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This was a question in my philosophy group a while ago...Can I be offended for OTHER people? These other people are not offended by this thing that I am offended over. I am offended FOR them. I found this idea quite interesting/perplexing. I'm not sure it even makes sense but it's interesting anyway.
First off ill say that I'm not religious, However I do find aspects of spirituality interesting historically, psychiatrically, philosophically and conceptually. Concepts such as spirits and the soul have helped human beings communicate ideas beyond physical and scientific understanding for millennia. They are great literary and communicative devices for filling in gaps in our knowledge. What I am about to write is fanciful and emotionally based. I wish I could summon someone spiritually. When I'm out alone e.g. Walking in the forest with my dog or something, I wish I could summon the spirit of someone I know. This is usually someone still alive and someone I know. If it was otherwise it would require too much imagination and effort to keep up. It would also be more stupid imo as the basis is more in pure imagination and not based on fact or shared memories with that person. I know someone will say 'why don't you just phone them', well yes I could do that if I wanted to. It's not the same as feeling their presence with you though. One reason I like to think about all this, is I like to think my aspire awkwardness wouldn't exist with the person in who is with me in spirit. In analysing this silly idea, I think maybe a reason for it is control. I want to switch people on and off. Summon and dispel. I don't want them to leave or stay. I know if such a control existed for me I wouldn't be happy anyway, it's more about comfort....and control. Who would you like to summon and dispel when you are alone? Sorry if this is badly written, it's 5am and I haven't slept again.
This is something I've thought about for a long time... What if, when time reaches a certain point, time loops back again to another point in time and everything starts from there until it then reaches that same point in time and loops back again infinitely? Let's say that when I turn 20 in 2015, time loops back to 1995 when I was born, and then continues to do that forever. That's a wierd thought. This could even happen tommorow, and it could loop us back to the creation of the universe again. We would never get to see what the human race could possibly accomplish. Everything would just start over again. People would have to relive all the good - and the bad moments of their lives. You could argue that this would be a bad thing or a good thing. Just a little philosophy for y'all... Let me know what you think!