Whether you believe in the afterlife or not, or heaven or not, or reincarnation or not, I think we can all agree that the intended lesson is to do good in this life in order to graduate successfully into the next.
I think these ideas are supposed to be motivators for us to be good, responsible, and accountable in this life.
Imagine abusers making themselves accountable to those they’ve abused in this life.
Imagine bullies making themselves responsible for their actions now.
Imagine those with power stopping their shaming and silencing maneuvers immediately and using their influence to make the world a better place for everyone.
“You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one.” (John Lennon)