*empty trigger shots* I’m Max. Nothing. Everything must come to an end. What’s gonna happen to me? Who’s really in charge around here? God. Are you there? If you’re there can you please say so? So I don’t have to question whether you’re there or not? Yahweh, Allah, Jesus, Zeus, Vishnu, Shiva, Talos, even. Is anyone out there? Can you just show me Any sign that’ll give me no shadow of a doubt that there’s something else besides this. I understand you want me to believe based on faith but, Can that faith at least not be..blind faith, like how science does it? Please. Are you there? Hello? I suppose everything must come to an end. I wake up, and it’s a beautiful, bright, and sunny day. But it doesn’t matter. Because sooner or later, I’ll be dead. I eat a delicious, hearty breakfast. and enjoy every morsel. But it doesn’t matter. Because sooner or later I’ll be dead. I happily hang out with best friends and family. Joyously experiencing life with all of them. But it doesn’t matter. Because sooner or later we’ll all be dead. Any other generic example of living life. But it doesn’t matter. Because sooner or later I’ll be dead. And then what? What happens when you die? Will my whole life flash before my eyes? What if I’m already at the moment of death and this thing I’m living through right now is my life flashing before my eyes. And that’s why déjà vu happens. Or what if this is just another level of dreaming? Like when we fall asleep, we dream And when we die in our dreams we wake up And then for this world whenever we die we’ll wake up from this dream In an even more vivid and real world. Like this entire life was just another level of dreaming for us in the actual world. And then when we fall asleep in that actual world, We’ll relive an entire one of these lifetimes once again. And that isn’t even to say that the actual world I’m talking about that we supposedly wake up in to after we die Is just another dream. What if we’re waiting in suspension, until the exact same atoms that once made us who we were, Eventually come back together. Just as they did for this time in the universe. Or what if all of this is just the embodiment of your mind or whatever you wanna call it. Where instead of this being the universe it’s all just your imagination Like the universe didn’t create your life, your life created the universe. Because after all according to your brain, None of this existed until you started existing. Or what if any other theory you have of an afterlife happens. Or what if nothing happens. Nothing happens. Everything must come to an end. If we’re going by Science, then in the end.. You can safely say we’re all just the embodiment of trillions of individual cells. So I suppose our own body and brain can’t really be considered our own. Let alone anything more than random objects put together and powered by energy. The very essence that makes us who we are, Can be simplified to chemical reactions going on inside and around us. That just happened to manifest out of mere coincidence. How comforting. Everything must come to an end. What made the universe.. Decide to create living, breathing creatures capable of observing it where nothing else could. Why did the universe do anything? If you think about it, existence itself doesn’t really make much sense. Close your eyes for a moment. Actually close them. You don’t have to, but it’ll help you envision what I’m conveying to you. And I’m not going to put anything on the screen besides a black colour mat, so.. Go ahead and close your eyes. Think about this. Think what it was like before time began. Before anything ever existed. Keep going back, keep going back, keep going back. Keep going back further. Keep going back. Before the Big Bang. Before the laws of physics were ever in place. Before dark matter and dark energy. Before molecules, atoms, subatomic particles, non-particles, and before whatever anything that ever subsisted. Before it all. Just blackness. No, not even blackness. The absence of absolutely everything. Nothingness. Complete nothingness. And yet- Here we are? What? Wait what? Yeah, science! How does that make any sense? What the heck? What the hell happened? How? Why? This doesn’t make any sense. There can’t just be nothing in the beginning, And then something. That’s illogical. That’s irrational. That doesn’t happen. No. That does NOT happen. If there was a big bang, there had to be something to trigger that big bang because there can’t just be nothing then a big bang out of nowhere. You can’t just have something out of nothing. Because that nowhere means nothing is the only thing that can continue to happen. Okay, then maybe the universe always existed. But if it always existed that means it’s been here as far as time can reach backwards. Which is theoretically infinite. Let’s try to think about infinity years ago. The past is infinitely long, and never has a starting point, which means it’s only expanding. Like the future. That would mean time doesn’t only go forwards, it also goes backwards. So like there’s a number-line from negative infinity to infinity. Maybe-maybe that’s how it works. Then again maybe time doesn’t exist. Perhaps it’s only a fabric of human interpretation as a way of perceiving the universe. Because the universe could be vastly different from how we understand it. Just like how we understand the universe is different to how worms understand the universe. And at that, maybe we shouldn’t interpret time on a timeline. What if time is like a sphere? It doesn’t always go..forwards and backwards – it goes in every direction. Or better yet, a hypersphere. Which if you don’t know is a sphere that has more than 3 dimensions. So it can go up, down, left, right, forward, backward, and other directions or axis Our third-dimensional minds can’t comprehend. What if time is like any other nth dimensional shape for that matter. And not just time, Every other law of physics. I dunno about y’all but, my head hurts. But my heart feels incredible. There’s just way too much we don’t know. And there’s so much more we can anticipate on our adventure in this crazy universe we live in. So let’s be realistic. If the universe, or God, Or whatever you believe in, That has made it possible for you and I to be alive and be self-aware and to be sentient in this very point in spacetime in a random part in the universe. Then it wouldn’t make much sense that it can’t happen again.. In a different world, in a different time. In a different universe, in a different dimension, in a different mind, or even in the same exact ones. Who’s to say that can’t happen? The Theists? No. The Atheists? No. The smart? No. The stupid? No. The wise? No. The foolish? No. The other human beings who have very similar capabilities and thresholds of understanding to you or me? No. None of us know the actual answer. No matter how many times we tell or convince ourselves or anyone else we do, we don’t. We don’t. Not them, not you and not me. If there is in fact a multi-verse, and if there is in fact infinite universes in that multi-verse, And infinite possibilities, then statistically speaking, There is a 100% chance that infinity of those possibilities will consist of birthing your life. Not necessarily a reincarnation or afterlife or anything specific. Just the reawakening of.. You. You as in the consciousness. You as in the mind, not the brain or body. You as in the soul if you prefer. And that’s only one theory out of any possible ones. Some of which may even entirely pass over from our current realm of understanding and comprehension. Kind of like how our understanding of mathematics and science Will be completely out of the reach of a fish. I’m not gonna tell you to believe in what I’m saying. Because what I’m saying is merely the paragon of reflective philosophical ludicrousness. I probably sound like a crazy man. Or a guy that’s high on drugs. Or a pretentious kid who thinks he’s intellectual. But regardless. What I want is for you to not feel so worthless believing all that’s waiting for you at the end is blackness. In fact I’m willing to argue that the nothingness theory makes the least bit of sense. I mean in the end, it’s your choice to believe in what you want, and I encourage that, but.. If you think about it, And don’t blind yourself by your own emotional devotion then you’ll come to realize that instead of believing one thing, Or even nothing, The most logical choice is to believe in the possibility of everything. And even then we’ve probably only scratched the surface. In the meantime, let’s keep searching for answers. To whatever questions those may be. And enjoy your life here everyone. I for one, am extremely thankful. That I got the opportunity to meet you all on this little patch of existence that we currently reside within. I really am. Y’all have made me so very happy. And I hope that we can do the same for you. And who knows. Maybe after we die perhaps I’ll eventually see you all again on the other side. Wherever that may be. If you’re every in doubt, Just remember this. Everything must come to an end. Including the end itself. Toodles!