Originally posted by Akragon
Sit and think for a minute...
When you die, if you cease to exist... what would that be like?
You might picture darkness... but how can "darkness" exist if theres nothing to experience it?
You don't experience it..there is no experience.
Your experience of it would be the same as your remembered experience a year before your birth..aka, nothing.
You cannot personalize the abyss...
At the point of death, IF there is nothingness... what was the point of existing in the first place?
Sure..or making the perfect pizza..whatever you find your point overall.
Biologically, to procreate..nothing more/less.
But we are more than our biological makeup, able to ignore the simple drive to breed if we choose. But anyhow, its subjective. your point is yours,
mine is mine in regards to a personal point.
Is life really so meaningless?
Your thinking about this wrong.
You will eat tonight, but you will be hungry tomorrow.
So, tonight your going to spend tons of time making a delicious meal, best ingredients, etc...
Whats the point of that considering tomorrow you will biologically not even be effected by it..
You derive meaning through the action, not the end consequence. You will always be hungry again, doesn't mean to not find joy and focus in a single
meal now and then.
And life may only be to simply breed..but that doesn't mean you cant...spice it up..even if it doesn't effect any big picture stuff.
Your life, your meaning.
And in itself, it gives more meaning if its your meaning.
Shouldn't there be more to life then just existence?
Shouldn't a good meal make you feel full for a month?
It doesn't. meh..
Non-existence... doesn't exist...
Whacha think about that?
Much love everyone!
Not really a mind blowing new take...sort of the norm. every religion and spiritualist belief tends to say that.
Here is perhaps a more healthy outlook (for me anyhow).
I don't know if there is existance outside of life.
What I do know is that I exist now...and the people around me exist now
And the people no longer with me exist through their influence still, that being a product of whomever influenced them, and so on.
So, in a way, you are immortal if you effect someone..and you do, even if you don't realize it...and that will pass down through time, long after you
are gone. ripples in a endless ocean
And when we die..well, assume the worst, hope for the best, but don't focus too much on that, because you are alive today. That might be the only
thing you can be relatively sure of.