Curiouser and Curiouser

Rory, aka A Guy Called Bloke, is a very curious fellow and he asks a lot of curious questions. In his latest bit of curiosity, he asks…

What happens after my life ends?

This is an interesting question, indeed, because, as Rory points out, one could interpret this question to be “what happens to me after my life ends?” Or it could be that he’s just curious about what we think happens after our death in the more global sense.

Specifically, Rory wonders “Is there life after death on any level?” and “What will life be like after your death?”

Alrighty, then. Let me start out by saying that I do not believe that there is life after death…on any level. So my answer to what happens to me after my life ends is simple. Nothing. Once I’m dead, I’m be dead, fini, kaput, gone. I will have no consciousness. I will cease to exist in any form whatsoever.

But in the broader sense, what happens after my life ends is that the world will continue to spin on its axis and life will continue to go on for everyone else who is lucky enough not to have had their lives end. Maybe a few of them will mourn me and even miss me, but for the most part, my death will barely cause a ripple and, save for a few family members, will largely go unnoticed.

So, for everyone else but me, as The Beatles so aptly put it:

Ob la di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra
La-la, how the life goes on
Ob-la di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra
La-la, how the life goes on


6 thoughts on “Curiouser and Curiouser

  1. Richmond Road October 14, 2020 / 1:58 pm

    But how can you be sure that life goes on after yours finishes? That will be a difficult thing to prove.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango October 14, 2020 / 3:24 pm

      I can’t be sure, but I’ve witness the deaths of others and, while they’re gone, my life continued to go on. So why wouldn’t life go on for others even when life ends for me?


      • Richmond Road October 14, 2020 / 4:08 pm

        You are making the assumption that ‘others’ are, in fact, not part of your own life. Life is only what you perceive it to be, so when you cease perceiving it does it really still exist?
        You perceive only your own life and make assumptions about everything else based on that perception. It is therefore impossible for ‘life’ to continue after your demise (certainly ‘life as you know it’, anyway).
        I think that may have a lot to do with the whole ‘life after death’ mythology because, as individuals, it is, in a sense, literally inconceivable to believe otherwise.


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