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Posted: Apr 26, 2018 - 6:46am

An excerpt from Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman

 

Metamorphosis

There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases to function.  The second is when the body is consigned to the grave.  The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.

So you wait in this lobby until the third death.  There are long tables with coffee, tea, and cookies – you can help yourself.  There are people here from all around the world, and you can try to strike up a conversation with whomever you'd like.  Just be aware that your conversation may be interrupted at any moment by the Callers, who call out your conversations partner's name to indicate there will never again be another remembrance of him by anyone on the Earth.  Your partner slumps out, face like a shattered and re-glued plate, saddened even though he's kindly told by the Callers that he’s off to a better place.  No one knows where that better place is, or what it offers, because no one exiting through that door has returned to tell us.  Tragically, many people leave just as their loved ones arrive, since the loved ones were the only ones doing the remembering.  We all wag our heads at that typical timing.

The whole place looks like an infinite airport waiting area, but the company is terrific.  There are many famous people from history books here.  If you get bored, you can strike out in any given direction, past aisles and aisles of seats.  After many days of walking, you'll start to notice that people look different, and you'll hear the tones of foreign languages.  People congregate amongst their own kind, and what one sees is the spontaneous emergence of territories that mirrors the way they were set up on the surface of the planet.  With the exception of the oceans, you’re traversing a map of the Earth.  Along with no oceans, there are no time zones either.  No one sleeps here, even though they mostly wish they could.  The place is evenly lit by fluorescent lights.

Not everyone is sad when the Callers shout out their names, when they call as though announcing the next flight departure.  On the contrary, some people beg and plead when the Callers enter.  They prostrate themselves at the Callers’ feet as the next names are read out.  These are generally the folks who have been here a long time, too long, and especially those who are remembered for unfair reasons.  For example, take the farmer over there, who drowned in a small river 200 years ago.  Now his farm is the site of a small college, and the tour guides each week tell his story.  So he’s stuck and he’s miserable.  For the more his story is told, the more it drifts.  He is utterly alienated from his name; it is no longer identical with him, but continues to bind.  The cheerless woman across the way is praised as a saint, even though the roads in her heart were convoluted.  The gray haired man at the vending machine was lionized as a warhero, then demonized as a warlord, and finally canonized as a necessary firebrand between two moments in history.  He waits with aching heart for his statues to fall.  And that is the curse of this room: since we live in the heads of those who remember us, we lose control of our lives and become who they want us to be.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2018 - 1:35pm

 sirdroseph wrote:
I would agree with that, but I know very few people who detest anything that young people do. Most older people just detest the stupid shit. If we are all honest with ourselves and our own past, we would realize that doing stupid shit is an inherent part of youth. So I go with "Youth is wasted on the young."
 
 meower wrote:

you're not on the same FB pages as I am. Oldheads complaining about kids exercising their first amendment rights

 
Or the classic-rock fossils griping in the song comment threads here about any music made after 1975.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2018 - 1:27pm

 meower wrote:

So, I asked them why they hate freedom so much

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Apr 24, 2018 - 1:19pm

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Right. SHUT UP YOU UNGRATEFUL LITTLE BRATS AND GET BACK TO CLASS!

 
So, I asked them why they hate freedom so much
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Posted: Apr 24, 2018 - 1:18pm

 meower wrote:

you're not on the same FB pages as I am. Oldheads complaining about kids exercising their first amendment rights

 
Right. SHUT UP YOU UNGRATEFUL LITTLE BRATS AND GET BACK TO CLASS!
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Posted: Apr 24, 2018 - 1:16pm

 sirdroseph wrote:
 aflanigan wrote:
"It is a failing of human nature to detest anything that young people do just because older people are not used to it or have trouble learning it. So I am wary of the “young people suck” school of social criticism."
Steven Pinker

 


I would agree with that, but I know very few people who detest anything that young people do. Most older people just detest the stupid shit. If we are all honest with ourselves and our own past, we would realize that doing stupid shit is an inherent part of youth. So I go with "Youth is wasted on the young."

 
you're not on the same FB pages as I am. Oldheads complaining about kids exercising their first amendment rights
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Posted: Apr 24, 2018 - 8:45am

 aflanigan wrote:
"It is a failing of human nature to detest anything that young people do just because older people are not used to it or have trouble learning it. So I am wary of the “young people suck” school of social criticism."
Steven Pinker

 




I would agree with that, but I know very few people who detest anything that young people do. Most older people just detest the stupid shit. If we are all honest with ourselves and our own past, we would realize that doing stupid shit is an inherent part of youth. So I go with "Youth is wasted on the young."
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Posted: Apr 22, 2018 - 12:29pm

"It is a failing of human nature to detest anything that young people do just because older people are not used to it or have trouble learning it. So I am wary of the “young people suck” school of social criticism."
Steven Pinker
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Posted: Apr 15, 2018 - 11:49am

"Where are you from?"
"Nowhere"
"No one's from nowhere"
"Jakku"
"All right, that is pretty much nowhere"


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Posted: Mar 18, 2018 - 8:44am

this one should be your new tattoo 

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

~H. L. Mencken


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Posted: Feb 17, 2018 - 4:26pm

 "Tying your kids up is child abuse. Strapping them into a carseat is good parenting." When our kids are particularly crazy, we go for a drive. 
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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 2:15pm

oldviolin wrote:
People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

 
Stained Glass Window Panel Abstract Wind & Water Beveled glass Blue
 



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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 2:12pm

 Nice.

meower wrote:
"Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you." L.R.Knost


 


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Posted: Feb 8, 2018 - 4:16am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
God walks out of the room when you’re thinking about money.  Qunicey Jones 

 
unless of course that god happens to be caishen

cause he's down with it
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Posted: Feb 8, 2018 - 4:08am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
God walks out of the room when you’re thinking about money.  Qunicey Jones 

 




If you have listened to him lately he has a whole bunch more quotes that are much more interesting than that one. lol
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Posted: Feb 8, 2018 - 3:47am

God walks out of the room when you’re thinking about money.  Qunicey Jones 
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Posted: Jan 25, 2018 - 6:19am

"Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you." L.R.Knost

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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 - 6:11pm

I traveled in the memory
back to the ice that gave birth to me
feel the warmth from the breath that melted me


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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 9:53pm

"I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality"

Salvador Dali
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Posted: Nov 16, 2017 - 10:04am

All are subservient.  All wish to be my friend, to obey and to think little.  People are like children.
Hesse
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