Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I Do Not Fear Nothingness


I do not fear the darkness of death. Nothingness does not frighten me. I do not want to die; but none of us shall live forever. We are not immortal gods of myths, but fragile human beings. When my brain shut down, what you call mind, or soul, will cease to exist. All my memories will fade away, and only memories of me, stored in the brain-tissue of others, will live on. There is no evidence, no reason, to believe otherwise. Death is just nothingness: no pain, no joy, no experiences of any kind. This has one crucial implication: it means that my life, here and now, is the only chance I got to be happy and to make those I love happy, and to try make this world a better place for everyone.

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