2022.01.24 17:15 areddituser49 Here's What Really Happens When We Die
Hello Earth. Im writing this today because it feels wrong not to share it. I decided to tell you, internet strangers, because the world deserves to know what really happens when we die.
Im sure you have a lot of questions and you're probably wondering how I'm writing this, or why I'm conscious. I will explain everything, but first, allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Steven Sterling, I'm 46 years old. I have terminal lung cancer. Inoperable. That's probably the result of my heavy smoking habit. Just stay away from cigarettes.
I will probably be dead tomorrow. No, I'm not dead right now, in case you were wondering. I just know what comes after tomorrow for me.
I had been afraid of death before I found out what it's like. When I first got diagnosed, I was told that I had 3 months to live. It's the maximum, according to several doctors.
That means I will be dead on January 20th, 2022. I hope I have enough time to at least finish this story.
During those 3 months, I lived in fear every day, and did they go by fast. I couldn't stop thinking about what happens when we die. It was unbearable.
I was just waiting for that day to finally come, without actually trying to do anything a dying person would.
Now, 3 months have almost passed and I wasted every single day doing nothing.
I looked at the calendar in my room today, the date was January 19th. I will most likely not make it through the night.
I was lying on my bed, looking at the ceiling. I had never noticed that small crack near the chandelier.
While trying to remember when was the last time I even looked up in my house, I heard a knock at the door.
I was extremely confused because no one had knocked on that door for over 20 years. I was sure it was a mistake, so I continued thinking about that unimportant crack on the ceiling.
Knock Knock Knock
I let out a sigh. I really wasn't in the mood for free samples of whatever the fuck they were selling.
Although, I was wrong. When I opened the door... No one was selling anything.
It was my friend Larry. My only friend. He had found out about my situation, and came to visit me.
"Larry..?" I said.
He looked at me. He seemed so happy to see me. Unusually happy. Then, he hugged me. Even though it was only a hug, I had never felt more loved.
We got inside and I made us a cup of tea.
"How did you..?" I asked the question partly, but he understood.
"Oh, I... I talked to your mother." He answered and took the first sip of his tea.
"Yeah, I guess I should give her a call too, it's been a long time." I said.
I reached over to grab my phone when he stopped me.
"You know, I'm kinda in a rush, why not talk to your mother later?" He calmly replied and took another sip of his tea.
"You're right, sorry about that, it was rude." I answered.
After a few minutes of silence, Larry decided to finally say something.
"I'm really sorry about that Steve."
"Thank you..." I generically replied.
"Have you ever wondered what happens after?" He said all of a sudden.
I looked at him. He was sipping his tea while looking at me.
"What happens after what?" I asked even though I knew what he meant.
"What do you think happens when we die Steve?"
Silence. What a question to ask a dying person, I was thinking.
"I don't know... Eternal nothingness. Infinite blackness, endless void. Whatever you call it, that's what happens." I said angrily.
He chuckled and took yet another sip.
"If you had the chance to know, before it happens, would you take it?"
I didn't respond. I looked at my cup of tea on the table. It was still full. I hate tea.
I looked around. I looked at the old clock in the living room, it's sad how it'll live longer than most of us.
I looked out the window. Children were playing outside. They will die too. I tried looking at the sun, it will eventually explode.
I looked at the calendar on the wall.
1 day until the party.
I wanted to cry it all out. I wanted Larry to leave, I wanted to be alone until my eternity.
That feeling of fear struck me again. What's the meaning of it all? Why me? What comes after?
So many questions, and yet, so little answers.
"Yeah. I would take the chance." I finally replied.
"I want to know what happens after death Larry." I said in a quavering voice.
Then, he smiled.
"Look out the window."
I was confused, again.
"What do you mean Larry?" I asked.
"Just turn around." He said while still smiling.
I turned around, I looked through the same window but...
...There weren't any kids. There was no sun.
It was the... Universe. I walked to the window, purple and black colors along with sparkling stars and asteroids... Everywhere. I felt a strong urge to go out and explore all of it.
Another strange thing was, I didn't feel shocked or confused. It seemed like a promised land, nothing strange, nothing unreal.
