Yes, little one they are indeed strange creatures. Living mostly in familial groups. But gathering in layers of affinity, tribes and communities spending most of their time providing, with some limited success, for their basic food, shelter and body coverings. They do interact in some shared skills and services. Most engage at barely above a survival level. Some, because of youth, old age or infirmity can't provide for themselves, others won't, preferring to beg or steal. A few do accumulate a surplus, but most of them, out of fear or greed, won't share with others. They will barter some of their largess, to have others travail on their behalf. Because of the meagerness of their recompense, long hours or mistreatment, the workers, as hirelings, bondservants or slaves were not always content. Singularly and in groups they requested shorter hours, safer conditions and enough to better care for themselves and their families. Through their joint action, some succeeded others failed. This concerted action, looked upon as a rebellion, was responded to with intimidation and retaliation, often in the form of violence, killings and imprisonment. Some did achieve, for a while, in getting a better life. This enraged some others. Many of those who were afraid to participate became envious. Rather than joining, they wished to take away the gains that the brave had won but most just watched, said nothing and did nothing. They just watched. Who is more pitiable those who would despoil what they could have shared or those who just dumbly watched?
Norman, when you leave your body for the final time, at death, this is what I believe will happen: You will be projecting, in real time, for the first few days, close to the physical world, until your supply of etheric matter runs out. Then you will go through the second death and enter the Astral dimension. There, you will purge yourself of all desire, by being able to have anything you have ever wanted, in abundance. This is done through having the full use of your subconscious mind's powerful creative ability. Here you can saturate your every need and desire, until you see these desires for the illusions they really are.
You will then shed your Astral (desire body) and enter the Mental dimension. There you will see your past life, examine and express every thought you have ever had and every action you have ever done. There, your thoughts, memories and experiences will be added to the Akashic Record.
Shedding your mental body you will then enter the Buddhic dimension. There you will stay for timeless healing, for rest, forgiveness and understanding of self. In this world your inner wounds will heal and your soul will be nurtured by divine love. Your spirit will become whole and perfect once more.
Then you will shed your Buddhic body and enter the Atmic dimension. There you will wait in the divine presence for those you love. Then, one day, you will go on to the next level of existence; where the last great mystery of life will be revealed to you....