posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 11:43 PM
1) Would your attitude towards life change?
My attitude towards my life would change.
2) Would your attitude towards other people change?
Unlikely. A lifetime of values and emotional attachments is not easily disposed of, even if logic permits it.
3) Would you take part in more selfish behaviours?
As long as they did not significantly affect those around me, yes.
4) Would you take part in fewer altruistic behaviours?
If I knew from the start, then perhaps. As it is now, I doubt it. Whether intuitively or through conditioning, conforming to my own moral code is
less painful than acting against it.
5) Would you fell more liberated or shackled than you currently do?
I don't feel limited by my philosophy or theology currently so I would have to say I would feel more shackled by the limitation of my existence.
Were this the case, perhaps Yeats says it best,
"Endure what life God gives and ask no longer span;
Cease to remember the delights of youth, travel-wearied aged man;
Delight becomes death-longing if all longing else be vain.
Even from that delight memory treasures so,
Death, despair, division of families, all entanglements of mankind grow,
As that old wandering beggar and these God-hated children know.
In the long echoing street the laughing dancers throng,
The bride is carried to the bridegroom's chamber through torchlight and tumultuous song;
I celebrate the silent kiss that ends short life or long.
Never to have lived is best, ancient writers say;
Never to have drawn the breath of life, never to have looked into the eye of day;
The second best's a gay goodnight and quickly turn away."