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Question 11.

Okay, the 'question' I omitted from the last entry is:

"11 people you'd want to stay alive (in no particular order)"

Now, this is something that really bothers me. It seems selfish to me to want anyone to stay here when we don't know what is beyond. Okay, stick with me on this one... I'm still working it out myself... I think that the main reason that people greive when someone dies, is for themselves. The death of someone that you were close to or your life was influenced by triggers sadness. People confuse this to be for the person that died, but it is really for themselves. They have lost someone... when I grieve, I can't help but be upset at myself for being upset because the person is gone from my life.

Just as a more universal example, John Lennon's death affected millions of people. They all greived. They greived because they knew that in one man's death humanity had lost a great source of amazing music and inspiration. Is this right?

Of course, this is the normal human reaction, but should it be?

Even Socrates, a very scientifically oreinated man, believed that the human soul is immortal. If this life is just one of many, why should anyone wish to stay here or keep anyone else here?

Someone comment on this, please.



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 31st, 2002 12:38 pm (UTC)
First of all, Socrates was an idiot, plain and simple. Secondly, "if this life is just one of many"? I was unaware that Lutherans believe in reincarnation.
Mar. 31st, 2002 03:36 pm (UTC)
I don't think I mentioned anything about being Lutheran in that post.

I just wanted to get my thoughts off of my chest, and if you are going to be negative, you might as well sign your name.(oh, read Plato's Phaedo, it's quite interesting, even if completely wrong.)
Mar. 31st, 2002 04:36 pm (UTC)
Ouch, that's harsh.
It's a shame when people start flaming others on a LiveJournal. Shame on you for picking on philosophical and religious concepts. They are abstract and not very clear cut to begin with, so frankly I figure, "Why argue?"

As far as Plato goes, even though I haven't read a whole lot of his work, I'm not going to dismiss it just like that. I'd rather get my opinions formed first by having experienced the material first hand before going off on a tangent. And all in all, it's only literature. :)
Mar. 31st, 2002 10:06 pm (UTC)
I thought the whole idea about being "anonymous" was that I am not supposed to sign my name.
Mar. 31st, 2002 10:21 pm (UTC)
True enough.. don't get all pouty. :-P
Apr. 1st, 2002 08:31 pm (UTC)
But I know you're from U NC!
heheh.... reveal yourself!
Apr. 1st, 2002 09:11 pm (UTC)
So I'm sure by now you've figured out who this is. The same person that you made fun of for checking and rechecking my tests 8 bazillion times! Anyway, I really never meant to be mean, as somebody apparently misinterpreted my comment - I was just being my normal cynical and sarcastic self! Hope Cathy-rine is not mad at me!!!!
Apr. 2nd, 2002 04:15 am (UTC)
See, I thought it was you, but who'd have thought that you would waste your precious time reading this?!?!?!

Silly girl. :-D
Apr. 2nd, 2002 02:53 pm (UTC)
So wait
So wait, then who are you anyway? Sorry, I'm not the same person, just another viewer with time on my hands. (Note, doesn't have to be an exact person, but friend, sister, etc.?)
Apr. 2nd, 2002 02:58 pm (UTC)
Re: So wait
Friend from high school.....
... and since I don't know who you are I shall call you MISTER Nosey!

*insert evil laughter here*
Apr. 3rd, 2002 04:01 pm (UTC)
Now wait a minute, I'm not that nosey now am I? :) And MISTER nosey, good guess. Kudos. :)
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