Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Random Thoughts

The old question of is a glass half empty or half full? My answer has been it is full or air and water. I rejected the premise and the question and prefer to see the contents in a different way. I believe that it is important to try and see things in a different way and not always accept the premise of what someone is asking?

Second random thought. If Einstein is right and energy can not be destroyed and our brain has electrical impulses what happens to that energy in our bodies when our bodies die?

As I said random thoughts.


  1. The half full versus half empty is just a saying to see if you're optimistic or pessimistic. Nothing more than a slam against someone really. They say something you don't like and you respond with, "So, you're a glass half-empty kind of guy, huh?" Your other question is more interesting. I don't know that Einstein said what you quoted. I thought the law was that MATTER could not be created nor destroyed. In either case, it makes me think of the question of the afterlife. Personally, I could never see how anyone could doubt the existence of the soul. You take a dead body and a living body. The chemical make-up is the same. All the internal organs are the same. All the arterial pathways, muscles, tendons and fat tissue are the same. So what's different? What is that spark or electrical impulse that gives life? Gotta be a soul. What happens to it after we die is a different story. I would hate to think that we exist in this world as ethereal beings, ghosts, walking around in a very physical world without being able to have sex, drink alcohol, eat exquisite food, play with our children/grandchildren, pick up a comic, or do any of the other things that make life worth living. That would be sad indeed. I prefer to believe in an afterlife where those who have lived in a horrible, self-indulgant and selfish style are punished. But who knows? Maybe we are re-incarnated time after time til we get it right, then ascend to the astral planes of Heaven.

  2. Jim,

    I've always answered that question this way: did someone fill the glass and then drink half the liquid? Then it's half-empty. On the other hand, if they only filled the glass half-way, then it's half-full. =D

  3. Jeff- The what's after death question is always the most fascinating as we never get to know the answer until we experience it, being immortal I will never find out.

    Arielle - See you did not reject the question, but asked for more specifics to be able to get a correct answer. Nice reply. I may steal it in the future.