Mental models from graveyards
For some reason, most people fear death. But we're dying every minute. And graveyards offer pointers to why death may not be a bad thing.
Most people fear death. Why is unclear. Because when thought about, all of us are born “terminal". We die every minute. By the time you’ve read this far, 30,000-40,000 skin cells would have died. And by the end of the day, about 200,000 neurons in the head will die. But because there are at least 100 billion of them, the dead neurons go unnoticed. Until age catches up and manifests itself as disorders of all kinds.