Being human implies being aware of the certainty and unavoidability of our death. We know we’re going to die. Some theorists believe this awareness raises such an existential anxiety that it had inspired our ancestors to invent culture, and part of it: religion, to promise us literal immortality or at least a moral compass, something bigger than us to which we can measure and connect ourselves. In any case the awareness of death is an ontological experience, a profound invitation to ask ourselves who we really are in the present and what is the meaning of it all. In many ways, cultivating a good relationship with the idea of death helps cultivate a good relationship with life. So take this section as an invitation to realign how you feel about life through how you feel about death. Share with us whatever thoughts you had, have about death – your own, or someone else’s death. When do you think you will die? How? Would you have a preferred way to die? What is important for you when you think of your death?