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The saddest thought in my life.

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posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 12:14 AM
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Dont let the title fool you this isnt about me wanting to kill myself or anything and no I am not making light of those who do.

I have thought about one thing for so long and I can finally see what others think without being looked at like I'm a nerd or something. The saddest thought of my life is the thought that I wont live to experience all the discoveries that are going to come in the future after I have died. I cant get around this. Unless I find some way to be immortal then I will never be able to know all there is to know, if thats ever possible.

I honestly think there are two possibilities when it comes to this. Either we will discover all there is to know because the fact that we can attain any knowledge leads us to think there is a set amount, or there is an unlimited amount of things to discover therefor we will never attain a complete knowledge of everything.

I cannot stand thinking that I wont be around to see all the discoveries and creations of the future. I am sure I'm not the only person this bothers. Every time someone mentions this to me I respond with "I'm never going to die." Knowing good and well that I will eventually, unless something outstanding happens. People ask me if I would actually choose to be immortal if given the opportunity and I answer without hesitation. I most definlitely would choose to be immortal if given the chance. I know I would have to live through all my loved ones deaths but that would be a sacrifice you would have to accept to live forever. I would be hurt tremendously but I would have to move on so I could experience and learn as much as is possible.

Maybe one day there will be a way to live forever but if its released to the public this would be a terrible thing. So many consequences come out of that.




posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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reply to post by UnknownKnower
 

I have a thought that should cheer you up:
The longer one lives, the less one cares about dying.

See ya,
Milt



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 12:39 AM
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That was very nice. I like that. I think that I would like to continue living as long as possible because of all the things I could figure out.. the amount of knowledge you could gain is unimaginable. Theres so much not known yet.. theres so much that we dont even know we dont know...



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 12:40 AM
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I honestly think there are two possibilities when it comes to this. Either we will discover all there is to know because the fact that we can attain any knowledge leads us to think there is a set amount, or there is an unlimited amount of things to discover therefor we will never attain a complete knowledge of everything.



Maybe one day there will be a way to live forever but if its released to the public this would be a terrible thing. So many consequences come out of that.


There is the chance that nature changes over time. So what we know may be wrong given we assume that the laws of nature are fixed, when the nature of the universe and how it works may change suddenly or over time rendering what we know as meaningless.

So we may know absolutely nothing at all at this point, we just think we do based on what we think.


So don't stress.
edit on 10/6/13 by atlasastro because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 12:41 AM
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I think about this too. Except often, I think about all the cool inventions/video games that will come out after I go. It's hard to picture the world going on without your self.
What's harder for me is, how terrible a waste it is to spend so much precious lifetime working at jobs and all the enjoyment I'm missing out on because it's going so very, very quickly. We need more time.

Here's a tidbit of hope: en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 12:47 AM
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But still nevertheless I wont be around to know what is real knowledge if there is a real knowledge. That terrifies me but amazes me at the same time.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 12:50 AM
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I have also thought about how much of a waste it is to be working doing things of such minuscule meaning. We are forced to live most of our lives inside doing things we dont want to do so that we can be happy for a few years and those few years are the last few of our lives. That man though, he seems interesting and I would like to see more about him and his research. It seems hopeful.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:05 AM
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Originally posted by UnknownKnower
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I have also thought about how much of a waste it is to be working doing things of such minuscule meaning. We are forced to live most of our lives inside doing things we dont want to do so that we can be happy for a few years and those few years are the last few of our lives. That man though, he seems interesting and I would like to see more about him and his research. It seems hopeful.


i feel the same way. thats just how it is though.

i dont know if your religious or not (im not really) or believe in the after life. but ive read some peoples NDEs and some when they died said they understood everything about the universe and how everything works.

me personally i dont want to see any more technology. everything i love now is changing for the worse. i wish i was around in the 1920s.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:08 AM
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This probably won't help a bit, but, oh well.

The amount of knowledge you gain isn't very important. Everyone misses out on some neat scientific discovery. They happen so fast that you can't even learn everything that was known hundreds of years ago. Probably, nearly everything we know now will be erased from human memory due to a cataclysmic event at some time in the future.

What's left is you. What kind of a person are you? Have you gotten rid of hate, and jealously, and greed? That's enough for a person to obtain in a lifetime.

"The only real tragedy is not to become a saint."



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:10 AM
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I could go without seeing the technology advancing but technology like space crafts I look forward to seeing updated. Im not religious at all. I dont know what happens after death and the only way to know is to die. I will one day and hopefully we do gain all the knowledge after death because that would put an ease to all this worry lol.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:10 AM
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The saddest thought of my life is the thought that I wont live to experience all the discoveries that are going to come in the future after I have died.

Yah, but think about how much more you know than the 100 billion people that came before you?A jet plane, a picture of a galaxy, microscopic life, DNA, radio, TV. You know it all when compared to them. Just think you can go teach them all about it, then warn em knowing this is destroying our lives and the environment.


Unless I find some way to be immortal then I will never be able to know all there is to know, if thats ever possible.

You are immortal. Be careful what you fill your mind with, it will be with you forever. And you can share that with everyone else's store of knowledge. So you will be able to learn everything if you want.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:12 AM
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I like that a lot. I dont just want to know all worldly things I also want to know things like the answer to life no matter how cliche that is haha.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:14 AM
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I do appreciate the fact that I know way more than most people did a while back but thinking about all the possible knowledge out there is just outstanding and a sad thing to think about.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:15 AM
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You'll be around, don't you worry about seeing the future, your soul is immortal whether you like it or not, it cannot be destroyed, tainted maybe but not destroyed.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:18 AM
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The saddest thought in my life is, I'm going to die soon, and have nothing to show for my time here, by soon I mean the next year or the one after that, what's the difference? 50 days, 50 weeks, 50 years, it's all the same. If you have nothing to show for your life your death becomes that much more sad. I've literally contributed, helped, the human race, or the planet as a whole, or as a fraction of a fraction of help to one person, literally such a nonsignificant amount that it's basically zero, a waste, I want to do good things, even great things, but with zero dollars to even help myself how can I help others? The short answer is I cannot.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:18 AM
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Write a list of all the technology and social inventions you can imagine seeing one day being real. Then go and find movies that cover them concepts and watch these movies continuously until you get to a point where you feel like your living in them. Then you will be cured.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:19 AM
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Dear UnknownKnower,


I also want to know things like the answer to life
I didn't know life was a question. I thought it was a gift for us to use. Celebrations, sorrows, births, deaths, friends, enemies, good and bad.

With respect,
Charles1952



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:19 AM
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What would you do if you were given the chance to know many mysterious things or sacred knowledge?
Hypothetically if you accepted this what would you then do with your life knowing certain truths of this Pandora's box?
Do you find a computer game more enjoyable with cheats or do you enjoy the challenge of the game?
It might seem sad not having all the answers but it might give you comfort if you consider the consequences to knowing everything you wanted



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:20 AM
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I like to think that too. I dont think I am religious but I am very spiritual. I have adapted ways of thinking from Buddhists and Taoists. I dont believe the soul is immortal but I like to think it is. I want it to be but have no proof of it being so.



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:22 AM
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I know how you feel I really do. Thinking about how short our lives are is depressing. We have such little time to do the things we want to. Or better yet the things we should do.



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