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  1. #1 Does near death change you? 
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    My question is whether near death experiences effects you, in total. Emotionally and spiritually? You can use your own experiences. Did it reinforce your beliefs or shake them to the core? I'd prefer this not to be a full blown religious confrontation.


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    I'd prefer this to be a full blown religious confrontation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofMaxwell
    I'd prefer this to be a full blown religious confrontation.
    I was waiting for you Maxy,

    any other views, or thoughts to contribute?
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    for most people near-death experiences are often followed by being dead, so in a way you could say it changes their outlook on life profoundly
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    for most people near-death experiences are often followed by being dead, so in a way you could say it changes their outlook on life profoundly
    Hmm, I can't see any problems with that answer. It did answer my question. Maybe I'll rephrase it.

    Does a survived near death experience change one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony John C
    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    for most people near-death experiences are often followed by being dead, so in a way you could say it changes their outlook on life profoundly
    Hmm, I can't see any problems with that answer. It did answer my question.


    NDE survivors claim to have an altered outlook on life.

    But they are a bit of a kooky group to begin with. The ones that usually show up on the talk shows are artists and drug abusers and failed suicides and so on. Not too many lawyers, doctors or scientists.

    Maybe the rational thinkers really do just expire into oblivion. :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by free radical
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    for most people near-death experiences are often followed by being dead, so in a way you could say it changes their outlook on life profoundly
    Hmm, I can't see any problems with that answer. It did answer my question.


    NDE survivors claim to have an altered outlook on life.

    But they are a bit of a kooky group to begin with. The ones that usually show up on the talk shows are artists and drug abusers and failed suicides and so on. Not too many lawyers, doctors or scientists.

    Maybe the rational thinkers really do just expire into oblivion. :-D

    I'm talking about everyday NDE survivors, ones like me for instance whoa were 13 in a school van, whose driver was going around an icy curve at 45mph sliding across the lane and there is a a semi going at least 20mph.... I feel different, like everyday is sweeter, that I never know when my time is up. Life is more beautiful. I wonder if others feel the same?
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    Short answer? Yes it does.

    The longer answer is long and I'm lazy. Hint: It has to do with what happens to your brain while you're dying/dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony John C
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    for most people near-death experiences are often followed by being dead, so in a way you could say it changes their outlook on life profoundly
    Hmm, I can't see any problems with that answer. It did answer my question.


    NDE survivors claim to have an altered outlook on life.

    But they are a bit of a kooky group to begin with. The ones that usually show up on the talk shows are artists and drug abusers and failed suicides and so on. Not too many lawyers, doctors or scientists.

    Maybe the rational thinkers really do just expire into oblivion. :-D
    I'm talking about everyday NDE survivors, ones like me for instance whoa were 13 in a school van, whose driver was going around an icy curve at 45mph sliding across the lane and there is a a semi going at least 20mph.... I feel different, like everyday is sweeter, that I never know when my time is up. Life is more beautiful. I wonder if others feel the same?
    Were you at some point clinically dead? There's a forum run by the international association of near death studies. You might ask there.

    Otherwise, age and experience will also mellow a person out, having children, being with loved ones as they die, and so on. No doubt having a near-miss will change a person's perspective.

    Surviving med school will likely change your perspective as well. :-D
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    the following article in NewScientist may be of interest to this topic
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony John C
    My question is whether near death experiences effects you, in total. Emotionally and spiritually? You can use your own experiences. Did it reinforce your beliefs or shake them to the core? I'd prefer this not to be a full blown religious confrontation.
    It depends what is defined as 'near death'.

    I have been in a few situations where my life was under threat.

    I only re- evaluated my life once though despite those many occassions and yet I was not close to death at that time as given a 'whiff' of it. My belief system was reinforced considerably due to the nature of events that took place.
    'Time is the space between birth and death' by me.
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