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Old 11-28-2014, 07:41 PM
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And who am I? Looking through the photo albums I see pictures of myself, beaming and content. Blond hair, honey-yellow skin, wrapped in the halo of family love and distance. But who is he? Nobody that I know. Someone else, it might as well be. Scientifically, it is someone else. They say the cells that make up your being replace themselves every 7 years. It has been 20 years since I was that boy in those photographs. Time replaced me entirely, and yet, I am him. He knows as much about me as I do him. Nothing. Perhaps a time machine would let me talk to him. His impishness would probably tell him to tell me to fuck off. I wonder if I could even speak his language.

Time is a funny thing. It replaces us and yet we are apparently the same. He is dead, that little guy. And me, I am dying. 7 more years to live until my future looks back at this stranger writing these words. I can't send him a message. He wouldn't understand. And by the time he can see me I will be gone.

They say death happens only once.

I say it happens periodically throughout a lifetime. In intervals. I have died and been reborn a bunch of times.

I am looking forward too my next unbiological death.

Dear future me, I hope you learned some things.

“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.” --- A.E.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:47 AM
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I have never thought to much about the seven or so year replacement process, but it is weighing heavy on my mind at the moment.

this may not be a new thing to everyone but it is for me and I like new things.

very nice

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Old 12-18-2014, 01:55 AM
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Oh! This is really a thought provoker, I like it quite a bit! Much like Max above, I didn't know about the 7 year thing. Definitely gives one pause

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This one got me right in the feels, however, you need to take a closer look at your syntax and grammar. Get a SPaG ninja on it (post this to the SPaG forum and let the take a whack at it). Write on!
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Ah, the Ship of Theseus.

All the cells don't die at once though. They die little by little. Every day, we are different person. But it happens so slowly that we don't notice it. Seven years from now, there are no traces left of cells from seven years ago. However, unlike death, we do keep many things from our past life.
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Originally Posted by ki11j0y View Post
They say the cells that make up your being replace themselves every 7 years.
That's a myth that science does not support. A simple online search will return many articles, from scientific magazines, that debunk this myth.
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