Friday, August 04, 2006

Hypochondria

Some people tell me they are not hypchondrical. Why not? We all end up dead, don't we? Who wants die? Not me. Not now.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Santiago said...

It's admirable that you admit to this. There are a lot of phony stoics out there who claim to have made peace with death. But the most authentic human cry, I think, is with the poet Dylan Thomas, who wailed: "Do not go gentle into that good night/ Old age should rage and rave at close of day/ Rage, rage, against the dying of the light..." Or something like that.

Then again, there are those of us who have a certainty that death is no the end.

August 04, 2006  
Blogger Ben Wattenberg said...

You got it. But do the Jihadists believe that? And maybe Evangelicals also.

August 04, 2006  
Anonymous Santiago said...

Yeah, but there are a lot of reasonable, loving people who believe in eternal life AND are intellectuals, like the current pope. No?

August 04, 2006  

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