Why did I love this book?
I remember reading a review of The Worm at the Core and buying it the same day. With wide-ranging and eye-opening evidence, this fascinating book demonstrates how the fear of death guides our thoughts and actions. Whereas psychological studies can be at times focused on rather narrow problem areas, The Worm at the Core presents an ambitious theory about the hidden motivations of our decisions and how they surreptitiously relate to the fear of death. It also shows that the ways people try to live meaningful lives are as diverse as people themselves: while some focus on their children who will carry their genes to the next generation, others are determined to leave a legacy that will outlive them. We all hope to be worth more than our own death; The Worm at the Core highlights the many-faceted ways we attempt to do so.