Here are five reasons why being dead is better than being alive (counterarguments welcomed)-
1. Death is permanent.
2. Death is the only gateway to either a) an elevated state of energy (spiritual view), or b) a painless, stress free, worry free state of peace (atheistic view.)
3. Death is the only way to know which of 2a or 2b is accurate.
4. Death frees up resources for other people.
5. Death is respectful to all people in that it treats us all the same.