10 ways to die

well, I mean, 10 ways the world can end but they leave out the most obvious one, you die. This I think should be the first on the list. When you are dead, the world ceases to exist for you, because it was your idea in the first place, limited only by your imagination and vocabulary.


About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

16 thoughts on “10 ways to die

  1. tildeb says:

    What an extraordinary claim! How is the world your idea in the first place and how is the world limited only by your imagination and vocabulary? Are you suggesting all of us somehow manage to create exactly the same chemical and physical properties independent of us by means of our imagination and vocabulary? How did these billions of minds manage to bring water to a boil at sea level using exactly the same amount of energy? I don’t recall speaking this into being. Can you change it with your imagination?


    • makagutu says:

      How is it not your idea? The world exists. Only a thinking being can say that statement & as such without that being, the world doesn’t exist. It continues to exist for others but the dead don’t know this.


      • tildeb says:

        Ah, so you mean this from the personal perspective. Isn’t that a deepity?


        • makagutu says:

          How is that a deepity?
          Isn’t one of the philosophical questions this, that does a tree falling in the forest make a sound if no one is there to hear it?
          And on the imagination & vocabulary. How would you define the world that exists to a child, an educated person, a physicist and say a mad person? Is their view of the world same?

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          • tildeb says:

            You claim the world was “your idea in the first place, limited only by your imagination and vocabulary.” Well, the distinguishing feature of a deepity is that it has two possible interpretations. On the first reading, a deepity is true but trivial. Yes, we have to be alive to experience the world. On the second, itโ€™s false but would be mind-blowing if it were true. We don’t create the world because it exists independent of our experiences of it. If this were not the case, it would be mind-blowing if true. That’s why I say it’s a deepity… because it fits the definition.


  2. Well, to me, being only 2ft tall, the world is…well..very tall. Everything is..well….above me, and the world is cruel to toga wearers, too. Mine gets caught on everything. Oh, also, the world ain’t nice to people with glowing lightening bolts glued to their hands. I’m ALWAYS getting kicked out of movie theaters for lighting the place up too much. This will all end when I’m dead, only I won’t be here to notice. Sucks, that.

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  3. renudepride says:

    When I am dead and returned to ashes, who cares? I’m gone but there will always be another to take my place. Naked hugs!


  4. If we humans go extinct from our own cause (e.g. catastrophic climate change or nuclear war) or from some other cause (e.g. asteroid impact or a nearby supernova explosion), would anyone care?

    If you lived in a different civilization on another planet, would you really be distraught that 7.7 billion Homo sapiens were wiped out of existence along with other uncounted flora and fauna on a distant world? In a universe so vast, and within the cosmos infinitely larger, how important would any one species or any single planet be?

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  5. Nan says:

    Such an uplifting article!



  6. maryplumbago says:

    The whole galaxy could be blown to oblivion and in the grand scheme of things, it wouldnโ€™t even be noticed.
    Religion is a desperate attempt to find purpose in, not only our lives, but the universe at large. There is no purpose other than making the most in the best ways of our own life…nothing more, nothing less.

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