The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death

submitted by tedxfh on 03/06/15 1

Philosopher Stephen Cave begins with a dark but compelling question: When did you first realize you were going to die? And even more interestingly: Why do we humans so often resist the inevitability of death? In a fascinating talk Cave explores four narratives -- common across civilizations -- that we tell ourselves "in order to help us manage the terror of death." TED Talks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

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