Another question I asked myself was when I was returning from a bike ride in the country and was approaching the city where I was born.
It was spread out below me in the distance as I topped a rise and I could make out the hospital where I was born, and thought "Why was I born THERE? Why not in another of the million hospitals around the world?"
Yes, and as it appears to me when my life ends my "forever" ends. For me, my perception of reality began after my birth and ended when I died. In other words I live forever, MY forever.
Fri 15 Aug, 2014 11:24 am
RF, to me the proper question is Why not there? And it follows from the apriori realization that I HAD to be born somewhere.
Fri 15 Aug, 2014 11:25 am
Onelife said: One explanation that has been suggested is that each person does exist in their own universe and when they die - so does their universe.
A Star Trek episode touched on that theme when Dr Crusher noticed crew members kept disappearing. She told the captain their names but he said "We've never had anybody with those names on board the Enterprise"
It turned out she was trapped in an alternative reality which was shrinking in on her and deleting people as it went
The nature of how we perceive "reality" and the universe.
One memorable scene in that ST episode goes something like this- CRUSHER- "I'm telling you Jean-Luc, people are disappearing off this ship and I'm the only one noticing it! Can't you assign Mr. Worf to investigate it?"
PICARD- "I'm sorry Beverly, but who is Mr. Worf?"