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How would you live differently?

Is adding immortality like removing the afterlife?

I am perplexed.

While I am easily confused, it rarely rises to the level of perplexity.

In Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed, he describes perplexity as a state where you need a fundamentally new insight to get past your confusion.

So I am perplexed.

For many years people have told me that without promises of heaven and threats of hell, they would not engage in kind behaviors and instead do hateful things. I hope that they are wrong about that. That merely confuses me.

Today, I am being told that without fear of death, we would not engage in behaviors that were either worthwhile or joyful.

It’s not just that I don’t agree with and that I don’t understand their explanation, I think that I am fully unable to understand them. At least not without some fundamentally new insight.

Since I don’t want to criticize what I can’t understand, can someone kindly lend me a fundamentally new insight?

Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.

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