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Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here)
    #1174735 - 12/28/02 07:10 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Long time lurker in this forum!

Recently I had an experience in my life, which caused me to reflect upon how fragile and short our time here on earth is. I was faced with the prospect of death and never seeing my wife and two beautiful children again. The immense finality of the end cause me to wonder what it would be like if I were gone. For myself Im not confident enough in God to totally believe that there is another place so I quickly summarized that I would just be no more. I would never laugh with my kids again never hold them never hug them never look into the beautiful green eyes of my lovely wife. But I would not know this because I would just be gone. I felt sorry for myself then, funny as that sounds. Then I thought about the ones that I would leave behind. My wife of 19 years who I have been with for 25 years all told, and my two teenage daughters ages 13 and 14. What would it be like for them without me? Well I am certainly not egotistical enough to believe that my passing would leave them in a hopeless situation. Although they would feel loss there strength of character would allow them to survive and prosper which was somewhat of a comfort. But I still want to share life with them, and I now hold life much closer and it's dearer to me now.

With respect and admiration for my fellow Shroomery members

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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Ripple]
    #1174905 - 12/28/02 08:47 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks Ripple.

You have shared songs in here but I think that is the first thread where you have shared yourself.

Those moments in life can help define us and give cause to be the best we can be. If we all realized how short life really is it might make a difference in how we treat others.

I want to tell at this time how much I respect and admire you and how much I would miss you if you were gone. To me your passing would leave a hole in the world.

Much love,


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Ripple]
    #1174910 - 12/28/02 08:50 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Most of us have enlightning experiences that change our life in one way or another. I'm much younger than you but i also have a family and i know what you mean, i had some experiences that made me realise how important is to nourish a deeper feeling about our loved ones.... and sometimes things wich were important are no more, that's life being lived.

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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Ripple]
    #1174934 - 12/28/02 08:59 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I sometimes feel like I'm just wasting my life and that I should go do something.

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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Ripple]
    #1174944 - 12/28/02 09:05 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I don't know what brought on this feeling, but I went through the hopelessness of life and inevitability of death when on a heavy dose of DXM. I realized how much life really means and how after life there is nothing (I don't belive in God at all), so you have to live your life without worries. To some extent, thinking of the future is necessary (planning ahead), but for the most part, just live your life day by day.

Think of it this way - why worry about the inevitable?


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Ripple]
    #1175159 - 12/28/02 12:07 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

It's great to see your first thread in here, Ripper.....i'm just sorry it concerns a personal tradgedy(or near one) in your life to make it happen. Obviously you're still alive and well and that's the good news......if you'd like to share in more detail pls feel free to PM me anytime when you get the chance.....

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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Ripple]
    #1175239 - 12/28/02 12:58 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

What would it be like for them without me?


Its a scary thought, eh?  Makes me hug my girl just a little harder.    But, like stonedfish said, you just gotta live life to the fullest.    :wink:


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Ripple]
    #1175246 - 12/28/02 01:05 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

relax man.. you've done your job as best you could - you've still got more time on top of that - once you're gone they can live on in memory of you....

AND don't forget that many people believe death is only the beginning


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: ]
    #1175401 - 12/28/02 03:14 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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You have shared songs in here but I think that is the first thread where you have shared yourself.

Those moments in life can help define us and give cause to be the best we can be. If we all realized how short life really is it might make a difference in how we treat others.

I want to tell at this time how much I respect and admire you and how much I would miss you if you were gone. To me your passing would leave a hole in the world.

Much love,




Thanks Plato, your words meen much to me ....

Thanks for the beautiful thoughts and words of encouragement from all the people of this forum. Although I am a stranger to most of you, your posts are very much appreciated. I wont go into the incident that caused me to reflect on these things at this time but I hope I did not mislead anyone because I?m fine and to my knowledge healthy at this time.

Shine On


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: MAIA]
    #1175412 - 12/28/02 03:25 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Yes Maia, I would classify my experience as an enlightning experiences!

