we all go through our life trying to get somewhere. noone knows where, just to get there. we meet our goals, then we go on to more goals. There is no 'end' in our mind. So thus we cant reach goals, because that would be the end. I go through my life looking forward to something. When im at school, the only thing i can think about is going home, when i get home, the only thing i can think about is going back to school because home is boring. During the week i think about the weekend, and all the fun i would have then. I get to the weekend and want it to be the week because im bored. Life is never fullfilled, i am always left wanting, something. I wait for the summer, I beg for the summer to come sooner, but when it comes, it is no big deal, and i am thinking of other things. There is never an end. Cells die, they are remade. Food is eaten converted and then we need more. We breathe air, exhale carbon dioxide only to breath air again. I go through school getting good grades and thinking about how successfull i want to be, then thinking about how rare it is to be successfull with good grades. I want to do something in the field of IT, but i dont know what, or how to get there. But that would be the end, wouldnt it? My goal. I cannot be fulfilled. /end rant what do you think about the 'end'?
Alot of truth in all of that. As you said.. there isnt a real end. when you are "finished" with achieving your goals.. i mean, when you finish whatever school you are in and move on to college(sp?), and eventually find a job in the IT. Most likely you will have another goal ahead, something as simple as "being happy". Its a goal, wich is i think impossible to satisfy fully, even for the richest person in the world. There is no end, lack of progress isnt the end. Death is just.. the end of your term :p I hope that made any sense >.>
Hey I also want to do something in IT.
17th June 2002
Hey, well done! You just stumbled upon the reason why there isn't, and never will be, such a thing as a utopia! Humans are greedy! It's in their nature! Stems right back from our instincts -- when you're a caveman, you never know when you are next going to get your next meal; so you eat everything, as often as possible and as much as possible. That's a reason why obesity is such a problem these days too -- a species with an instinct to eat more food than they actually need, combined with seemingly limitless amounts of food and far too much free-time on their hands, is just a recipe for disaster. You'll never satisfy your goals, because humans are programmed on an instinctive level to want. Anyone who says that they don't want anything is either suffering from faulty programming, or is a liar. Or just very, very depressed... I've no problem with death. I've spent a sizeable chunk of my life looking upwards, realising that the human race itself is nothing more than a fraction of a second compared to a timeless universe. Heck, I'd rather go out early and save myself some dignity rather than waiting for it to come and claim me while I'm 150 years old and sitting in a puddle of my own urine because I'm too old and feeble to get up without help. When I'm 50 or 60 I think I'll go bungee jumping without a rope, or parachute jumping without a parachute... or if spaceships are around, I'll go in one of them. Even better -- I'll be frozen! Yeah, that'll be cool. Wake up in 500 years time (assuming they can/assuming they remember...) and see what's going on in the future. From a vindictive point of view I'll be happy that it won't be too long before the entire human race joins me soon after I go. Bastards don't get away from me that easily! Mwuahahaha... erm. Yeah.
Enjoy your youth while you have it. Earn that degree, work hard and the good things in life will/should follow. There will always be something to look forward to, so it never ends, don't try to analize everything.
Now go outside and breathe some fresh air.
You'll never satisfy your goals, because humans are programmed on an instinctive level to want.
true.If I get a cool gaming PC now I will want a better one next year or month.
we try to imagine the end, for we get that feeling of, well, the conclusion. If you see something that is so epic, so big, so vast, that it sends chills up your spine. Yet that would be the thing to top it all off, it would be the end, which is something that us lowly humans cannot grasp. yet we cannot know infinite, it is incomprehensable to us, yet so is the end. we all go through life wanting to be better then the other humans, and will do anything to get to the goal, but thats the end isnt it? something we cannot reach
Not to start an argument...buuut, find a religion that suits you, preferably Christianity. I know some Christians that live how God tells them, and they are the happiest people I know. :) My problem is that I stray from God, and likewise I lose focus on what is important.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Lowly humans? We're among the highest creatures we know of. Even if you accept that god exists there's only two beings higher than us, God and the angels. That's a pretty heady feeling when you think about it.
we want to make our mark on the world, to not be forgotten. we go the path of goodness, we are remembered, when we go the path of the bad, we are never forgotten. yet we still go through our life thinking that the good will prevail, all while remembering the bad. we push out the good, so that the bad can be remembered religion narrows our mind, i gives us an end, it makes us happy, that is why it is still alive. i dont like my mind to be closed off, but insanity will follow if i dont