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  • Diamonds are forever *wink* The things of this world come and go as they are meant to, but the spirit/soul is forever and that is what forever is for.
  • Forever isnt necessarily meant to be a measurement of how long something will last...when an individual refers to something as forever, perhaps he means till his/her own life ends. "I Will love you forever" for example.....
  • Of course there are things that lasts forever-thermocol and ceramics never decompose, plastics take approximately 10000 years, and more importantly, the love of God-theoretically or practically or analytically or any other " 'lly ", lasts for ever!
  • It's comparative...for the same reason that you can never have anything beautiful if there were nothing ugly.
  • Good point. Let's say we mean "forever" in a figurative way.
  • a word invented by humans in an attempt to describe a concept we can barely comprehend.
  • So that when we lose something we can say ' nothing lasts forever'
  • eternity: 1. infinite time: time without beginning or end lost for all eternity 2. timelessness: the condition, quality, or fact of being without beginning or end 3. truths said to be eternal: beliefs or ideas about life that are conceived as being timeless http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861609259 1. infinite time; duration without beginning or end. 2. eternal existence, esp. as contrasted with mortal life: the eternity of God. 3. eternities,the truths or realities of life and thought that are regarded as timeless or eternal. http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/eternity While in the popular mind, eternity often simply means existing for an infinite, i.e., limitless, amount of time, many have used it to refer to a timeless existence altogether outside of time. There are a number of arguments for eternity, by which proponents of the concept, principally Aristotle, purported to prove that matter, motion, and time must have existed eternally. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternity Duration or continuance without beginning or end. By repeating the idea of any length of duration, with the endless addition of number, we come by the idea of eternity. The high and lofty one who inhabiteth eternity. Is.57. We speak of eternal duration preceding the present time. God has existed from eternity. We also speak of endless or everlasting duration in future, and dating from present time or the present state of things. Some men doubt the eternity of future punishment, though they have less difficulty in admitting the eternity of future rewards. http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/search/word,eternity Eternity is defined by Boetius (De Consol. Phil., V, vi) as "possession, without succession and perfect, of interminable life" (interminabilis vitae tota simul et perfecta possessio). The definition, which was adopted by the Schoolmen, at least as applying to eternity properly so called, that of God, implies four things: that eternity is a life, without beginning or end, or succession, and of the most perfect kind. God not only is or exists, but lives. The notion of life, like all notions however abstract or spiritual, is, when applied to God, but analogous. Nothing in creation lasts for ever. Almighty the creator is eternal - lasts forever. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05551b.htm Many questions were asked in the ancient Hindu texts about the nature of Parama Atama (infinite soul, or Almighty) and Atma (soul). In the olden days, Gurus used to put these questions to disciples to test their knowledge. What is the constituent material of Almighty? All created materials are subject to decay and annihilation, Almighty is above the influence of decay and annihilation. He is eternal. Then is Almighty a void? In terms of material characteristics, Almighty is void (Soonya). Can this lead to the logic that Almighty is not there? No. Almighty is there. He is consciousness, the infinite consciousness. The Atma which is a finite piece of Almighty, according to Advaita Vedanta - the personal consciousness. Soul was created in the likeness of the Infinite Soul. Since Atma is only a minute piece of Almighty, is it subjected to annihilation? No. Atma is also eternal. Nothing in creation lasts forever. Almighty the creator is eternal - lasts forever.
  • so we could say for example - that sun shines forever. even if it isn't it so long,long time, that we can't understad.
  • forever is forever
  • Because nothing needs somewhere to last :)
  • Actually everything lasts forever, just not in the same state
  • 'Nothing' is the ONLY thing that is forever.
  • Forever is a derivitive of 'time'. It depends on your concept of 'time', whether you believe it nor not.
  • that reminds me of a song quote - actually i was going to ask it as a question: if what they say is nothing lasts forever, then what makes love the exception?
  • "Forever" is a theoretical infinity. It cannot currently be proved that time will continue without end.
  • I don't know that there is a forever. Maybe people just imagine it to be, because they like to believe there will be continuity in time and life and love :)
  • The Hindu Upanishads say that every created thing goes through the stages of sustenance and annihilation. Nothing lasts forever, but The creator exists forever Almighty is beyond material existence.
  • So that others can be born and learn also that "nothing lasts forever"
  • humans curiosity makes them create boundaries to to which extent can something exist so , such as the perfection, 'forever' is their perfection of that boundary. Humans need an end for things, to try and reach it.
  • Forever exists, even if nothing lasts for always. Who's to say that everything has to end at once? There's always something remaining, so time always goes on.
  • forever is something we believe and desire so we keep it around thinking that one day we might get it
  • You are discovering the concept of God...keep thinking;-)
  • God is all there is in foreverness. EVERYONE and EVERYTHING passes from this world one day at a time. From dust we are, unto dust we shall return, and everything that man creates goes back to the Earth in which man came. Everyone and everything are like leaves in the wind, they scatter into oblivion.
  • Because everything changes. Making new things to not last forever ;-)
  • An 'absolute' = defines the limits of possibility. ;-)
  • stainless steel can last forever
  • Because existence is forever. Matter and meaning are contingent.
  • Pi is forever in the context of your question "forever" exists to prove its opposite. i.e. what is good if there is no bad, what is finite if there is no inifinite etc
  • ...because, certain archtypes, last forever...like love, trust, betrayal, death, birth, friendship...these themes on life endure centuries...and are forever...
  • We need a word that expresses the longest time period possible. People understand the word "forever" within the context that, ultimately, "forever" doesn't exist. It still means something to us because really it's a just a word that stands for the utmost of our abilities to tell time. Also, we are romantic by nature, and we like to make vast declarations because it fills us with a sense of power: "I will love you forever." Of course, no one can say that and truly mean it, because--like you said--forever doesn't exist, and even if it did, we can't tell the future and so can't say what will last forever and what won't. But saying "forever" properly expresses the greatness of the feeling in our heart at that moment. "I love you forever" might be practically untrue, but in a romantic, emotional, poetic way, it perfectly expresses what we're feeling at the time we say it.
  • to rub in the face of all the nothing!
  • Because your sense of intuition tells you there is a forever. There is a forever precisely because there is no time. Time is an illusion, Einstein pretty much proved it.
  • Our spirit is forever. Yet has no concept of time as we know it.
  • If the concept of forever didn't exist we wouldn't be able to write all-or-nothing cliches about it, and what a shame that would be. And I guess (in terms of the statement "nothing last forever") it depends on how you look at it. You could see it as everything will come to an end, so anything that exist will not always exist. Or, if "nothing" is the opposite of "everything," and everything will come to an end - then the only thing that will not end is that which has never existed at all (nothing).
  • conciousness lasts for eternity, everything else lives in the present, and presently we are living in a cycle that will eventually repeat itself as cycles are notoriously known for!!
  • Because to the human race there has to be a term for a long time. It is a hope that there is something that will fall inder the category of "forever" and never fade. It is merely a hope.

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