Death is inevitable, but the way that we welcome it or fight against it, is usually up to us. When my grandfather died last year in 2014, it ushered in a new era where I no longer had any grandparents left. This meant that that generation had left, and it would never return. The second to last grandparent that left us, who I was much closer to, passed in 2006.
What did they have in common though? They all passed in a hospital - a sterile atmosphere. Hospitals currently, are no place to die, in my opinion. My wish is that when I pass, it doesn't happen in a hospital; maybe a forest or an accident on a trip - somewhere that I was having fun. I know what you're probably thinking: "What a depressing post for today" but I don't see it that way.
I'm not afraid of death and neither should you. I don't believe in an afterlife or reincarnation, but I do feel extremely blessed(in a non-religious sense) that I have this moment under the sun, after all, from what we can tell, this is all we have - the fact that we have it is what makes it all so special.
This was all inspired by a Ted Talk I strongly encourage you to watch: