if there is an afterlife, in which people retain individual consciousnesses, and everyone who’s ever died is there, man is that gonna suck
because then I have to meet all the people I’ve quoted in my essays and argued against and whined about, and Durkheim will be all,
"um excuse me, that thing you wrote, yeah you completely misinterpreted everything that I said in my book and used my words to further your own laughable thesis"
and I’ll be all,
"okay sorry I didn’t know, I couldn’t ask you, you were dead and shit, my bad, I didn’t even want to write that essay anyway so back off"
and it’ll just be really awkward and they’ll be bitter and I’ll have to deal with that for all of eternity.