Is An Event Over When It's Finished?


 Is An Event Over When It's Finished?

Is an event over when it's finished? To answer this question, we need to look at what constitutes "event" in the first place.

Events are often considered something that occurs on a specific date and time, and can be measured in duration or scope. They may also be thought of as events not part of everyday life, such as parties or weddings.
However, there is always a level of uncertainty surrounding the end point of an event because someone has to stop it from happening for it to "end." You don't want your spouse's funeral service to go on forever! The same goes for other types of events like concerts or school breaks.
In the case of a funeral, it is often thought that the funeral director has to end the service when the coffin is closed. However, there is some confusion as to how much authority he has in deciding what constitutes "the end." A funeral director who successfully sold the service as extending for at least twenty-four hours, will most likely get away with delivering a shortened version. The length of an event depends on how much control one has over it – and this is true even beyond funerals.
One idea of "free will" or "self-actualization" comes from moral law. The idea is that, as a being with free will, you are responsible for your actions. This can be traced back to the biblical story of Adam and Eve. The serpent suggests that they eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, which God specifically forbade them from eating. When they do so, their eyes are opened and they realize their nakedness (after eating of the fruit). In this story, Adam and Eve's actions were brought about by something external to them – the serpent's whispering – but led to an irreversible action that altered their perception of themselves. Because it was irreversible and not forced upon them, it is seen as a free will decision on their part. They are at fault for eating of the forbidden fruit, thus becoming subject to punishment.
The story of Adam and Eve is not the only example of an irreversible action that led to an altered perception of self, but it is one read literally by many people. It also demonstrates how human beings are so frequently conflicted over how to handle their own free will. People may think they want freedom, but often interpret this as the freedom to do whatever they want – even if it means abusing others or themselves. In some cases, people think they can use free will to fix problems in their lives, but this conflicts with another major concept about free will: that it is not able to change reality at all.
According to this idea, reality exists independently of how we perceive it. This means that free will cannot be used to change the past, manipulate others into doing our bidding, or magically appear at our favorite store with all the items on our shopping list. Our perception of events is what changes – but only within a limited time frame that we are conscious of.
Since there is no unchangeable reality to which our perception can adhere, the idea of free will becomes somewhat confusing. We have the freedom to change our minds about anything we wish – but because reality is beyond our control, these changes can only happen within a limited frame of time. In this sense, then, an event may not end when it's finished. There can be other changes that occur before or after it ends, but an event's existence extends until all of the changes – in time and space – have been completed.
This understanding of free will is important to our understanding of events, such as weddings. Marriages begin as a legally binding agreement between two persons to create a family relationship with each other. As such, there must be some instances where one or both people are not in favor of "the marriage" – perhaps because they don't want children or feel they are being forced into one. These people may call the entire marriage off before it is even sealed, preventing the official ceremony from happening at all.
This calls attention to the fact that there are more changes to an event than just the end point. The wedding itself is an event, but so is the planning that goes into it. The date of a wedding can be changed, but once it is scheduled, there may be other things that need to be done leading up to the actual ceremony before it can happen.
If you believe in free will (and regardless of whether you do or not), events – including weddings – are not really over when they're finished. For one thing, this idea only applies to a fragmented version of reality – one where events must be limited in scope and duration because we cannot change how reality itself works. In the case of weddings, there are other changes that occur even after the date is scheduled. We may change our minds, but once a marriage has begun, all of the changes leading up to and following from the wedding must be made before it can be considered finished.
The preceding was an article written by Ali Rizvi for Scroll .in. It does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of this website and should not be construed as such. The original article can be found here . You can follow Ali Rizvi on Twitter @alirizvi . The article was originally published here .
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I have tried to show in this article how the concept of free will and its relationship to our perception of the world around us can help explain how we can make choices in life. We can make choices which affect who we are and how we look, but these choices cannot alter reality itself. We may be convinced through our conditioning that certain events must be changed for us to be happy; but no matter how hard we try, reality will persist and continue to provide suffering. 
We are often under the illusion that things must change for us to be happy, but this is not true.

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