I forget who which greek philosopher I was reading it was about 4 years ago but it was excellent. One of the big ones, possibly Socrates..?
But anyways it was on this very topic. He was saying we really have no reason to fear death. We don't know what it is, and its not here until its here, and until then your still alive. And when your dead you are dead, so it doesnt matter. So in reality there is nothing to fear at all, its coming either way if you fear it or dont so why waste your time?
The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
People are too stupid to effectively conspire to do anything, but not too stupid to come up with conspiracy theories.