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Death has been treated too much as a subject for melancholy reflection, or as an occasion for self-discipline, or as a rather hazy theological entity. . . . What we have to do is to see it in its true context, see it as an active reality, as one more phase, in a world and a "becoming" that are those of our own experience.

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Source Notes: "The Making of a Mind" (written 1916), trans. Rene Hague (1974), and included in On Suffering (1974).

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