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Re: CHAT: facing your own mortality (as a conlanger)

Date:Saturday, July 5, 2008, 2:14
> [] On Behalf Of Jorg
> On Wed, 2 Jul 2008 23:05:22 -0400, Dana Nutter wrote: > > > I know other believe differently, and they are entitled to
> > so, but my philosophy is when I'm gone, I'm nothing more
> > food for the worms whether anyone remembers me or not.
> > something behind means nothing to me. > > That's a rather bleak and cynical outlook, I must say.
Cynical, yes. But that's the way it is, however it doesn't have to be bleak.
> I know that I don't know what happens to me after I die, > but apart from this _scio ut nescio_ I firmly believe > that we are here with a purpose, namely to make the world > a better and more beautiful place. And that means that we > *should* care about the rest of the world, even beyond our > own lifespans.
The whole thing about purpose is based in the belief in some type of grand scheme which presumes a "creator". Therefore without a creator and a plan, there is no purpose either. As to the idea of a better and more beautiful world, that's subjective. Some people's visions of a better world have turned out to be living nightmares for others. Putting that aside, there is still a reason for improving the world. I live in the world therefore I want to improve where I live, but I'm much more interested in improving the specific places where I live, work and play.


R A Brown <ray@...>