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07-09-2012, 04:13 PM
Random thoughts on life.
Well, I was bored so I started writing what came to mind and this is what resulted.

What of life? Life is and always will be the same. It is a futile effort at maintaining order in a naturally unpredictable and chaotic world. It is that and so much more. It is the only thing that humans have managed to do without a single flaw. For who can fail at dying?

Life is not all about what we are not capable of doing. It is about the struggle and competition between humans for what little we have. In this struggle death is inevitable. It is inevitable for the simple fact that if people did not die, they would not have the very things that they need to survive. They would would face lack of food, shelter, and water. The only thing they would not lack is human companionship and that would only further the problem.


That is all I have written so far. Thoughts?

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07-09-2012, 04:57 PM
RE: Random thoughts on life.
I'm so confused cow.

Quote:If people did not die, they would not have the very things they need to survive.

Survive? Surviving means staying alive, why would we need things to stay alive if we don't die?

Quote:They only thing they would not lack is human companionship, and that would only further the problem

What problem? When has human companionship ever been a problem? I'd say it's the best thing we have.
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07-09-2012, 05:04 PM
RE: Random thoughts on life.
Random indeed. Drinking Beverage

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07-09-2012, 06:14 PM
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... We stumbled on in the darkness, over big stones and through large puddles, along the one road leading from the camp. The accompanying guards kept shouting at us and driving us with the butts of their rifles. Anyone with very sore feet supported himself on his neighbor's arm. Hardly a word was spoken; the icy wind did not encourage talk. Hiding his mouth behind his upturned collar, the man marching next to me whispered suddenly: "If our wives could see us now! I do hope they are better off in their camps and don't know what is happening to us."

That brought thoughts of my own wife to mind. And as we stumbled on for miles, slipping on icy spots, supporting each other time and again, dragging one another up and onward, nothing was said, but we both knew: each of us was thinking of his wife. Occasionally I looked at the sky, where the stars were fading and the pink light of the morning was beginning to spread behind a dark bank of clouds. But my mind clung to my wife's image, imagining it with an uncanny acuteness. I heard her answering me, saw her smile, her frank and encouraging look. Real or not, her look was then more luminous than the sun which was beginning to rise.

A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved. In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way – an honorable way – in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment. For the first time in my life I was able to understand the meaning of the words, "The angels are lost in perpetual contemplation of an infinite glory...."
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