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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 03:49 PM
Last night I was thinking about some of the people who devote some, most or all of their lives to the study new-age and paranormal subjects.

Many of these people postulate that the purpose for our current physical forms here on Earth is so we can learn... Something. Whether it's to love or discover inner peace or any number of feel good pursuits.

If our existence here is akin to being in school, wouldn't it then follow that trying to catch a glimpse into the realities beyond this one are basically the same as a pupil trying to sneak into the faculty lounge?

Why expend the energy looking for answers when we're supposed to be busy learning our lesson?

Maybe I'm way off or my theory is missing some important aspect. Just an idea though.

posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 03:59 PM
reply to post by Brentnauer

Most of these people are also on welfare.

posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 04:35 PM
To gain knowledge, one must seek it.

Everyone is different in what life means and what intrigues them. I mean, when Einstein pursued his interests, people thought he was a nut wasting his time.

We all travel down different paths and learn different lessons. We then share our experiences and knowledge learned with others and bring it all together to make sense of the human experience.

posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 05:57 PM
I have always agreed with your suppositions one hundred percent.

If we are indeed here for a reason, then we should devote all our time to fully engaging with this life. We should squeeze it for every ounce of life and learning we can obtain from it. Wallow in it, so to speak.

But there is another side. By our own natures we are curious beings.
We want to know secrets; what's hidden. It seems to be our nature to want to explore the unknown, from diving into the deepest seas, to going to the moon.

It's natural to be curious and study about things that are unknown to us, and as long as we think we have even a remote chance of making a discovery of some sort, we will do it.

The answer lies in striking a balance, and not letting go of those things that are so inherent in our natures. We can accomplish living our lives fully and searching to satisfy our curiosity. The two are not mutually exclusive.

I've read about certain sects of Monks who spend their entire lives isolated from living in a normal social situation, in an attempt to satisfy their need for spiritual growth and exploration. But who is to say it is wrong for them?
I couldn't do it, and wouldn't want to, but we have to respect the paths they have chosen.

posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 10:19 PM
No one really knows why we exist. Not really. There are those people who say they know, and those people who will shove a Bible or a Koran in your face and tell you that the book has the reason why we exist, but those are books that were written by people. And people simply don't know.

Not everyone will live the same kind of life or find the same things fascinating. If you don't want to investigate the paranormal, then don't. If you don't want anyone else to investigate the paranormal, then you need to investigate why you have a problem with what anyone else does with their life.

Go out and enjoy yourself. What others do with their lives means nothing to your own life. Some folks simply love a mystery, and there's plenty of excitement available for those folks. Hell, let them have fun too.

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