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Dear Mr. Keaton,

I would like to thank you for your portrayal of the character Bob Jones in the movie, My Life. Back in my Junior year in high school, I went through the ordeal of becoming extremely afraid of death. During that April, a fellow drafting instructor was raking leaves one weekend and was killed instantly by a massive heart attack. The next day, a fellow Senior was found dead in his home from a self-inflicted gunshot. (This incident was not a result of what happened to the drafting teacher.) Upon hearing of this at a school meeting, I was suddenly struck by many thoughts about death. For one, if you commit suicide, do you really get cast into Hell for it? And also, when you have a massive heart attack, do you really feel no pain because of you dying instantly? I was also confronted by the subject of afterlife. What really does happen after one dies? I thought of eternal sleep for instance. If it's just like when you're sleeping, I suppose that's okay. But after many years, would you know what's going on and become bored out of your mind for eternity? Another thing I thought was if there actually is a Heaven and Hell, how well do you actually have to be to make it to heaven?

Once again, I would like to thank you for the movie, because it helped me put a damper on the fear of death, and I hope to see you soon in more upcoming movies.

Sincerely,
Ryan J.