This subject is something I am very passionate about, and I think that passion is what makes this as good as I think it is. The hardest part must actually have been containing my passion enough to keep it appropriate. I think my opinions were good though, and that this is overall a good piece.
Forever. I don't think people really realize what it means for something to be forever. We use terms like eternity, always, infinity so lightly but we don’t really realize how much they truly mean. I have spent a lot of my life extremely anxious about the idea of endings, death in specific, over time though I have grown to accept and actually welcome it. To me, forever is an excuse. An endless array of do-overs and second, third and well, infinite chances. But while people are scared of things coming to an end, the thing I fear the most is them lasting.
Until very recently death has been a very difficult subject for me to handle. The idea of losing someone seemed like absolute agony, and while I still find it very unfortunate and awful it has become much less of an ordeal to me. It seems to me that the world is driven by one thing: desperation, and desperation for two things in specific: time and contentedness. I think it is important to want things, and aim to achieve them; but like all things, with a limit. I think the problem people have with forever is determining that limit. I don’t think there is an answer, I do think though that forever is not it. If someone were to be given a choice between death and immortality they would most likely choose the second option. People feel the need for more time to work on things and make them as good as possible. With some things more time for improvement is likely to help, in life though, things are different. There are changes and good times and bad, nothing ever stays the same for very long. But what they don't realize is that if something goes wrong that can't be fixed they won't be able to ever be rid of that. That thing will linger behind you like a shadow forever. Death is like an escape, a chance to leave everything negative behind. That does not mean it should be rushed, merely more accepted. Even if life forever were to be amazing, it would still be forever. And forever is such a long time no matter how you look at it. To me even the worst ending is still worlds better than the best forever. Forever is, well, forever and that to me is the worst thing imaginable.
So you can call it morbid or depressing but while the majority of the world is anxious about heaven or hell or whatever else, my solution is simple. I have no way of knowing whether forever does exist or not, all I know is that I hope with everything I have that it does not. So when using terms that suggest the idea of forever just know what it really means and that it has nothing to do with wanting things to end, just not wanting it to last so long either.