The afterlife is in our heads: consciousness and near-death experiences

I just find the specific can of worms in your specific view of personal identity bigger.

What you call "meaningful" is subjective and arbitrary. For me, perspective and subjectivity of experience is more meaningful than memory, one would lead like to torture/happiness still feeling like torture and happiness, the other would not (someone sharing all your memories and personality sitting next to you, vs you getting tortured after all your memories is erased).

The perspective is primary, memories are just an addition to it, and they are contingent, unless you think if you followed a different path, liked a different music, it would be a different "you", sure, it would be a different narrative self, subjectivity (pain/pleasure etc), would still all feel like something.

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