Roger Ebert wrote, “I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state.” I feel the same way. I personally don’t believe in any existence after death. I think we just stop being, and that’s it. That idea frightens people. It’s frightening because it’s impossible to imagine… You really can’t imagine not being. But I look at it this way: For the trillions of years before I was born, non-existence didn’t seem to trouble me, so I guess non-existence will be a similar breeze after I’m gone.
The only trouble with non-existence is that we who are left behind have to carry on a little longer.
I’m going to miss Roger Ebert.