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  1. I would like to answer this question honestly, but I think so… that there would be no time.

    Other people's stories about their thoughts in the last minutes are not reliable and often reflect a certain or certain pattern.

    Once in one of the hospitals, a patient died, and she was in clinical death for about three minutes. Then the doctors managed to bring her back to life. When she was asked immediately after regaining consciousness what she felt and thought about, she honestly said:”I didn't feel anything and I didn't think about anything.” When I found out that she was in clinical death and two days later a correspondent from the newspaper came, she was killed… “remembered” and the endless tunnel, and the life that flew before my eyes, and… angels calling to you.

    Therefore, I personally always have a skeptical attitude towards such “revelations”.

    But the fact that a person is overcome by apathy and special calm, then this is most likely true: it's like a safety catch is triggered so that a person doesn't go crazy from shock. I also had such moments with a banal but calm thought:”That's all.”

    Yes, and I don't have a medical degree, so you don't have to count my answer.

  2. It depends on the person. It is known that before his death, Academician Pavlov dictated his feelings to students and assistants (the story became a textbook when the visitor was not allowed to say goodbye to the scientist with the words: “Pavlov is busy. He's dying”). The pilot of the plane that crashed in 1958 in the Vurnarsky district, Harold Kuznetsov, when there was no longer any hope, weightlessness and panic in the cabin, continued to comment on what was happening on board (by the way, thanks to his last flight in the TU-104, some serious problems were fixed).

    Some people pray before they die. In the old days, even sometimes one of the criteria for sanctity of a person was considered to be fingers folded for the sign of the cross (Pious Princess Anna Kashinskaya, Reverend Ilya Muromets of Kiev-Pechersk…) – in our time, such people also exist.

  3. There was such a thing. I'm not a medical doctor, I can't explain everything from a scientific point of view, but I can tell you what it was like.

    I was admitted to the hospital with a severe overdose of pills, some of which I was allergic to. First, vomiting, then a state of “vegetable”. I remember that when I was being driven somewhere in a wheelchair at great speed, I no longer understood what was happening. A feeling of complete helplessness. My mother said that my mouth wouldn't close, saliva ran down my chin and neck, and I mumbled something, but I don't even remember that. I didn't feel anything at that moment, I didn't even feel like I was there. I'm nowhere. I remember my eyes moving over people's faces, I remember my grandfather stroking my hand, but I didn't feel anything physically. I didn't even know who it was, what it was doing. Rather, I didn't even think about it. It was like a newborn baby being thrown out into the world.

    Then they put me on a bed and put me on an IV. For a second, I felt better, like I was here again. I remember there was a nurse on the right. She was sitting on one knee, fiddling with needles. My entire family was standing by the cot where my legs should be. And that's when I knew I was going to die. My brain is working a little faster for some reason, and I can see the faces of my family changing. As it turned out later, I opened my eyes so wide that they thought I was retching again. But after a couple of moments, my aunt rushed to me, wildly frightened, and shouted “DON'T FALL ASLEEP!”. And everything. I realized that this was the end.

    My aunt said that from the outside, it looked like I was really about to clear my stomach. I stretched my face a little, did not blink, and a second later my face relaxed, my eyes froze on the one point I was looking at before. She said that at the time, everyone thought I didn't have time to say something. And then they took me away.

    I wasn't afraid, I wasn't sorry that I didn't have time for something. And no, for some reason everything didn't flash black. It's like the last frame I saw froze for a moment, and then nothing. I do not know what happened next. I couldn't remember what had happened before. I wanted to say something before I passed out, but I couldn't because of my condition.

    I didn't have time to think about what I hadn't done. I didn't have time to think about how young I was. And life didn't flash before my eyes. There was absolutely nothing. Nothing hurt, maybe because of the shock, and I only started to understand people's speech before everything went out. There were no corridors, no memories.
    When I woke up, I couldn't get my brain back to normal for a long time. And when I could, I tried to remember what happened at that moment. I vaguely remembered the hospital corridor, my grandfather, aunt, and grandmother. I remember my aunt shouting at me, and the last sound seemed to stop abruptly. When I tried to understand what I was feeling, I panicked. I couldn't comprehend, accept, or process the “Nothing” I'd experienced. It doesn't feel like a dream, no. Even in my sleep, at least I can feel something. It's just nothing that still makes me panic and fear when I try to figure out what it is. But you need to be philosophical about it. It does not hurt, the process and the moment itself are not terrible. Only the realization afterward is scary. But if the death still happened, then you will not have to realize anything.
    In general, it's like you were just turned off like a lamp. Taken and torn out of the world, deprived of all worries. And there are no worries before leaving either. There was a feeling that this was how it should be.

