Thanks everyone for your comments, and Kthelmir; spoken like a true 19 year old. Ha. All good posts as they each depicted the diverse thought on such a subject. Personally, I have never felt as though I have never existed before. I can't imagine such a thought. Even though I have no memory of it, I somehow know I have existed before? Hmmm? Furthermore I don't care to know all that might represent for I do feel what I did carry forward is there somewhere in how I process information? If this unique to me? I have no idea, but it is observable in others in that that have extraordinary gifts that we toss about as genetic? That could be a part of it, I will admit; but frankly I think that is just the tip of the iceberg. It could define IQ as being a gauge somehow that indicates just how long one has existed and their ease of which they absorb that history we have recorded we call "knowledge, lore and myth and imagination". All of it plays a part in that continuum somehow. IMO.
Misrepresentation is often espouse as one tries to "twist" the truth to fit their selfish desires. Now don't take that to represent major malevolence, for we are all guilty of such behavior to some degree, but this paradigm of "rebirth" is evident in all our history and misrepresented at every turn simply because we just can relate to it from an "existence" point of view, but it does make sense. An amazing amount of sense. The problem is we have absolutely no control over it and we just can't abide in that! It's not in our nature. We have to understand eveyhing, being perfect and all. Hmmm? Maybe there is something missing in our equations?
Once it begins to settle in your consciousness it will begin to change how you "look" at the world; it will slow you down and you begin to see and hear things you have never noticed before. You are no longer in a "hurry" to survive life, and truly begin to live it from one moment to the next. Hard to fathom. Sure it is! It was for me, too. If I could wave that "magic wand" over all of you that would allow you to think, see and hear more clearly, I would do it in a heartbeat and I think you would thank me for it, but that is presumption, and if I am wrong or offend anyone by that statement, I do apologize.
Yes we are diverse as it relates to our own perceptions. it was meant to be that way, but not to divide us as we have come to understand means "war" in varying degrees. So what is the alternative? How could we possibly find peace? I can tell you as long as we deem our exsitence as terminal and act as such, it will never happen, never, as in our greed for life we render this Earth uninhabitable as we suck it dry. I am not necessarily talking about resource wise, for I don't know the true conditions of that, but from a humanitarian point of view as we feast on weak, naive, innocent and defenseless.
Now let's say we are terminal and we must conserve so those that follow will have it better than we, you know our "posterity"? What have we done to insure that. I'm a bit stumped? You? Hmmm? I guess we could leave them money. Yeah, that's the ticket! That ought to do it! After all we are humane, huh? Einstein seem to have something to say in that regard. How does it go now, let's see, "...it seems appallingly clear our technology has surpassed our humanity". Let's hope he was wrong. I doubt it though? He was a pretty sharp cookie. I think there is hope. I really do. But it will have to be a group effort.
PS: I have often mention mankind as "God's Symphony" and we just need to tune up. I don't know how many of you have ever seen the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" but in it's ensemble of beautiful songs is one call "Do Re Mi" which I think parallels those sentimnets of "God's Symphony" as the different notes are those contributions of different races communicating allowing us to make beautiful music. Here
is that song. I hope you enjoy it. It may take a little more than one lifetime to tune up? Who knows?:perplexed: