We don’t understand death. It confuses the shit out of us. And by the very definition of life, in which it can not co-exist with the state of being dead, we never will. No one will ever tell you anything about death. If someone comes up to you and tries telling you what death is like, ignore them and tell them, ‘Go away, please, thank you, goodbye.’ Unless, they’re actually dead. In which case, listen. But that seems unlikely.
Would you rather be dead lying in a box, or alive in it?
Well for one, the question doesn’t make sense, because you can’t be in a box dead. You won’t know you’re dead, and you most certainly won’t know you’re in a box.
So maybe being alive in a box is better. Since being alive in a box is better than not being alive at all. And anyway, it’s the only choice you have in this fun hypothetical game anyway. You’re welcome.