Death is nothing. In fact, we use the word DEATH to indicate the unavailability of all the attributes of life. In front of the lack of all features, aspects and qualities of life we can only surmise the ‘nothingness’. We ‘surmise’ nothingness because it (nothingness) is too different from life to be fully grasped, aknowledged and talked about. Therefore, death is nothing. Nonetheless, this ‘nothing’ bears a name. And the fact that it bears its own name proves terribly misleading, because it fools us in believing that such a ‘nothing’ is actually ‘something’. Instead we should never forget that we are talking of nothing. Hence, we cannot fear the ‘nothing’. As a matter of fact, we should not even talk about ‘nothing’. In short, if the condition of dead people does terrify us we must be less than nothing, so to speak.
However, none could deny the scare immediately produced in us by the only notion regarding the absence of life. Yet, by simply acknowledging that it means nothingness we should profoundly reconsider the panic it provokes. Nothing is simply nothing and it should not be capable to cause horror in any human. Nothingness is so much an ‘otherness’ (compared to ‘something’, compared to ‘life’) that it is clear the incompatibility of it with ourselves as human, alive beings. When we are here the ‘dead condition’ is away, and when the ‘dead condition’ is here we are away. It is impossible for ‘us’ and ‘nothingness’ to be together.