Ever wonder why we are alive now instead of 100 years ago or a 1,000, out of all the eras of human existence I find this to be the most satisfying for many reasons.
1) people today are more enlightened than ever, (one exception maybe ancient Greece or Atlantis if it ever existed) 50 years ago we had separate water fountains and schools, go back 200+ years and there was man enslaving his fellow man +2000 years and people would bleed themselves to release their evil demons what kind of a world is that?
2) Our technology, one might argue that why live now, why not wait a little longer and live during a more technologically advanced time? Maybe the age of the nano? My only counter to that is, well I don’t know... we are in the present, if you keep waiting longer and longer you might never live. Despite our differences in age, we will all see (I hope) the near future as well, not much of an answer but at least I tried.
2.1) The internet, never before has the human race been globally connected like it is now, 1000 years ago, no one could have ever fathomed that something like the internet would one day exist, (a global knowledge source of infinite proportions, the near culmination of everything and everything, all accessible at the touch of a key or a click of the mouse)
Maybe I chose to be a human (the smartest creature on earth, I think) maybe I chose to be alive now, maybe my purpose in life is to absorb as much human knowledge and experiences as physically possible. If I had existed before July 24, 1984 then I was not in human form, maybe I existed as something else in another place, if so, that would mean that I should have the memories of this prior existence, right? But would I want to remember? HELL NO! it would be the end all spoiler of my current existence and it would suck the fun out of living and it would severely conflict with current human understanding, pretty much turning the world upside-down (if I started walking around saying that I was Blog-a-bag from the galaxy Blagen, or I was some dead guy from the past) Perhaps when we die we regain the memories of our prior existences, a cosmic collage of knowledge and experiences, all I know is that when I die, and if/when my consciousness lives on to the next plain. I will have a lot of pondering and contemplation to do... So I guess my question is, well, what do you think of this "theory" I pulled out of my 4th point of contact?