If I was to die today, would tomorrow even exist? I mean, I do believe in the future, but I am not sure if there is a Universal future upon which I can subscribe to accurately. We create our own universes and the collection of consciousness forms the world. I think? But then again, I also think the world, at least the physical world, would very much continue on after human extinction, if and when that day is to come. Now that presents a bit of a predicament, no?
I have always found it amazing to contemplate this sort of thing – well, namely, existence. There are just so many questions I have. Yet, I do understand some things, at least to a degree. Now this gets into epistemology which is fun to ponder as well. In short, I know that I do not Know. I think I know some things, I know for sure there is much to learn and I also do not think I will be able to “learn it all.” Is knowledge finite and regardless of your answer – what does one base their response on? How do you know? Or, rather, how do you Know? Hmm.
Back to what I was originally planning to discuss was the idea of “live your life like each day is your last.” I think this is a nice, even cute little phrase, but what does this in fact mean? Can humans even understand death? At least, before it occurs? I, for one, do not – certainly not entirely. Thereby, if one is unable to appreciate death, how can one live life as if they were going to die today or tomorrow? Is this at all possible? What is your reasoning? How so?
I do think the notion is a nice one, but I wonder if it is at all practical.