What is death, but everlasting peace?. In life, I am what I am within my body, why therefore, should death be any different?. When this fragile carcass decays, so will I with it.
My thoughts , feelings, hopes, regrets and loves will cease. I know nothing of life before I was born, why should I know anything of life after I die? Yes, I fear dying. I fear the pain of dying...but equally, it's seeming inevitability is something I have to 'live with'. To live forever as we were originally taught, but not shown, seems just a deceptive carrot..a ploy to exercise control by exploiting the natural fear of death and the equally understandable desire to keep alive.
All we can and should try and do, is to leave the world a better place than we found it.. to hope that others speak well of our stay here, and that our offspring live long and healthy lives.
As for JWs, there are many in JW world who are bitter and disillusioned at facing their own deaths ..alone, having lost husbands, wives , and children before them..