At least /// died doing what they loved...

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by grainofsand, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2014
    This really is the stupidest thing one could say. If you loved food would you want to die by choking? Stop it.
  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Meh, it is a form of consolation, nothing more.
    There are many more (e.g., "he/she is in a better place") equally silly, but blame not those that verbalize them, at least they are transmitting thoughts of sympathy.

  3. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    def would prefer to die from surfing. and the dude Xander def loved it. prob more accurate saying than "in a better place". if it came down to the world ending in a day's notice, i'd try to get with family first, ocean second, getting laid third. but everyone's got their agenda. anyways, nothing wrong with saying "died doing what they loved" IMO. maybe you're just not good in dealing with death, which is the case for a lotta ppl for sure
  4. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Cuda, I think you have put your finger on it.. over time I've learned that expressing "I'm deeply sorry for your loss" and just being there carry much weight. If the person happens to be a person of faith, I will try at the appropriate time express words that encourage and give the hope that one's faith provides.
  5. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    I suppose their will always be people that will put selfish needs before anything or anyone else in their lives.
    It's a pity, really.
  6. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    My grandfather died at 75 up at deer camp 'doing what he loved'. Beats the **** out of dying from cancer in bed.
  7. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2014
    ^yeah man cancer sucks, had a few family members pass on from that too
  8. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    lmao I guess this was directed at me because I posted on the zander treade saying he died doing what he loved.

    that is not a bad way to die,any way u die is terrible,theres nothing easy about it,but id say id much rather drown or get eaten by a shark then get shot in some alley walking home from grocery shopping or hit by a drunk driver or be on life support for 3 months dieing from cancer.

    theres a story of a ny surfer from the 80s I think,dont recall his name but he was a somebody down in Puerto Escondido,a real big wave charger before the jetskis and fame and he got shot in the face and killed from a drug dealer in sure if u could ask him he'd probably say he would've rather died surfing
  9. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Dying from cancer isn't all that bad - you get to be on a morphine drip and not have to worry about cops fvcking it up.....
  10. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    I think you mean Ricky Rasmussen.
  11. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    that's the guy
  12. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Some people think he faked his death and is still around today.
  13. me tard

    me tard Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2016
    recent article about him in the surfers journal. really good read.


  14. Z

    Z Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2012
    Uh, Ya like give me the "Cancer" so I can get some Morphine....Dumb Ass
  15. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Well then, we will all hope that in your case you get squashed by an 18 wheeler, so you go quick with no fun, okay??
    Think of that every time you look in your rear view mirror and you see a large grill........hahahaha!!

    I'll take the morphine anytime.......
  16. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    I see what you're saying, but let's be serious here. I'd rather die surfing than choking.
  17. me tard

    me tard Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2016

    death from surfing or being in the water would be caused by you drowning (aka choking to death)
  18. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    I don't think it was stupid at all.

    Are you having a bad day? Sometimes if i'm having a ****ty day I'll get on here and say some negative stuff. We're here for you GOS!
  19. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    his heart stopped while choking his chixn to Madison Ivy, but he was doing what he loved!
  20. Speed Bump

    Speed Bump Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2014
    I'd rather die instantly in a car crash on my way to/from work. Then it's just me, there's a body, and the fam gets a $40K bonus if I die lawfully operating a vehicle while wearing a seat belt. Fault doesn't matter. There's no insurance questions and everything's neat and tidy. I carry an enormous AD&D rider (because of surfing, but it works for other accidents too), so wife and kids will never have to work if I eat it. But an extra 40K never hurts.

    I also get a BIG bonus if I die because of my work. So if we get an active shooter at my workplace, I'm gonna attack him. Then I die a hero, and the family cashes in. Getting shot is probably no fun, but if it's a headshot I guess I won't mind. Haha. Like literally.

    I'd rather not drown while conscious, that sounds unpleasant. In general, if I die surfing, there's a chance my body wouldn't be recovered, which could cause some insurance headaches. Luckily I usually surf with at least one other dude.

    I surely don't want to die from natural causes, unless it's when I'm a million years old, because then half the insurance money is gone. The family would still have enough, but it'd be way better if they fully cashed in when I fully check out.