Affirming life by facing death is not only important for individuals wishing to be more truly alive. It may also be needed for the human species to remain alive. It may well be that we cannot save the biosphere upon which we depend for life, mobilize the investment needed to pass on a better society to our grandchildren, reduce world poverty, or significantly reduce violence, unless our leaders and social institutions develop a life-affirming death awareness.
The Future of the Species
Facing death is key to preventing our current gradual species-suicide.
and Halting Decline
Life-affirming death awareness can increase investment, thus halting our present national decline.
The empathy arising from affirming life by facing death can reduce violence and poverty.
Life-affirming death awareness may be a necessary precondition for preserving the biosphere
Baby-boomers facing death may be key to creating the cooperative world order required to save humanity
Our lives can have transcendent meaning, but only if we act on behalf of our descendants.