I used to wonder what was so special about eternal life.. And why God would need to promise it to us. Why not experience God in our lifetime and leave it at that? What is the point of something that happens when you're dead?
But then I went to a funeral this week. It wasn't even that close of a friend. But i saw the dead body lying in the coffin and thought, how comforting it must be for him to know that after his death he would still be spending time with God.
Imagine how hopeless and desperate you would feel if you were going to be forever separated from everything including God....
I don't know why, but reading books that you read before is so comforting.
And sometimes I remember what the book is about, but not quite, and that's the best. You read it before, so you don't need to work hard to take in a lot of new ideas, but you don't remember it so well that it becomes boring.
As much as I'd like to be a non conformist, I realize that friends are important in keeping you grounded in reality. They tell you what is actually going on in society and what's weird and what's normal and also if your ideas are too crazy. I don't want to become a murderer.
Also i've been watching too much crime tv these days.
I have to file my US tax but I don't know how to. So I need to pay some accountants to help me figure out how much tax I'm supposed to pay.
That means I'm paying people to tell me how much to pay. Or maybe I'm paying people to tell me I don't need to pay.
I feel like a tax filing service should be covered by my tax payment. Like if I eat at a restaurant, the restaurant tells me how much to pay. They don't make me figure it out myself. Or they should get prisoners to file taxes for people. Then accountants can do something more productive.
Maybe I'm just too lazy. Or dumb. I dont get how this system works.
My sister sent me a picture of the new baby. But I just can't get used to the fact that there's a new human being in this world and he's related to me? His face looks familiar but it also looks like any typical baby.
I keep thinking how weird it is that this human has only been in our world for one month. What is it like to be in a totally alien world? The problem is he can't talk so no one can ever know what a baby thinks.
We'll have to teach him the tricks of survival and what humans are typically like in this world and soon he'll get used to it and be just like us.