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We're All Gonna Live Forever!

We're All Gonna Live Forever!

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Last week, we spoke with psychologist Sheldon Solomon about the fear of death and how it shapes our actions. This week, we pivot from psychology and politics to religion and history as we explore how people have tried to resolve these fears. We talk with philosopher Stephen Cave about the ways we assure ourselves that death is not really the end.
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Adrian 'Yobi' Blumberg (A.Yobi B.)

it is pointless to worry about what is after death. the one thing everyone agrees on is we are all going to die. fron the moment of birth, you are dying. it IS the point of life. DUH! So what does that mean? FACE IT NOW! We all die alone. Fact! So, in light of that incontrovertible truth, when you die, aling with your thoughts, you will realise WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS ALL THAT EVER ACTUALLY MATTERED IN LIFE! Knowning that now, how do you ensure a peaceful death? I asked myself this. The answer is, as ling as i know i did my best, i can dir peacefully. The question then becomes, how do i know i did my best. The answer to that is INCREDIBLY SIMPLE! I am the only example of me that exists. By definition that means, I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN DO ME, IN FACT, I DO ME PERFECTLY! Armed with this fact, i know whatever i did. i did it perfectly the way I would. If I am perfectly me, and i did everything they way i would, of course, then how i felt about it at the time is irrelevant to the fact that I could have done NOTHING ELSE THAN WHAT WAS DONE and can ACCEPT my life as done perfectly. Cool! Life was done perfectly. AWESOME, I GOT A PERFECT SCORE! Commence walking through deaths door "enaged" i lived perfectly and can accept death. The Game of Life Accepted and Accomplished GAME OVER.

Nov 12th
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Danielle Grant

really such a brilliant episode. 'The Denial of Death' seems endemic to our species, often to our detriment I believe...

Nov 1st
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arash abd

great episode

Oct 16th
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