We all know we’re going to die. Someday. But we live like we’re not. The problem is we can’t imagine ourselves in future very well. Our vision of our future projects our current-selves forward in time. But our current-self won’t live in the future. Only our future-self will. But we don’t know our future-self. They don’t exist yet. And we’re not very good at predicting what our future-self will be like. So we don’t plan for them. We can’t imagine our future-self living (or dying).
This is the source of imaginary immortality.
That’s why many people don’t plan for their future-self. There’s no rush. We’ll start tomorrow, later. Eventually all those days of delays end up with the future becoming the present. With nothing in place for your future-self.
but they’re not your future-self. They’re your present-self. And you’ll wish your past-self had been a bit less selfish and had been a bit more mindful of you and your life.
One day will be your last day. There will be no more future-selves. Your current-self will be your last-self. So make sure you look after them.