- Education and Science
Are We Just Born To Die? If Yes, Why? If Not, We Are Born For What?
I consider the world to be a theater and us folks to be characters in it. We are born to play our roles, and when we are done, we depart. It might sound simplistic perhaps, but if one were really to think about it, that's precisely what we do. We play our roles, multiple roles of being a son/daughter, husband/wife, grandfather/grandmother. We fulfill our commitments in each of these varied roles (most of us at least) and then we move on to another world/stage perhaps.
Of course, all living beings that are born do die at some point. Death is as much a part of living as living itself. Life and death are intertwined. One leads to another - they cannot be separated. Its cyclical and repeats itself, as it has through the ages. Death need not be looked upon as something undesirable. Death should in fact be viewed as necessary. All living things deteriorate over time and death is but an exit for the soul to exit the body that has become frail and incapable of sustaining life any longer.
Envision a world without death - how sad would such a world be? If frail and weak humans continue to live on and on, can the world be sustainable? How heart wrenching would it be to see your loved ones wither away. Or, if indeed a magic cure has been discovered that enabled humans to stay young forever - would the Earth be able to sustain all the millions of young, restless humans that continue to live on and on as immortals. So, however much one might fear death or wish death away - death is essential. It is essential to the cycle of nature. In death, there is life and in life there is death. That's just the way it is and should be.
Life is an opportunity given. What one makes of that life is upon the specific individual. One human might strive to become a better human being, strive to understand the world around him and the world beyond, might be good and do good to others. Another human might seek to be death to others, might seek to commit acts of terror and kill with impunity and without remorse. We are born with a clean slate - what we write on it is entirely dependent on us, the choices we make!!