I can believe the saying that "a romantic is someone looking for a good way to die"
However, while I can want a future that is heroic and romantic, i can't actually envision true death. I saw a movie tonight where a character made excellent use of his last breath.
Fear of death is not only terror of the oblivion but the horror of having no more opportunities. Time's up, no more fixing mistakes, thinking complex thoughts, saving the world. One last act. When my time comes I pray i'll use it well.
nonetheless, i still plan to live forever. I don't need to know that my time is limited to find each moment precious.