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A thought.

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 20, 2012, 1:44 PM
  • Mood: Stumped
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  • Reading: Rough draft of United
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  • Playing: Mario 3D Land
Death. We are who we are because of our experiences and influences, right? What we think of ourselves, other people, other things, crap beyond, etc. That stuff influences our choices, and our choices further build on us, right? Just brain activity. Electrical impulses. That's what keeps us conscious. What will happen when we die? When all those electrical impulses just...stop, how on Earth would that work? Yeah, the whole light and a tunnel, but if it's true that there's nothing beyond that, how could all our previous thoughts, experiences, choices, affections, hates, the part that makes each of us a unique person...just fizzle out? We wouldn't even be able to comprehend death, because we wouldn't be there. We wouldn't be able to see our life flash before us, because it's all gone. And we couldn't even think about that, because we'd be gone.
For me, that's a horrid and terrifying thing. We're always thinking, working, sleeping, taking a crap, or participating in intercourse. And to imagine being unable to think...STUCK in non-exsistance, your soul just...a vegetable.

We create with our thoughts. Music, books, structures, cars. We ourselves are gods, having the ability to create whole universes, filled with life, and knowing the feelings and thoughts of every being on it. For that kind of power to simply poof away is sick; every day, gods are disappearing, never to be found again, impossible to replace, for we're all different.

Losing so many creators and so many unknown worlds. It's dismal.

I guess that's the main reason why I believe in an afterlife. You don't just drop life into the world only to snuff it out.

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LordBoop Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
god im having the most existential crisis I've ever had at the moment and just had to read through this journal and some of the comments.

I'm taking earth-space science right now...knew I shouldn't have taken that course. Whenever I learn about space, how we are just a tiny spec, nothing...how eventually the sun will die and with it everything on Earth. Even if I do leave something behind, something to be remembered by, it won't matter anyways. Everything we find important is just meaningless.

And along with this existential crisis is a horrible fear of death I have. I hope for an afterlife,everybody does, but I just can't make sense of it. Does everybody just become ghosts or something? Do we all go to some magical place? Are we going to be trapped in our own minds, stuck in a black void, or something else? What about every other living specimen that ever existed? Even not on earth..the universe is billions of years old, and full of planets. There has to be many with life on them, where do all their spirits go? I can't get this one person's word out of my head.."What happens when you die? Same thing that happened before you were born. If you don't exist then you do not experience."

Gosh, I wish I could just go back to being worry-free. I had this same issue back in elementary school, and it was the worst time ever...I can't believe it's happening again. Sorry for the long comment on this old post, I just really had to get that off my chest.
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Ruko-kun Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you think you're a god? TYPICAL FAMOUS PERSON ATTITUDE. :P

I know what you mean. I have a feeling that there's got to be something after you die. It's almost impossible to imagine absolute nothingness. However, I don't "believe" in an afterlife, because I don't think that's sufficient evidence to prove there is an afterlife. I also think it's crazy that the universe sprung out of a singularity, so I have a feeling there must be a god. But again, It's a general policy of mine not to believe in things that I can't prove, so...

Just because you can't imagine something, isn't a reason to believe it exists, IMO. I just don't believe in faith.

Isn't philosophy great? :D
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JohnPariah Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the comments and thought "do people never really think this deep?"

Do they believe what people tell them is the undisputed truth? Do they never question the workings of the world and everything in it? People look at this journal and say "Wow you're so deep", but I think "This is an awesome topic! We should delve deeper, release our inner thoughts, and try our best to explain it." Is the world running low on great thinkers? Will the next generation live off of the advancements of their fathers and never take it further themselves?

Are people really this shallow?
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ashwolf113 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The afterlife is real to me, I think that after people go to Hell, Heaven, or the Underworld, they get resurrected at some point, and come back as almost the same person. Yes, that means that I think criminals will come back again, but it's just how things are for me. Our brains try to come up with a way to understand life, and everybodies take on it is different.
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SkulduggeryPleasantG Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You know what? It's not.
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SkulduggeryPleasantG Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe it's not going in my journal... o.O
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SkulduggeryPleasantG Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I guess this makes you a great thinker. As for me, I'm not as good. Things clutter up my mind too much. I guess this is a side effect of growing up, but I can actually think very deep thoughts. Thoughts so deep that if you were ever able to read them, you would fall. You would never die because you would never stop falling. The thought would keep you alive and young. You would never age.

