Oh, its the question we all hate to think about, isn’t it, 3.5 readers?
Honestly, I don’t know, though the idea that one day this all stops and that’s all she wrote is depressing.
The idea that we wake up and we are ourselves but somewhere else, hopefully somewhere nice, is a good thought.
I worry about it sometimes and all I can do really is push the thought away. It becomes paralyzing if dwelled on for too long.
I can see both sides. There has to be something more than what we know about life, the universe, human existence, than what we already know.
Scientists can explain the Big Bang Theory but where did all the rocks that banged into each other come from?
On the other side, life can be hard. A lot of tragedy. Suffering. It becomes difficult to not assume we are alone.
Moreover, its hard to go to a funeral and see someone who was once alive lying there all quiet and still and not think that that’s all there is to it.
Unfortunately, the only ones who know for sure are the dead and they aren’t talking – whether because they can’t because they’re in another world or because they just don’t exist anymore – I don’t know.
People fight too much over religion. Nobody really knows. We hope. I hope there’s life after death. This all seems like a big waste if there isn’t.
I know people will probably say, “It isn’t a waste if there isn’t” and I suppose that is true.
Still, as I get older, I look back on mistakes made, paths not taken, I realize there’s less and less time to accomplish what I wanted and that hope for an afterlife is more and more needed – the idea that maybe this life is to suffer through the learning process and then in the next life you be great knowing what you know after a lifetime of trial and error.
I’m just talking out of my butt.
I don’t know what happens after we die, but I hope its something more than becoming a leftover carcass.
Don’t let me get you down though. If you’re young, live life to the fullest so you don’t end up wondering about the “would have, could have, should haves.”
If you’re old, well, you’re still alive, so there’s still time to do some stuff you always wanted to do but haven’t yet.
Sorry to start your day on a depressing note, 3.5 readers.
What say you?