Death is good (and majorities stupid)…

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Most of us are afraid of dying. However as Shestov said, the majority is not to be trusted with the answer to big philosophical questions. Philosophy is not a democratic process, but rather a dictatorship of the “all knowing” great minds whom the masses just try to understand (and follow, if they first understand them). If the majority finds something good, then it must be bad. And vice-versa: if the majority of us find something terrible, then it must most probably be the best thing in the world. So death must be indeed the thing we should all wish for. From Socrates (who actually provoked his execution by proposing an outrageous counter-sentence) to Christ most great men (and women) have always ridiculed death. We still cannot follow their example. We are afraid.

If you have learned from a child that matter is all there is, that is logical. But a machine – no matter how complex – will always be “nothing”. I am “myself”! Why do we still fear death while all wise men say otherwise? Have we suddently become so wise so as to doubt them?

Too much “logic” has led us into over-evaluating lifeless things and neglecting what we really feel as humans. We are luminous beings, not crude matter! If One is conscious and if what we sense as “life” is just the mirroring of this unique consciousness into many material components (which could even those be an illusion, remember one particle + one antiparticle equals nothing…), then dying could just be the re-unification of our consciousness with One. Dying could be just the end of the illusion of life… Could that be so illogical so as to be true?

All in all, dying is part of our life. If we love life, then we should love all of its components. And if we trust Nature to be wise, then we must trust her all the way to the end. Close your eyes and feel in silence. Do you see anything?

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Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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