“Living is a scapegoat for death” Does it make sense?
Does that phrase make sense? I’m not sure how to word it. Basically, I’m trying to say that living is just an excuse for waiting until death.
- 2 weeks ago
First time I read it, I understood it as, "living is just the excuse for not dying". Because a scapegoat = blaming someone or something else for something, in this case "living" is being blamed for not being dead.
- Larry K.Lv 72 weeks ago
Mag, throw out scapegoat; it doesn't work:
"Depending upon your experience, death is the price you pay, or your consolation for living."
Perhaps something similar to this is closer to your thought. At any rate, it's been my experience. I'll be dead soon and it will definitely be my consolation; the price was too high!
- bluebellbkkLv 72 weeks ago
No, it simply doesn't work.
Somebody suggested 'stop-gap', and to me that makes far more sense. Just something that you have to do, have to get through, before you reach the thing you're REALLY waiting for - death.
- 2 weeks ago
Life is a nanoscopic window of light between infinite darkness.
I watched a timescale of the universe and at the end it really put that into perspective. It was like 0000000000000000.1 something compared to everything else that has and will happen.
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- ZirpLv 72 weeks ago
No it doesn't
a scapegoat is someone who is blamed and punished for something someone else has done
- Pat WoodenLv 72 weeks ago
A scapegoat is someone who takes the punishment meant for another person, so that doesn't say what you're trying to say. You might try "Living is a preparation for death" or "Living is the doorway to death".
- busterwasmycatLv 72 weeks ago
scapegoat means a fake object of blame, so not what you want to use here. You aren't blaming living for death, or using living to hide the bad thing that is death (if you mean death is bad). Neither is a scapegoat for the other.
- Anonymous2 weeks ago
No, it does not make sense. It would help if you knew what "scapegoat" meant. Try a dictionary. I'm not sure what word would describe your profound idea. Maybe "a stopgap until death.""
a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place.
Chiefly Biblical. a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26.
There, that wasn't hard.Source(s): https://www.dictionary.com/browse/scapegoat
- 2 weeks ago
Swap it - Death is the scapegoat for life
You only have one life, only fate knows when it ends.
- JOHNLv 72 weeks ago
You seem to be saying something like "the whole purpose of living is as a preparation for death". It is a possible way of feeling, though I fear not a psychologically healthy one.