  4. The main regrets of the dying? From the book The top 5 regrets of the dying, Bronnie Ware is a nurse who has been recording patients ' deathbed revelations for several years.

    * I wish I had the courage to live the life that I really liked, and not the one that others expected me to live.

    * I wish I had the courage to stay true to myself instead of living the way others expected me to.

    This is what people regret most often. Most people have failed to realize even half of their plans in their lifetimes, and only on their deathbed did they realize that it was the result of their own choice.

    It's cool to think about it before 80!

    Welcome! @vicajam

  5. Take a friend with you and lead them over a low bridge without a railing, over a shallow river or stream, and when you're in the middle, push them into the water.. and then ask what he was thinking at the time of the fall (you need to push well and sharply, so that the person does not remember the thoughts during the resistance to the push.. h oby immediately fall).. it will falter.. because at such moments, thoughts do not happen.. only reflexes.. but at the time of dying – reflexes, instincts and primitive fear.. no thoughts either..

  6. It all depends on how death comes.

    If this is something like a car accident, then the last thought is: “blah! it's the scribe!”

    If it is a weak old sick body on the bed, then “how tired I am…” and falls into the last sleep.

    1. Life went the way we wanted it to go, not the way YOU wanted it to go.
      This is the most frequent self-disillusionment that dying people tell us. Undoubtedly, a person cannot live outside of society, and the opinion of other people is very important for us. Therefore, it often happens that from the very childhood a person goes along with his relatives, parents, friends, superiors, etc.
      It can get to the point where you don't even understand how you lived your whole life almost to the very end, as other people decided for you. Here is a typical example for understanding. Since school, the boy dreams of becoming an athlete. He admires his idols, for example, in basketball.

    He likes to play, he is good at it, he has a talent. But after school, the parents still wanted their son to become a financier. The guy gets a diploma and eventually works tirelessly in the office, earning a lot of money at the same time. All his thoughts are completely focused on work and earnings. But the problem is that it doesn't bring him any happiness.
    He has no loyal friends, a loving wife, no hobbies, and has forgotten about sports. After a while, a mature man who has achieved stability and confidence in the future, on the basis of constant nerves and tension, gets a serious heart disease that leads to his death.
    And now, being on his deathbed, this man is simply depressed because of the realization that he has lived all this time “to the tune” of his parents and work colleagues. It is now that he remembers the plans and dreams that he so wanted to achieve in his youth, which would have made him happy. The realization that nothing can be corrected and reversed before death is just a terrible, indescribable feeling.

    There are an infinite number of such examples. Understand for yourself what you want to achieve, what you want to try, what you want to feel. Go to meet your dreams, plan your life the way you want it. You live primarily for yourself, not for others. Then, at the end of the journey, you will realize that the years you have lived have brought you happiness.
    2. Close people were left without your attention.
    Problems at work, lack of time, or just trivial quarrels lead to the fact that your friends and family are left out of the spotlight. However, we often forget that it is thanks to them that life becomes more interesting and better in all respects. With friends, bright, memorable moments eventually turn into happy memories. This relationship is one of the most important aspects of a happy life.
    Constant promises like “see you later”, “no time yet” and others like this lead to the deepest regret in the future. After all, getting loyal and reliable people who will never betray you or leave you in trouble is a great achievement. These are real friends, which not everyone can boast of.
    What can we say about parents who are closer and dearer than no one else in the world? Sometimes we misunderstand them, sometimes they misunderstand us. But such things need to be perceived more simply, this is not a reason for prolonged quarrels and finding out who is right and wrong.
    Mutual understanding and respect for people close to you are the qualities that will help you feel like a worthy person in your old age.
    3. You've been hiding your real feelings and emotions.
    Sometimes we all have to adapt to the situation and society around us. No way without it. There are always situations that require us to keep ourselves within certain limits. But being constantly constrained and insecure is a direct path to frustration and regret about your own behavior.
    For example, your boss or someone else in your company is annoying you terribly. He is so irritating with his impudence that you would be happy to tell him everything you think about him. But because of the possibility of losing your job or because of the fear of further developments, you hold yourself back. And this person still does not calm down and continues to humiliate you. In the end, before you die, you will oppress yourself, because you did not give free rein to emotions and did not put the impudent person in the wrong place.
    The same goes for the feelings that you hide from your loved one. Regardless of your motives for remaining silent, you will eventually realize that you have missed out once and for all on the opportunity to find true happiness in your personal life. Of course, in a year's time there will be both a family and children, but whether you will be near your loved one, or just “for show” — this is already a question.
    Do not be shy or doubt — fate gives us chances that we must either take advantage of or regret later for the rest of our lives.
    The world around you is created by you!
    The most terrible feeling before death is hopelessness, when it is impossible to redo anything, fix it in your own way. It is impossible to say goodbye, finish and finish what you want so much. Always keep an eye on your own choices and decisions — they will either bring you happiness or deprive you of it.

