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The Feeling of Nothing

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Synsensa, Oct 23, 2011.

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Do you fear nothingness after death?

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  1. Ran88dom99

    Ran88dom99 Chieftain

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    wow can i kill a thread or what?
     
  2. timtofly

    timtofly One Day

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    It is probably just the nothingness.
     
  3. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I don't really know what happens after death, but given that nobody's ever come back to report any sort of afterlife, I gotta conclude that after you die.. you're dead.

    Am I worried about it? Not really.. Everyone dies! I might be a bit afraid of the PROCESS of dying, cause that can be painful. But when I'm dead, I'm gone, I won't feel a thing.. it doesn't really scare me that much. It's just a natural part of life.
     
  4. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    Jesus came back, warpus.
     
  5. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    So did Elvis, I hear.
     
  6. Yared

    Yared That Guy

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    I read about all these men before me who lived some of the most awesome lives imaginable. Men who accomplished so much in their lives, men who experienced stuff the imagination of which fills me with glee!

    Thus, one thing that I've come to realise is that I am much more concerned with the legacy I'll be leaving behind when I die, than it itself, and whether I'm living a life posterity would call BADASS.
     
  7. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Very few leave footprints that last more than a generation or two. Our digital world will enable sounds and images to be preserved, but the details of who you were and what you contributed will quickly fade.
     
  8. jtb1127

    jtb1127 Deity

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    I wouldn't say that these contributions will fade quicker than before.
     
  9. Ran88dom99

    Ran88dom99 Chieftain

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    Yared will always be remembered
     
  10. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    A depressing, unavoidable fact of life. :(
     
  11. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    At the rate at which new posts are made on internet forums, what we say here becomes increasingly more obscure and harder to find by anyone who might care. Do you remember what happened to the Ark of the Covenant in Indiana Jones? Times a million. ;)
     
  12. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    Perhaps in the future there will be digital archaeologists who will scour places like this, to see what we really believed.

    Oh god, they're going to think we're stupid, aren't they~
     
  13. phoenix_sprite

    phoenix_sprite King

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    I am not religious OR spiritual but I do think that there are different steps in life and that death is merely one of those steps. It's like falling asleep.
     
  14. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    As did Patient Zero.
     
  15. Yared

    Yared That Guy

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    I wouldn't say that. We now have huge databases of information (e.g. Wikipedia) that are accessible to a lot more people, and to which it is way easier to add information to. There are people that I can read about that I probably wouldn't have found out about pre-digital world.
     
  16. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Who really cares about your legacy though? Your ego won't be around after you're dead to appreciate it.
     
  17. Yared

    Yared That Guy

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    What about that sweet satisfaction before you die when you realise that, perhaps, you didn't do all that bad after all?
     
  18. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    Or the absolutely crushing devastation before you die when you realize that, perhaps, you got screwed by life around every corner and you never once experienced happiness no matter what you tried?
     
  19. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I find that a lot of people care about their legacy. In the old folks home, some of them are 'trying to go with dignity', it seems. Suicidal people often try to create a positive impression in their notes. Pre-execution, some convicts try to put on a stiff upper lip, so that they'll be remembered for facing their fates. etc.
     
  20. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    That only lasts seconds.. and you're probably far more likely to be thinking "aww crap this is it, isn't it"

    Yeah, but I bet most of those people think that they will get to keep track of their legacy here on Earth from the afterlife

    Poor bastards! Ah well, at least they won't have time to feel depressed about not being able to experience the afterlife
     

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