The immortals
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bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
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The immortals

by bernardtwindwil

To live forever?

How can people consider living forever when they haven't lived for so much as a second in their lives.

What is it to live?

Is it merely to maintain aerobic metabolism in a self-regulating organism capable of movement from one location to another?

Is there a difference between being alive and living?

Is living merely fulfilling our physiologic destiny? Is it thinking and accessing the knowledge of the ages? A cholla cactus in Arizona and Mexico has been alive for thousands of years.

Only a homo sapien can wish for forever.

It is because of our cerebrum, a small bundle of protoplasm and accessory tissue makes us immortal. We can appreciate the past. We can plan the future.

Mankind is already immortal.

Thoughts become energy becomes matter becomes energy becomes thought once again in an eternal loop. We are part of that loop.

No thought is original. Each thought is eternal.

Any idea we have was thought of before. Any thought we think will exist through eternity.

We are, always have been and forever shall​ be.

We are a less than a nano portion of the universe. But we are a portion . The universe is universal. Hence our immortality.

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You know, I just read a version of The Last Question (Asimov) and while this was certainly different, the thoughts I had headed towards a similar direction. But whenever I start thinking about life I tell myself I'm too young for it now. And there are still a thousand things to make/update/fix on the site. "Just because you think it does not mean anyone else was apprised of those thoughts" - this is a point I love thinking about ;) Random offshoot: It also makes me think of the Library of Babel (Borges). It's a hypothetical library, and all the books are random letters and punctuation. But it's an infinite library, so if you go through all of it, you will undoubtedly come across every utterable idea in English (i.e. Infinite Monkey Theorem, https://en.wikipedia.org/... ). curiously, a small version of it has actually been coded, and of course, this exact sentence can be found in this library... ^ That sentence can be read in Page 53, Volume 21, on Shelf 4, of Wall 2 of Hexagon..! (Linked for convenience: https://libraryofbabel.in... ) I think it really drives the point home.

shadowpuzzleBronze CommaINTROVERT AND WEIRD AND YIE I'M 16
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil ,ugmm,Don't know how to say it but i gives some vibrant .

a year agoReply
Bernard it would be a pleasure to sit with you and discuss the meaning of life unfortunately our geography location prohibits this so i will raise a glass to you in selute

a year agoReply
Really good Bernard..

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a year agoReply
@michaelschulze The universe is large beyond all human comprehension. Just because you think it does not mean anyone else was apprised of those thoughts. How many times a day do you think and never mention it? The thought may be original to you but Hino Surikami may have thought a thought very close to that thought that you thought, only he thought of it in Osaka prefecture 500 years ago. Wrap your head around 30,000 generations of hominids. That is a lot of thinking. An increase in population does not mean an increase in unique points of view . I would be willing to risk that the greater the population pressure, the more alike people are inclined to think. This is something I developed over the period of 66 yrs. To really do justice to this conversation, it would take a liter of reposado tequila, a bag of limes, and a salt cellar.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@michaelschulze @brieflyfelt @shadowpuzzle @wethedreamers I think you nailed it. That is exactly what I was talking about. Think, energize, and mobilize do you think in color?

wethedreamersGifted WriterAnd we're a million miles away.
a year agoReply
I feel so insignificant and massive at the same time reading this!

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a year agoReply
Fascinated <3

a year agoReply
Bernard i do think we are capable of original thought as the population of the world increased if we keep repeating original thought each would think less or we would have heard it all before

brieflyfeltwhats spoken is teenange emotion
a year agoReply
This is one of the, if not the most, thought through piece here on commaful. Wow amazing. It made you realize, reflect and grow when you read it.