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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Living every day as though it were our last...

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I was turned onto a blog earlier this evening where the author was making some seemingly valid arguments as to the direction Secondlife life was heading, as well as whether the coming prime mover of Secondlife will be market driven or role play driven. Now my immediate thought was to link to that blog.... and then after a few moments I thought, why? Absolutely no one can be prescient as to the direction Secondlife is headed in a future immediate enough to matter. Actually the blog writers last comment was that they didn't expect Secondlife to last another ten years... whoopee... I'm willing to bet a substancial amount of money that I won't live another fifty years either. We are constantly surrounded by those seeing doom and gloom around every corner {Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!}, sometimes I too am guilty of a part of that. Nothing in Secondlife really exists... save in our imaginations. I know I'm not the only one that has had people in the everyday world where we sleep say to me, "You actually pay real money for land that doesn't exist!"? Where in a scenario like that could anyone believe that a dream, a dream of a place that existed only in peoples imaginations, would encourage wealthy people to invest several millions of dollars and to continue that dream for nine years. Yes, I complain loud and long about how things work in Secondlife or how they don't work. I could easily complain about the cost... both in hardware good enough to really enjoy our world {I do} and in the cost to maintain all those fictional objects that give me great joy {most of the time}. The bottom line is.. we don't know... no one does. For me the choice then becomes the life where I sleep, I attempt to live every day as if it were my last... because one day it will be. So I guess it's a given that I live everyday in our imaginary world the same way, someday the servers will go off.
And so it goes

I love you all, brinda




  1. I hope we'll all be ready when the end comes. My one hope right now is that I will reach my rezzday. I want to be in SL for as long as is possible and see what I can see. :-)

    This makes me think of the song Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw. I don't listen to much country, but that song has always touched my heart.

  2. Secondlife will last a lot longer than your rezz day dear... and then I will ask all of you to follow me to another world