The entire world is talking about the fact that all of our problems and suffering come from fear of death and a lot is suggested to eradicate it.
Would it be helpful to focus our attention in the opposite direction? I think so.
We can’t eradicate the fear of death, it is ingrained in us. If it weren’t we could drown ourselves by choice without using anything that forces us underwater. Fear of death is about preservation, self- protection which indeed, we do need. The only thing that takes us to the point of dropping the fear of death completely, like in the sad cases of suicide, is the bigger, much bigger fear of living and all that it entails. This is of course an extreme case and in other milder cases, the fear of life makes us miserable, keeps us in constant compromise mode or sucks playfulness out of us.