What I bel- Ah, screw this...
proclaims is the law of conservation of energy
: Just as my body is made from the atoms of others, so is my consciousness a conglomerate of a myriad neural impulses and electrical energy, with no immutable me
to speak of. And just as my body will dissolve and eventually be used in the making of others, be it as food or grade A fertilizer, so will my mind disperse and become part of others. There may be no afterlife for me, but there will be billions upon billions of lives... after
Thus, here's a simple, scientifically supported ethical principle and purpose to live by: Have fun, be excellent to each other, and leave the world a lesser mess than you found it in, because really, chances are that even death won't be a Grand Finale
, but at most a Cliff Hanger
for the next season.
edited 4th Nov '13 6:47:15 AM by indiana404