Does anyone else think that a "perfect", eternal life would be boring?
Apparently all your bad memories get erased...I don't know about you guys, but my bad memories keep me motivated to continue on. Then, there is no marital union in heaven--a life without my life partner? No thanks. Thirdly, about ninety years or so is quite enough for me--who in the world is selfish enough to need "forever"?
And, honestly, unless heaven is like something out of a James Bond movie (with extra action and excitement), then I'd hardly call it perfect. Just boresville.
I'm talking about the afterlife, royal racer.
"The concept of perfection in this context excludes any potential for unhappiness or dissatisfaction."
So, basically, people don't even have a choice as to its perfection? I'm liking this heaven thing less and less.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Boredom would itself represent an imprefection so your question is essentially inapplicable. I do not adhere to the idea of an afterlife but I was brought up a Catholic and understand the doctrine and associated beliefs. The concept of perfection in this context excludes any potential for unhappiness or dissatisfaction.
- Grendel's FatherLv 61 decade ago
Up front I don't believe in any of it, but I did run across an explanation for your dilemma. It was proposed by a sect that god is reproducing himself here on earth and that "heaven" would consist of all the "saved" setting up "perfect worlds" all over the universe. The work would be unending since the universe is continually expanding. Anyway, it was clear that there was to be no lying about picking the wildwood flower on a harp or anything.
- 1 decade ago
I guess it depends on your concept of heaven. Some people define it as eternal peace and serenity, which I agree with you seems ultra-boring and makes hell sound like an amusement park. Then there is a 'personal heaven' concept, where heaven is utopia according to a person's desires. I don't know how realistic either of them are...but I wouldn't want to live eternally peacefully either...I can't stand 20 minutes without any action so an eternity of no action would last..well, forever.
- Wood UncutLv 61 decade ago
We need our bad memories. I think Kahlil Gibran said it best:
"Then a woman said, "Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow."
And he answered:
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that hold your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall."
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- 1 decade ago
No one knows how heaven feels until you've visited. Most Importantly, Heaven is just a place. The excitement is not about being in Heaven but being in the presence of God.
Try being in the presence of God and sister Mr James Bond would be in bondage to it.
Thanks for sharing and readingSource(s): Holy Spirit
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Change is the essential quality of existence. I can't imagine existing without change unless it were a somehow radically different existence from what I now experience.
Nor can I imagine being perfect, for perfection denotes "unchanging."
I would, however, love to continue living. There is just so much to experience, let along create, I could be happy living for centuries.
I think you need to get out more.
- BlankLv 41 decade ago
It's not to every body's taste, I agree.
Who knows, after a while, Hell might get a bit boring too.
Actually, there is a lot to do and learn there. There is no need for an adrenalin rush is there. No need to have a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning. Who wants abusive bosses or husbands and tyrading kids. I don't think James Bond is an ideal every day world either. Who wants that for a million years... or, or a billions of reruns on the TV, or a threat of evictions or lack of food or clothing for your neighbors, or junk cars or diseases like cancer or Lupis or MS or global warming, or dumping grounds where the fish swim, or polution that you can't swim in the local spring pool.
It looks like you haven't had enough of this lifetime of struggle, such as child birth, war, smog, sweat and tears, dying, famine, and paper work enough to bury you in, to get you tired of all this in 75-80 years. You want to live hear all off a million years?
Tell me of your fear of boredom on your death bed.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No. Why do people think that there is limited variegatedness in heaven? There is variety here, and there is variety in heaven as well. The Bhagavad-Gita describes the material world as a perverted reflection of heaven, somewhat like the image of a tree in a lake is distorted.
The difference is that everything here is temporary, whereas everything in heaven is permanent. There are families here, and in heaven also there are families, marriage, etc.. In heaven, however, there is no suffering, like the miseries we endure here. Misery and suffering are conditions of the material world, but heaven is not conditioned.
Read Bhagavad-Gita, As It Is.
- 1 decade ago
No one really knows what heaven is like...or what happens there. For all we know, it could be like a James Bond movie. You won't know until you get there. And, I'm pretty sure that God would make it bearable. He wouldn't want Heaven filled with a bunch of miserable, bored souls.
- 1 decade ago
You don't get all your bad memories erased, rather you will have all your memories, perfectly.
There is marital union in heaven, if you married by the right authority and live right.
Heaven will be far from boring, there was war and weeping there too....