Questions for a Lifetime

Change, promised to be inevitable and extensively acceptable. God made man, Man made God, Earth said it all. What if? What if? What if? - exactly what birthed these assumptions. The wealth of knowledge or as it is in recent times described "man's greatest gift or curse". We voluntarily accepted the definitive terms and ideas of the past and yet still question the postulations that have long defined our existence. "Deyemi's Beckhamic angle to this, though contextually crazy but quite elaborated a totally new perspective to the age long assertive doubts;

Does it really matter what i am? What is existence? Wait, before we puzzle ourselves on that, let me ask. Do you believe change is inevitable? If you believe so, how can you convince someone who doesn't believe change is really inevitable? How can you tell him that everything he sees, feels, hears, touches and perceives will stop existing as they are? Perhaps when they cease to exist, or when he ceases to exist, surely then, everything will appear to have changed, as he won't experience them the way he does now. So you would say change is inevitable. Although, one might consider that appearance could sometimes be different from reality, a mirage being a perfect example. And what we experience can be questioned as to whether the experience is real or not. And if what is experienced is different from what is real, then we can never really say if everything changes; or more boldly, if anything changes at all.

If nothing changes, then why do we experience change? Or what is change? Can anything change? When something changes, it becomes different; a new thing. Can the new thing then be said to be the same as the old? And if it's not the same as the old, why do we then suppose it has changed? It then appears that it no longer exists, and the new thing exists in its place. Therefore nothing changes. How then can change be inevitable when nothing changes?

It seems to me that the only place things change, is in our experience. Isn't it? Or what would you say, if the only change we can see in a thing is when it comes into existence and when it ceases to exist, then can we say change only exists in our experience? And how can we say something has ceased to exist unless we first define existence? What exists and what doesn't? And if everything changes, then it means everything is nothing. Either that or everything is just a subset of all that actually exists. And now the question comes again, what is existence? What exists and what doesn't?

And if everything is nothing, what does it matter what I am? For I am nothing. I'll change from whatever I am eventually, from nothing to nothing and therefore, I'll not change in the end because I do not exist and nothing exists.  Either that or everything that exists is nothing. Except of course, if I do not  really know what I am. For I think, therefore I am. So I must exist. And for something to exist, it must not change or else, it will be able to become nothing and cease to exist. Then I'm puzzled as to why we bother about knowing something that will cease to exist. So if I'm to know myself, I'm curious, I must exist without time and be free from change, isn't it so? And knowing that with time, everything that exists will change, why then would I care to know myself without first doubting my existence? Or at least questioning whether I exist. And if it's possible for me to exist and still be without changing? Would it be too bold for me to say that I exist and everything else that I experience does not exist? Is experience the same as reality? Can I say that nothing that exists is real? And if I say so, what can you say to disprove it?

Or do we consider the duplicity of experience? Whether it can either be sensory or non-sensory? If it's non-sensory, can we call it knowledge? Or is experience singular? Because if you say experience is sensory, then it implies that it is completely neural and takes place in the brain. And what we know is stored in a part of the brain responsible for memory. If then, being that this is true, then experience is totally sensory and what we don't sense, we can't experience.

'Deyemi Adenrele and 'Niyi Ayodele