I presume you have clear ideas about what 'life' may be (to live?) and the
a-temporal distinction of 'ever'. (It is definitely not = 'a long long
I paraphrase you wisdom as:
time in our opinion goes as long as we live(?) so 'after that' is not

My reasons for not including afterlife or reincarnation (or even the other
sci-fi concepts on this list (replicas, teleportation etc.) is my view of
the 'existence' (also a hard word): the 'world' (use whatever is you beef:
nature, totality, even existence) is a complexity of everything in
relational unity. We observe parts of it (according to our capabilities,
we can't encompass all) and select 'models' for our views. In our
understanding (limited as it is) we identify our relation to such models
('our' is similarly a figment to be explained - person, self, you name it)
and realize (partial) complexities constituting "our world, our life,
ourselves". When relations change by interference from (maybe even out of
model) participants,  we talk about a process. Maybe in form of a 'zipp'.

When a complexity reorganizes in a major(?) process it vanishes (=death) and
there is no further continuation of the complexity that was reorganized.
The complexity "us" is more than physically describable (Aris-total) and by
major reorganization all is gone as identifiable as pertinent to the
vanished - reorganized - complexity (us). (3rd person memories ABOUT are not
to be mistaken for the complexity's 1st person assignable processes.)

Forever means "it just stopped dead". It stepped out from the time concept.
 Time is a coordinating factor how our universe 'orders' its happenings and
space is the other one.
All this pertains to my NARRATIVE (not theory!) to make our world a bit
easier to handle logically (commonsensically) in our mind(?).
If you like it, use it, if not, delete.

So a less verbose reflection to your pretty laconic maxim:
there is one instance for the entire complexity 'us' to function (processes)
- whith the major instrumental components in unchanged relationships. Once
such relationships are changed the process-complexity is over. Time
space) are our coordinating figments to make relational changes palatable
for our limited understanding.


On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 6:04 AM, Kim Jones <> wrote:

> We only live once, but we live forever
> There is no afterlife - only life eternal
> Kim Jones
> >

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