  7. I haven't read it myself, but I've been told about the book by Rick Strassman. He writes about the DMT molecule, that it is produced in humans at the time of birth and at the time of death. At the moment of birth, it is necessary to realize the whole world around us, as the child sees it after the mother's womb. At the moment of death, this is necessary to realize your entire life. He also has a movie, like.

  8. If death is violent and lightning fast, when vital organs are destroyed in hundredths or thousandths of a second, the person does not even have time to realize the fact of death.

    1. He gasps and thinks about how to get another breath of air. He doesn't have any more wishes. If he falls into the water at the moment, he tries to grab at straws. And if it burns, it thinks it's gone to hell.
  9. I had a similar experience. It was over a year ago. It's a strange feeling, lying in a hospital bed, and you realize that maybe this is the end . To be honest, there were no such things: regrets, fear, feelings of incompleteness of something, thoughts about relatives. There was only one strange thought. The windows of the intensive care unit looked out on a residential high-rise. At that moment, I was looking at her. It was evening, and there were lights on in the windows of the house. And I began to imagine the people who lived there, how they live,what they do in their lives, how they use their lives. And at the very climax when consciousness was leaving me. It's all gone. All that's left is a sense of peace. And when I came to, it was a little weird.

  10. I. S. Turgenev has a prose poem on this subject. Called: “What will I think…?” �

    What will I think when I have to die, if I can only think then?

    Will I think that I have made poor use of life, overslept it, dozed off, and failed to enjoy its gifts?

    “How? is this already death? So soon? Impossible! I haven't done anything yet… I was just about to do!”

    Will I remember the past, dwell on the few bright moments I have lived, on dear images and faces?

    Will my bad deeds come back to my memory, and the burning longing of late remorse come upon my soul?

    Will I think about what awaits me beyond the grave?.. and is there anything waiting for me there?

    No… It seems to me that I will try not to think – and force myself to engage in some nonsense, just to distract my own attention from the menacing gloom ahead of me.

    In my presence, a dying man kept complaining that they wouldn't let him eat red-hot nuts… and only there, in the depths of his dim eyes, something fluttered and fluttered like the broken wing of a wounded bird.

  11. There was a similar condition. Honestly, I realized that I was dying and this was the end, I thought about my loved ones, I was very sorry for my parents, and then…strength and consciousness slowly leave, you stop feeling anything and nothing else bothers you. It's very hard to recover from that, but that's another story.

  12. I once tried to commit suicide – then I was sure that I was dying and those 10 minutes before losing consciousness it was some kind of”sweet feeling of inevitability”. I only thought about what would happen when my family found out that I was dead, but my thoughts were mixed up, mostly feelings.

  13. This is a very interesting question. Philosophical. The answers can be found in the literature and in eyewitness accounts.
    Everything is individual. There are no right thoughts. People leave at different ages. From different conditions. Upbringing, lifestyle, family composition, what he leaves here. Sorry or not. But they think about their loved ones, about those who stay here, about those who will meet there.
    I watched a TED talk by Nyuta Federmesser, founder of the Vera Hospice Foundation. She is often asked this question. She shared several cases.
    – The seriously ill husband reached out to the button on the chest of the woman he loved, this was his last wave .
    – Grandmother of 90 years, God's dandelion, asked: and here I am before my Alyosha, as he remembers me, with a thick braid, or as now, with a wrinkled ass?)
    – My mother, already knowing that her last minute was about to come, asked me to give my father some valerian.
    – A teenager with a fatal diagnosis asked to buy a heart pendant for the girl he was thinking about.
    The topic is interesting. And the attitude to it determines life in the same way. Wise old people prepare for the funeral, give instructions on what should be done and how. The worst quarrel is a quarrel at a funeral, when the heirs can not agree on the course of the procession, how to honor and mourn.It takes time to do the right thing, and you and I should not be afraid to ask questions.
    – My grandmother has prepared her own funeral outfit for many years. The dress was beautiful, much better than the dress she had worn herself. And cut it open from behind. To make it easier for her children.(c)
    We found exactly the same set at my grandmother's.
    For a person, death is an absolutely individual, absolutely personal event. The fear and tragedy of death is there because we don't want to acknowledge it. In all religions, there is an attitude towards it. Christian, Buddhist, and Muslim content. But the point is the same – to accept the inevitable.
    Before death, a person wants to remain himself. No matter how distorted his illness, age, or pain might be.
    And what he will say is his essence, his desires.
    Don't be afraid to talk about it. It's like knowing something before an exam and not being afraid to pass it.
    The wishes of hospice patients are very diverse, unexpected and touching. They wanted a woman. They wanted to touch Tsiskaridze. Herring, music, sensations.
    We can control much more than we think. Many people are waiting for the arrival of their son, the new year, and the birth of their grandson. They fulfill their assigned plan.
    Nyuta identified five main things that we should have time to say in a short time to each other: you are very dear to me, I love you, forgive me, I forgive you and I say goodbye to you. This is from experience. I think that, for example, the Christian attitude to death is about the same thing.
    We will die, in general, we will find out.
    We certainly don't think about death before we die. We think about life.
    In the novel The Idiot dying Hippolytus asks Prince Myshkin: “What do you think is the best way for me to die? So that it comes out as quickly as possible…more virtuous that is? Well, speak up! “
    – Pass us by and forgive us our happiness! the prince said in a low voice.