Freak, I'm OK my friend, sometimes this type of experience such as Maia described happens for the best and makes you realize the things you take for granted! and as Stonedfish said helps you live life more fully and worry less about the inevitable.

And yes hug those kids and tell them how much you love them every day!

Keep On Shining

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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Murex]
    #1175607 - 12/28/02 04:49 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I sometimes feel like I'm just wasting my life and that I should go do something.

i've been getting this feeling lately a lot, instead of playing computer games and doing other meaningless activities, i feel like i need to go explore the world, draw more often, play guitar and start making music, things like that. i have many high aspirations but i seem to always get stuck in doing nothing, just tickin those precious minutes away...ahh damn it! i just did it again  :mad: 


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: chodamunky]
    #1175785 - 12/28/02 06:24 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Deciding to be happier is a hard decision.


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Murex]
    #1175929 - 12/28/02 08:12 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I sometimes feel like I'm just wasting my life and that I should go do something.

I feel this same exact way ALL the time!!!!!

I want to do something! I want to create some change; to make a difference in the world! I really feel like I'm wasting my time here and have no real worth.

...Maybe someday I will figure out how to stop being worthless.

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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1176961 - 12/29/02 10:42 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Dual purpose to this post: Steve: shut tfu dude! you're one of the coolest younger people i've encountered anywhere......and secondly i think in respect to Ripper that this thread should sincerly kept near the top........I have spoken, let it be SO!!!! :grin:

Peace out,
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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1176990 - 12/29/02 10:59 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

I sometimes feel like I'm just wasting my life and that I should go do something.

I feel this same exact way ALL the time!!!!!

I want to do something! I want to create some change; to make a difference in the world! I really feel like I'm wasting my time here and have no real worth.

...Maybe someday I will figure out how to stop being worthless.

-RebelSteve





i totally understand that feeling... i feel so fucking useless sometimes, and it gets me depressed. blah... i think I'll go play some tony hawk pro skater 4 now, so I don't think about how much of a failure I am, and instead think about doing mad crazy grinds and combo them with manuals.... blah


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: SnuffelzFurever]
    #1177085 - 12/29/02 11:51 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Society kind of embeds a need in people to be "productive" and not "sit on their ass" ... sadly most people can't help such feelings so they feel "useless" just because they aren't contributing to the large collective.

People need to "relearn" how to be able to just sit down and appreciate the experience of any moment in time without feeling anxious and pressured to "do something."

The high-paced speed of modern life makes it hard for even those who WANT to experience pure life itself, not the rat race ...


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: HB]
    #1177145 - 12/29/02 12:21 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Very nice post HB, i hope you make yourself more of a fixture* here in S & P :smile:


* fixture wasn't exactly the word i was looking for, nor was your mom, but i digress :wink: 


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #1177188 - 12/29/02 12:38 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks ...

I come in here occassionally, but I generally won't reply if it has to do with religion ... I don't like discussing religion, to each his own, I myself do not believe in any of it ... rather I believe anything is a possibility, no matter how far out, but I don't believe that most of it is "true"


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Ripple]
    #1177624 - 12/29/02 03:36 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

to ripple: the post i had made about "waves of darkness" : is from what i read from your post very simmilar to the experiences ive had and others on this board. sometimes they got kind of psychotic thinking that every moment im living here was already planned out or for some reason a seed of pattern was engraved in my brain and for some reason im making my life to that pattern. i think its important to remember that no matter what happens stay on your feet but dont be afraid to travel to the next place. what will happen you can not stop. i think the more you open your eyes the more you open your heart the better you will feel, and the more you will see about yourself and your own life.


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Re: Helpless feeling of mortality (first Post here) [Re: Zero7a1]
    #1179207 - 12/30/02 09:01 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Thank you for that! That is the way I try to live however i'm easily distracted by the events of the world, and some event or word from someone is needed to bring me back to the place where I can understand what you have described. I feel that we live to some design that is preordained and that the path cannot be changed so as you say we must live for the moment.


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