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This is why it's hard to understand the concept of suicide. I mean, you're going to die relatively soon anyways, why expedite the process? This could be our only opportunity in the human form so why let it go to waste? I guess life is just your own perception.
Essentially that "you" as in your consciousness as you recognise itself has not exited far longer than you currently have, and without anything but faith past death will return to the same state.
So why do people take for granted the very little time we have being conscious with what I would consider insinificant trivialities
reply to post by TiM3LoRd
Your observation is very clever, not many people understand that concept... In my own very extensive research on the subjects of history and life on earth I came across a religious saying by a very important figure in human history.
He said "Before Abraham, I am... Now this has been misinterpreted by most scholars but the truth is He was explaining what you have described in terms of spiritual existence. I'm not going to confuse everyone with my scriptural hermeneutics, but I think you understand what I'm trying to convey. I understand exactly what you're saying, but death is really the vehicle for the return from whence we originated not an existence in itself.
Addressing your concern about wasting time, we live as if we were immortal until we face either major illness or old age, as our time expires some of us learn to appreciate what is left and yearn for the lost years. But that's life.
I could go on and on and talk about arguments people, even families have for the most asinine reasons, for a box of corn flakes or even for less.
Yeah, humanity is a life study, but it's good to see some of are on the same page!!
Anyone seen the movie "What dreams may come". It is a movie staring Robin Williams, and gives an interesting slant on the idea of where consciousness goes when it leaves this paradigm of existence.
Fear of death.
Because the human mind typically reacts in abject horror to the idea of non-being, we do all we can to avoid facing that reality.
Before one can start thinking about what it means to be dead, one must first find out what it means to be alive.
This video investigates -