Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Do You Want to Live Forever?

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever
Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever? Forever young
- Forever Young by Alphaville

Do you really want to live forever? Do you really want eternal life?

After pondering this, I think I will pass if given the chance. Eternity is far too long for me. Life is interesting because it ends. Even if promised eternal bliss, let us remember that without comparison, the virtue of something cannot be appreciated.

Sort of like the Taoist idea of yin and yang, we need opposites to exist. What is happiness without sadness? What is gain without loss? What is love without hate? What is youth if one does not grow old? What is rich without poor? What is leisure without busyness? What is living without dying?

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