This thread, which has been maintained by DNA molecules for much of its history, is shown weaving its way through the primitive oceans, gaining strength, and gradually acquiring the lineages of organisms whose descendants populate our modern biosphere. Plants and animals then moved onto the land, where more advanced forms, including humanity, ultimately arose.
I think of it as a telephone booth being filled with water and you can see that when the water reaches the top of the telephone booth you’re going to be dead as a doornail. And, so you have 30 years to figure it out --we are alive; there is no contest about that.
Do you have some inner consolation that won't happen, and that your going to go off and be with all those who have ever died?
Related Articles"If one leaves aside the last three hundred years of historical experience as it unfolded in Europe and America, and examines the phenomenon of death and the doctrine of the soul in all its ramifications - Neo-Platonist, Christian, dynastic-Egyptian, and so on, one finds repeatedly the idea that there is a light body, an entelechy that is somehow mixed up with the body during life and at death is involved in a crisis in which these two portions separate. One part loses its raison d’être and falls into dissolution; metabolism stops.
The other part goes we know not where. Perhaps nowhere if one believes it does not exist; but then one has the problem of trying to explain life. And, though science makes great claims and has done well at explaining simple atomic systems, the idea that science can make any statement about what life is or where it comes from is currently preposterous." -- Terence McKenna
Microcosm vs Macrocosm