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Could our understanding of the beginnings of the universe, from our ontology through our epistemology and cosmology, be stifling our vision?

Could our understanding of the beginnings of the universe, from our ontology through our epistemology and cosmology, be stifling our vision?

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Philosopher: The passing of our grandparents is often our first encounter with death in a most personal way. The need for a paradigm shift is obvious. On one extreme there is too little respect for life and on the other there is a deep foreboding about the end of life. Tim has the right attitude. Let us open up our paradigms about living and life.

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Thanks Noni,

I like this idea of expressing curiosity. I think sometimes that societal "norms" have suppressed our natural curiosity, we only have to look at the way our kids behave - they learn so much by being curious, then as they get older and more mature (and perhaps self-conscious) it's so easy to push it aside. Your quote sums it up perfectly.

Thanks Kim, I agree - just taking (or making) the time to listen is so important.

Thank you Morgan. I do think sometimes about the questions I would like to have asked, but this feels a little bit self-centred too. I don't think that at the age I was then I had the maturity or wisdom to ask, but I do wonder if, given the opportunity, would they have been willing teachers...? There would undoubtedly have been things for me to learn, but how might this have changed their end-of-life experience?