Intellectually I think its a natural part of life and something you can try to avoid but will inevitably catch up with you. I don't think it about it very much to be honest and I think thats 99% because I'm young (29 years old) so death is one of those things that my brain wallpapers over as being "something old people have to think about"
Oddly enough, whenever I do start thinking about death or come across a situation that forces me to confront the issue of mortality, I'm reminded of a scene in Final Fantasy 10 where Auron is talking about "That was my story...but yours isn't over yet" or something to that effect.
I mean, our lives are stories in and of themselves aren't they? We have our tragic lows, our golden highs, our tales of adventure and mischief and laughter and love...and everything in between. It makes me wonder about my own life: Is my story a comedy? A tragedy? A tale of a hero who hasn't yet realized his potential?
If my life were a book, how well would it sell? How would it compare to the stories of the individuals surrounding me or the people I come into contact with?
I don't know. But its interesting to think about