Aaron Baldassare Posted about 4 years ago What 3 things did you learn while you were in a near-death experience? Dawn, I know exactly what you mean by "nothing matters." I experienced the same thing when I nearly died, and to me also it was a wonderful, joyful and liberating experience. What it meant to me was that life is infinite, there are infinite do-overs, and that liberation from obligation, ironically, helped me to find life for the first time, really. This first-hand experience of "nothing matters," far from leading me toward despondence, inspired me to live a full life of love. I also understand that we are significant in that we are the world, that is, we are OUR worlds, and there is no absolute reason to care about what is beyond it. Yet it is pleasurable to do so. There seem to be two kinds of selflessness: 1. out of duty and obligation, which just seems to increase misery despite good intentions and 2) out of true generosity that gives for the joy of giving, which fills your spirit and leaves you with yet more to give. Thank you for sharing your story.