If you had a choice, would you rather your life on earth be lived in a physical state or non-physical state?
Purely an exercise in philosophy...
Suppose we lived our lives in a non-physical state. Everything else remained the same. We were born (but through a non-physical process), we died, we had careers,vacations, nature, loves, temptations, desires, interests - all the things we currently experience in our lives, with one exception - we had no bodies.
Old age is largely equated with the physical deterioration of the body.I watch my father's physical health deteriorate even as his mind remains relatively strong. The physical world has largely left him behind; he is unable to see, unable to walk without assistance, unable to do many of the things that require physical action. Yet his mind remains lucid, full of life.
Our world places a great amount of importance on physical appearances. Is it fair that some people are born physically unattractive?
If it is true that "beauty" is in the eye of the beholder", isn't it also true that our physical self is unimportant?
Is beauty skin deep?
Is our physicality a ball and chain?
Are the two inextricably linked?