In the End

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    In life, we all do something of which we are proud. Something that we dedicate a lot of time towards.

    Whether it be a career, family, hobbies, friendships. We spend our lives building and connecting all the facets that make each of us who we are.

    We learn from others, and we teach others. We teach our children, and we learn from them. We have fun. We relax. We explore the world, even if the world is not very far from home.

    And after all that building, learning, teaching, and exploring...we die. That is how it ends for each and every single one of us.

    Things that we created remain behind, at least for a while. But our thoughts and memories disappear as we die.



    Not to change the subject...but we had awesome whether this weekend here in Maine. Lots of gardening and a picnic by the ocean with the kids. Just wonderful!
     
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    Are you positive ?
     
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    In the end, those deeds are all forgotten and meaningless.
     
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    Are you sure ?
     
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    No. I haven't been dead yet.

    But I have held a brain in my hands. When I was holding it, I wondered if the individual's memories were still inside their brain, locked in this formaldehyde preserved organ. Or, when blood flow to the brain ceased, and thus all electrical activity ceased as well, whether those memories disappeared like when you lose power to the computer while composing an essay in Microsoft Word.
     
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    i've held em too and watched that blip on an ECG get slower and slower and stop. But I'm still not sure if that means anything
     
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    I personally am fascinated by memory.

    What is it? The brain is made up of cells. Neurological impulses are electricity formed by sodium, potassium, chloride, and calcium going in and out of cells.

    But is memory neurological impulses that keep triggering? Or is it some sort of protein that our body makes and then translates when that memory is brought forth from the depths of the mind?

    Think back to some event 10 years ago. You can remember it, even though you may not have thought about it for years. Of course, some of the details may be sketchy, and your brain fills in some of the gaps. But it is essentially all still there.

    Weird.
     
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    and so will that comment. But here we are---what will we do with ourselves ? Make up a game to play ? Choose some point that we should try to get to ? Save the whales ? -----------Seriously----what the hell are we going to do now given the little information we have to go on ?
     
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    er to the computer while composing an essay in Microsoft Word.[/QUOTE]

    Eat, drink fuck, and try to make our stay as pleasant as possible.
     
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    Eat, drink fuck, and try to make our stay as pleasant as possible.[/QUOTE]

    That certainly is one option
     

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