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InvisibleSwami
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Do you realize your mortality?
    #2281357 - 01/28/04 05:37 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Yes, you have thought about death and perhaps shuddered for an instant. Intellectually you know it. You have seen your grandparents or your parents pass on. Maybe you have even had a near-miss, an accident or an illness that brought you closer than you'd like. But do you FULLY realize that one day you will not be here? That everyone you knew and loved will be gone? That maybe there is no continued existence that "you" will ever be aware of? That there will soon be a day that "you" will never again taste the joy and pain of life?

*Swami grabs a beer and flicks on the TV*


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2281371 - 01/28/04 05:43 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

"Do You Realize?" by The Flaming Lips

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space -
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - Oh - Oh - Oh
Do You Realize - that everyone you know
Someday will die -

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2281379 - 01/28/04 05:45 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Yes, and it's a fascinating concept. When I try to envision no afterlife, where death means the end of experience, it's incredibly interesting to try to picture. I try to picture my non-existence, and it boggles my mind. Once on 5 grams of mushrooms, I felt non-existent, and that was really wierd.

I happen to believe in some sort of continued consciousness after death--not individual consciousness, but a more universal kind. But hey, if I'm wrong, so what? I won't be around to feel disappointed.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2281428 - 01/28/04 06:08 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

hey, I'm only about a third of the way through life. I don't think about mortality. I realize it. but I rarely ever think about it. I have some.. other things on my mind.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2281480 - 01/28/04 06:36 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

i was in my world issues class today finishing a course on the history of american militarism
one atrocity after another
i just started to feel really tired
i walked home in a daze, mostly with my eyes closed
when i got home i lay face down on the floor in my room
it was like i stopped existing
wasnt that bad really


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2281497 - 01/28/04 06:44 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I'm aware of my mortality, but in my youthful abandon, I act as though I am invincible. I've taken a lot of dumb risks like skydiving, swimming a large river with a current during the winter, climbing watertowers drunk, climbing out of a moving car onto the roof and back into the other window on the highway, climbing railroad catwalks to watch trains go by underneath me, climbing construction catwalks that are under interstate bridges which are sometimes 60+ feet off of the ground, and laying spread eagle on a busy street to prove a point during a philosophical arguement.

As I get older, I realize a lot of those are bad things and don't do them anymore.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2281574 - 01/28/04 07:27 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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Do you realize your mortality?



no, not entirely...but i will eventually.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2281618 - 01/28/04 07:57 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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Do you realize your mortality?




No. There is a psychological theory that says if human beings were constantly aware of their own mortality-its inevitability and unpredictability- in a deep, emotional (rather than intellectual) way, they would be paralyzed with terror. A lot of philosophers have talked about this too. I think it's true, you would be scared shitless.

Solution: If there's no you, there's nothing to be afraid of. Alcohol, TV works for this purpose too. But it is clearly temporary. A person has to really get the idea of no-self deeply.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2281812 - 01/28/04 09:22 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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silversoul7 said:
When I try to envision no afterlife, where death means the end of experience, it's incredibly interesting to try to picture. I try to picture my non-existence, and it boggles my mind.




Is it really that different from deep sleep?


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2281838 - 01/28/04 09:37 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

well, I look at it this way:

some people treat their body like the family station wagon.  They baby it, care for it, and they don't do anything crazy with it because they want it to last a long time. 

I treat my body like a Nascar.  Its not built for longevity, its built for performance.  It may not last as long as the family station wagon, but its a fuckin blast while you have it.  Personally, I would rather live a short, interesting life than a long, boring one.

as far as the after life goes, well I believe in it, but I think its a fairly safe bet.  As silversoul already pointed out, there will be no one around to collect if I'm wrong.  But, not wanting to avoid the issue, I have come to terms with the possibility of nothingness, and i must say it doesnt bother me at all. 

But I seriously doubt it will come to that :wink:


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: manna_man]
    #2281841 - 01/28/04 09:41 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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manna_man said:
Quote:

silversoul7 said:
When I try to envision no afterlife, where death means the end of experience, it's incredibly interesting to try to picture. I try to picture my non-existence, and it boggles my mind.




Is it really that different from deep sleep?



I wish. In deep sleep I'm dreaming. In nonexistence, I would experience nothing.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2281856 - 01/28/04 09:48 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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Do you realize your mortality?




Of course not. Mortality is a human invented term which has no proof other than our, limited number of senses, something which I do not consider as proof.
When we die there is the possibility that everything will end, but there are also other possibilities like being in another dimension but in the same space or being born again or find out that your real parents were turned to aliens!Too much of a science fiction?Well that is the same for the word "mortality".


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2281868 - 01/28/04 09:54 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

yeah I've also realized that 10 years after I'm gone, no one will remember me either.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2281884 - 01/28/04 09:58 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

No, that's REM sleep you're thinking of. Deep sleep is the equivalent to nothingness.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: manna_man]
    #2281943 - 01/28/04 10:15 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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No, that's REM sleep you're thinking of. Deep sleep is the equivalent to nothingness.



Well I never have any memory of deep sleep, so I really don't know what that feels like either.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2281946 - 01/28/04 10:16 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

it feels like warm apple pie :nut:

:lol:


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2281969 - 01/28/04 10:23 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I don't think about mortality, except when it raises its ugly head and looks at me.

I will have plenty of time to think about it while I'm 90 and sitting on my bed pan, trying to move my bowels, which will probably take all day at that point, so I'm not going to think about it now except to try to take care of myself now so that I'm not hobbling around like my ex-mother-in-law does at only 70 because she didn't take care of herself.

I'm going to be like Henry, my 70-year old client, who does aerobics every morning, takes African dancing twice a week at USC, and disco dances every Saturday night, all night long.


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2282587 - 01/29/04 02:37 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I used to fear death, now i only fear the pain of life. After bieng in a few serious car accidents and experiencing ego death on a mushroom trip, i keep death by my side as a companion. Like i'll be on the freeway and think: any moment now i could die, and i'm fine with that. I look forward to death. Its the great mystery, and how and why would it be any worse than life?
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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2282603 - 01/29/04 02:42 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

IMO, there's no real "end", just an "end" to this life, as we know it.  And *sigh*, no, I have no proof.  :grin:


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Re: Do you realize your mortality? [Re: Swami]
    #2283100 - 01/29/04 08:52 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

> But do you FULLY realize that one day you will not be here?

Eh? I'm not 100% sure that I am really here now.


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