While I was sitting in the waiting room at the dentist office, 1 elderly woman probably in her 70’s was sitting beside me and another woman who was no spring chicken entered the office. They knew each other and this was their conversation.
-I haven’t seen you in a while.
-Yeah, it’s been a long time.
-How are things?
-Same old, Same old.
-Just the way you like it.
-Ok. I’ll see you later.
It seemed to… casual. There is nothing guaranteed about life. To make it to that age you’ve done an absolutely superb job living. A humans #1 priority in life is to continue living. When you start getting up there in age it starts to get scary because a lot of questions with no answers begin arriving. With the most blunt way of putting it, what happens when you die? Do you float around as a spirit watching over people? Live another life in Heaven or Hell? Become re-incarnated as an animal depending on the quality of life you lead? You just don’t know. So when I see that these people are living their day to day just as casually as the next, I feel a sense of well being. They aren’t worried about death. How could you continue living if you were afraid to die? This is a very vicious cycle that falls into the category called the circle of life. It’s a truly mind boggling experience when you really start to think about it and how many little answers exist. You live. Then you die. Your 75 years of existence is 75/14 billion. Humans have been around for only a few millions years. We are a tiny spec in a humongous universe. I picture bigger, smarter, more intelligent beings that have been around for longer who look at us as a project or something. Like a petri dish. And there are billions of humans right now. I’m 1 of 6 billion humans on this planet. With Gourlay’s help we can reiterate this “I know one thing, that I know nothing”.