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Old 08-11-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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Things I Hate Knowing I'll Never Know
This is totally random, but, has anyone else thought about the things they'll never know and it drives you nuts? lol

Like just now, hubby was talking to our daughter about how she's going to learn all sorts of new things in school, more than we knew, then he went on to say that if she has kids, her kids will know even more, etc, etc. I was thinking, ya know, it really sucks that I'm not going to know many of my future relatives. My kids' kids probably tops, but after that, I won't know my great, great grandkids or what will become of my family line.

Also, I probably won't know just how the world ends, or, if humans eventually pack up and move to a new planet for survival, or if we eventually go the way of the dinosaurs or what.

I dunno, maybe I think too much...lol...But, sometimes, when I really get to thinking about things like that it drives me crazy knowing I'll most likely never know!
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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I hope I'll know a time when there's no racism, homophobia, sexism, terrorism, hatred and bigotry, but I don't know if that time will ever come. I try to keep hope that it will.
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Originally Posted by knitgal View Post
I hope I'll know a time when there's no racism, homophobia, sexism, terrorism, hatred and bigotry, but I don't know if that time will ever come. I try to keep hope that it will.
Ditto. What would we do without hope? It's my favorite word.

And yes, there are so many things that I wish/hope I would know. That quest for knowledge is what makes a teachers life so rewarding. What a great getting ready for school to start pep talk for your daughter.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:47 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by knitgal View Post
I hope I'll know a time when there's no racism, homophobia, sexism, terrorism, hatred and bigotry, but I don't know if that time will ever come. I try to keep hope that it will.
Ditto that!
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I think if you know you're loved and can love in return, it doesn't really matter what you end up not knowing. Just my opinion!
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:47 AM   #6
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I think you'll see it all play out from the comfort of your very own fluffy cloud in Heaven. Since I've always gained comfort from believing that those who have gone before me are looking down at me and are (hopefully) proud of the woman I've become, I think we must all someday see that same vision. It's just a different angle to the dangle, but we're all connected! Perhaps it's just my view though.
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Originally Posted by knitgal View Post
I hope I'll know a time when there's no racism, homophobia, sexism, terrorism, hatred and bigotry, but I don't know if that time will ever come. I try to keep hope that it will.
Well said!

I see what you mean Demonica! On the other hand, life can be hard sometimes, and it's probably better we don't know what kind of difficult times we might have to go through. Sorry if I'm being depressing. But I guess what I mean is that not knowing can have some advantages too.

We are all very philosophical today!
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Originally Posted by knitgal View Post
I hope I'll know a time when there's no racism, homophobia, sexism, terrorism, hatred and bigotry, but I don't know if that time will ever come. I try to keep hope that it will.
I agree completely.

And no, iza, you're not being depressing, I know just what ya mean.
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I totally understand what you mean - I really want to live to see the advances in science we might make, to see if we ever do actually manage to live together, to see the kind of changes I wish for the world.

While I'm more inclined to believe that I'll experience bits and pieces of the future through future lives than that I'll watch it from above, at the very least I know that the atoms I consist of will continue on - they'll become the air, the earth, the breath that my future great-great-great-great-great grandchildren breathe. Even after the end of the Earth, those atoms will go on to become comet trails, stardust, other planets.

So I hope that we, as a race, have managed to find a way to live peacefully elsewhere by the time that happens, but I wonder what gods they will pray to, what books they'll read that I never got to, what equations will seem obvious to them. I wonder what we believe now that seems as true as the sun that will seem as completely ridiculous as the flat-earth to them. I love these questions, thanks for asking them.
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Originally Posted by willowangel View Post
I totally understand what you mean - I really want to live to see the advances in science we might make, to see if we ever do actually manage to live together, to see the kind of changes I wish for the world.

While I'm more inclined to believe that I'll experience bits and pieces of the future through future lives than that I'll watch it from above, at the very least I know that the atoms I consist of will continue on - they'll become the air, the earth, the breath that my future great-great-great-great-great grandchildren breathe. Even after the end of the Earth, those atoms will go on to become comet trails, stardust, other planets.

So I hope that we, as a race, have managed to find a way to live peacefully elsewhere by the time that happens, but I wonder what gods they will pray to, what books they'll read that I never got to, what equations will seem obvious to them. I wonder what we believe now that seems as true as the sun that will seem as completely ridiculous as the flat-earth to them. I love these questions, thanks for asking them.
That was really beautiful. The thought of becoming a comet trail and/or stardust is pretty cool to me.
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