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The things we'll miss.

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:20 AM
This thread, kind of got me thinking.

The weird question was, 'are you afraid of dying/death'.

Well obviously, hell # yes! Scared out of my mind of it!

Now, I read the multiple post, of 'oh it's useless to be afraid of it'. And the other BS replies.

I'm not in denial, I'm going to die, and that's going to be a very crappy day in my book!

Then I started thinking about it a little more, and life, is like a party, but your sorry # is going home early, real freakin early.

Party starts at 10, and you know you're leaving somewhere around 10:30...

But life, is a little different, you'll never hear the story of when paul puked on john, and the cops broke in, and everything went to crap, and you've got to bail someone out.

That's not there, you'll never know, you'll never see, you for the most part, and the worst part, Won't Experience.

It just seems scary, the things we, everyone reading this, YOU, will miss.

The things you work for in your life, you have a very good chance of not seeing the end product.

I mean, most likely in opposition to ATS as a whole, we'll never see the end of the world, now, this may be a good thing, but we fascinate and romanticize the idea of something.... that we'll never experience. How bad does that suck!

It'd be like knowing the Lightbulb was going to be invented, but knowing at the same time, you'll never see it's greatness, you'll never experience it, you'll never see one, and better yet, you have no idea really what it'd be.

The things, that we'll miss, are astronomical.

You can't help but see, the past, and stand in awe. At what they've missed.

200 hundred years ago, you'd look up at the moon, and say, one day, we will walk on it. Knowing, you will never walk on it, you'll never hear about it, you won't see it.

All you can do is know something big is going to happen, and know that, you won't be when it comes.

Knowing you're best friend is getting married in 6 months, and knowing, you'll be dead in 5.

Knowing you're sister is pregnant, and will give birth in 8 months, you'll be dead in 5.

Again, on a larger scale. We may find the cure for cancer (conspiracy aside) and hundreds of years from now, they'll look back in awe, thinking, how many lives could of been saved, if we'd of figured this out earlier, how many tears wouldn't of been shed, had we known.

Here's the bring you down of the day.

As far as I see it, we're all watching a movie, and will never see the ending, and the worst part is, we know we won't.

No climax, no pinnacle, no anything.

The worst part is, the myopic view of everyone on earth, in the incredible ignorant view of the earth.

Look at any youtube video, honestly pick anyone of them.

Millions of people, bitching about their race, their gay status, their political views.

All the time, NASA can't 'afford' to watch for earth destroying 'asteroids'....

But people feel they have a ton of energy, to combat bull #.

Maybe, it's just cause lately, everyone around me is dying, or recently #ed out of time.

But I can't stop thinking of my death, peril, personal apocalypse.

I know of those, that can stop thinking of it, and I wonder how, how you can mentally avoid the inevitable.

What sickens me the most of it, is they say to me, that it's going to happen, no need to fret over it.

Well then this is what you've got, and why the hell aren't you living it like your last day then, does life mean that little to you, to have your one chance and blow it.

Also inspired by another thread, about doing 10 compliments to strangers. Great thread by the way.

So here we go, on to the main topic after the long and almost estranged intro.

When we die, granted we have 20-60 years, straining for the young members.

What will we miss out on?

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:48 AM
reply to post by Republican08

Interesting thoughts and question. Before I start, if we are lucky we might be able to achieve this: Life expectancy reaches all-time high in U.S.

To me, I try and live every day to it's fullest and when my time comes, it well, comes. Though, we might as well enjoy the space we have while we can, because I can guarantee you that by the time we die the world will become over populated and they will all be living in little beehive cell's.

(Edited to refine use of vocabulary

[edit on 24-8-2009 by Scooby Doo]

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 04:23 AM

What will we miss out on?

Knowing the answer to that question?

No, not even that. Nothing.

I stand with Woody Allen on death. I am not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

And as for "being" dead?

As long I live, my ego is a specialist with a job to do, which is to keep me alive despite all the damn fool jams I manage to get myself into. Ego wears blinders, in order to stay on task and accomplish its mission.

Ego recoils from the very idea of non-existence. Maybe that reads as fear, or anxiety, or disgust, but in reality, it is an almost literally single-minded devotion to its appointed task.

Fine. I have an ego, a big honking boss alpha ego, but I am not ego. And I will die.

I will "miss out" on nothing, because there will be no "I" to miss out on anything.

If you want to call that BS, then rejoice. That is the sound of your ego doing its job, focusing on the mission, refusing to indulge in defeatist talk.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 04:30 AM
if ur not ready for death u havent been living

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 04:37 AM
I guess it depends a lot on what your beliefs are about when you die.

You are an Atheist are you not Republican? (think i have read this in one of your threads) Do you think this makes a difference to how much you will miss things?

i do.

I am still on the fence regarding exactly what i believe, (mostly because i dont know the answer!!), but with all the research ive been doing on the subject, the one that amazes me the most is that when we die we ascend to a higher dimension where we can have anything and everything we had here x 1000. everything can be exactly as you wish.

Sounds fairytale, but it would certainly make me less afraid of dying and less likely to miss things as much.

Yes, there would still be part of me thats afraid, a tiny part of my brain that naturally is scared of the unknown. like jumping out an aircraft to do a parachute jump. You know its going to be amazing and beautiful, but at the same time its scary!

Maybe if this is what happens when you die, the thing i may miss most would be the limitations of our 3 dimensional space. But then again, if i am in the 5th dimension, i could probably wish for those things anyway!

I have to say republican, you have been asking some deep questions the last few days!! keep em coming....

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 04:37 AM

Originally posted by platipus
if ur not ready for death u havent been living


But if you don't know what your end is, how will you know what your life is.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 04:42 AM
reply to post by grantbeed

I've thought about the 10 dimensions a bit, and wonder, don't we just die anywhere, where exactly do we transcend from a death in this.

I suppose it'd be the same a start dying.

Yes, yes I am an atheist. lol.

I mean, honestly, I would love to believe in a god, a deity, a agnostic god at that, or even a transcendent form of myself, but I find no proof for it at all.. so far to say.

I can't acknowledge such 'wishful thinking'. And hold it dear to scare the boogeyman from my closet. I just can't.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:50 PM
reply to post by Republican08

Yes, perhaps we are robbed by mortality. We can't possibly know the infinite potential of human experience, because we only get a tiny slice of it.

In my opinion though, you're asking the wrong question. Don't get me wrong, it's a good question... but even stopping to ask the question is a waste of time you could be using to experience more.

We miss all sorts of things during our lives. Most of us can never really achieve our potential of experience in our short lifespans.

I mean, look at us... slaving away so others can make money, scavenging for material items to make us feel like we're accomplishing something, and then enjoying what we've "worked for" by sitting on our butts immersed in some mindless sort of entertainment.

We don't even deserve to know what we will miss after our lives come to an end, if we're not even experiencing what we can now. Even if we could double our lifespan somehow, and see a bit of the future we would not have seen, we still would be too caught up in stupid BS to actually experience the future.

If humankind continues on this path of materialism and consumerism, I'll be happy not to see what the future is like. If I could continue to live, I'd still be forced to "make ends meet" rather than actually experiencing life...

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:32 PM
I will probably never see teleportation become practical. Will never see a manned space craft leave our solar system. Will never see our world in peace. (NOT NWO STYLE!)

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:12 PM
I don't worry about dieing at all. I worry more about my child's future than my own. I also worry about work and bills so there is no time to worry about death. As a matter of fact the day I die is the day I won't have to worry anymore because it will be all over. So in essence death to me is kind of a comfort especially in this farked up world where I don't count and everyone else gets heard except for me because I have the money the others want to steal.

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