If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up?
I won’t say that „this is the question”. All questions and all answers are mind exercises, some of them creating a pleasant and useful activity for those who play this intellectual yet dry game. In fact, if I strive to find a true answer to Chuck’s question it will not serve me to live in the present. Present is about feeling, not about thinking. To think means to project, past or future. Yes, good exercise. But if we lose from sight the fact that it is just a simple exercise, we lose the present.