January 29, 2016
Death has different aspects in life on the earth. The first one is related to the death in the physical body, which is the natural death; the second one is the ignorance in intellectual or spiritual aspect which people face in life as they claim and assume the other kinds of death. They say, the wage for sin is death which is assumed in here that death has allegoric meaning since sin is mostly connected with displeasure of God’s will though God’s will is unknown except mere speculations and interpretations people have delivered to date by sayings and writings that are found in books.
Death gives both meaningful and meaningless purpose in life. This depends on how people relate and consider their given existence of life on the earth. When people think of death, they do not even have a clue as to where they are going, few people, out of fear and frustration, they do not like the way they face to the kingdom of death, and they claim that life is meaningless since they think that they end up to nothingness out of all the ins and outs they have been thru all their lives, the efforts and choices they have made in their lives is turned out to nothing and to no world which they do not have grasp.
While others think of death as a brave student who has been studying very hard in all days of the semester and seeking the final exams so that one expect the results of such test with distinction though they do not have clear grasp of what the next world looks like due to the fact that none has true clue, except mere hope and faith they think they have, which they refer to their given their religious or other kinds of convictions and determinations which they have demonstrated taking the promise delivered in their given books as the source of all truths, which made them think that death is good thing that make them close to their beloved and they expect death with joy and it gives them better meaning and perspective to life on earth which they have performed on this plane of existence.
In an interview with the Guardian, Stephen Hawking, derailed religious hopefuls in his incisive, impossible-to-argue with manner. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail,” he said in the interview. “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Other people also say that we are born, we live, and we die–and then we are heard no more. Death is like a dreamless sleep from which we will never awake, our consciousness put to death forever. If this life is all there is, what is the point of living? If we are going to be dead in the end, what difference does it make what we do with our lives? We may influence the lives of others, but they too are doomed to death. In a few generations most of our accomplishments will be totally forgotten. Death appears to render life meaningless for many people because they feel that there is no point in developing character or increasing knowledge if our progress is ultimately going to be thwarted by death.
To the contrary, others claim that death motivates people to be more energetic as person who is to meet one’s deadline while performing certain project. If death does not exist, people will not be motivated and energized to do many things in life and thus, it delivers purpose and more meaning in life. It makes many people to be ambitious since life is too short so that they can do many things which are useful and essential to their given lives and to the benefit of society at large. It makes people to have focus on the things which they like to do so that they can accomplish something meaningful in their given existence.
Death is also a reminder to other people that make them think about different aspect of life is going on their given reality at any given time, which makes life to be unpredictable, and think about little bit further than the regular and daily routines of life. Death makes people to think and meditate about life further and beyond. It is an agenda and calendar reminder that makes people think about their given life in this world has an end at one point of life on the earth and it makes them to think more and further about life on the earth, and it permits them to ask, what is death? Why death is come to everyone’s life at unexpected time? How do we approach dear? What should we thin about death? The search for meaning for life becomes stronger and deeper as people think about death.
Although, most people associate death with what is going to happen to the next world, the heaven and the hell, which is mainly derived out of their given religious conviction; there are also other people who think that there are other worlds that do exist on the afterlife inhere life although they do not even tell what it looks like, since they have no clue. On the other sides, there are people who think that there is no life after death since people vanish as they die.
The meaningful and meaningless purpose of life is mainly derived out of the conception people have on what life looks like at one aspect which should not necessary lead to conclusion that people should think life is meaningless since there is no life after death since there is greater purpose why everyone is created as human without considering the values and thinking, merits and consequences, of heaven and hell. We are not here to live in the heaven or hell in the next world since there is great plan and purpose why everyone is created which people should think and figure out for their own and by their own.
Heaven and hell are imaginary ideas which people formulate to make life more meaningful and to justify the meaningful aspect of death as well although people can have meaningful life without considering any kinds of merits in the next world or out fear of punishment too. This is mainly dependent upon how people perceive realities of life, understand and interpret on things and matters that exist on this plane of existence. For example, one should not help the poor in order to be heaven in the next world, but one should help the poor since the poor should be helped out.
In reality, death offers better meaning for life other than any given aspect and matter of life, without thinking on the worlds here after since it is one of the powerful natural law and forces that maintain the balance of this world; if powerful bad people do not die, things will be worsen; it makes people to have focus on their stay and on what they are doing on this world, it makes people to have focus and meditate on other aspects who they are, what they should do, how they should do, it allows people to make them think on whet the should think, feel, behave and do as well.
Death makes people to wonder that doing and thinking good is better than doing and thinking bad out of other people experience and exposures of life. They learn something out of experiences and experiences of life from those departed. When people die, others are given a chance to think on what they should think or not, what they do or not, to perform on what is missing in their life, to contemplate on various aspect of their given life so that they can have better, productive and meaningful life. Death indeed provides better and profound meaning for life.