Re: 1929 deja vu

From: Emlyn (pentacle) (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 04:03:09 MDT

Zero Powers wrote:
> > But overcoming all my obstacles will not make me ready for the dustbin.
> > There will still be plenty for me to live for, such as enjoying my own
> > happiness, satisfying my curiosities by lifelong learning, seeking out
> > and unique people, places and experiences, reading all the books I don't
> > have time for, catching up on all the Seinfeld episodes I missed,
> > the novel I don't have time to finish now, recording the album I've
> > had time to start, riding my mountain bike at all the exotic trails I've
> > heard about but never been able to go to, painting, living, loving and
> > plain having a ball.

Unless you do these things "today", you will never do them. The easier life
becomes, and the more time you have spare to do things, the less likely you
are to do them... There is always tommorrow. Differently stated, you will
always have obstacles; humans (and I imagine posthumans) seek their limits
and strain against them (bellyaching all the while). You will never overcome
your obstacles, only your present obstacles. Even if you do achieve the
ability to do the things above in the "glorious posthuman future", doubtless
by then they will have lost their gloss. Live your dreams now, or forget
about them. Time enough for the nano-wish fairy.


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