AES146 Make the Most Out of This Life
Thursday October 14 2021, 9:47 PM
AES146 Make the Most Out of This Life

I would love to believe; that when I die I will live again.

That some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue.

But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, 

I know of nothing to suggest it is more than wishful thinking.

The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence.

Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability… Is to look death in the eye.

And to be grateful every day, 

For the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.

-Carl Sagan-

This is one of my most favourite quotes of all time, from one of my heroes; Carl Sagan. He pretty much sums up my approach to the unanswerable question; What happens after we die? There is no way for us living people to absolutely know what happens after, because there simply isn’t a way to determine the truth until it is our time to go. Maybe we go someplace else, maybe we’ll be reborn, or maybe, nothing happens. A point that Carl Sagan and I make is that it shouldn’t make any difference. The world is so beautiful and filled with wonderful people, we should focus on that instead. I don’t know what happens after I die, but I live my life as if it is the only one I’ve got. And I want to make sure that the world we live in now could be as close to the idea of heaven as it can possibly be. 

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