How do you deal with your mortality?

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  1. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    You know, you cease to exist and worms eat you all around. I try not to think about it and hope i dont go out in pain. Lately ive been thinking about it a lot for some reason, and i think human existance is a brutal thing. Some kind of demon most have created this pathetic existance.
     
  2. RealNC

    RealNC Maha Guru

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    Heavy metal.
     
  3. wavetrex

    wavetrex Member Guru

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    If you look at the animal world, you notice a lot of violence... a continuous battle for survival. And it's happening without any of the animals "thinking" about it.

    Many philosophers have pondered the meaning of life and death.
    But the most obvious truth is that there is no meaning... life itself is just a physical and chemical process, a very complex one yes, but still a process that "just happens to be". We exist only... to exist. That is all.

    And eventually it ends. No need to spend your time thinking of it... just live, do whatever you can, and never regret any single moment. And then when you cease to exist... it doesn't matter anymore. Not for you anyway... because you're dead.
     
  4. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I accepted it a long time ago.
     

  5. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Choose the worm free path.
    It will brighten your whole outlook.
     
  6. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    You mean cremation and going into space as radiation? Thats cool. :)
     
  7. Arctucas

    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    Mortality is merely of the flesh, a transient state of existence.

    Immortality is of the soul.
     
  8. glock38

    glock38 Ancient Guru

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    It's a fact of life, something each and every one of us has to experience. I just hope mine is quick and painless. Who knows what's waiting on the other side, maybe nothing, maybe something beyond our wildest imaginations. No one truly knows.

    For what it's worth, when my time comes I hope to be buried and a seed planted where my body lies. At least I'd live on as a tree that way, providing no one cuts it down!
     
  9. pimpernell

    pimpernell Master Guru

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    Denial until the bitter end.
    I WILL NOT GO SILENT INTO THE NIGHT..
    And hope for silly cryogenics and other marvels from science.
    (Do not help that i am atheistical, i sometimes envy the religious)

    Always had my burial plans ready, shoot me out in a vacuumed airtight casket to the darkest part of the universe where the temperature is absolute 0.
    The big void between the galaxies will be my resting place, forever.
    (Just need to be a billionaire first and spend all my money inventing the casket)
     
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  10. XP-200

    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    Well i will of course start the whole thing over again when the universe once again ends, and in it's death throws explodes in a massive big bang, which is in fact the beginning of a new universe, then you just have to wait until luck throws the dice in your favour and all your specific atoms and molecules once again come together as they have done countless times before, and the cycle starts all over again.
     

  11. lmimmfn

    lmimmfn Ancient Guru

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    meh, we just have to get on with it dude, enjoy life while you can and dont dwell on the $hit side of it.
     
  12. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    I drive fast cars and squish bugs.
     
  13. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Follow mother nature guidance, get laid and make babies.
    Humans might be intelligence to speculate, but we still trapped in meatbags, desperately maintaining it needs. Eat, sh1t, f4ck, sleep and back to eating.

    While you can't be immortal, you leave a trace of your DNA in your children. You can "life" through next generations. This is the "immortality" nature promises us.

    Mortality is important to keep gens updated with latest "version" (generation).
    You done your job, you successfully updated your DNA, you may die in piece now.
    Prolonging your life and becoming immortal of yourself makes you no better than a cancer. You are "outdated" and "useless" to nature.
     
  14. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I bought a motorcycle. Profit.
     
  15. dsbig

    dsbig Ancient Guru

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    I wont die... and I hate it.......:bang:


    but I do need a new body... this one is a lemon.
     

  16. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    Is there more Evil in the world than good?
     
  17. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Alcohol, lots and lots of alcohol.
     
  18. Clouseau

    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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    Just stick me in a pine box and be done with it. Life is what is important not what my corpse is in. Let the worms have at it. Death is the only thing in one's life that cannot be taken away. It is just as important how we choose to die as how we choose to live. Consistency, consistent in death as in life. Leave the existential stuff to philosophers and the like. Just approach each day as if it was your last.
     
  19. XP-200

    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    ^^Medical science for me, that way the greedy unscrupulous funeral companies do not get anything from me or mine, only way to do it, and i get the satifaction that my body my help some of the living in the future, which is nice.
     
  20. SerotoNiN

    SerotoNiN Ancient Guru

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    I think humans are most likely the only creature on this planet smart enough to ask such a question. And we assume since we have the capability to ask "what's the meaning", that there is one, or is something we are supposed to understand.

    I think assuming there is a meaning is more human ego at play than anything.

    It's hard to determine a meaning when you have children dying, disease, disabilities, hunger, etc.

    What I stay up at night thinking about is - the start. I've always been baffled at scientists that will automatically shut down the idea of God as laughable, but openly accept that almost 14 billion years ago all the matter in the Universe was concentrated into a single incredibly tiny point and everything exploded into the universe.

    Neither tells you anything. When you ask...well ok...but where did God come from? God had to come from somewhere...religion tells you to not question, other religion says just to have faith.

    Meanwhile....this big bang theory isn't doing much for me either. Why? Well...everyone is so keen on this explosion but no one takes the time to ask where this matter that just existed in the universe came from?

    No one has those answers, yet human beings are ignorant enough to make fun of every belief system in the world, full well knowing NO ONE has the exact truth to anything.
     

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