I personally think about death pretty much every day.
When I wake up, I think to myself, well, I get another day - that's not bad.
During the day I get occasional thoughts about death. Am I making the most of my time? What should I be doing differently? Do others think about it regularly as well, I wonder?
It's something that is almost never discussed (in my experience). Why is that? We are all heading to the same place, after all. Perhaps it's because the thought is too unbearable? It's not just us atheists that are bashful about death - it's rare that you hear religious people talk about it either (e.g. "I can't wait to be dead! Boy, I am going to have fun in heaven, I am going to do X, Y and Z"). It seems paradoxical to me. Death has to be the biggest event that will happen to all of us, yet we seem to be mostly in a state of frightened denial, the most we can do in most cases is make awkward jokes.
Well, it's late and I'm off to bed. Hopefully I'll get another day :-)
P.S. If you are one of those people who thinks they might
just die one day, join us over at The Exit
if you feel like talking about it.