Freaking out about death. That is, being a rotting piece of meat in a coffin with no guarantee there is an after-life. People will say that it's a depressing thought, but it is the reality. Reality. Reality.
And to get to that rotting piece of meat in a coffin, one often passes through old age and old age that carries with it a high probability of senility and/or cancer and/or Parkinson's and/or...the list goes on.
And if we live to old age, it will happen relatively soon when one really grasps. really grasps, that the earth is billions of years old and our life is a mere blink. A mere BLINK in history and most of us will just be names in a census record. Just names. Reality.
What really gets me is how medicine acts like depression is a disease. In some cases, it may be. But my God, who wouldn't be depressed if one truly, truly, has grasped that he is going to die (rot away in the earth) and the possibility that religion and its heaven, angels, God, etc. may just be a story, a fairy tale, made up by the human animal who Cannot, Cannot, handle that in a relatively short amount of time, he and the people he loves will be nothing but a bag of bones...too painful and so he invents these stories...and everyone thinks his story, his religion, is the Only right one. The only.
So medicine gives us a "happy" pill, a denial pill I call it. Happy and non anxious when we will all relatively soon have flesh rotting off our bones? That pill, that is indeed nuts.
I say let's learn to face reality with courage. Where is the group support for this? Everyone running from the truth. Face with courage what will soon happen and at least have hope that we do indeed have a spirit (and if we do then the other animals, like dogs and cats, do as well...let's not be egocentric and think that we are special in life...we eat and belch and fart and urinate just like the other animals), one which amazingly transcends death (although of the billions and Billions--think about it--who have died, none have come back to tell us otherwise (unless you happen to be Christian and think your religion is the Only Right one).
Does anyone really get what I'm saying?