Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Endings

Much like everything has a beginning, everything has an end. Even death and existence will cease to exist eventually. As our great prophet H.P. Lovecraft said; "That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die." However death is not necessarily the end. I'm not going to talk about the afterlife, but death really is not the end. It might be the end of your life on Earth, but your body is still there. Eventually it will decay, and probably become worm food. Those worms will then become food, and so will what eats the worms. Eventually we will eat whatever it was. So try not to consider that really. That when you eat something, you could be eating the nutrients of your ancestors. Don't let that scare you into veganism. As The Lion King taught us when the plant eaters die (I'm not sure which ones in particular it was, it's been years since I saw that movie) they become food for the grass that grows to feed them, as well as food for the lions. Or it was that when the lions die they become food for the plants, which becomes food for the plant eaters, which becomes food for the lions. That's a more complete circle so I'm going to go with that.

Plenty of other things end though, as well as life. TV shows, video games, movies, everything has an end. There are some things I don't want to see the end of. Such as Frasier. I will however see the end of it eventually. When I watched Home Improvement I never actually watched the final episode. There are plenty of games I haven't finished as well but that's due more to my short attention span.

Everything has an end, no matter what it is. But the end isn't always the end. The end usually is the start of a new beginning. Typically the beginning of your life without what just ended. But sometimes the end causes new things to arrive. If a relationship ends, it allows a new, and possibly better one, to start.

Sometimes, things don't end how we want them to, how we think they should. But, always, they end how they need too. If you go on for long enough, then you'll come to realize this in time. I was a mess when my ex left me, and for the longest time I didn't think that was how it should have ended at all, but over time I have come to think it was the best. Everything ends in the best way it can, either for you, or for other people involved. Except life I guess. Sometimes death is a horrible and painful thing, and it should never be. Life can be like that too sometimes though.

Okay I seriously need to stop writing.  It seems even this post had to end eventually.

41 comments:

  1. This is all so true yet it's kind of depressing and sad in the same way. Everything in life, eventually will end and I always feel like quite the nihilist when I keep that fact at the forefront of my mind.

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    1. I think it's best not to think about it too much. But even if you remember that everything ends, that's no reason to not enjoy what is there. No need for nihilism.

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  2. >I'm not going to talk about the afterlife
    SADFACE do that next time please? :3

    But yeah, it's stupid to see some things ending. Though I can imagine a few things that'll go without end for quite a while.

    Also semi-ironic ending you got there there.

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    1. I've talked about that quite a lot. So you can look up that some other time. Just as it's sad that some things end, it's also sad that there are some things that insist on going. Which is more annoying than sad.

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  3. I hate endings of things I like - really really really hate! But there are times when bad things end and - yay... then nothing could be better ;-)

    Pictures up on my post now - but they're pretty poor quality.

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    1. I'll take a look at them :) The bad things ending are good and yay indeed :) Good things must sadly end too.

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  4. All of a sudden I got scared that you were going to stop blogging. I really really hope you dont and that this is just a lovely thoughtful post.

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    1. I don't think I'm going to quit blogging any time soon :) It's nice you care that much though :)

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  5. sometimes things have to end in the middle for a greater good.

    sometimes good things end pretty bad.

    my question is..why?

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    1. Well that's quite a profound question :) Sometimes it's because something that you think is good isn't actually that good at all. Sometimes genuinely good things end badly but there's always a good reason. It's usually to do with personal growth. It's tough, but just keep going through it :)

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  6. I don't care what you say, the Legend of Zelda will never die. Some people think it should because Skyward Sword was awful, but what do they know. It was okay. I still have hope for it, and no one can kill that. I am going to go cuddle with Ocarina of Time now.

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    1. I have the limited edition golden cartridge version of Ocarina of Time...AWWWWW YEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. We talked on Twitter about how awesome that makes you. Legend of Zelda will never end because the creator has said he wants to keep going until he's topped Ocarina, which will NEVER HAPPEN. EVER.

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  7. I agree with you completely. everything lives on in its own way, and even though it doesn't seem it at the time, everything happens for the best

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    1. Things do, and it's really hard to remember that sometimes.

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  8. Got to hand it to that H.P. Yeah, endings are a tricky thing. In my job I can't wait 'til they come. It's just tough to see them up ahead. In life it's a toss up.

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    1. Well we all want the working day to end :) In life it depends on just what it is that's going to end.

