Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Life School

At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.


What if our lives are actually just a training period for something else?

11 comments:

  1. Good question. I do think our lives are a training period for where we'll spend eternity.

    betty

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  2. I often thought of that myself. I wonder if we are being taught in this life and what we learn may carry through to the next life. I like to believe that we keep being reborn taking what we learned in the previous life to help us in the next until we attain enlightenment. I wonder why some people are given huge lessons while others don't appear to have it as tough. Why do some lose a child while others have large families and never lose a child? Just wondering

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  3. Then I'm really not looking forward to what we're training for.

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  4. Still, we could make the most of our present lives.

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  5. The thought has crossed my mind plenty of times. Maybe we come back and back until we've worked it out. Some people in this world really do seem to have old souls whereas others... well they have a few life lessons to learn.

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  6. Totally agree! Make the most of this life, but there's eternity to come. Choose wisely:)

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  7. I like to believe it is. I think that's kind of the concept behind heaven, as well as reincarnation. So depending on what you believe, this life is actually a test in a way if you believe there's something after death...

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