I believe you\’re right, there is no reason to be here no reason whatever for humans to exist at all. The extinction of the human species is inevitable I believe, I just hope that when we do it if not thermal nuclear or something which is going to mess up the planet for all the other life forms which should exist. I\’m hoping for like a perfect pathogen to escape a test lab somewhere, it will kill all the humans but not jump species. I just hope it doesn\’t in fact the crows and other carrion eaters when they start fulfilling nature\’s plan to dispose of so many billions of rotting carcasses! No, there is no reason for humans to exist and that\’s why I never had kids (though I married into a couple). I had a vasectomy early in life, I had not yet turned 20 and I knew even then that life was a crock of crap and I never asked to be here.
But I\’ve never done suicide mostly because of the societally ingrained Judeo-Christian fear that unfortunately, the atheists are wrong. When you die it\’s not like \’turning off the light\’ with a simple cessation of being as the electrochemical reactions in the brain stop. My fear is that there is an afterlife, and that once you are conceived you are doomed to existence for all time. Even , the silence of the grave won\’t actually give you a surcease from existence. And that\’s a rotten deal to do to anybody, so like I said I got snipped early in life so I would never accidentally create another human (plus it makes it really easy to score with the women when they find out you\’re baby-safe and can\’t stick a bun in their oven, or plant something in their special garden which is going to grow like a weed and they\’d have to deal with later, LOL).
I believe we live to live.
Dying is a byproduct. I think younger people have more fear of dying as they haven t lived as long or enjoyed as much of life. I believe we live to live. Dying is a byproduct. I think younger people have more fear of dying as they haven t lived as long or enjoyed as much of life as we have when we are older. I feared dying a lot when I was your age. I m still not eager to die but I don t fear it any longer. There are ways I wouldn t want to die but I don t fear being dead as I m not afraid of where I was before I was born. I have enjoyed many things in life that were fulfilling, accomplished goals, loved and have been loved.
I have tasted the bitterness of life as well, making me more appreciative of the sweetness. I don t know that we forget everything in death as no one has come back to let us know. Maybe we go on to enjoy a life between lives, share an eternity with loved ones, come back to finish our lessons. there are many different philosophies about what happens after. I have my own beliefs about that but tend to look at dying as the last frontier we explore in this life. As you form your own beliefs and philosophies in life, you will also formulate what you believe death to be and chances are, it won t be as frightening as it now seems. Perhaps death just means we have accomplished what we need to accomplish in this life.