Recently I was talking with my sister about the future of humanity. I have always felt that we must do what we can for the future of humanity. It is a major driving force for me though most of what I can do for the future of humanity is think, talk and write. My sister’s response was that while she agreed with me after she dies she won’t care. This logic is flawless. Whether you are religious or not there is still a sense that once you die nothing matters. Those who believe in a heaven usually believe it as a separate place. Atheists believe you cease to be. While there are other beliefs that suggest after death you just come back to Earth and go again. Those beliefs also say that you as a conscious being won’t continue on. Regardless I will die and it won’t matter is a prevalent belief throughout humanity. It is also a detrimental thought to the future of humanity.
Humans tend to think of themselves outside of the collective humanity. We do what we want for ourselves. However every human is part of humanity. What we think and feel and do reflects the greater whole of humanity. If we are all going around saying I will die and it won’t matter then the future of humanity will ultimately die and it won’t matter. We need to get over our own death and start thinking about the immortality of humanity rather than the mortality of humans. Our fixation with death will be the death of us.