I'm presently intrigued by this idea from a parable in the bible, a man has a better than expected harvest and plans to build an extra store for it all, although he's pleased with it that night God speaks to him and tells him he's a fool for that very night his soul is forfeit, or in some versions God says this very night he demands his soul. Here's a link to a version I found online:
There's a lot of ways of interpreting this, it could be about presence of mind, a power of now kind of thing, and not living in a time or future which hasnt happened yet, you might never live to see that tommorrow.The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, "What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops."
Then he said, "This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I'll say to myself, 'You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.'"
But God said to him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded of you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?"
This is how it will be for anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God. -- Luke 12:16-21
That sounds a bit stupid maybe but the promise of a better tommorrow has lead a lot of people to sacrifice a lot personally for either "pie in the sky" (heavenly rewards) or "bright socialist future".
In a simpler sense its could be putting things off to retirement or putting off exercise.
Although I'm thinking of it at the minute in the context of sudden death or immanent death, in connection with someone I knew who died suddenly after getting up and having breakfast, and also the Titanic since there was a reading of the recorded experiences of some of the survivors and a woman described her husband saying to her that she should get in a life raft and he would get another, turned and walked away and she believed that he was going unafraid to his death.
I'm afraid of dying, not because of judgement, I cant exactly tell why but it terrifies me, immanent or otherwise, it just does. Although what's your thoughts, does this sort of thing, sudden unexpected but some how announced and unavoidable demises scare you? No tuesdays with Morray, just the bell tolling for you.