Monday Awe

Conquering our fear of death

Man has “a mind that soars out to speculate about atoms and infinity, who can place himself imaginatively at a point in a space and contemplate bemusedly his own planet. This immense expansion, this dexterity, this ethereality, this self-consciousness gives to man literally the status of a small god in nature… Yet, at the same time… man is a worm and food for worms”. -Ernest Becker