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Death is natural part of life. I just live my life to the best of my ability and not worry about the details of death. After all, "to the well trained mind death is but the next great adventure"
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I don't think I have a strong enough answer to the question of who this "me" person is anyway for worrying about "what will happen to me after death?" to be worth worrying about.

Is "me" a continuous consciousness? Then I die when I go to sleep - the "me" typing this was born around 11am this morning, was annoyed that his alarm didn't go off and he'd been born several hours later than he'd planned to, and will die sometime this evening unless he makes the irresponsible decision to try staying up all night.

Is "me" a particular arrangement of atoms? Then, this multiverse being very big, if and when this particular chunk of meat dies, there'll be another one somewhere else who survives, and why wouldn't I wake up there instead of dying?

Posted 6/19/15

Rowan93 wrote:

I don't think I have a strong enough answer to the question of who this "me" person is anyway for worrying about "what will happen to me after death?" to be worth worrying about.

Is "me" a continuous consciousness? Then I die when I go to sleep - the "me" typing this was born around 11am this morning, was annoyed that his alarm didn't go off and he'd been born several hours later than he'd planned to, and will die sometime this evening unless he makes the irresponsible decision to try staying up all night.

Is "me" a particular arrangement of atoms? Then, this multiverse being very big, if and when this particular chunk of meat dies, there'll be another one somewhere else who survives, and why wouldn't I wake up there instead of dying?



Apparently to some this "me/I" is illusory and therefor not real but everything is one, since everything is inseparable and could not exist without each other. Although due to conciseness we can Identify as "I" or "me" in order to interact with each other in this game/drama we call life simply to not be bored or something like that.
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Well, no one really knows what happens after death.

It's a philosophical question that has seen many answers.
Religion was created to attempt to answer it.

Keep in mind: (some people do not know this) science has actually not attempted to answer what happens after death. Unless you consider near death experience studies or anything of the like. However, there has been no conclusive answer.

It is highly possible there is something, while there is also a high probability for nothing.

The universe is complicated. Really, really complicated. Science isn't the key to everything, like some people think, and religion doesn't solve any answers either.

That's why we have philosophy. I would like to think that the universe is too complicated to have nothing after something so complex as life. It seems a bit dull, doesn't it? To experience the universe, then simply fade away. Perhaps we aren't meant to know what happens. If we did, would that affect how we viewed life? The only real purpose for us to exist is to experience the universe, or at least that is one of the answers to a philosophical question.

Another interesting question that no one seems to ask: Why does death exist in the first place?

One possible answer is that we are meant to enjoy and to make do with the time that we are given. I could jump into a hundred different answers here.

We don't understand anything about the universe, really. Never have. Not truly. Science is made of widely accepted theories that can be disproved at any point. But science doesn't tell us why the rules exist in the first place, it only attempts to explain the rules. Once again, philosophy (a part of science and what science stemmed from) can help us in this area.

There is no one answer to this question. I could say that you'll fade away. I could also say that you'll find something on the other side.
Or I could say you'll be reincarnated. Hell, I could say we're all plugged into the matrix.
I doubt anyone has gotten it right. The first conclusion that someone might come up with is that they'll simply fade away, with no hope of remembrance. Why would that first conclusion be right? Like I said, and like people should understand: the universe is complicated.

More complicated than you and I can understand. We have never, truly, known anything about the universe. We only think we do, only for it to be proven wrong.

I would say, for those of you worrying about simply fading away and being forgotten: take a step back. None of us know the answer, and we can't until we die, or maybe even then we won't know.

Personally, I think I'm going to trust my existence and allow the universe to lead me onto whatever trail it may. Maybe it'll be a rabbit hole, a world with magic, maybe I'll be reincarnated, who knows.

Keep your head up. No matter what happens, do you think that you should surrender because things seem hard? In the end, when you die, all that stands in remembrance is your character: that much is true. Do you want people to see that character as someone who couldn't handle what life threw at them? Or someone who embraced the impacts and kept walking, maybe started running?