  14. A person dies for a long time – and never in an instant.

    For example, the brain and thinking die off after 15 minutes, and therefore there is a clinical death. During this time, the heart does not work, but the brain continues to work and thoughts go on as usual.

    Due to the fact that the heart does not work and does not send blood with nutrients and oxygen to the cells and organs of the body. And so the cells begin to die, and first of all the nerve cells, the Axons, die. And dead cells do not conduct electricity – for example, nails and hair do not conduct electricity. Thus, nerve impulses do not enter the brain and if you were ill with something – then you will feel a huge relief, and if you know that in old age everyone has more than 5 sores – it will be a huge, huge relief. According to the description of people who experienced clinical death in R. Moody's book “Life after Death”, they experienced extraordinary lightness and flew somewhere(along a certain channel in the form of a pipe to a huge light). The most mysterious thing is that almost all the reanimated patients described the words and actions of the surrounding doctors and nannies. And they confirmed these words and actions to the resuscitator R. Moody later. Due to oxygen starvation, some of the nerve cells in the brain die and in their place new cells of nerve fibers begin to grow and new connections of brain zones and regions arise.

    This leads to the fact that a person has new psychic abilities. A person after exposure to such changes in their views on life and life principles.

    Psychic Alexey Pokhabov = writes books about the virtual world!

  15. Looking at how he dies, if it is painful, then he thinks that he wants to live and does not want to go to another world, but also, he thinks about an early demise, because it is unbearable to endure such pain, if he dies immediately, then all human feelings are sold, all thoughts and memory too, complete relaxation, and this is if a brain injury, if an ordinary death does not damage the brain, then the person plunges into the near-death phase of REM sleep, a lot of memories and thoughts and fuss that haunt him in everyday life, and over time this the phase turns into a phase of deep sleep, where the feelings disappear.

  16. Whether there is time..Full..Even a minute is quite enough to send everyone on their way to such and such a pro-grandmother and at the same time demand a glass of vodka to drink to the health of their Death. How do you like this option?

  17. the paradox of this question is that no one will give the right answer, but at the same time, we all, without exception, will find out. so don't bother yourself with unnecessary questions, we will die – we will find out.

  18. There is a book called Life After Death .I recommend reading Dr. Moody .much can be understood.But just on faith, we probably won't be able to double-check the facts.

  19. As far as I know, before death, there are strong bursts in brain activity and therefore some people “flash the whole life before their eyes.”

    In my opinion, this is more like not a quick version of the movie, but the feeling that I remembered everything at once.

    • (But this is not accurate) The substance DMT is released.
  20. Thoughts, I think, can be different, because a person sometimes does not know and does not believe that he is dying. I, for example, had a vision. I walk on soft green grass, dew on it and the sun rises, or some kind of light. Then I saw the silhouette of a woman ahead of me. Love and tenderness radiated from her. I wanted to go to her, but she waved and I thought, ” No. It's still early.”and I woke up in a hospital room.

  21. I don't understand what death is we should just leave.In war, a fighter does not think about death, and as our people say, take her bitch from behind, she is not so dangerous.

  22. When my grandmother was dying, she just asked me to put her on the couch and let her look out the window. Although in 30 minutes or so, she went blind. She began to finger her hands and after a few minutes, she left for the kitchen altogether.She knew, and accepted, she was always steadfast.
    Every person thinks about life when they leave here.

  23. My neighbor in the intensive care unit of the cardiology center was a man who had a clinical death. At the moment of clinical death, he thought about the fact that he was dying, and about his loved ones, or rather, that he did not have time to pay off the mortgage.

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