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FTE42 ~ One Year on the Brink of Extinction

Imagine you only have one year to live.

What are the most important things you want to do?

That’s the question I have asked six wonderful interview partners. Let them inspire you to look death in the face more calmly and to accept that we are all going to die once anyway. Here I have selected a few highlights.

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sundown facing extinction

8 Things to DO in the Face of Extinction

(Photo by Andreas Selter on Unsplash.com)

Have you done nothing since you think the extinction of the human species is possible?

Extinction Rebellion have incorporated the “evil” E-word into their name and the hourglass’s time into their logo. Even the young Fridays for Future movement talks about the possible end of the human species. Dramatic consequences of global warming are visible all over the world.

What is to be done?

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FTE38 ~ AS IF – One Year to Live – Part 6

This is where I’d like to die … and it’s partly the place, right, I am surrounded by nature.

Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson was born in Canada and now lives in Thailand. She is living anyway, as if it were her last year. We are talking about living in the woods, building instruments, music, and a little bit about forest spirits.

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FTE37 ~ AS IF – One Year to Live – Part 5

Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself — only with yourself. Therefore thank everyone who gives you the opportunity.

George I. Gurdjieff

Gurdjieff and my interview partner David Korn are both seekers of truth. With his radical honesty David gives us back the question of an imaginary last year.

One of the things Gurdjieff said was: Human beings cannot do.

David Korn

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FTE36 ~ AS IF – One Year to Live – Part 4

Although, if it’s just one year, I am considering filling an old chest freezer with a one year supply of ice cream, for my 93 old landlady Patricia, who I have the great good fortune to look after. And I must say she thinks it’s a great idea.

Jan Wyllie

I am talking with journalist Jan Wyllie what’s most important for him in the last (imaginary) year.

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FTE35 ~ AS IF – One Year to Live – Part 3

I want to be as close to my kids as possible.

Pauline Panagiotou Schneider

Facing a collapse of the biosphere, extinction and dying I talk with Pauline about what’s important in her life. We had a relaxed conversation about such a serious topic.

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FTE34 ~ AS IF – One Year to Live – Part 2

I have asked: Imagine you know your death date about one year in the future. What is most important in your life? What do you want to do?

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FTE33 ~ AS IF – One Year to Live

If you try to accept that even the human species will go extinct in a short period of time, you may be confronted with uncertainty. How will extinction happen? Nobody of us has any experience with that. Uncertainty is hard to endure.

Do a thought experiment with me and find out what death – knocking on the door – wants to tell us.

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FTE29 ~ Dog Walk ~ positive death vision

„Death is quite harmless“

„Der Tod ist ganz ungefährlich“

Book title by Wilfried Reuter

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FTE28 ~ Dog Walk ~ Further Global Heating Very Soon

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Abrupt Climate Change!

While I am recording this episode in July 2018 everywhere on the globe we are witnessing extreme weather events. For months it is really hot and dry in Germany.

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