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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I'm thinking you might regret that you never showered me with more flattery and chocolate and exotic jewelry, and that I'm willing to give you an opportunity to resolve that potentially emotionally painful issue for yourself before you reach that sad sorry state of things.

    Cuz I care.
    Note to self - Pelt Jennifer with dark chocolate upon meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Only the living worry.
    The dead worry about nothing.
    Not true, there's worms and necrophilia to consider.
    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Then you don't understand it, you simply know it.
    True. A slip of the tongue.

    Btw, where the sam hell where you when I said the same darn thing on INTPc years ago.

    Smartass.


    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    I am curious.

    Would you like to be able to do that?


    (The question is actally for everybody.)
    Because death is irrelevant to life, so why worry.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Note to self - Pelt Jennifer with dark chocolate upon meeting.
    Dude -- When do you want to meet up???!!!
    *looks for closest gas station*

    Not true, there's worms and necrophilia to consider.
    But you're dead.
    You won't feel a thing.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    To my mind that's more caring about what you do with your life than beating death. Were you to have not tried then it's a worry you have to deal with whlst alive. Afterwards you're unlikely to care.
    You are right. Afterwards, I am unlikely to care, even though I do believe in an afterlife. The afterlife I believe in will be so blissful that there will be no room for regrets or pain or sorrow or crying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Dude -- When do you want to meet up???!!!
    *looks for closest gas station*
    The BP at the top of the road... though you may need to fill up before then... you got satnav? Just type in CV2 BP station... it should find it... how's about 9pm or so?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    But you're dead.
    You won't feel a thing.
    That's what they say isn't it...

    Freaky no?

    Who says your mind is entirely biological... scarier still if you don't get this whole out of body thing and are trapped exactly where you get laid to rest...
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    The pain in death at this point, for me, is in the missing. Definitely rooted in selfishness, but what isn't?

    When my grandma died, I did want her back. I didn't care. Almost ten years later, I'd still give almost anything for ten minutes with her. I'd give almost anything to smell her again for an instant, to hear her ask me if I shouldn't bundle up, to feel her thin, wrinkly skin. I miss her. Nothing rational about it, but I see no reason why it would have to be. Rationality is only part of what makes us.

    My own death, it's like when you are a little kid and you don't want to sleep because you still want to play or something's going on and you don't want to miss it. No matter where you stop, the story doesn't seem finished yet.

    If there is nothing, I guess I don't mind so much. Sometimes nothing would be a relief.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    You are right. Afterwards, I am unlikely to care, even though I do believe in an afterlife. The afterlife I believe in will be so blissful that there will be no room for regrets or pain or sorrow or crying.
    Exactly why I don't really have a problem with belief. You believe you'll be all blissful and as far as I'm concerned I'm getting in on the longest slumber party ever conceived. By that point in time I'm guessing a rest will look mighty attractive... (cynical as that may sound).
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
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    Because death is irrelevant to life, so why worry.
    Death is not meant to be irrelevant to life.
    Death makes us appreciate life.
    Today is a new day. We should make the most of it.
    Life is for living and for loving.
    We are here to love one another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
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    Who says your mind is entirely biological... scarier still if you don't get this whole out of body thing and are trapped exactly where you get laid to rest...
    That's a good point. I don't believe we are entirely biological.
    Your "mind" or "soul" is an invisible entity that will live forever.


    btw: I like dark chocolate too.

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    What cafe said.

    When I see something that strikes me as particularly beautiful I think how much I don't want to let go of all the beauty the earth has to offer.
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    btw: I like dark chocolate too.
    :steam: Hey, find your own Chocolate Daddy -- this one's taken!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    When I see something that strikes me as particularly beautiful I think how much I don't want to let go of all the beauty the earth has to offer.
    I like what cafe said, + this.

    Which reminds me of this:

    It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... and I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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