Hypothetically, what does death feel like?
I’ve BEEN dead, already. Literally and fully. My neurosurgeon didn’t want any red marks on his record, so he brought me back, the jerk. I died in a car crash with a big tree. The tree died, too.
I died on the table, then the doc resuscitated me, then I went into a coma for 40 days and 40 nights. After 30 days, the doc asked my mother if she wanted to ‘pull the plug’, but Mom said, “No, she ALWAYS oversleeps.”
Actually BEING dead doesn’t feel like anything. DYING doesn’t feel like anything, either, for anyone. The actual death is never painful, because the brain shuts down all sensory nerves to protect the body.
Leading UP to the death might be painful, depending on how you die. If you’re tortured to death, pity, but once you ARE dead, there’s nothing, and there’s no memory of any pain. You can’t notice ANYTHING anymore.
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