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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    My greatest fear is the unknown, so of course I fear death. Death is the ultimate unknown.
    Learning is usually about exploring the unknown. Maybe I'm just misinterpreting or over-generalizing your statement but fearing the unknown can be greatly self limiting in many areas of life. Learning not to fear the unknown is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. The unknown often hides pleasant things.
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    I've never feared death itself but the way I might die or dying unsatisfied with my life. I don't fear it mostly because I think it's just something natural and there's nothing after life, and I like it that way, I wouldn't be so interested in living if I knew life hasn't an end.

    Moreover, death is something I've always been curious about, specially when I was a kid. In fact, when some religious relatives said to me I was going to go to hell I thought about it as something exciting, like if it were some kind of adventure. I mean, I didn't believe in it but I liked to fantasize a lot.
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    I don't fear death but I resent its function as the end of my possibilities and potential. Immortality would be ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    I don't fear death but I resent its function as the end of my possibilities and potential. Immortality would be ideal.
    Immortality would render our lives meaningless.

    Death reveals the "terrible temporality" of our existence. And it is this temporality-this, radical finitude, which gives our life meaning. That is to say, it is that our lives are radically finite which makes being possible at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    Immortality would render our lives meaningless.

    Death reveals the "terrible temporality" of our existence. And it is this temporality-this, radical finitude, which gives our life meaning. That is to say, it is that our lives are radically finite which makes being possible at all.
    Sounds cool. Still want immortality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    Sounds cool. Still want immortality.
    If you want time to have no end (therefore, no meaning), and you want your being-here-in-the-world to have no significance whatsoever, then go for it.

    You'd be a rock, not a human being, because human beings have a beginning and an end.

    Only human beings can have a meaningful existence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    If you want time to have no end (therefore, no meaning), and you want your being-here-in-the-world to have no significance whatsoever, then go for it.

    You'd be a rock, not a human being, because human beings have a beginning an end.

    Only human beings can lead a meaningful existence.
    From whose perspective are we prescribing this meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    From whose perspective are we prescribing this meaning?
    Intuition's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    Intuition's.
    Whose intuition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    Whose intuition?
    Hopefully your own in time!

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