It’s crazy to think that we need permission to die: “it wasn’t his/her time to go, the devil took them.” It seems to be always too soon for a grown adult who had outlived their life. It’s not right to say so though. The pain, emptiness and heartache is real and no one likes saying goodbye to the people that they love.

What if they had enough of this life and feel that they have the right to end it? Some people believe that there is a better place after this world, especially when they consider taking their own lives. They believe that there is a place that has no fear or tears, where there’s only blissfulness and happiness. Even with thought such as these there is only one certainty in life; and that is death. All of us will die someday, it’s a fact.

Death comes unannounced without warning; it’s not something we can prepare for. We might want a heads up or some kind of warning but that’s not how it works. Like the enemy, death takes what it wants whether we’re ready or not. But what if I’ve had enough of my life and want to end it? Should I ask permission to do so? Death doesn’t need permission to come it just comes, why should I ask permission then?

These are questions many people have asked themselves and God. The bible says that we were borrowed on this earth and shall be taken when our dime is up and there is nothing we can do to stop that from happening. Many people have contested that statement; they’ve chosen to challenge death. Some people have even welcomed it by going straight to deaths door and taking their own lives.

Even so, life goes on and once you’re gone, those same people who said that they’d never forget you, do forget you. When things get too tough I sometimes feel like I need to ask permission to die. I don’t want to leave my loved ones wondering what they could have done to save me but want them to let me know that it’s okay for me to go. They won’t then have to apologise or try to make me feel better by saying soothing words because I won’t be able to hear them, I’ll be dead.

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Tell us what you think: Do you believe in life after death? What do you believe happens when we die?