I kept staring at the beautiful flow of matter. Words can't describe it.
"Larry, is this what it's like?"
I turned around. Larry was still there, still smiling.
"Yeah, but it's not completely the same." He replied and took the last sip of his tea.
"It's not the same, because you will no longer need to carry that flawed body around."
He stood up and smiled again.
"I chose to say goodbye, I won't be here for long."
I was a little confused.
"Don't worry. You'll understand soon. Until then, remember, possibilities are endless, not the void."
I smiled too. I watched Larry leave my house. I turned around, just to look at the world from that unique perspective one more time, but...
It was gone. The children were back. The sun was back. Everything went back to normal. Was that all just a dream? I was thinking.
I looked at Larry's empty cup with a teabag in it and smiled again. It wasn't a dream. I would never drink a cup of tea.
I'm also not scared of death anymore. Now, when I know what it's like, what am I supposed to be afraid of?
After several minutes of processing everything, the phone rang.
It was my mom. Strange. She rarely calls.
I picked up.
I listened to my mother for about 15 seconds, and then dropped the phone on the ground.
She had news, and turns out that Larry Smith died in a car accident 2 days ago.
Did I just talk to a dead person? I was thinking. No, that's not possible.
Did Larry even come? That must have been a dream.
Then I looked at his cup again. I screamed. I talked to a dead person.
The same feeling of fear... I felt it yet again.
"WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP!"
I was yelling on the floor, looking at the ceiling. Looking at the crack.
Then, I moved my head to the left. Ready to fall asleep, exhausted from all the screaming.
But before I closed my eyes, I was able to see through the window one more time, and...
It was back. The universe.
I got up immediately and walked to the window. I put my hand on the glass.
I definitely wasn't dreaming. That was real and that's what comes after.
I was thinking about Larry and everything he had told me. He was out there. Somewhere.
I felt happy that he decided to visit his old friend during his final return to Earth.
I, too, will soon be able to step outside the borders and break the limits of our bodies. I'm about to explore every star, every galaxy, every planet, without anything pulling me behind.
Who knows, maybe there's something beyond the universe itself, something that our, again limited, brains can't even imagine nor comprehend.
I wish I could share every adventure of mine, after tomorrow, but that's a journey everyone has to experience on their own. Until we all meet again, I guess I should say:
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2022.01.24 17:15 fest- How to lane with TF against aggressive opponents?
I've been picking League up again after many years away. I spent some time practicing jungle, which has been fun, and now I'm working on mid. I'm playing TF, and I would like to play him into a bunch of different matchups just to learn and practice. I'm playing AP.
Against opponents who play passively, it's gone fine. I wouldn't say I'm crushing it, but I'm able to match farm, gank some other lanes, and generally help my team win their lanes + team fights. However, when my lane opponent plays aggressively, I've struggled big time.
This has taken two forms:
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2022.01.24 17:15 OUsnr7 Attrition should be best of 5 instead of 3
Most of these games seem to be shorter than the time it takes to load into them and then back into the lobby. I’m not playing to look at the same picture of a canyon over and over. At least make it one round longer.
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2022.01.24 17:15 edditbot (+57877) Comcast sent a letter saying they were doubling the cost of my internet... so I switched.
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2022.01.24 17:15 Bad_Oranges Realisations and ruminations
The realisation that I react because of my past trauma. The realisation that the thoughts that cross my mind are because of behaviours I had to deal with for four years.
I don't know what a healthy relationship looks like. I didn't think it would be so hard to be open and have my thoughts and feelings heard. Even though the first step in opening up is still unbelievably hard I like to think I'm getting better.
I'm sorry I'm not going to be easy to love. But I promise I'll love you hard, with all my little heart I'll love you.
I'm working on recognising my triggers and allowing myself the self love to feel them and work through them. I'm sorry that my brain might jump to stupid things and there's no excuse for them but please understand that they come from a place of pain.
I was hurt, really hurt. And I know it's not your fault and I've been healing that inner child. She's gotten so much stronger, so confident. I recognise how far I've come and how much I need to unlearn old coping mechanisms and toxic patterns.
