I am not a hot-headed jihadi who is encouraging people to blow up themselves to reach the god, nor a nihilist who hates life. Those who know me in person can certify that. But, I love to think and sound crazy. Those who know me in person can certify that.
Death is natural. It is a decline of physical strength and capability, and consequently, intellectual capacity. It is a fact.
Aging is not the same as death but it can be one of the reasons causing it. People spend huge amounts of their valuable resources to delay aging and death, and prolong their lives. In other words, they want to stay longer breathing, eating, walking, talking, producing... well, the last one may not always be the case.
Many of the methodologies, tools, and lifestyles to prolong life are merely perceptions created in result of marketing strategies in a modern society. People are always unhappy about death though they are sometimes not even sure why they want to stay alive.
What I'm trying to say may sound radical and stupid, but it might be worth having fun (not sure though there'd be so many agreeing on the fun part) playing with stupid ideas for a minute. If you can't take control of death and you are always unhappy about it, why not merely accepting the fact as it is and be happy about it?
By nature, humans tend to take control of the nature. It's fine. You can take the control of death by not running away from it, but by determining when and how to die. There could be so many ways to be even creative about it.
Death is not only unpleasant when it is about human. People don't like to see the death of their traditions, lifestyles, and ideologies.
Don't hate death, and don't hate me repeating that. Death is the start of creations. If you want to create, you should love death. Not mourning it, you should celebrate it.