Philosophy - Death
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Death: An assassin must not fear death. It is a basic tenant of my duty. It is not simply an assurance of willpower, it is an understanding necessary to our conscience. Death is not bad. It is not inherently good. It is not composed of pain, but rather, spoken of by it. Death is… An end. Nothing more, if you wish to be simple. This frightens us. We cannot hope to comprehend the end of everything. We have no rationality to explain its necessity. It persists regardless, the ever present “period” that ends the chapter of our life. It is unmoving, unabated by our efforts. It is easy to fear, in that regard. It is not swayed by reason or thought. It merely waits patiently for its time. However, there is no true end. It is not oblivion, but rather, change. It is a pool of water, blackened by darkness and obscuring all within it. We fear it because we cannot know what composes it, but only by sinking into it are we cleansed and absolved of our past selves. I do not believe in destroying others. Some would find this a childish justification, but it is what I believe. Not to hide from guilt, but from a mix of experience and necessity. I brush my hand along the cold pool of death… I can only try to comprehend it.