Afterlife Comes After What?

8 Apr

I was watching this movie about a terminally ill teenager (I know I live for depression as entertainment… but that’s between myself and my future therapist)  and he came across some sort of prophet I guess you would call him (a prophet with a beer belly and a dirty mouth). In between belches and choice words the guy had the most profound thing to say about death and dying.

He said “When you are born, you cry and the world is happy, and when you die, the world cries and you are happy. ”

This got me to thinking…maybe we have had it all wrong the entire time.

Everyone is scared of death and the mystery of what comes after (even religous people have concern for the afterlife- don’t lie that’s why there is faith), but maybe we shouldn’t be scared at all, maybe we should be excited for death because of the possibility of it bringing so much more than what we know, and the rest of those left on the Earth are the poor schmucks who still have to wait in line and who are sad that you have died because they are subconciously jealous.

Life throws its curve balls, fast balls, and balls straight to our balls, but maybe this is our hell and what comes next should be celebrated, not feared.

Perhaps when we leave Earth we embark on the ultimate vacation and those that we leave behind are stuck in the mundaneness of the clearly known. Perhaps there is no pain to come after death (and if you believe in heaven that is exactly it). Possibly Earth is our hell (or it literally is hell and when we die we go deeper into hell… but I’ll try to stay positive) and we need to stop building it up as something that is to be lost, but instead let it go as a burden to be rid of, embracing not the fear of the unknown, but the celebration of it.

P.S. Even after my pep talk, it’s understandable if you aren’t sold yet on the joy of death. Look away from the light!


One Response to “Afterlife Comes After What?”

  1. gram April 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM #

    I love it! Good for you!

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