Tl;Dr: No one really knows, and no one has ever known. The universe has a complexity that neither you nor I can fully and completely understand. However, you still shouldn't give up. Forge your story instead of giving up when the thought of the hardships that life will throw at you comes, or that death will come eventually.

Keep in mind, there are some points that I can't communicate in a post or with any words, in fact. You have to think and come up with your own conclusions.
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dont really care. When I die it wont matter anyway lol.

I have everything to live for and nothing to die for, so when I die it wont matter.
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That sort of generalization is a bit broad, don't ya think?

The views on death that people hold in their younger years is far from uniform, and so far as I've seen, the very specific reaction to death that you lay out is quite rare. A majority of the teens that I've had experiences with not only took death seriously (contrary to the "that's a hundred years away!" reaction you describe), but took it for granted that they would have eternal life after death via heaven rather than refusing to think about it or rejecting religious beliefs out of hand. Those who don't fall into that category seem to either hide from thinking about it or view it in a more grounded fashion.
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If it makes you feel any better we're all dying. Our stories all end one way or another... if an immortal being gets killed, are they truly immortal?
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well i am a muslim so i dont get depressed. but even if i wasnt a muslim i wouldnt get depressed.

as the wise man said:
"My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated".

goes to show you how much of a shitty world we in. on another note i would be sad if i didnt see the end of One piece
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I think you sort of just fade out and you will never know that you are dead. Sort of like being administered a hypnotic or falling into a deep sleep when you're very tired. You have no awareness of that time in between falling asleep and waking. That's what I'm guessing death is like.

You shut off, you are gone, you decompose.

Then, again, nobody who has actually died has come back to tell us about it. The only way to really know what death is like is to die. So, perhaps, death can be anything at all. Maybe you get forever stuck in some sort of eternal dream, who knows?
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potentsativa wrote:


Rowan93 wrote:





Apparently to some this "me/I" is illusory and therefor not real but everything is one, since everything is inseparable and could not exist without each other. Although due to conciseness we can Identify as "I" or "me" in order to interact with each other in this game/drama we call life simply to not be bored or something like that.


If that's supposed to actually be a response to what I said, I think I'm being mischaracterised. I'm not arguing anything so wishy-washy as "everything is one", I'm talking about a serious attempt to get a coherent definition for "I" or "me", and the actual difficulties with coming up with a physically meaningful one.

And the alternative definitions I suggest don't leave room for the "just pretend the conventional definition is right for convenience" option, like Boltzmann Brains and such do:
- If "me" is a continuous consciousness who dies when I fall asleep (become unconscious) and is replaced by a new "me" with the same memories when my body wakes up, then I should literally live as if I'll die tomorrow, and treat my future self as of tomorrow onwards as if they were someone else entirely.

- If "me" is a particular arrangement of atoms, (and I believe the universe is big enough, and I don't care about my measure (i.e. how many/much of "me" exists)), I should live as if I'm utterly indestructible, because if I jump in front of a train, the 'me' 10^10^28 metres away will be fine, and "I" am also "him" so I'll survive.
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I hope I can make it to Catholic heaven
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Death is death. Can't look at it in the negative light because it's inevitable. I heard/read about studies, that your brain has the highest activity for about a few minutes or something right after you cease. My guess is, your brain is playing to you, your whole life in a loop or a movie before you die. I don't have information to cite but everyone here can use google. That's what I tend to believe but anything can happen or it can just be pure black.

I'm going to cheat it though, I'm having science Cyro my ass. Wait about a century or three. Thaw me and use some crazy high tech meds to keep me alive longer and/or some rejuvenation.
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Who is "I'm"??? Jk it's and it isn't Since you were the only one that questioned the "self" and what ever it means. I just wanted to chim in on such a subject with something I personally thought is an interesting theory. it's whatever to me since I think the question is pointless so carry on, my opinions shouldn't mean much, I don't even think highly of them.
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Death is just oblivion.
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hopefully after i die i tansfer to some sort of different world. you know, with extraordinary things. magic and such.
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