Saturday, October 18, 2008

Carpe Diem


We live in a world where people come and go like day and night. Somewhere people celebrate the birth of a baby and in some place else people mourn the death of a loved one. That is part and parcel of life.

Maybe I've been watching too much TV or reading too much fiction but one question which popped into mind today was whether or not I wanted to be immortal?

I'm kinda scared of dying. yes, I know that it's stupid and completely irrational but ever since my near-death experience I have been a bit fearful of that fact that I might die any moment. I seriously am not ready to die... When I die, I want to have lived; really LIVED. I want to have skydived, traveled the world, gone scuba diving in the Great Barrier and done so much more! I want to die happy with a fulfilled life and I want my life to have meant something, I want to have created memories which will last forever and have made a difference in the world.

So my answer to the question...is NO. I wouldn't want to be immortal. I have no intention of living forever. I wouldn't want to watch all my loved ones disappear off the face of the earth one by one. I wouldn't want to be all alone.

So my dear Grim Reaper, please hold on because I'm not ready to die just yet. And to all my fellow bloggers and anyone who stumbles upon my blog and is bothered to read it, carpe diem! :D

"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will”
~Chuck Palahniuk~


14 comments:

Diana said...

Celebrate everyday of ur life, then when ur life comes to an end...u woudn't have anything to regret!!!

CHEERS n HUGS

Now said...

this topic is one of those things always moving around in my heart. im sure been immortal will be very boring even before dying i want to do certain thing like seeing you(hehe). and lucky you got out of the accident im sure there were a lot of lessons you learnt from that

*~*Ryn*~* said...

diana: awww! thanks a lot! *hugs back*

now: yea... not exactly lessons.. merely just random thoughts

Now said...

ok i will tell you one lesson that you learnt and it is not to go swimming there ever lolx
see you did learn atleast one lesson

*~*Ryn*~* said...

i will of course go again.. the place is awesome! :D Nop.. not one lesson.. maybe to have someone with me at all times while in the sea.. but other than that.. nop :D

Now said...

even thats a lesson isnt it

*~*Ryn*~* said...

yes.. alright.. but just that one

Ammietia said...

I am not exactly SCARED of death, I just don't particularly like it. If anything, I'm scared of the death of others close to me, like my cat Cinnamon, or some of my friends. My death doesn't really send buzzers ringing.

I wouldn't want to be immortal either. Heck, I don't think I even want to live till I'm 90 cause I'd probably be hellishly bored by then.

ħίтŝăĸuм said...

hey.. dnt think of being immortal.. its not going to work. and never wil either. and u can have a fulfilled life if u try to do all the things u want to. at least TRY

*~*Ryn*~* said...

ammetia: I think I'm more scared of the IDEA of death than the actual thing. And of course, I'm totally scared that the people I love might die too... everyone is, I think.

ħίтŝăĸuм: Don't worry... I'm leaving all the immortality to the fairy tales and what not and focusing on reality :D

manivannan said...

Hi friend,

I'm new to ur space... and am happy that Grim Reaper welcomes me :)

I believe "Fear of Death is the beginning of Wisdom" and you've also caught the right mantra 'CARPE DIEM'

So happy living!

And if you're really scared about death I can suggest Reading BHAGAWAD GITA or the life of RAMANA MAHARISHI ... Definetly, it would be helpful.

*~*Ryn*~* said...

Thanks :D Yes, I completely agree with your belief. I'm not really that scared about it... so I think I'll survive. But just to be on the safe side I'll keep an eye out for those books! :)

ki said...

I DO want to be immortal. But not by living forever. By leaving my legacy behind for the world...

*~*Ryn*~* said...

Trust me Ki... at the rate you're going... you totally will! :D