How to Live with Your Fear of Death

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A friend recently confided to me that he’s been shaken by a fear of death. It isn’t that death is nearer for him than for the rest of us mortals. Nor is he especially morbid and brooding. He’s in his mid-twenties, healthy, decently employed, accomplished in creative pursuits, and surrounded by stable, loving relationships.

Yet the thought of death has begun to haunt him in the quiet of his solitude…