Memento Mori

I am not afraid of death. I am not afraid of death. I know that when I die, my consciousness will survive, and I will meet my creator, along with the multitudes of people I met throughout my life. Silly superstition? Naïve religious beliefs? The question of what happens to us after we die is the most important question that we will ever have to answer. And I am not particularly religious. Like a lot of things, this issue has already been studied in great detail. Because modern medicine enables us to resuscitate people who have already died, we have tens of thousands of detailed accounts of what happens when the heart stops and the brain is medically dead. Many books have been written about this. There is an entire department at the University of Virginia that is dedicated to the study of near-death experiences. But still, some people are skeptical.

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