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Old 01-05-2009, 12:11 AM   #11
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something about immortality irks me. Wouldn't you, after a certain amount of time,get, well, bored of life. I mean if I lived for a millennium or 2 I think that at some point, I would have seen all there is for the world to see and it would get to the point where I would just wish death.

Same goes with the concept of heaven. After a finite amount of time, I'm fairly certain you could get rather bored of heaven as well.
I suppose "the grass is always greener" applies.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:41 AM   #12
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I suppose "the credit card must be valid" applies... since it is the final step of human evolution. It took billions of years to develop a system where men can be exploited in perfection by women buying useless stuff with the money of their husbands. So what? Is THIS the end of the story?

I doubt this was the intention of creating this world and evolution stuff. But I don't know where this all will lead in the future.

Let's think about immortality... We men will become poorer and poorer. It wouldn't be boring! We would have to work day and night for the shopping escapades of the ones we love, the ones who really know how to hurt us best. I think women are the masterpiece of evolution. They found the perfect ways to enslave men for their desires. They are more efficient, more intelligent, more beautiful etc. And all that just to conquer the world (or at least the most powerful positions).

Think about it! It's not the big deal with the universal anus thing...
Just imagine: isn't it obvious? All big leaders have a woman! These big leaders control empires and world powers. But behind them is always a strong woman!

But no folks. I don't intend to blame women. I love them. But I have to admit, that in my humble opinion we men are just No. 2. We can achieve great things and destroy even greater things, but women are just superior.

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Old 01-06-2009, 05:19 AM   #13
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Here is my two cents. I think that the functions of the macrocosm and microcosm cannot be contained within any words in the human language.

Furthermore there are those of us whom simply embrace death as part of life and live for the sake of the fact that we are already here and living, so why not embrace all aspects of life? Maybe I'm not hitting the nail on the head but that's what came to mind for me.

What kind of existence would it be if all we did was worry about how to stay alive instead of enjoying life? But indeed many people are a slave to that very concept. How true... let us learn from that example if nothing else, and enjoy the zest of life. There will be plenty of time to worry about what comes next when your dead. And even if nothing happens, at least you had a good time!

To quote a nice translation (or perhaps even interpretation if you will) of a verse from the Tao Te Ching, it still retains it meaning and in fact is easier to understand than the original Chinese text:

Existence is beyond the power of words
To define:
Terms may be used
But are none of them absolute.
In the beginning of heaven and earth there were no words,
Words came out of the womb of matter;
And whether a man dispassionately
Sees to the core of life
Or passionately
Sees the surface,
The core and the surface
Are essentially the same,
Words making them seem different
Only to express appearance.
If name be needed, wonder names them both:
From wonder into wonder
Existence opens.

- Witter Bynner, 1944
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