We are mortal, yet we think we’re eternal. That often prevents us from making the most of our lives now.
Derek Muller takes that information and turns it into something surprisingly optimistic and beautiful:
As Richard Dawkins wrote so memorably, “We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones.”
If we know we’re not going to be around forever, we can worry less about the trivial day-to-day embarrassments, focus on what makes us happy, and leave a positive mark on the world.
When someone asks you how atheists get through the day if they believe there’s no afterlife awaiting them, point them to this video.