when do people end?

So my daughter asked me this question the other day. She knows about reincarnation. She is just learning about animals going extinct. Then she pops out with "when do people end?" I ask, you mean when do they die? Nope, when do they end.

How the heck do you answer that one? When global warming really heats up and we all fry? When we go extinct? Never? 5 year olds don't want long answers, they want things like "never" or "after 10 lifetimes". If I remember right, I told her I didn't really know but it wasn't going to be soon. She appeared satisfied by that, but I am not sure that I am.

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