The attitude towards death is completely determined by the local culture - the local religion, the attitudes of the family and the immediate environment. Children initially do not belong to death, they have no fear and horror before death, see →
The attitude towards one’s own death can be very different, depending on the type and level of a person’s culture, his life position. Watch the video "The Last Lecture"
If a person finds out that he will soon die, his experiences can be very different. The ordinary man of modern European culture to his death, to the possibility of his death - as a rule, is not ready. For him, this is news, terrible news, and the course of experiences is the same as with a big loss: denial, anger, apathy, acceptance. Are these experiences compulsory? Not at all. A wise man is always ready for the possibility of his death, whether it will come in 60 minutes, 60 hours or 60 years. A wise person does not think about death: he thinks about life, about what to do today and how to prepare tomorrow - for those whom he loves.
Behind the fear of one’s own death, something else usually stands: loss of life guides, low self-esteem, no favorite people, or frustrated relationships with them, and sometimes just insults and a desire to attract attention.