how many of you would commit suicide if you were 100% sure that death would be the equivalent of endless sleep with no dreams?
I wouldn't. I'd be terrified of death. I want the dreams.
>tfw you're already dead and everything you see right now is a dream
>when you die in this dream you just start dreaming again and live another imaginary life
If I knew death was like that then I would want to live as long as possible. If it's all just eternal sleep after this then I want to be here as long as possible. Even if it sucks, let's just see where it goes from here.
If absolute non-existence is possible, I'd take that route.
it seems logical that it would just be eternal sleep, and I would agree that we can be at least 99% sure that it is, but we know so little about how everything works, we can't be 100% sure.
By understanding that the world is the opposite of how we want it to be.
It's evolutionarily desirable for people to believe in and feel strongly about the afterlife, so it doesn't exist.
You don't even know when you die. Like when you die, you don't know you died. You just continue to experience whatever that last thing you did for the rest of your life. You know how on early windows if something crashed, you could drag the window across the screen and it would leave traces of itself behind? or when early consoles froze you would just hear the same sound effect over and over until you restart the machine? Death is just like that. If you die peacefully, you will experience nothing but the same peacefulness for the rest of your existence until someone just restarts you. If you suicide, you experience the same suicide until someone restarts you.
That's my view on the afterlife.
I think there's just nothing. Not even eternal dreamless sleep. You don't experience anything. If there is an afterlife you get immediately switched to that. If there isn't then you literally experience nothing. There's nothing there to experience anything
No, that is just an imaginary roadblock but the truth is that I am addicted to DNA like every other living creature. I will probably live a full and unfortunate life. At least I wont do the most evil thing in the world and have a child
People who don't want to be absorbed by nothingness actually don't want to commit a suicide, but rather change their life conditions instantly.
Going to agree with this sir.
i'd try to live my life to the fullest.
anyhow, i don't exactly believe in a god, but there must be some reason existence exist, maybe this is the software and out there is the programmer who's world works a lot differently.
String theory sounds good too, if our universe is here now how it is, why wouldn't there be something else? we have atoms, cells, humans, planets, stars and galaxies, so would there be universes...? that's one way to think about it.
Like scientists have said multiple times, our own reality is an illusion, our conciousness is different to other beings, it might be limited or not, we don't have many senses animals do, and so on, we live in a 3 dimensional world, mostly. dark matter and dark energy are a good example of how there is something even if we can't see it, smell it, hear it, or touch it. it only interacts with gravity, and maybe radiation? so there can exists many things around us without us even knowing it.
I already believe in that and I don't commit suicide because I'm too afraid to fail even at that, and what people would think of me after.