You're breathing. You're you. You are. And you cannot for the very life of you say why or for how long. The endless, gaping field of possibilities and paths for each moment of each day of your life swarms your racing mind, prickling the barricades of your sanity.
In his timely, thought-provoking book, Death and the Afterlife, Samuel Scheffler argues persuasively that the taking for granted of such a collective afterlife underpins our valuing or caring about our various activities, projects, and involvements.