It is our nature to believe comforting truth even if it is lie.Yesterday I had to calm down my 6 years son who seemed genuinely afraid of death by lying to him that he, his mother and grandmother will live forever as an exception to the rule.
Even if he is intelligent enough to understand that he will die someday, he was fine after that because the authority told him what he needed to hear. In his years I was afraid as well because I was not able to imagine the void of death. I was scared of not being alive.
The good news is that after many years of living in this world, while tasting its bitterness, I am not afraid of death anymore. Quite the contrary, I wait for her impatiently.
What a sweet sweet happy end!
Written for Quora: