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There is only one certainty in life: It ends.

If you’re like most people, you’re afraid to face that simple fact. You don’t want to believe that the world could go on existing without you. But deep down, you know it’s true.

“No, I don’t. I have faith in a life after this one.”

Your faith depends on currying the goodwill of a being so vast and incomprehensible that it was capable of creating the entire universe. Are you really so desperate to avoid death that you’ll prostrate yourself before the first being with magic powers that can spin a good bullshit story? Is death that scary?

It’s just death.

It’s always been here.

It will still be around when you leave.

Take a moment, and think about that. Consider what it means that your life has an end. Your friends’ lives have ends. The planet’s life has an end. It’s only a matter of when, and where, and how.

If you’re trying to wiggle your way out of it, stop. The best you can do is give yourself more time, and buying more time so you can buy more time later is a fool’s errand.

What’s still worth it?

Here’s the really scary part:

The answer to that question is entirely up to you.

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