In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Finite Creatures.”
At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?
sadly, i have had an appalling lack of self-realization because i have only just recently begun to think about the fact that i will, in fact, on day die. so that’s fun.
i honestly, didn’t seriously consider this until just recently and my thoughts on the matter before then were usually, “oh dying, that’s something other people do.” always, the individual i don’t think i fully comprehended it would happen to me as well. also, i have to admit that i did feel a little petrified/terrified about this whole scenario and then i started thinking about whether or not my life was worthwhile, i.e. had i been living a purposeful and meaningful life?
it was just a wonderful domino effect of what i thought my life was, as i was currently living it, and what i thought it should be, because i was now aware i was going to die. and i have to wonder if that’s why i enjoy to watch tv so much because it really has a whole numbing effect on your mentality. i really don’t think about anything else when i’m watching tv. and also how pathetic is that? lol, to just rather watch tv than actually deal with the emotions i have surrounding my own mortality in this life.
wow, good times, good times wordpress. thank you for that one.