatever reason i want my Tombstone or words at my funeral to be…

There is a time to morn, but for my death let that time only last a second. Do not be mad at my death, or the things that caused it, it was simply my time. Be happy for what I have done, the lives I have hopefully touched, the ones I have loved, the children I helped raise, all the good that surrounded my life. Let me slip into my new home a man who did good, and then carry on your own lives doing the same.
Daniel

What would you want said???

No offense, but not everyone is in agreement with lives being lost under misguided pretenses.

[quote]dastang21 wrote:

There is a time to morn, but for my death let that time only last a second. Do not be mad at my death, or the things that caused it, it was simply my time. Be happy for what I have done, the lives I have hopefully touched, the ones I have loved, the children I helped raise, all the good that surrounded my life. Let me slip into my new home a man who did good, and then carry on your own lives doing the same.
Daniel
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I nominate this for the strong words section…

Brilliantly said.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
No offense, but not everyone is in agreement with lives being lost under misguided pretenses. [/quote]

I second that.

Nice, Daniel.

“This is not a time for sorrow, but a celebration of a life well lived. Here is a man who loved goodness, who spent his time and his energy towards helping others. He was a man who saw past himself, and realized that deep down, we are all one family.” - Something similar to what I want at my funeral… if there is one. :slight_smile:

[quote]Professor X wrote:
No offense, but not everyone is in agreement with lives being lost under misguided pretenses. [/quote]

This is true, but people die of many things, car wrecks,slips, trips, falls, cancer, terrorist bombing in countries other than Iraq,… granted, I think we all want to live our lives to the fullest possible amount. I feel this is one reason why we spend as much time being healthy as we do. Thanks for the input.
Dastang

[quote]lothario1132 wrote:
Nice, Daniel.

“This is not a time for sorrow, but a celebration of a life well lived. Here is a man who loved goodness, who spent his time and his energy towards helping others. He was a man who saw past himself, and realized that deep down, we are all one family.” - Something similar to what I want at my funeral… if there is one. :)[/quote]

Very Nice Lothario, great words!
Dastang

“Here lies one crazy motherfucker. It’s a wonder he made it as far as he did. Good thing he found a great woman to settle his ass down enough to enjoy the small things”

GAINER

I’m not going to be buried or have a funeral. Just throw my body to the buzzards.

“off to conquer another world”

Ok so let me see if I understand. You dont care how or why you die?

I understand and agree with the part about remembering the good and so forth . Sounds like you dont care how or why you die just that you have lived well and thats what matters.

For example I think someone being killed by a drunk driver is worth getting angry over and doing something about.

Oh and to find out if your favorite Politician or Pundit served or not check out

www.awolbush.com

If you’re going to do it, do it well.

This isn’t a political thread. It would be nice if some folks would grab a freakin clue at the door. But that is probably asking too much.

What do I want on my tombstone? Pepperoni and mushrooms.

Haha, just kidding. I hate mushrooms.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
No offense, but not everyone is in agreement with lives being lost under misguided pretenses. [/quote]

X,
I think your missing the point he was trying to make. He was aiming more at the “what would you want said after you pass away” not “political should we be at war” discussion.

Mine would read “You mean that’s IT?!?”

just kidding
I’ve never really given it much thought (what my stone would read). I’m sure it will end up including all the Husband, Father, Friend stuff that is on most tombstones that I see, unless I were to come up with a catchy saying. I like the one penned in the first post (wouldn’t rip it off, though). That’s good stuff.

[quote]rainjack wrote:
This isn’t a political thread. It would be nice if some folks would grab a freakin clue at the door. But that is probably asking too much.[/quote]

Exactly. We are talking about something beyond the politics of the war.

Whether or not you agree with the war I think its a point of him willing to die serving as a soldier. He is serving his country, whether or not you agree with what the country is doing, he is still serving.

God bless you man.

Dustin Hoffman just said in a recent interview that he wants his tombstone to read, “I knew this would happen.” Don’t know that I want that, but I kinda liked it.

Mine wil read: “I thought that SOB was already dead”

[quote]mica617 wrote:
Professor X wrote:
No offense, but not everyone is in agreement with lives being lost under misguided pretenses.

X,
I think your missing the point he was trying to make. He was aiming more at the “what would you want said after you pass away” not “political should we be at war” discussion.[/quote]

I understood what his point was. I also picked up on what seemed to be uncaring as to how he or others die. I wasn’t alone in that. It is his life. He can go out as he sees fit. My job puts me in the position of trying to either hold onto lives or make those lives better or healthier. I personally do care how someone goes out, especially when the war was mentioned.

Bottom line, if he didn’t want anyone commenting on his position as far as one of the most controversial events in history, then he probably should have left that out of his post.

Writings on a tombstone mean nothing. They are just words to be read by people in the future who never even knew you. Unless those words are designed to emotionally effect those who may eventually read them, worrying about what is on that tombstone when you seem to care little for how the life lived before it ended makes no damn sense.