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> I asked my boyfriend what he thought happens after we die. He says you live on in other people’s memories, and I won’t be forgotten.

If that moves you, I recommend I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter (2007).[0]

> Theories aside, it's impossible not to experience this book as a tender, remarkably personal and poignant effort to understand the death of his wife from cancer in 1993—and to grasp how consciousness mediates our otherwise ineffable relationships. In the end, Hofstadter's view is deeply philosophical rather than scientific. It's hopeful and romantic as well, as his model allows one consciousness to create and maintain within itself true representations of the essence of another.

0) https://www.amazon.com/Am-Strange-Loop-Douglas-Hofstadter-eb...

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