- Religion and Philosophy
Why Do We Keep Living
Life as we know it, why? Why do we keep living? There are so many people in the world with different beliefs and backgrounds, we have to ask ourselves why do we want to live? To one it may be the fact that they can be their own god. To another it might be that there is a loving, caring god figure who has a plan for their life. What is after death? Is religion just scaring us into believing what is after death is either a bad or good outcome? Some people think death is a celebration, rebirth to a new era. Others think we stop thinking all together. But in the end, no matter where you are on the spectrum, there is always uncertainty about why we keep living.
The fact we can't understand everything in the universe shows us that we are indeed inside the universe. In the state we are in, we are not bigger than the universe. Is that a problem? Some people might say yes, while others accept it. If we could learn all there is to learn about the universe, would the universe still be enjoyable? I would argue no. Why? Because intrigue would be gone forever. The only part of our humanity that keeps us living is the belief that there is always more we can learn. The question that haunts every person is, "why do we exist?". Why is there something instead of nothing?
Nothing and Something
Saying there could be nothing, means that there had to be something. What if nothing and something both don't exist. What if all there is, is infinity. There are infinite possibilities. Now think about this for a second. If there are infinite possibilities, then there are infinite none possibles. If we would stack the possibles with the impossibles, we would have nothing. For every possible, there is an impossible in respect to that possible. What happens is a cancellation effect. You know how when you square something in mathematics there are two answers, the negative and the positive? This is the exact same principle. Negative and positive make reality. Because of this we exist, but at the same time, we don't exist.
This my friends is why we want to keep living. We want to exist because there are infinite possibilities that we can explore. In this life? No. Why do we die? We die because we are built on negative and positive combined. The universal structure is all about life and death. It always comes in the package. The positive is life, and the negative is death. There is always a weakness that can be improved upon. Think of our bodies as a swinging pendulum. After a certain amount of time it will eventually stop swinging. Does that mean it will stop forever? No. Think of a nesting doll effect with infinite nesting dolls. That pendulum swinging will cause another pendulum to swing and so on. You might be asking yourself what about cause and effect? Was there a beginning to everything?
Death is Life and Life is Death
There are infinite beginnings and endings. Just as stated above. Instead of seeing beginnings and endings apart from each other, try to see them happening at the same time. Every second cells are dying inside of you. And yet you are alive. Being dead and alive at the same time is a weird thought but it is totally true. If infinity is both death and life then what you are experiencing right now is something, and when you die is something. But get this, you never stop entirely living when you are dead, because if you are dead when you are alive, then you are alive when you are dead. Part of the life cycle is death, and the next life cycle begins. No matter what you believe, you will eventually find this to be true. Maybe in this life, maybe in the next.