Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Importance Of the Afterlife, Seriously Post 9.24.13

In regards to the "Importance Of the Afterlife, Seriously" post, I completely agree with the author when he states "We have another reason to try to ensure a flourishing future for those who come after us: it is simply that, to an extent that we rarely recognize or acknowledge, they already matter so much to us." For those of us that continue to go about life consequentially  focusing on the fact that we as a species have made it this far so why bother acknowledging the obvious things we have in our lives? Right now we don't feel it's necessary to do this because some of us know that we aren't going to die soon however, if we were to stop for a second and set a literal dead line date to the human population then it would truly be interesting to witness how differently people would treat one another and what not. This was a pretty mind blowing article to read. 


"Importance Of the Afterlife, Seriously" Link:  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/21/the-importance-of-the-afterlife-seriously/?smid=pl-share&_r=0