Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 10:30:
Rigs wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 04:50:
I'm tellin' ya, man...I hate to be that guy on the corner with the sign that says 'The End is Nigh!' but...
wondering why you are saying "the end is nigh"? what makes you think this is so... its not necessarily that I disagree (or agree, for that matter), Im just wondering what are the indications that give you this impression
I was being semi-sarcastic...I had mentioned a few days ago, after Carrie Fisher's death that maybe the Rapture wasn't exactly instantaneous as was supposed, maybe it takes time and maybe people don't just disappear, they pass away, but earlier than they otherwise would have (or maybe it's part of a bigger plan that was put in motion long ago, who knows?). I have some rather curious ideas as to life and death...
Like, for instance, when I was young I was given the typical Christian life and death story with Heaven and Hell and all that. Then as I got older I started to believe that we had more than one life, when you died, you came back as someone else with no memory of the previous life. As I've gotten older, I've kinda fine tuned that theory. Now, I believe that, yes, we live multiple lives, but not in succession. No, I think we re-live the same life in the same time frame over and over again until we've learned all there is to learn and make the correct decisions that in past lives where we've made mistakes. But not all of us are on the same line, so to speak. Some of us are older souls, further along in the process. This manifests itself as people who seem to have a very high intellect, almost like they know what to do before they do it. People like Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, etc, other geniuses of their day that have slowly made their way through time going over the same time frame as many times as needed until they did all they could do with what they had and then were able to proceed to a time a little further ahead. People that are smart but not crazy, that have very agreeable (or at least tolerable) personalities. This is why there are some that have everything they need seemingly from birth, regardless of upbringing and social status.
I'm not saying the theory is perfect or even correct, but it would explain a great many things. Why some people just seem to have 'it'. An unquenchable drive, ambition far outstripping most others, knowledge and confidence about what they do as if they know what will happen, even if they don't really 'know' themselves.
To what end, though? I haven't a clue. I don't have all the answers, obviously. This is just the way I see things right now. It would be great if when we die we get to come back a couple decades later and try again. I've never really gave the YOLO thing any thought as it seems totally implausible. I mean, if you can only try once and then nothing, what's the point? Even if you bring world peace, you still don't get to enjoy it forever. If you win the lottery, you don't get to take it with you. So why even bother?
As for this being the end? Again, I have no clue. I will say that over the last couple decades, I've had the feeling, personally, as technology evolved, it felt to me like I somehow knew when it came to some milestone that that was the way it was supposed
to be. Like that we went from 486's to Pentiums to CoreDuo's to Core i3/5/7's just doesn't surprise me, like it felt, when it happened, that it was always going to happen this way anyway and so I wasn't surprised. I didn't know where it was going (and still don't) but when it got there, it felt like I always knew it was going to be that way. Kinda hard to explain, I guess. And I don't feel like the world is about to end but then, who am I? I could be just fucking crazy!