Is Life One Long Day?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Bowser, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Time has too much importance. Would you agree? It is a concept that divides our lives into seconds, minutes, hours and years. So much so that we find ourselves racing against it. Is it worth owning a clock?
     
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  3. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    I think it's not important enough. Typically it's used to regulate a workday, but it should be a reminder that time is running out on everyone. Use it wisely.
     
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  5. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    We know where the road ends. Does it help to imply a countdown? What can we accomplish that won't become dust later?
     
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  7. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    If the abstraction was converted into some kind of "picture" representation, then one's life might resemble a four-dimensional "worm" that cognition has chopped up into a multitude of milliseconds-long experiences relationally connected in sequence. Due to the fact that there is no single "brain state" in which consciousness of one's whole life can correspond to -- only that discrimination of the 4D worm into individual slices or temporal parts.

    In essence, "time" as originally encountered before itself being converted by rational processes into an assortment of quantitative abstractions or symbolic constructs. Each conscious snapshot having only immediate awareness of its own existence, illusorily deeming only itself real and fleetingly short-lived, oblivious in such isolation to the co-existence of the others. Actually even that is a figurative play on circumstances, since a milliseconds duration couldn't even contain an extended linguistic thought taken to be awareness of itself being real. Ergo the co-existence of several brain-states in a row that a unit of consciousness correlates to or depends upon. Or more precisely, the co-existence in sequence of an incredible number of yoctoseconds in which some events at the subatomic level transpire (brain states are miserably "slow" configurations in comparison, scanner depicted at a macroscopic level to boot).

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  8. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    Time is what you make it...Blah blah blah. In just 4 days.
    Thurs 4th January 2018.
    www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/04/fat-cat-thursday-top-bosses-earn-workers-annual-salary-by-lunchtime
     
  9. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Would you live any differently if you knew you had a year left?
     
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  10. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I'm 66.6 years old and sometimes the clock was important, sometimes it wasn't. I never felt that I was a slave to the clock, even when I had to be in certain places at certain times. These days my only chronological compulsion revolves around cat food.
     
  11. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    That's a great question. One that should be applied to life regardless of absolute time.
     
  12. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    It seems Bowser's recently taken up smoking, he don't give a damn.
     
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  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I used to have a recurring dream where I was getting ready for work but I couldn't find my shoes. "If I find them right now, I can still make the bus."

    A few minutes later, "If I find them right now, I can catch the next bus and only be a few minutes late."

    Then, "If I find them right now, I can take a cab and make it on time."

    Finally, "I'm officially late now."

    That's probably not a healthy obsession with time.
     
  14. Jamie Lee Registered Member

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    I think thinking about time less would definitely improve your quality of life. I read a quote once that said, "I rush every thing I do so that I can rush to do the next thing." Or something to that effect. Either way, it was a horrible idea.
     
  15. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Here's an idea for a film. Someone comes from the future and tells someone else they're going to die. That person then dives headlong into an orgy of hedonism. Sex, drinking and drugs. The person then dies of an introveinous drug overdose. Would the person have still died if they hadn't been told they were going to die?
     
  16. river

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    seems kind of silly really , we are all going to die , eventually .

    and didn't tell this person how long they will live before they die .
     

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