What Drives Me

I do not fear death. I’ve been dead billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place, but in-fact will never see the light of day, out number the sand grains of Sahara. Certainly, those unborn ghosts include greater musicians than Beethoven, actors better than Kevin Spacey. We know this because the set of possible people massively out number the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds, it is you and I in our ordinariness that are here. We privileged few who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine about are inevitable return to that prior state from the vast majority have never stirred.

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