Fair warning, if attempting to wrap your head around the Grim Reaper Paradox makes you wish you were already dead, then fear not - this card back writer is the exact same.
Fair warning, if attempting to wrap your head around the Grim Reaper Paradox makes you wish you were already dead, then fear not - this card back writer is the exact same. But don’t worry, we’ll get through it together.
In a world with an infinite number of Grim Reapers (because that’s too much work for just one wraith), each one has a scheduled time to pop up and kill you if you are still alive. You cannot attempt to persuade, charm or woohoo these Grim Reapers, like in The Sims. Sorry. If you were to live past midnight, Grim Reaper #1 (the OG) would smite you at 1am. All the other Grim Reapers have a time slot between midnight and 1am but they only appear if you’re still breathing. Keeping up so far?
The paradox is that you can’t live past 1am because the last Grim boi will get ya BUT none of the other Grim Reapers will have been able to kill you before that so you must have already died at midnight. Confusing right? Now I’m going to go lie down in a dark room and hope that I don’t have a meeting with a man in a long black cloak any time soon. Or make that an infinite number of men in black cloaks.