Is this what would happen if we could enter others' consciousness? Or would feelings overcome us and consume us? Or would we be able to slip away and continue our own lives? What if we were stuck in a realm so different from our real life? At that point, 'real' life would be the consciousness of another?

I question you, EpicGuitar. I question all of you. It's strange how you can get so consumed in one thought, and it can link to thousands of others. The simple question, "why is the sky blue?" can lead to a completely different one, such as, "why did my parents divorce?"

This is what I think of when I think solemn thoughts. I ask myself, "Why did my parents divorce?" I know the answer. But I want to be lied to. I want to hear, "We didn't divorce, sweetie. We are all here. Together and happy."

It's not easy, growing up with seperated parents. I'm not sure if you know this by experience, but I know a lot of people do. I also know that people have it worse than me. People's mothers and fathers die. They beat each other. They beat their CHILD. Even though I'm sad my parents aren't together, I'm grateful I have both of their love.

Forgive me if this comment's a tad long, but I want people to hear this message. It's going in my journal, which you should check out, because I write stories in there. :) I guess I'm back to normal. :)
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Balathehedgehog9 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The concept of "death" is when all of your senses stop and so does you thoughts. When you are unconsious and not breathing, i guess that's temporarily dead. All deaths end in the brain shutting down some way. for example, Blood loss. Blood carries oxygen to your brain and without oxygen, the brain turns off. I guess. I dont believe in the afterlife becuase the who temporarily dying thing . I believe that if that's "dead", then if no one talks about traveling to heaven, in their minutes when not living after they are revived.

That's just my view on this.
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Balathehedgehog9 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
who --> *whole
*insert "because" in final sentance in first paragrah before "if"
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SparkNotes Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. That really make me think. o-o
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Wappaish Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
shyt... that's deep...
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fudjecicle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've been thinking about all these life and death things lately...
I wish i knew what came after this but i just hope that if there is nothing, then i could somehow make this world a better place with my actions...

i believe in afterlife, being christian and all... i just.. bluh.
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James-Wolf7896 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good point, Guitar.
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SakuraMitsonomi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice thoughts...but when I read "participating in inter-", my brain died. XD
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abruptlymade Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice thought. Well-informed and nicely conveyed.

Though my theory about death leading to the reincarnation of an anime schoolgirl is a hundred times better
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ProtoMith Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Of course, you wouldn't know if you are dead.

I think that the reason that humans can't comprehend nonexistence is that we have never experienced it, and the only people that have can't tell us about it. Therefore, there is no evolutionary reason to be able to do that.
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Artemis-F-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Strange, Iv'e been thinking about the exact thing these past few days. It's a hard though to imagine not existing.

Your journal kind of sounds like you're trying to talk someone out of committing suicide =P
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Emmie3497 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally! Someone who understands how I think! Especially dying and becoming a "vegetable". I think that is my greatest fear, no afterlife. And to those who say that their isn't one obviously throughout history in most religions their is an afterlife. In saying that our ancestors must have been on to something. Guitar, thank you for your deep pondering.
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JaytehDerp Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, I see what you going here. If there's dreams then there should be an afterlife, just the thought of being a vegetable gives me the "heebi-jeebies".
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EmiChan-77 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My brain, she hurts now...

..deep level thinking. Not my thing... :faint:
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ZekromandDJ Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And then we get reincarnated.




