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History 4, Lesson 5 Essay

Cyclical View of Time vs. Linear View

This essay is all about how holding a cyclical view of time makes someone pessimistic about the future, as opposed to a linear one.

First of all, when you have a cyclical view of time, you believe that you’re born, you struggle, you die, and the cycle repeats.  After sometime, a person would probably think, “There’s no end to the future,” or “I’m living a repeated lifetime,” or “Am I going to be stuck in the same place and situation for eternity?”  We humans were built to pursue goals.  Without goals, we become bored and depressed.

If you believe in a linear view of time, you believe that there is a beginning, middle and an end.  This means there is an end to the cycle of life, and you are not stuck in the same time-lapse.  I believe you transform into a spiritual being devoid of a physical nature.

I believe in a “linear” view of time because I have witnessed the arc of life, but I have not met anyone who is reincarnated.




Author: sophiaelahirpc

10th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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