28 MAR 2012 by ideonexus

 We Are Lucky Because We are Going to Die

We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth ...
Folksonomies: atheism
Folksonomies: atheism
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So many people never even got to exist.