I think.
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Tony-Akita Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically, we all have a purpose.
Well said, once again. :)
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MistahRadny Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Writer
But really, what is life? What is existence? Are we real? OR are we just in our own illusion of what we THINK will happen? Orarewejustallfruitinafreezeratthisverymoment :iconepicstareplz:
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oceanshimmer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
This is how my mind works, pretty much.
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TOBI707 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
i thought the same finally there is someone else *i know there is more people* who thinks this
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SovietLynx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Okay, I am a Christian, but I honestly don't believe in going to 'paradise' after death. It makes sense to me that after death, our brains never stop creating those electrical impulses. We may lose all physical capabilities, yet our subconscious minds continue to function and we are emerged into a dream-like state. Above everything I do believe God guides our souls and all... but I don't think how they describe Heaven is a truly possible explanation.
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N-Studios-2 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the truest thing I've heard all day, on here or not. (God I don't evven know if "truest" is even a word! lolz)
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KingCharEdCoal Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think that in the UK they can take your DNA and tell you how much longer you have to live. But I do believe in God and there has to be some sort of afterlife. We are all made of matter which is energy, and energy can't be destroyed.
Single celled organisms are immortal, they divide when it's the end of their life. The problem is that death isn't a natural part of life, there is no self destruct system for single celled organisms... but through genetic mutations in evolution (if you believe in that) multicellular organisms have developed a certain number of times a cell can divide before it dies. Basically death is programmed into us. Then there's all the stuff about free radicals which cause aging.
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randomtepig789 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Photographer
That's some deep shit.
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Aur-4 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess your going to have to find out for yourself! ^^

i would discuss this with you, about life and my perspective, but I am unsure whether or not you are intrested in that or wanting someone to talk to about this. I would be more than happy. its just a... policy i must follow so i dont end up offending someone unintentionally. send me a note if you wanna talk about this. ^^
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CometColt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the double post.
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CometColt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, everyone's afraid of death to some degree and no one can fully comprehend what it's like to be dead (and frankly, I don't want to know). It's just one of those things that are beyond human understanding.

And I too believe in an afterlife because while I do have a more scientific mind, I feel there's gotta be SOMETHING after we die besides a silent black void that stretches into eternity (Good God, that's terrifying!)
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CometColt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, everyone is afraid of death to some degree and nobody can ever fully comprehend what it's like to be dead (and frankly, I don't want to know). It's just one of those things about the world we live in which is beyond human understanding.

But I too believe in an afterlife because there's gotta be SOMETHING after you die instead of just a silent black void for all eternity (Good God, that's terrifying!).
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RioluGir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For me... the only fear I have relating to death is that split second of pain that comes before it.
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yiper11 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You think too much... :/
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EpicGuitar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Inorite
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SapphireLiz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you. 100%
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JuanRyu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student
... good reasoning but tell you what...
1) Live is short so you should be enjoying it instead of think in that kind of future, either belive or disbeliefe in the after life is your choice, but always enjoy your present and what you have.
2) As my signature says, there are many things in this world that i beliefe on, but there is no proof that it excist, so why dont believe it is real instead of thinking if its real or not.
3) Your live depends on you and only you, you should always be what you want to be, nobody has the control over your live, but its always a good idea to listen to some advices that can help in your life, believe in what you want, trust in who you want, and do the things your own way.
4) never give up, and stand up for your dreams
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evilmeep Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just make life the greatest it can be, there is no proof of an afterlife nor will there ever be I'm sure. So just assume there is and go on being happy, but let not yourself become consumed with ideas of karma and religion or your time on Earth will be spent in vain. Live to the fullest and assume you'll live again, but use the time you have now well.
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Epere15 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow you the most poetic dude I know.
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Shaprite91 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed. We will all die eventually, but we will have an afterlife. what kinda scares me think that the after life last forever. Like history. It never ends.
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RioluGir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...but what if the after life had no pain? what is there to be scared of?
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Shaprite91 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
It never ends.
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RioluGir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Forever is scary in life, but you can never understand it until you're there.
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Shaprite91 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah.
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Element921 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I agree, but likely for different reasons. I believe in an afterlife, but not a Heaven or Hell.

Oddly, I'm not scared of death... I'm actually more curious about what happens after death.
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SugarBandit Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist
I was thinking about this the other day....
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Volcanix769 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm scared of dying as well. As I see what you mean by those statements.
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ConnoRsComics Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student
Yeah. Although we aren't anything like gods, we're pretty low if you ask me. We aren't responsible for anything but choice making, God made everything and anything possible.
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Esperanza12 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Wow. Deep... I always thought there wasn't much point to living(not suicide-like, rationally), but there's something I never thought about. Thank you.
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