past tense: perceived; past participle: perceived
interpret or look on (someone or something) in a particular way; regard as.
"if Guy does not perceive himself as disabled, nobody else should"
synonyms: look on, view, regard, consider, think of, judge, deem, appraise, assess, adjudge, figure (out), size up, value, rate, suppose, think, sum
up, weigh up
"he was perceived as too negative"
I just didn't want to title it mid life crisis because crisis is a scary word and we're trying to be cool and talk this out, not freak out right?
So, I was reading a random news article about The Cars frontman. No reason really, I briefly browse CNN and Fox back to back to check up on the news
and maybe read an article or to about something random. Keep my bearings you know, I see left/right MSM and liberal/conservative politics pretty
similarly as both tied to agendas no matter what or else they lose/damage their careers and legacy or history. That's not the motivating factor for
why they do what they do but it's the fear factor when conforming to their party with certain issues, voting, or when they write and speak
Anyways, CNN has doom porn and Fox has reality TV and strange but true so it's a win/win. The musician passed away at the age of 75 which without
checking sounds close to the average expectancy for males in the USA. I turn 37 on Wednesday and multiplied it by 2. Therefore, I'm at roughly the
middle point area of my lifespan if I live to the average expectency (Which isn't exactly common, just an average, as many pass away early and some
dont for 10 to 20 years after). It's one of, if not the most depressing thought I've ever had but I handle it well, it just puts a damper on
everything when my mind wanders into the thought as it does at least once per day until I distract into forgetting about it).
There's no way to sugar coat it. My mind went to ways of comforting it. I realized how having children completely fixes it for many people, and for
others it's doing great works, being in an important career; what you do on Earth. I also saw how it's the primary motivating factor and probably one
of, if not the main reason, for the origins of religion and spirituality; the belief of being a spirit within your body, not simply a highly evolved,
really intelligent animal that's born and dies without afterlife or reincarnation like billions before and after. Heaven is the perfect idea to steer
humanity into rapid evolution (There were only approximately 14 million humans in 3000 B.C. and there were an estimated 7.5 billion in 2017 A.D.) by
making your social behavior and deeds the main factor which determines eternal paradise or eternal torture.
It was the perfect idea to define primal, immoral and unethical human behavior, thoughts and actions as evil, that which damns and demonizes you. Such
behavior is completely incompatible and toxic to humans living together socially as our numbers grow at a seemingly exponential rate. All of the nasty
things people go to prison for most of or their entire lives (or get executed for) people got away with for several thousand years if you go back far
enough and assume common sense.
If you don't have children, don't want them or think you'll have any (let's at least say biologically), and aren't doing a cutting edge or profound
work for the records but something more humble, what's the best way to approach this? If you've believed in God and also have been skeptical, if you
don't think any religion on Earth has it exactly right, if you believe humans might simply be nothing more than super evolved monkeys, what can give
you a sense of peace with this? Rest in the fact that everyone else dies too? That works as a bandaid, but then you'll eventually think about how they
did so in an ignorant bliss (according to you), believing without a shadow of doubt that they were about to be in a better, greater reality or
reincarnate into something that reincarnates into something over and over, a beautiful never ending existence.
Yeah but.. at least I'm not going to die as a fool and know the truth. Oh God it's happening! God isn't real, oh God! *dies in insecurity, extreme
fear, panic and terror, ceases to exist*
Hey, it's the last moment you'll ever experience for infinity (probably, or lets assume). It would have to be called the worst moment in time
scientifically and yet for many people supposedly believing tales and lies, they make it the best moment. Suppose for discussion they are wrong and
that there's nothing awaiting them. They'll truly never know or find out, so that final absolute belief if it's true to them (yet being false in
reality) is it. The greatest bluff of the mind ever conceivable for the worst moment in existence.
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