Spiritually speaking, what is your view on this statement?

'Life is a fatal disease '?

(made by Jordan Peterson).

Why do you hold your view?

6 Answers

Relevance
  • 3 weeks ago

    it just means that everyone dies

  • Davros
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    The quote is older than Jordan Peterson but I don't know who it originates with.

    A variant I know from the author Neil Gaiman (who didn't originate it either) is: "Life is a disease. Sexually transmitted and invariably fatal."

    Physically speaking an expiry date does seem rather "built-in" to life, but it's clear from studying the life on our world that death is only a popular option taken by nature, it is not a necessity.

    There are some species of lobster, some jellyfish, and some microbiota that are biologically immortal - in that so long as you kept them in a safe and well fed environment free from illness they would live forever. They have no "old age". Their cells will just keep on renewing for as long as good health remained.

    They die within nature sooner or later of course - they get sick, they have an accident or they get eaten. If that were not the case, their population numbers would explode out of control. Still it's interesting to consider what life would be like to be part of a species where death is merely a hazard - not a destiny.

    Since humans developed a major taste for lobster, nearly all the really large and ancient specimens have likely been scooped up and put in a pot by now. It is quite something to consider some folk will have been tucking into their lobster thermidor, not knowing they're eating a creature old enough to have been around before the Pyramids were built!

    Geneticists are fascinated by these species because obviously if it could be learned quite how their cells perpetuate indefinitely, we could eventually crack and possibly even reverse the ageing process in Humans. If you're like me, you're probably already worried about such a possibility. Human beings are already enough trouble living for as long as we do without making it possible to live on forever. We are just not ready for immortality.

  • rick
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Religion is the venereal disease of mankind.

    Henri De Montherlant

  • 3 weeks ago

    Evidently that quote or similar go further back that Jordan Peterson.  Adding sexual transmitted makes even more ironic and correct. You could say that life is a very thin layer of disease on this planet and to paraphrase the Hitchhiker's Guide, it infects 0% of the galaxy, and even less of the universe.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 3 weeks ago

    Good, but why did you omit the ending?

    *transferred in sexual way*

  • Jeff
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    What a stupid question.

    jesusHnipple. Isn't

    gangster ghost giving

    enough stupidity to this forum?

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.