When I die, I want to be reincarnated as a capybara. Or maybe a humpback whale. Or maybe a maned wolf. Or a raven.
Actually, scratch that, I want to be reincarnated as an extinct species.
@SimonPetrikov, for some reason this made me think that when people die they will be reincarnated at a random time period not necessarily following the time line we are on now. Like boom, you died. Now you’re reincarnated in 1500s Spain. You live a life of heresy, boom, Spanish Inquisition. You die. Reincarnated in the year 2347. The world is an apocalyptic wasteland. You live the life of a wanderer. Boom death claw, you die. Reincarnated, as a dodo bird. Boom extinction.
@JustAlan, Interesting concept, but I meant that I want to be reincarnated as someone who is already dead.
@JustAlan, There are definitely spiritual belief systems that think that whatever energy persists through death exists in a way that it is outside of space-time. So if reincarnation is added to that type of belief, then it could be at any time.
I like the egg philosophy as captured in a short story by Andy Weir. I recommend reading it if this interests you.
@Jokanu, that’s one of my favorite theories on what happens after death!
Honestly wish it could be true! Although I’d rather not grow up to become a god haha, that seems like a little too much responsibility for me!
When I lived in Argentina ten years ago, capybara leather was very popular. Shoes, wallets, etc.
@KaptianKill, well who wouldn’t want friend shaped shoes?
That gator would get him if he was hungry though
Looks like my local Dassie - aka Rock Hyrax