This post made me think of something...
I know this will probably sound negative, sad and/or pessimistic but reading this made me think so just let this soak in for a sec: :)
Let us reflect on the human situation. All of our lives, plans, and works (if we have any that are socially accepted and mass produced) will be forgotten in the long run, if not in the short. Homes we have built and lovingly furnished, careers we have dedicated ourselves to will all dissappear in time. The monuments we have built to memorialize our aspirations and achievements, if we are fortunate, may last a few hundred years, perhaps even a millenium or two. (Think recovered ruins of Greece, Egypt, Rome, etc.) All of our possessions will be dissipated, poems, books, paintings, etc. Even the things we prize the most, human intelligence and love, the quest for truth, will in time be replaced by unknown values and institutions--if humans survive as a species, and even that is uncertain.
So maybe that is an existentialist rant or something...and it probably is a little negative, but that's what this topic made me think about and I just wanted to type it out before I thought about it too much or edited myself so as not to scare anyone.
Your thoughts (while you are still around to give them) ????