I know they are my past, I acknowledge the façade of safety they are so desperately trying to offer. And now I am stronger, I have set boundaries. I know the relationship I want. I come from a place of want, not need.
The realisation that I am self aware of my triggers. The realisation that they no longer control me.
The realisation that I am not my trauma, that I can trust and love effortlessly. And that I am worthy of the same.
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2022.01.24 17:15 Glittering_Fee_4604 I smoked w**d for the first time in months and am on spirolactone. I passed the fuck out and went unconscious for a couple minutes when i fell to the floor. split my eyebrow open too lol. has anyone ever experienced fainting w these combinations? it was really fucking scary
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2022.01.24 17:15 Electrostaticmigrane What do people actually mean when they ask "what the ACTUAL f@#k?"
Let me preface this by saying, I'm not a smart person, and the English language is tricky.
Can someone please help me understand how adding actual to the question "what the f@#k?" Actually does to the standard question?
Are we normally using what the f@#k as an exclamation, and the addition of actual makes this a question? Or are we pointing to a specific f@#k that I'm not aware of?
In any case, I'd really appreciate some help understanding.
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2022.01.24 17:15 Foeinform Giving the game away!
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2022.01.24 17:15 Appropriate-Focus-28 Serious Help last day
This is an unfortunate circumstance and I’m not sure what to do now. So I rushed this spring and bids were extended today and I did not receive any. I was doing very well with my chapter up until Thursday when I got Covid. I texted the guy who had been texting me that I wouldn’t be able to come out to the last two big rush events and then the next day I got dropped. I really liked the brothers there and was solely rushing there because I narrowed down to them over the past week. Should I text another brother I was close with and ask why/if I was dropped because of Covid because I made their 3 cuts and if I could still get a bid? Also, I go to unc.
*ignore below because post keeps getting taken down
I go to vandy.
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2022.01.24 17:15 FriendsofTheBull_58 It Do Be Like That~😔
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2022.01.24 17:15 AristocraticOctopus [R] Huge Step Forward in Legged Robotics from ETH
Control policies learned via RL are starting to work in the real world!
Typically policies learned via simulation tend to transfer poorly to the real world (the so-called sim2real gap), so I'm curious to dig into this work to see how they overcame this limitation.
From just watching the video and guessing, it would make sense if noising the belief state (rnn(h,concat(proprio,extero)) + \eps ~ Noise) and learning to condition proprioceptive attention on the belief uncertainty is enough. Very cool work and so exciting to see robotics groups exploiting ML more and more (gate attention + learned belief states here).
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2022.01.24 17:15 snaggletoothloppy 1.5 The Sunswallower's Wake is live!
The Sunswallower's Wake is a three chapter campaign for legacy heroes, focused on Vulta, an ancient enemy of the Yondering Lands. This story is unlocked by an existing event and follows the consequences of releasing Vulta from their gem-prison. We've been working on this for a while and are super excited to finally show it off!
Also some good bugfixes, including a memory leak fix that should improve performance for long sessions, and improvements to lighting when point light limit is low.
1.5+ The Sunswallower's Wake
New Campaign! A three chapter legacy story
Can now click unscouted tile to build bridge/pass
Night Altar map updated
Lifeforge Keystone map updated
Hook Proud update
Offhand poison now applies 2 poison to weapons
Credit snapshots now in sepia tone
Point light improvements
Split incursions are now half the size of full ones
Broken legacy heroes can be fixed by reloading their campaign
Fix a multiplayer bug where events would repeat
Fix a bug where percentages didn't appear for Jigsaw event
Fix a bug with hook quests
Fix a multiplayer bug with some legacy hero recruit events
Fix a bug where ranged attack animations would cut off
Fix a bug where skeleton would get age-based tiding
Fixed memory leaks that caused lag and crashes over time
Fix a bug where Ecthis ch4 event wouldn't occur
Fix a bug where stat buffs from history lines weren't correct
Fix some credits comics that could show dead heroes
Fix some typos
Tools: Added auto-match option to comic editor, for testing
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