I accidentally came up with a thought exercise.

Regardless of your personal beliefs about heaven, hell, reincarnation, a soul, consider trying it out.

What if when you die, you merely cease to exist. No pearly gates. No purgatory. No coming back as another person, or another species. Instead of an eternity of bliss or damnation, you’re just gone. 

If that were true, would you do anything differently?