The second season finale, "Live Together, Die Alone," A repeating saying that is based on the remark, "If we can't live together, we'll die alone." Jack's speech, during which he coined the term, has become one of his most famous lines.
It comes from John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In a 1962 speech called "We Are Not at the End Yet," he said: "Those who won our independence may not have wanted to, but they did so that we could share in the rights and privileges of citizens of this country. Everyone who lives here should be able to do so in freedom and security. We cannot guarantee that everyone will live peacefully under our rule, but we can guarantee that if we don't try, then we will fail.
Jack presents a similar argument in "Live Together, Die Alone": that unless we as a people take responsibility for our actions, no one else will.
He makes this statement after having witnessed several people he cares about die before his eyes. He also sees how far his own government will go to avoid taking responsibility for its actions, which leads him to conclude that if we aren't willing to fight for what we believe in, then we are just another victim waiting to happen.
Kennedy's speech was made shortly after the Cuban Missile Crisis ended with the world coming very close to nuclear war.
The story's title tile, "We are not frightened to die... if we can all be together," refers to the author's heroic family's optimistic attitude and resilience in the face of the storm that threatened their lives. The family meets on this very beach every year on July 16 at 9:25 A.M. so that they can say goodbye to each other for a few hours before going back to work or school. Although the day was sunny when they left, many storms come ashore during the summer months. Thus, saying goodbye and being together even though they will never see each other again is important for their emotional well-being.
An old legend says that if you repeat the phrase, "I'm not scared of dying, I just don't want to be alone," twice while holding your hand over a candle, then you will be joined forever in marriage. There is no truth to this story but the idea behind it is good - to go down fighting against fear and anxiety. It shows that even though you may not want to be with someone else, you should still have confidence in your relationship that it will get better as time passes.
To send a message that you're not afraid to die together, it must be known that you both love each other deeply and would choose to sacrifice yourself for the other.
This message is sent through actions more than words.
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The term "dying alone" describes approaching death while living alone or dying in a place where significant others are unable to be near. The presence of strangers, such as health care workers at the death, may not mitigate the loneliness of the experience, though for some it could. Dying alone is common among older adults who can no longer live independently and require assistance with activities of daily life.
Dying alone is associated with many negative outcomes. It is reported to be a factor in causing people to make poor end-of-life decisions. It has also been linked to higher rates of depression and anxiety after death. Finally, dying alone is known to increase the risk of violence toward those left behind; if there are no other relatives or friends around, then those left behind have no one to rely on for support during this difficult time.
There are several factors that may lead up to dying alone. Older adults who are sick and disabled and cannot live independently may feel like they are being abandoned when their family members stop visiting or calling. Sometimes doctors will recommend that patients leave facilities so they can pursue life outside of these settings, but often they don't have anyplace else to go. Other times, patients may choose to stay in facilities because they feel like it is better to die in comfort than in pain away from everyone else.
Older adults who are dying alone may become isolated from others by fear.
In general, living distinct lives—even when living in the same house—combined with a desire to break the marriage is sufficient to demonstrate that you and your spouse have been living "separate and apart." If you are married but live separately, then it can be argued that you are still married. In this case, you will need to file for divorce in order to end your marriage.
However, if you and your spouse were once married but now live together again, then you have not been living "separately and apart" and are therefore not divorced. Instead, you would be considered "reconciled" and could continue to live together as husband and wife.
People go through many changes over time in their relationships with each other. Sometimes these changes are good, while others are not so good. However, as long as there is no evidence of sexual activity or plans for future activity, then people who were married but now live together again are considered "reconciled" and should not be forced to go through with a divorce.
If you want to be sure that you are indeed divorced, then you should file for divorce. Your former husband or wife has no way of knowing that you have been reconciling yourself together again unless you tell them.
This idiom is rather simple. If someone is between life and death, he is alive but severely unwell or on the verge of dying. For example, someone with cancer may declare he is between life and death, or someone injured in a snowboarding accident may say he is between life and death. This expression comes from Christianity where it is found in several passages of the New Testament.
In Christianity, there are many beliefs about the afterlife that differ from person to person. However, one thing everyone can agree on is that after you die, your body will stop working. A brain-dead patient is in this state; so is a person who is clinically dead but whose heart continues to beat. They are both considered to be between life and death.
The belief that heaven is for good people and hell is for bad people is called salvationism. This idea came from Jesus' statement that "except anyone turns from his wicked ways, he will not see life, nor live forever" (Ezek. 18:20). In other words, only those who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior will go to heaven when they die. Those who have not accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior will suffer eternal punishment in hell when they die.
According to Christian teaching, everyone must either believe in Jesus Christ and follow him throughout their lives or they will be condemned to hell when they die.