The Last Day Of Your Life
Some other people suggest that maybe there is an after life and this life should be creatively used to prepare for that after life which is going to be a union with God. While it is quite pleasant to think of sitting on God's lap, I am not willing to give up the pleasures of this life for an at best uncertain future :)
That leaves me with the question: If my life were to end unexpectedly, on some random day, then is there any thing that I can do differently today? Especially if I don't know when it will come - tomorrow or decades later, then it is difficult to do something about it. I guess that is why most people just get on with their normal lives till tragedy strikes closer to home. Till then I guess the stupid notion that you are not likely to die before 80 serves well!
I wish someone could clearly explain what death entails - I think it is scary because it seems so final and you are so helpless in front of it. When man conquers death, (which i am sure he will someday or the other) then the earth would definitely be a very different place to live. I believe the need to procreate will end when we reach that milestone!