immortality and being stuck in time...

From: john grigg (
Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 01:40:43 MST

Spike Jones wrote: Alexander Shkirenko wrote:>
> > ...Individual seeks immortality, Individual ends up in
> > some form or another regretting ever wanting to live
> > forever. It's almost a societal cliche...>
The vampire myth is a classic example of this. Live forever with incredible
powers but at the price of being a moral monster and never seeing the sun
again. I think this whole societal cliche has to do with a "sour grapes"
syndrome where we try to explain why the present order is the best way due
to not being able to change it.

>Ja. Bill Murray in Groundhogs Day. Finds he is cursed to
>live the same day over and over. Pretty soon he is struggling
>to figure out a way to kill himself or end it all somehow. Its
>actually a pretty entertaining movie, if you can get used to
>Murray in kind of a semi-serious role.
Actually that movie is not nearly as bad as others. For instance,
after he figures out he can't kill himself off, Murray's char
goes on to spend his time learning new skills and otherwise
improving himself in order to reach his goal.

I loved Groundhog Day. I would love to be able to hit the "reset button"
and see how many different ways I could approach a situation and what the
consequences would be, without permanent consequences like in real life.


John Grigg
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