You Know You’re Dead When…

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“Haunting new research suggests”–note it says suggests–that “you know you’re dead” and consciousness continues, “if only for a short time,” after you’ve been pronounced dead (

Researchers have found that survivors of cardiac arrest–but if they’re “survivors,” doesn’t that mean they didn’t really die?–can accurately describe what was going on around them after they were pronounced dead.

But we shouldn’t have to wait for a major heart attack to shut us down before we realize that we’re dead. Here are a few handy tips.

You know you’re dead when…

You consistently vote Democrat and never miss an election.

You can sit through a superhero movie.

You can listen to rap music without running away as fast as you can.

You watch CNN or MSNBC and sagely nod your head… which, of course, is just gravity beckoning you to the grave.

You dream that the state you’re living in suddenly will tip over and capsize, even if it’s hundreds of miles from the sea.

Keep these in mind in case you’re ever worried that maybe you aren’t alive.


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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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