You are neither the thoughts nor the thinker. You are no more this person than that.
Therefore; should this person or that live longer? Should this person or that be richer or poorer?
The illusion of separation causes all ills. your ego will refuse this path when it realises it will not be endowed with spiritual charisma and high esteem. Indeed, it will be anhiliated.
Yet when the heart is weary with the emptiness of material concerns, it will turn finally to that vast ocean of Being.