reply to post by nerbot
Well said, Nerbot. I hadn't looked at it that way before, conspiracy theorism being a way of life, that is.
I completely agree that it is somewhat surprising that when you begin to explore the unknown topics with someone, be they friends, family or
strangers, a spark of curiosity ignites within them and a discussion can arise and last for hours upon hours.
I recently talked to a old man who is nearing his last days, I suppose one might say, having difficulty breathing, eating, walking and living life in
He and his wife were such interesting people, who as when being notified or perhaps reminded that tomorrow is never a certainty, together began to try
new things almost on a daily basis and talk about subjects they never had before.
Around a dinner-table, we discussed the ancient wonders and mysterious sites of the world and he clearly had a good time as the topic merged with
other ones and we explored questions such as; what is the meaning of life? and is there a life after death?
With him sitting on my right in silence, I waited for the proper moment and looked into his wife's eyes and said something like; "there is one
thing, a simple thing, that makes me certain that there is something behind this experience. And that is that I can look upon something, a woman or
the night sky, and recognize its beauty. And I can hear the birds sing and peoples laughter, and enjoy the experience.
The ability to recognize beauty, enjoy the experience and love it, is most certainly a gift of life and what assures me that it all has a purpose,
When I said it, and I was paraphrasing now of course, the entire table went quiet, her eyes began to water and the old man, still sitting there in
complete silence, had a huge smile on his face and a look in his eyes literally saying; "thank you".
Afterwards, as he had to leave to go home and take his medicine, he stopped in the doorway and looked at me for a moment and said; "keep thinking
about the Universe", and then he left.
That was a great night.