Today’s daily prompt is “Reincarnation: do you believe in it?”
Many cultures have this kind of myth. India, China, Egypt… They are separated civilizations, yet they have the same believes. Coincidence? Or just people are so afraid of dying that they all have the same ideal fantasy that there is an afterlife?
I am personally a science person. I believe when a person dies, they just disappear. No souls, no afterlife, nothing. It’s just like sleeping without dreaming. You don’t know that you are asleep, you don’t have the sense of time. The sleeping period is just a gap, you don’t feel tired or anything when you wake up. It’s a lost period of time. Dying is just a longer version of sleeping. (Eternal it is) But you won’t feel it though, you won’t even know you are dead, just like when you passed out in bed or drunk. So, you feel nothing after you died. Why should you be afraid? You won’t have feelings when you are dead, just like you don’t feel anything when you are sleeping.
Dreams may occur you may think. Dreams only exist when your brain is still functioning. Dreaming is a way to reorganise your memories. But when you are dead, your brain stops functioning. Memories will be lost, like computer. So there should be no dreams when you are dead. Where will we be going after death? Nothing. Oblivion. Scared? Of course you are, you still have feelings, you are still alive. But people shouldn’t think about death when they are still living. That’s something they should worry about when they are dead. Living the moment, planning what you want to do to make your life happier. Make the best of it. Die without regrets (or just little). Point is, if people live their live fully, they shouldn’t be thinking if there will be reincarnation or not. Take that a bonus if there is. If not, at least they had fun.
Maybe there is magic in life. Maybe there is reincarnation. Maybe there is a god. Maybe there is aliens. Maybe there are ghosts, angels, demons. We will never know. Irony is, we will eventually find that out, when we are dead.