Although I hope to remain alive forever, I find the prospect of death somewhat exciting. The reason I find it somewhat exciting is that I don't believe death is the end, and I've read several accounts of near death experiences that make it sound as if there might be many interesting and wonderful things lurking on the other side. Those stories can be dismissed as recounting hallucinations, though, so at the same time there is a large element of the unknown involved, which makes me terrified of dying. I've wondered if it's like being stuck in a state like I experienced the time I went four days without sleeping and nearly passed out. A sense of profound weakness and hunger came over me, every organ in my body felt as if it were struggling, and my vision narrowed down to a tiny point that flew across the scene like a comet.