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    1. It's holding up just fine :)

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  10. Peter Morwood wrote a set of three books based on the horse lords and then wrote a forth a long time later as an ending, what a disaster as I told him at a book signing...sometimes endings aren't needed only imagination

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    1. Well even after something ends one's imagination will keep it going. Especially if it's a book series. There are plenty of people that have continued Harry Potter in their heads.

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  11. I don't really like the idea of something I like coming to an end - like the end of a good book, or even a good TV show. In the end, we just get used to it and then it stops being an issue.

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    1. Plus if it's a TV show or book you can go back and read it again :)

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  12. thers a hot new vegetarian at work, shes 18. i should probably tap it. im just 9 yrs older. im okay with this

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  13. I was actually reading about an ancient religious during the A to Z Challenge because I was at a loss of what to write for 'X' I believe it was. Anyway, they had a big stone structure called the "Tower of Silence." They would mount their dead on the top of the pillar and allow vultures to eat their remains and the blood would flow into the center of the tower. It was a way of giving themselves back to the "circle of life." Bah, just a fun fact.

    Anyway, I don't think I'll ever look at Lion King the same way again. Excellent post!

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    1. That is actually pretty interesting. Some of the ancient customs were actually very well thought through, though I doubt anyone would do something like that today, and would probably call it a barbaric practice.

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  14. Eventual the universe expans as far as it can and its momentum stops and the weakest force in nature (gravity) takes over and everything slowly starts comming together, eventually all becomes one and is compacted so tight it explodes in a big bang and everything explodes out wards and the cycle continues.

    The beginning is the end the end is the beginning.

    Once you've watched all the Fraiser episodes you can start watching them again!

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    1. That's called the Big Crunch, and I think there are people who say it's already happened before. This is possibly the fourth or fifth universe. I just hope I'm not alive when that happens.

      I can always watch Frasier again, or Home Improvement, or anything I've watched before.

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  15. There are shows I love that have ended that I've never see the ending of, like Dollhouse and Pushing Daisies. I just cant end them.

    Also, the antelope eats the grass. I'm pretty sure Mufasa mentions antelope in the Lion King.

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    1. I had no idea just which specific grass eater he chose, but I think it is the antelope. You need to see the endings, for closure. The shows will still be there again for you to enjoy again :)

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  16. You and Bersercules should discuss this in one of your future podcasts together. You both seem to have some very profound views on these matters of the universe. I think with a little effort you 2 could start your own religious cult and easily gain more followers that L. Ron Hubbard. The best thing is you could recruit Tim Allen into the cult if you want, and he can tell you what happened on the last episode of "Home Improvement."

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    1. Hmm well that's up to him. Wonder if he'll even see this. I think we could have fairly profound discussions though. We would need Tim Allen. He can be our Tom Cruise. Tim Allen can give us the children, who are more important.

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  17. Speaking as a pantheistic multidimensional solipsist, I'd rather the ideal of "worlds without end" and "time enough for love."

    LET'S SEE WHO GETS THOSE REFERENCES. :D

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    1. I'm afraid I don't get them, but they sound like good ideals.

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  18. I hate when good tv shows end. I'm already having anxiety attacks over the last season of Breaking Bad, and it hasn't even started yet. But then again, I think it's better they give them good ending rather than drag them out until they have to end them because their ratings go down the toilet.....

    I love finding others who enjoy Lovecraft. :D

    xo

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    1. There are plenty of shows that should have ended by now, and will probably be dragged out until the creator dies. Some I think may continue even past that. *coughsimpsonscough*

      Lovecraft is awesome :D

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  19. I was breathtaken with this post. It makes me think how everything goes round. We are cannibalic, in a very different way.
    I hope you follow!<3
    www.reinhardtkenneth.blogspot.com

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    1. Everything does go round, but it always comes back to zero eventually.

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  20. Very thought provoking post. It made me think of a quote by John Green:

    "Good times and the bad times both will pass. It will pass. It will get easier. But the fact that it will get easier does not mean that it doesn’t hurt now. And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you’re doing yourself a disservice. Don’t do that. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t end, that it won’t get better. Because it will."

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    1. That is indeed something worth keeping in mind :) Thanks for sharing it :)

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  21. I also think that some artists achieve immortality because of their works. Even though they passed on, people still read Shakespeare's works, listen to Mozart and even admire Van Gogh's paintings. I can only hope to achieve that level of greatness...especially after I've become grass for the antelopes. :P

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. Well at the very least you can live on as grass for the antelopes :) I wouldn't mind being remembered by the ages either. It would be pretty awesome. Although I wouldn't be alive to see it. As me anyway.

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