I have seen someone's post on here that had the same idea as I have. His belief was, when you die, the universe dies with you.

Now this is a controversial position because there are people who believe the universe is physical and there are some people who believe the universe is all in your mind, but my belief isn't about that per se. I understand perception stops once a person dies so there's really no way to tell, however let's pretend that there was a way to see the universe after death. Most people do believe that time is a matter of perception.

For instance, after someone goes under for surgery, when that person wakes up they have no idea how long it took. It could have taken 5 minutes. It could have taken 2 hours or it could have been days. So I take that into consideration when thinking about death. My belief is that when we die, IF we were able to open our eyes in death and see the world, not being brought back to life but in the midst of death, the universe would no longer exist for that person and that person only. Basically living beings have to live by the second since perception is a factor but not for the dead since time goes by (if perceivable) in a blink of an eye.

Shouldn't that mean the universe dies inside the dead, but it continues on for the living?

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  • While your post could do with some formatting (e.g. paragraphs), I think you have a very interesting idea. – Kenshin Aug 18 '18 at 10:51
  • I've made some edits which you may roll back or continue editing. You can see the versions in the "edited" link above. Perhaps it would be helpful to link the post you referred to in the first few sentences. Find that post, click on the "share" link below it and get a link you can copy and paste in your question. There are people who have near-death experiences. They technically died but then came back to life and they had memories of this. In Plato's Republic there is such a story. See the "myth of er": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_Er – Frank Hubeny Aug 18 '18 at 14:47
  • If the universe died with us, it couldn't exist for others. That is preposterous. What actually dies is our perceptions of it. Our perceptions do not = the Universe. – Bread Aug 18 '18 at 17:35
  • Bread, I understand the universe exists for others, let me quote what I said, "the universe dies inside the dead, but it continues on for the living". This statement explains the idea or otherwise the ultimate truth that time goes by infinitely fast when unconscious, when you die you lose consciousness and anything related to understanding how slow or fast time goes by. Take this for example: A person went under for surgery, it seemed like a second even though it was 2-3 hours due to the fact that he or she was unconscious. (Continuing with next comment) – JDoe12323 Aug 18 '18 at 20:02
  • A person dies and never regained consciousness, let's imagine that person was woke up to see through the eyes of "God" once the universe died, that person would have perceived that amount of time as a second or two since no matter how long, being unconscious and then waking up will seem like a blink of an eye. I hope you get what I'm saying. – JDoe12323 Aug 18 '18 at 20:06