Are humans born aware that they will one day die?
Are humans aware at birth, with no external influence, that they will one day die?
PLEASE READ: Since I wasn’t clear enough by what I meant,
I read that babies are born with the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises (pertaining to predators) suggesting they have a biological, subconscious knowledge of death, as they fear things that might kill them. What I was meaning is that, although they may not know what death is, are they born with the sense to avoid it? I do not think the idea that there exists a subconscious instinct to avoid ‘death’ in infants is so crazy.
- Matrix13Lv 41 week ago
Those with CIPA (insensitivity to pain) are more like to hurt themselves and sometimes don't develop a sense of fear since they can't feel pain. CIPA people can't even tell if they have a fever or broken bones. People in general however; are not afraid of death itself, they are afraid of being in pain as they die.
- 1 week ago
Of course not you moron. THat is a learned experience
- Anonymous1 week ago
I was born knowing that I used to be a ghost...
- Christin KLv 71 week ago
Some people NEVER become aware they will one day die. That's what makes them do stupid things sometimes. When a baby is born, it's not aware of philosophical, ethical or religious concerns at all. That takes experience and thinking to get to. Babies have neither.
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- Blue noseLv 41 week ago
I don't think they will know at birth but they eventually know
- Anonymous2 weeks ago
No. When I was born, I remember going through discomfort & pain. I was aware of light. But, of course, I didn't know what that was. For the first time, I was cold & I didn't like all the hands. No. I don't remember being aware of dying. That came about 3 years later.
- 2 weeks ago
Aren't you a human? When did you become aware? The age of that awareness is around five or seven years old.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 72 weeks ago
No, that is something humans learn about along the way. That is why babies and small children do things that can endanger their life. They don't understand their own mortality. It is something they need to be taught.
- AnonLv 42 weeks ago
I don’t know. Hang on. I’ll go and ask a human!
- Beave VillageLv 62 weeks ago
No. A child does not learn about death until they reach an age of reason--to know what death is. The finality of it scares kids, so this is why it is important to teach them about Heaven and Hell, and the saving Grace of Jesus.