Saturday, August 6, 2011


Most people see dead as a taboo and don’t want to talk about it. They are afraid. And why? The worst thing that can happen, already happened when they are born. Through a small opening to be pushed out, without anything to be able to do. Okay some are lucky and there is a cesarean. 

Just let me be clear about one thing: Every human, rich, poor, famous or not, will die. There are people who are trying to live longer but eventually they will die too. 

So I just asked some people who have fear of death, why they are afraid?
Some of them wouldn’t give me an answer, but some of them did. “I won’t wake up!” that’s normal when you’re dead and you won’t notice. “My heart will stop beating.”  That’s normal as well, your brain doesn’t need it anymore. But you won’t notice. 

You can see us human as a brain that needs stuff to work, to operate, like all kind of vitamins, oxygen, and so on. But just a brain can’t live alone, so nature developed a system which created the body and organs. The brain is the central system that can work thanks to everything in the body.  It evolves and in generations is getting better and better. As soon as live starts in the womb of the woman, it’s already known who that person will be and what his or her knowledge can become. But before the knowledge can be used, that human must grow first, develop.

I know some people who are trying to live a life as in The Secret is called. Being positive, but these people still are afraid to die. That’s a huge negative feeling which you are carrying with you while trying to be positive. In a fact I can say, you are not positive at all. 

If you have no problems in accepting that one day you will die, you are free in your feelings and you even can consider to give other people a chance to live a little longer by giving them one or more of your organs.  Most people don’t want to give their organs to other people, when they die, cause they belong to them. But why not considering to give other people a chance to live longer. It’s easy to take a donor codicil. And you are in the knowledge that some of your organs will continue life when you are dead. Must be a great feeling, don’t you think so?  Because when you are dead, everything in you will die and will have no meaning at all to humankind unless you give some of your organs away. 

I’m against suicide but in some cases I could approve it, when people are suffering in pain by a disease or when they are convinced that they don’t want to get demented or get Alzheimer. But that decision must be overthought carefully and talked over with family, friends and physicians.  People who are having problems with life because of money or whatever, have no excuses to make an end to their lives. 

“And how about you Mr. Gé Henning? Do you have a donor codicil?”
Yes and no. After my death my brain will go to the Netherlands Brain Bank in Amsterdam, because of my Klinefelter syndrome and now also for me being gifted with all kinds of scientific knowledge.  My body will go to the AMC university. I did consider this already in the last century and it’s in my last will. 

I didn’t write this article to make you consider giving your organs away after you die. I only wrote it to tell you, that it happens to all of us and that there’s no reason to be afraid of. You have more chance of winning a price in the lottery then that something worse is going to happen that will end your life. While writing this it pops into my mind it can be a reason that you die of winning the lottery. Your heart can’t manage the stress feeling which is coming to you.