what i meant was, NOW that they are dead, do they NOW being dead, care? when they were alive i'm sure they were hoping people would talk about them long after they were gone, but now, being dead, do they care? there is truly no way to be sure, but i'm gonna guess and say right now, being dead, they don't know or care we still talk about them.
I would actually agree with this as I also pointed to this fact in my response by saying 'at the time', but I suspect we differ on what dead is.
Correct me if I wrong but do you mean to say, dead means gone over and out? No longer existing?
Where as my idea of when they are dead and not caring any longer means death takes away any notion of pride and emotion for that matter.
So I mean to say they are dead and no longer care not because they are gone but because life and what accompanies life such as emotions are gone.
Interesting thought, that although death may take your emotional value possibly meaning even taking away your humanity, stripping the human to what? would the 'spirit' or soul that is left still firstly be ABLE to 'care'? and secondly if you have added to humanity with what you left behind and what you once cared for would not the 'spirit' soul be REQUIRED to care in some fashion of that which has and still is and will always be an advantage to those who must still live and contend with their emotions?
What if their proud work brings more closer to the acceptance and understanding of being pure soul would not their lifes contribution still then be acceptable as 'still' caring?
Personally I think it the former, I think 'care' becomes something unknowable by the living and to say this also means 'care' once dead and soul becomes something that is the only knowable.
Once shed of the body emotions and life we are going to understand all that there needs to be understood which may mean the body emotions and life don't need to be.
This is not to say that whilst alive one must not try to understand life, but perhaps caring about life is only worth caring about when alive.
Perhaps life is no concern of the dead.
Perhaps dead is the only concern of the dead.
I think choice is the occupation of the living.
I think decision is the occupation of the dead.
The only question left is MUST the dead care? even if caring in a way you could not ever do when alive?
All I can say is if the dead do still care when dead it will not be a choice and not human 'care'.
It will be soul care.
All for the soul.
And as humans have soul they would care for what aids the soul even if still human.
If as said the soul really cares about being human or can care only as a soul cares for that which is not soul.
Meaning a soul care like a soul.
A human cares like a human.
Humans will try to emulate soul.
I doubt soul will try to emulate human.
(This also answers for me at least why souls stay out of human business)