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Deep thoughts? Maybe, maybe not...

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:30 am

It's getting harder and harder to think of something interesting (even to me, nevermind anyone else) here everyday.

Fortunately for me, I haven't had any real tragedy in my life recently (my thoughts are with you Kitty & Lily), and I don't exactly have the most exciting job or lead the most exciting life. Just get up, go to work, go to the gym, come home, sleep, and repeat all week long.

I know a friend once berated me because I told him I have no luck in life (I can't even win $10 on 6/49), and he essentially told me I was full of shit. He said your family is great, your health is fine and you have a bunch of good friends. What more does anyone really need?

What he said really woke me up and made me look at life in a different way. Now, I try to make the most of life and enjoy everyday, be it by hanging out with friends or simply relaxing on weekends and sleeping in if possible. It sounds lame, but I don't sweat the small stuff anymore...

Now I know that if I was hit by a bus or some other sad unfortunate event happened, I know I could honestly say that I lived life to the fullest. I lived, loved, travelled, and experienced so many things other people never will that I should have no regrets. Debts maybe, but not regrets.

Thinking about my possible demise this morning, something else struck me.

How would anyone know if Bootlegga just ceased to exist because I died for real (say in a car accident)?

Almost no one in the online world knows my name, very few know my face, and none of my offline friends know about my postings on my favourite websites (this one and Globosapiens for example). Would my profile(s) exist forever, or would they disappear into the internet ether? If it disappeared, then it'd just be like dying. Everything's over and all that, but if it stuck around online, would it become the equivalent of a cyber-ghost, haunting websites where people who once knew me would one day stumble upon my pics, writing, postings and suddenly be reminded of me?

That's makes me wonder, should I add something to my will to have the website admins remove my info and postings to prevent future grief, or should I just ignore it and let things lie? Being the considerate chap that I am (although I'm sure some on Canadaka don't agree with that statement), I'd hate to prolong my family's/friend's grief, or even worse, open old wounds months/years down the road...

I know all of this thinking about death is morbid (especially as I'm in the best health I've been in in a long time), but sometimes my dark side comes out and I wonder about insane shit like this. It probably doesn't help that the weather outside is cold, rainy and dreary either...
Just another happy Canuckistanian living under the so-called US security umbrella...yes, I'm a sarcastic bastard.

Arnold Schwarznegger on Climate Change - If 98 doctors tell me my son is ill and needs medication and 2 do not, I listen to the 98. The same can be said about climate change.

"The Crystal Wind is the storm, and the storm is data, and the data is life." Trent the Uncatchable

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Comments

Re: Deep thoughts? Maybe, maybe not...

Permanent Link by foxybcgurl on Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:53 am

I've often wondered about my 'online death' as well...lol :roll:

Re: Deep thoughts? Maybe, maybe not...

Permanent Link by nanza on Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:58 am

boot....deep thoughts indeed....do you think any of the online peeps we visit or connect with would care about our demise ??????....because went went offline or DIED in the 3D world ??????

just keep sailing the top of the water for now.....the depth will teach you it's secrets over time....smoothe sailing not such a bad thing..........
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Re: Deep thoughts? Maybe, maybe not...

Permanent Link by Mr_Canada old on Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:20 pm

I've wondered the same.

I'm not known enough to be remembered, lol

So if I died, no one would probably know. Unless papers said something that really differs me from other's, and the story was put on Canadaka, and Canadakians recognized it.

And boot, you rock, anyong else stating otherwise is crazy, ;)

And I hate rain, it's depressing....

This site is pretty much my only online forum. I use MSN, but none of my contacts talk with me, :cry:

I used to think of death alot. I've never really had any friends (thanks to my Canadian Patriotism and Canadian Kids today feeling that ome other country is better, it has made me a little too unique)

In my will though, I would personally request that someone please inform of my death to my MSN chat friends and any other Internet location where my presence is known (or has been known for awhile), such as Canadaka.

I'd just end up as a Page 7 story in a local newspaper, and forgotten in a day. :lol:

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