If we’re closer to death every day of our lives, is time really on our side?
Of course time is not on our side. But to live with this realisation on a daily basis would prevent the enjoyment of what little time we do have. We look forward to things in the future, with no thought that the future is nearer to our deaths. It would not be possible to function in any meaningful way if we were always aware of our mortality.
You can look at it another way. That is that the past and the future do not really exist, (except as a concept in our minds); therefore all any of us have is this moment in time.
by Michael Valencia 10 months ago
Does social networking bring us closer together, or further apart?While sites like facebook and twitter enable us to share vast amounts of our lives with others in an instant, are our intereactions in fact becoming shallower?
by crankalicious 4 years ago
When was the first time you really began thinking about your own mortality?Was it a certain age? A certain life event like the death of a parent or friend? The birth of a child? I'm 45. I had a good friend commit suicide when I was 39. Still, I don't think I really thought about my own mortality...
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