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First, it is not a rational issue. From such perspective, there is no possible motivation. It can be said that the second law of thermodynamics suggests that all systems tend to dissipation, which occurs constantly in nature. But such dissipation causes new systems with low entropy to get created. An individual is an example of a system with low entropy, ...


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We want to stay alive for the day we can actually start living. "Mortals are immortals, immortals are mortals. Living their death, dying their life."   -- Heraclitus, 450 BCE I agree, I don't think we are afraid of death itself. Yet the existential dread is a fact of life. And so is the "human condition", a combination of chronic anxiety, ...


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One rational reason can be avoiding pain in the ass while being dead.


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