In your experience, is life a comedy or a tragedy ?
dreamtraveler Member Posts: 377
edited November 2017 in Off-Topic
- In your experience, is life a comedy or a tragedy ?14 votes
I think our past is a tragedy, but our future is not.
Like in most Dostoevsky novels, the unhappy folk inevitably are contributing to their own unhappiness, while the happy are just lucky.
Incidentally, I read an interesting theory about tragedy vs comedy in first year university, the gist of which is that the inclusion of a fool usually transforms tragedy into comedy. Taking things too seriously is what creates tragedy. The wisest man laughs the most I think, though laughing at the wrong time can bring on tragedy too, if you know what I mean.
I suppose if you don't believe in the existence of a soul you might not see it the same way, but its important to remember our bodies are specifically designed to keep us locked in cycles, not to grow beyond them. Look at how many famous men were enslaved by their sexuality, and how obessity is becoming the default of humans the world over. To live is to experience pain, want, hungers and needs.
pun not intended :P
I can't offer any more concrete proof than you, but the difference is I am aware my beliefs are not all rational. Saying with certainty that nothing exists beyond death is as reasonable as saying there is a God.
meaning if an atheists entire family is slaughter wont he feel the need for justice ? or he will continue his life as if nothing has happened ? and if he feels the need for justice doesn't that means he believes in a term or an idea which he can not hold or touch ?
At the same time, be careful. I am a former Catholic, have a degree in astrophysics, and I’m not afraid to use my knowledge of both.
but do tell me this, do you believe that popes are superior to god ?
if you say yes then i would wonder how much effort you had to put in order to get your diplomas
if you say no... well... that would suffice me.
and for the records i did not troll members of the forum as it is stated.