Monday, July 13, 2009
Why do we care about being remembered? Are we scared to believe that we live and grow and die? Why do we complain that there is pain in this life, and yet don't want to leave it? Why do we want to be immortal and immortalized?
Even those who are remembered are forgotten. Do we really remember Aristotle? Or do we remember his ideas? Do we really remember Queen Elizabeth II or do we remember stories passed down about her?
Even in memory who we are is forgotten. So why do we concern ourselves with being remembered? Could it be we do not want to be forgotten because we were made not to die? Do we want to be immortal because that is how we were made?
To live forever?
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