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Disillusioning
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The Egg

By: Andy Weir



You were on your way home when you died.

It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.

And that’s when you met me.

“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”

“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.

“There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”

“Yup,” I said.

“I… I died?”

“Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.

You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”

“More or less,” I said.

“Are you god?” You asked.

“Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”

“My kids… my wife,” you said.

“What about them?”

“Will they be all right?”

“That’s what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”

You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.

“Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”

“Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”

“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”

“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”

“All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”

You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?”

“Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”

“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”

“Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”

I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had.

“You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you’d start remembering everything. But there’s no point to doing that between each life.”

“How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”

“Oh lots. Lots and lots. An in to lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”

“Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”

“Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I come from.”

“Where you come from?” You said.

“Oh sure,” I explained “I come from somewhere. Somewhere else. And there are others like me. I know you’ll want to know what it’s like there, but honestly you wouldn’t understand.”

“Oh,” you said, a little let down. “But wait. If I get reincarnated to other places in time, I could have interacted with myself at some point.”

“Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own lifespan you don’t even know it’s happening.”

“So what’s the point of it all?”

“Seriously?” I asked. “Seriously? You’re asking me for the meaning of life? Isn’t that a little stereotypical?”

“Well it’s a reasonable question,” you persisted.

I looked you in the eye. “The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature.”

“You mean mankind? You want us to mature?”

“No, just you. I made this whole universe for you. With each new life you grow and mature and become a larger and greater intellect.”

“Just me? What about everyone else?”

“There is no one else,” I said. “In this universe, there’s just you and me.”

You stared blankly at me. “But all the people on earth…”

“All you. Different incarnations of you.”

“Wait. I’m everyone!?”

“Now you’re getting it,” I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back.

“I’m every human being who ever lived?”

“Or who will ever live, yes.”

“I’m Abraham Lincoln?”

“And you’re John Wilkes Booth, too,” I added.

“I’m Hitler?” You said, appalled.

“And you’re the millions he killed.”

“I’m Jesus?”

“And you’re everyone who followed him.”

You fell silent.

“Every time you victimized someone,” I said, “you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.”

You thought for a long time.

“Why?” You asked me. “Why do all this?”

“Because someday, you will become like me. Because that’s what you are. You’re one of my kind. You’re my child.”

“Whoa,” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?”

“No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. You’re still growing. Once you’ve lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born.”

“So the whole universe,” you said, “it’s just…”

“An egg.” I answered. “Now it’s time for you to move on to your next life.”

And I sent you on your way.
DEFINTION: dis·il·lu·sion·ing- To free or deprive of illusion.

-Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both-
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Re: Think about this for a bit...
bump Cuz I want to hear your thoughts.
DEFINTION: dis·il·lu·sion·ing- To free or deprive of illusion.

-Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both-
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Re: Think about this for a bit...
hf
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Re: Think about this for a bit...
bump Cuz I want to hear your thoughts.
 Quoting: Disillusioning

No, you want your thoughts. You are talking to yourslf again.

OMG, I'm beside myself. lolol
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12/07/2010 02:24 PM
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I HATE things like this. you are everybody? bullshit. we are all individuals, all islands unto ourselves, all making choices mostly the wrong ones for ourselves. fuck that im not the guy abducting kids or robbing old people. did you ever think how retarded it would be for a creator to make souls with the sole purpose of wanting to see them 'mature' whatever the fuck that means. mature people can be dumb as rocks. if they are such a supreme creator why not create a soul or souls already mature, say as mature as the creator then they could join forces and do things not possible to do by one creator alone.

fucking bullshit.
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12/07/2010 02:33 PM
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Well, they shit all over that one OP

But I give you an A for effort

Here it is --------> a
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12/07/2010 02:43 PM
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Re: Think about this for a bit...
well, that's a new angle.
who the hell knows?
I hope it's not literally true, because
I'm sick enough of this bullshit,
and would hate to have to experience it billions of times.
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12/07/2010 02:48 PM

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Re: Think about this for a bit...
many years ago , I was having lunch with a man that I have worked with for 20 years . Before he worked with me,
he was a holy man from Aretha. He had left his country as a political refuge .

I told him I beloved that we have memory's of our past lives, and that all of the knowledge of our parents and ancestors were passed down to us.

He told me I was a very wise man.

thanks 0P
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Re: Think about this for a bit...
I hate myself.

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Thank you bigboat, I am glad someONE enjoyed it. Everyone else must be me thousands of years ago before I knew ANYTHING. Lol j/k, like I said it is just a piece to make you think of the possibilities, some of you need to relax. WOW, you guys all sound so damn angry, I am now beside MYSELF.
DEFINTION: dis·il·lu·sion·ing- To free or deprive of illusion.

-Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both-
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bump
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Is there no end to the narcissism of the human ego?

There is no reason to live so many lives just to mature. In fact, life isn't here to be only just a maturing playground of sorts, but to actually be lived. Do you really think God loves just sitting up in the spirit realm doing nothing but watching us move like ants? No, he gets in the thick of things, otherwise he would die of boredom. Eternity is a long, long time.

And that's the answer to reincarnation, and why it is false, eternity. People don't grapple with eternity. Until you explore every facet of it, you won't understand God or your place in the universe. And this is one of those rare cases where I will not explain it either.

So for you childish narcissists, go back to your self-god delusions. Your ego wouldn't understand any truth that contradicted your delusions anyway. For others, just think about things, once in a while. You've got a brain your body, let it work on philosophy once in a while.

We have a mouth, we feed it, we have eyes, we soak in the beauty around us, we have a brain, yet so few of us work it hard when contemplating eternity and the problems and solutions that it engenders. Come on, grow the fuck up, stop letting narcissistic belief systems infect your mind.

It is better to live a life of giving than a life of taking, why? And yes, this delves into the realms of eternity...

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