A philosophical question: how important to our lives is it that others live on after us?

“Consider a hypothetical scenario. Suppose you knew that although you yourself would live a long life and die peacefully in your sleep, the earth and all its inhabitants would be destroyed 30 days after your death in a collision with a giant asteroid. How would this knowledge affect you?”

This challenging question about death turns out to be an insight into how we all live.¬†Read this fascinating essay from the “New York Times”¬†here.


 




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