This is 3E3’s topic for Speaker’s Corner, and they have elected Alex to represent them. This is by no means an easy topic- I don’t think any philosophical topic is- but that does not make it any less interesting. Here are some of my thoughts about the topic, and I would really appreciate it if you could add your comments to this post, whether you are in 3E3 or not.
We always appreciate things most when we know that our time with them is limited. I think it is a human characteristic to take things for granted when we are very certain about them being around for ever. The same goes for people. Do you ever wonder why we are so nice to our friends and so snotty with our family members? My opinion is that this is because we know our family members are going to stick around for a while, while friends have the freedom to leave us when they don’t like something we say or do. This makes us watch our words and actions very carefully when we are with our friends.
In the same vein, when we know that there is a definite end point to our life we tend to make the most we can of it.
Can you think of any other examples or points to support the topic?