There are these rare occasions where one wakes up after they die. In the hospital or a coffin, or wherever. This can be quite problematic because the longer they stay dead, the more deficits they are likely to have when they wake up.
Because the body can't stay inactive for long without it being damaging.
The same happens with emotional death.
You are not aware of what you are losing in the process,
just like when you are literally dead, it's like an everlasting slumber.
but maybe one day someone wakes you up from this slumber
a slumber you enjoyed
a slumber you didn't necessarily wanted to wake up from
and then it all shows
what you have been doing to yourself for so long
when you thought that you could "snap out of it" when the time was right
just like any other addiction
it crawled its way through
there comes a time where you want to move forward
but you can't anymore.
I fear this moment
more than my eternal slumber.