In all my reading and research, I have read that we are essentially the same people in the afterlife as were are in this life. What about a person who has had chronic illness, depression and anxiety all their life? Unfortunately, in my case these things have shaped me into the person I am today both physically and mentally. I have always had the thought thought that the real me is much different, lighter and happy. The world though, in combination with all the things I was born with and the situations I've survived in my life, have turned me into something of a shell of a person. Someone who always afraid, angry and worried. I'd like to know that the husk of this world will drop away from me after death and the real me can move forward into the new life. Or is this the person I will be forever?