What Do You Think Life Really Is?

by Undecided 4 Replies latest jw friends

  • Undecided

    Hi All,

    What makes life different for humans than say dogs, or cows or whatever?

    Isn't it just the brain that makes life discernible. You can still be alive and not know it if your brain is damaged. Maybe I should ask what makes consciousness? Is just material things like the brain that controlls our ability to think and have feelings or is there some spiritual force active in us?

    I haven't seen or heard any real evidence of anything spiritual in this life. I think we are just like any other form of life, we live and die and that's about it. We would love to believe in something that could keep our consciousness going after our body dies but where is any evidence of this?

    It seems the only thing we can do is look beyond to whatever caused all the material universe and hope that something is interested enough to hear our pleas for life after this one. If it wasn't in the plan I guess we are here for a spell and that's it.

    That wouldn't really be so bad though, it's been a really good journey.

    Ken P.

  • TresHappy

    Life used to be my favorite magazine, until they stopped publishing a while back.

  • Gopher

    "Life" is also the brand of cereal that Mikey liked. (I guess only Americans will understand that comment.)

    Life is the interaction of our conscious mind with the outside forces. When we're interactive, that's when life happens. Otherwise we're just passing time. (OK so I'm not much of a philosopher.)

    Maybe someone else can say it better.

  • Introspection

    Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream...

    If it wasn't in the plan I guess we are here for a spell and that's it.

    You are only here for a spell, and nowhere near as long as you think. I'm not talking about the human life span here. There is constant change, thus constant gain and loss, these are two sides of the coin of change. This is only to say even during the human life span, your consciousness (as well as everything else) constantly changes, does it not? (sorry, I just HAD to sound JW just to be annoying ) No doubt you can see that from this perspective life is a constant process of change, but of course there is this tendancy to want to continually gain, or atleast maintain what you've got. I say just enjoy all of it, no sense in spending a lot of time figuring it out or trying to hoard life in some way. Of course, if you enjoy trying to figure it out by all means experience that, but there are also plenty of people out there who are expriencing life quite nicely without really giving much thought to this. It's all good.

  • Dansk

    Life is the opposite to death

    Seriously, when I look at the wildlife in my garden, which I appreciate and which makes me feel so close to the spirit (God?), I feel that it has as much right to live as I. Life is a journey, in my opinion. Being a JW was a roadblock which got in the way. Now, my journey continues.....but to where?


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