Obviously hearing about thousands dying in a foreign country or a close relative or friend dying is horrible and of course nobody wants to die, but it's kind of necessary.
Disease, Natural disaster, Murderers etc all slow down the rate of human population growing. Over population contributes to things like poverty, climate change and stuff like that, so I believe death is necessary. For humans, at least. Do you agree or disagree or have another answer?
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Most Helpful Girl
Disasters, murders, disease, all that is heartbreaking, but I do think it's kind of necessary. I think we've shown as a whole that we're going to just happily pretend the earth has infinite resources and that our huge, growing population isn't a problem at all, so... obviously we're not doing anything ourselves to be responsible. So death is necessary. :(
Not that murder is fine. Most types of killing (self-defense can be okay) should, of course, stay illegal. But I wouldn't mind if we started making overpopulation a public issue, get it in the media, consider encouraging people to scale back on the huge families (I don't mean making life horrible for them with legislation, but if we can better educate people on birth control, make it more easily available, for example, I bet that would help).1
Most Helpful Guy
I think it is the wrong question to ask whether death is necessary. Because nature doesn't know this sort of purposes. Of course we could argue that death is necessary to protect us from overpopulation but that's not why it is actually happening. There's no inherent purpose for death, so it can't be necessary or unnecessary, it simply just happens.
I also don't think it's a bad thing. That's not to say I'm suicidal. I just don't have a personal problem with it. I find it a bit too much sometimes when I see all these people (especially in first-world countries!) shitting their pants because they're so scared of death and praying to Jesus and Mohammed and whatnot. It's just death. No big deal. It's sad for the ones left behind (I've lost people myself), but being dead is actually very unspectacular. When it happens, it happens. That's just the circle of life and it makes me happy I am part of the natural circle. I'm not one of those human beings who wants to be something better, who thinks he's some kind of special something and god has a special plan for him. To the universe - and even to this world - I am very unimportant and once I'm dead, the memories of me will soon die with the few people who knew me very well and loved me.
All I wish for is to die at a nice age (70+) and in a nice, painless way. As long as these things are provided, especially number 2, I'm all fine with death. And once I'm dead I won't care anyway.1