Morgan Spurlock and Eternity
Imagine a World Where Death Doesn't Exist
Honestly, when Spurlock spoke to some of these so-called erudite captains of industry who really were convinced that a pain-free life was a noble cause to campaign for, I was shocked that people who were so intelligent seemingly had not explored the negative consequences of eternal, pain free life.
Quality of Life
Morgan Spurlock takes us on a journey to the upper crust of society who are living so well that they have time to think about how to avoid dying altogether. Spurlock interviews patients, doctors and other specialists who all have the common goal of a pain-free, long and healthy life. This is the stuff of legend, reminiscent of movies such as and Vanilla Sky. I watched this episode and really listened to what each scientist, doctor and potential subject had to say about living eternally, and I honestly feel there were some parts of the conversation that went unexplored, and there was an agreed upon perversion of the purpose of life, suffering and even death. Repo Men
From Beyond the Grave
Cycle of Life
Death may not be looked upon as acceptable in the West, but the cycle of life dictates every experience, no matter how it is perceived has a purpose. I mean, let's say Walt Disney is revived. He is a gazillionaire hypothetically, and assuming his brain works the way it did, he is going to be the same racist anti-semite he was when he was frozen with an empire at his disposal. Do we really need another hateful old geezer in power alive? Some changes only happen when certain stubborn idiots die and new blood is in power!
Also on the subject of pain: have you ever noticed how a person who has been sheltered from discomfort or responsibility is terrible with handling any sort of conflict? Realistically, if you had been in a bubble all of your life and never experienced physical pain, and then by some chance, you happen across some pain that would be considered minor for the first time in say, 20 years of life. Imagine your reaction. Do you want a world with people like that?
Pain has a purpose, and the purpose is to let you know there is something in your body or emotional life that needs your attention.
Our emotional development and our technological advancements are not on par. The emotional hardiness I had as a child is not as common in the lives of my nieces and nephews. A young child will be inundated with a real-time account of other children's opinions of them. When I was young, I did not know how everyone felt at one time. I just had to dodge one or two bullies daily. I learned to bob and weave, hide in the bathroom, ask the teacher if I could help her in the classroom during recess, etc. Those were horrifying times, and my mother didn't warn me about any of it. I encountered children from unstable homes who were acting out on me and other children, and as an adult I know these children were victims of neglect, sexual assault and other abominations no child should ever see. As a child, however, I just knew something was off, and I ran.
In the end my life is better for having developed this understanding of human nature. I don't want to meet or be governed by anyone who has never experience any adversity at all. Who really wants a disaffected Paris Hilton-ran society? We have enough of those people. Let some die off.
Would you like to live forever?
I have lost loved ones who meant the world to me, and as much as I love them, the way the world is today would probably be completely overwhelming. It is clear from this documentary that the most wealthy, educated and progressive people are very rigid in their views of the world as well, and all things should come to an end. This is my perspective, and I feel acceptance is the key to living a good life. I don't want to die soon, but I don't know if living forever is the answer either.