What’s been working for Sumit and I.
Plans for these meetings. Having half structured, half stuff from our lives.
Set up why to be anxious about death
fear of death, leaving things unfinished.
no longer existing
the afterlife as a comfort
afterlife is improbable
everything in this world is improbable
Cultures that do not have existential threat and angst.
Stoned ape hypothesis
loss/gain of fear of death from psychedelic experiences.
Dalai lama remembering past lives
Do trees fear death?
Why did humans gain self-awareness
We fear the loss of continuity
Giving up your spot for someone else, child or otherwise.
Death is not exactly loss of continuity, because I’d choose memory wipe over death.
The extension of Self as the antidote to death anxiety, via tribalism or
People lose meaning in their jobs because they do not think about their effect to everyone around them.
You’re the elon musk of your own body
1st person 3rd person interaction
As we age we sometimes lose our desires for the things we haven’t done.