Cold Nightsky

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01/10/2012-2nd paper Cold Nightsky
I think of death as a transcendence to another state of being, that even after death I will keep on existing. At least I hope and live my life as such, since I love living, therefore I must keep on existing.. I must admit that I don’t think I would be in a healthy mental state to write this paper, if I really had pondered about the thought of death as an ending. I believe one would think of death in a real sense, either when they end up in a position of losing their health, or having a disease which is likely to make them feel death is near. Plato’s quote “the distraction of body on soul ” in this case would influence one to ask himself more serious questions and find real answers , instead of the ones he would ask himself, in his comfortzone of body and soul in harmony. Dying and being transformed into something else as particles in soil or whatever form that might take, is inevitable. Our physical existence will definitely become something else but our soul, will be separated from it, finally “splitting itself from the body” as Socrates interprets. From that moment on, our soul will no longer be disturbed by other effects such as time, and this state would be “all that a philosopher (a mortal) would ask for” he adds. But how is it that the soul lives on when the body dies? I can think and philosophize about things and happenings I have acquaintance with , how is it possible that the soul can keep thinking in a form without the body? Without the senses? Even though I would like to believe in existence after death in the form of my soul , I think one can only philosophize about things which he has seen and know. How can one not see anything ,and keep philosophizing about things to come? Is death good or bad? It could be good if it’s the final nothingness, as you would not feel or think anything bad, from that point…...

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