How I made friends with reality

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Philosopher and comic Emily Levine talks on Ted: about making friends with reality, waves and particles, and death.

I don’t understand the midset of people who are out there to defeat death.
How do you defeat death without killing off life?
I find it incredibly ungrateful.
You are given this extraordinaly gift – life…
Death is the deal breaker.
It is disrespectful…

I’m just a collection of particles that is arranged into this pattern, then will decompose and be available, all of its constituent parts, to nature, to reorganize into another pattern.
To me, that is so exciting, and it makes me even more grateful to be part of that process.

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Emily Levine was an American humorist, writer and public speaker who lectured on science and the human condition. She died on February 3, 2019.

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