While thinking back to our in class discussion on eternal return, I managed to give myself the most massive headache I had ever experienced. The headache stemmed not from the idea that we experience the same things over and over again for the rest of time (somehow...), but rather from the thought of how we experience one life repeatedly. Does each individual simply live to their allotted age, as decided for them by the creator, then wait for the world to be reborn in fire and, perhaps, start again exactly the way it had begun before? Or do we live the same life over and over without realizing it because we are simultaneously living the same life in a different dimension? Now I know what you are thinking, this really should have nothing to do with science fiction and how dare I compare Nietzsche’s idea to fictional situations we can often see on television. But if you think about it, is it really so impossible that there are other places that run at a time slightly off from our own, with identical people inside of them making indistinguishable decisions from our own? Are the shows on television that include parallel and identical dimensions truly nonsense, or are they unintentionally visions of what might actually be happening right now without us knowing. I would like to know what other people’s input on this may be because at this point in time, or in this dimension, or whatever I have no idea exactly how we live the same lives repeatedly according to Nietzsche’s eternal return.