Philosophy : Would immortality be a blessing or a curse?

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There is NEVER, I repeat, NEVER a time where envy is selfish or ignorant. Envy, in and of itself, is not immoral. What are you even talking about?

I think I've been far too charitable in our previous conversations. You're a moron. I'm embarrassed. I can't believe I have only just realized.

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Then you're just a curmudgeon and being tetchy, because you are triggered by my responses.

Ignorance of itself isn't immoral, but it also doesn't know any better. Are you admitting you are envious?

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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Of course I'm envious of youth. I'm 91! I can barely walk.

I'm done talking to you about this. You lack even a rudimentary understanding of the human condition.

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You are making it all about yourself as though you're the only one experiencing aging and thinking in terms of limitations of life.

Really can't help you there. Your envy is not going to dignify you. I will catch up one day and may not even make it that far.

No point being bitter about it.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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Envy and bitter are not synonyms. I don't begrudge anyone their youth. Envy can be a neutral emotion.

I envy you your breathtaking ignorance, for example. I don't hold any ill will toward you though.

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Envy is a waste of energy, especially for someone who is as far advanced as you in years.

It is your envy that is making you bitter and that is the gist of your thread here.

This projected accusation of ignorance, is only born out of your own.

I'd say the truth I have spoken to you, is something you don't exactly care to hear. Your prerogative!

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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My thread was to point out the conflict within all humans regarding immortality. Nobody wants to live forever, but at the same time, nobody is ready to die.

In your ignorant youth, you may think there comes a time when you're ready to go, but only a pathetic and meaningless life ever ends like that.

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Its the conflict within yourself regarding immortality. You can't speak for ALL humans.

How can you possibly know who is or isn't ready to die?

Letting go of what was and is ALWAYS impermanent has to be acknowledged at some stage. Its pathetic to get near the end of ones life and not realize this truth and its all without meaning, because for whom and what is the meaning?

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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Are you taking the piss? 91!? If not I’m sorry you’re so old dude but you need to get right with Jesus you see you don’t die you just go into a different demention like hell is death forever burning torture etc whereas heaven is peace forever and everything that is amazing

I highly recommend you forget this world and get saved and then one day you’ll be immortal

Jesus Christ is lord ✝️

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Why do so many storytellers have eternal life less and less as their main premise, unless it's at an angle of horror?

Because as life grows more complex, fewer people idolize immortality as their one and only wish.

You hardly ever see the wishes of immortality anymore in modern literature or media.

Most of us in western civilization are tired of it all when we are in our 30s.

Anyway, enough gibberish. This was just an excuse to tell you that I love you.

🦸‍♀️ Up, up, and away! 🦸‍♀️

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Oh, shit!!

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Oh look, it’s FFS playing philosopher.

I'm the kind of human wreckage that you love.

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Your sentence appears grammatically incorrect to me. Then again, I'm an economist, not a language expert, so I may be wrong.

How does one play at a philosophy? It's not a craft, or a paid position within a company. It's not something anybody has to be trained to do. To be philosophical is to question existence, reality, or knowledge.

Philosophy and science are a form of inquiry open to all. Anybody who thinks otherwise is neither a philosopher nor a scientist.

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Patricia Highsmith wrote a short story about a 200+ year old woman called "No End in Sight" and it was horrifying.

"My life is over. I might as well dance with Johnny Slash!"

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I don't get why people would want to be immortal within the physical realm. If they had disabilities that go with their physical immortality, then imagine the endless suffering and pain it would cause.

Lifetimes can appear long to live for some, yet they can also appear fleeting for many. Letting go is all that is real and truthful.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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I go back and forth on feelings about dying.

Last week, I was walking in the school hallway and it was so busy and congested and then I had this rather unusual feeling come to me and it was really like "Oh, just think, the day will come when I won't have to do any of these things ever again " and it was serene and lovely.

Life can be very stressful and extremely tiring!

"My life is over. I might as well dance with Johnny Slash!"

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I had this rather unusual feeling come to me and it was really like "Oh, just think, the day will come when I won't have to do any of these things ever again " and it was serene and lovely.

It's about finding one's peace and it can't be escaped. Peace will only come with physical death. Most people just refuse to accept this and its all born out of fear and even ignorance of being.

Immortality can never be achieved within the physical realm, its all impermanent and its just delusional to want to live forever as human.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?
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