Philosopher Stephen Cave begins his talk with a compelling question: When did you first realize you were going to die?
Do you remember when you first realised? I tried to remember when I first realised. think I was about 7 and, like Stephen Cave, it was when my grandfather died. Yet I don’t remember it as something that terrified me -maybe because my grandfather was living in a different city – but instead I remember being quite surprised about it. I remember watching my father very closely and trying to observe what he will do next.
Stephen Cave in his talk, explains the 4 type of stories that we human beings tell ourselves about death and how we “systematically get things wrong !”
He also points out that, as we do not experience death when we die, in a way death does not exist for us !
Do you agree?