DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:26 pm
What say you?
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The weird thing about all this being alive business is the person born doesn't get to choose to be born. The choice, if a choice has been consciously chosen is made by someone who is already born. Then of course there's the scenario of the accidental pregnancy where no choice for a new life was made which makes that potential new life's birth even more weird. But even then, the people could have prevented the pregnancy by using protection, so really those two people were subconsciously choosing to bring a new life into the world, they already knew the risk.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about being born.Lacewing wrote: ↑Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:37 pm When I had my near-death experience, it did not matter at all to me, one way or the other, whether I remained in this world or didn't. There was absolutely no desire or fear either way. I was just "hanging" there waiting to see if my body was saved by "the humans", and that would determine whether I stayed.
I've done what I can to make the best of the cards that have been dealt to me in life while I'm here, and I've had a lot of fun in the process. I'm glad for all of the laughter and love -- and all of the opportunities to see what I could manifest from/despite it, sometimes from ashes, and often seemingly against all conventional odds. It has been very hard and exhausting too -- and seemingly too much at times.
So, I guess I can say that it has been worth it to me to be born despite all of the crazy crap -- but I could leave it too, and that would be okay.
Thanks for your thoughts, so what is that supposed to mean?
But life is not temporary is it? Yes, maybe for a while it may seem like there is a sense of 'me' being alive here, and that there is a knowledge that one day that sense of being 'me' will be dead. But that's not the end of it is it, life keeps on coming back, there still remains all those who are still alive to endure that sense of being a 'me' as well.
So for you - you've just experienced life for as long as you've lived, only to be zapped out of living for eternity, never to know you were even here in the first place. What is the point in that? did you enjoy yourself, would you want to do it again?surreptitious57 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:08 am Life does indeed keep on happening but mine will definitely end so however long the human race carries on for I will not be part of it any more
I will no longer be able to experience once I am dead but this will be most welcome so I have no problem accepting it when the time does come
If one attempts to speak from an absolute True perspective, then Life is eternal.
No I most definitely would not want to do it again - one life is more than enough for meDontaskme wrote:
So for you - you have just experienced life for as long as you have lived only to be zapped out of living for eternity never to
know you were even here in the first place . What is the point in that ? did you enjoy yourself would you want to do it again