Author: I mentioned that it appeared that a lot of people in Belgium were less afraid of death than I was.
Dr: Vermeersch looked at me as if he were recalculating my age downward.
“How can you be afraid of nothing?” he said. “Nothing can do you no harm.”
Author: “I’m afraid of not existing.”
Dr: Vermeersch: “Millions and billions of years you did not exist—what was the problem?”
Author: “But now I’ve formed relationships,” I said.
Dr: Vermeersch:“After death, your relationships are finished,” he said brightly. “You are in the state you were before conception.”
#life #death #humour #existentialism #philosophy #Spinoza #WoodyAllen #angst
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" I’ve always felt there’s something inherently psychopathic about joining the army in peace time, as far as I’m concerned people join the army to find out what its like to kill someone. I hardly think that’s an inclination that should be encouraged in modern society, do you? "
-Actor Brendon Gleeson as Father James, in Calvary
#war #film #movies
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