Where do we go when we die? That depends on how much detail you want, what facts are available, and what amount of conjecture you can tolerate.
How about this?
Everybody wants to go to heaven. Nobody wants to die to get there.
Something akin to that perspective has been attributed to various and sundry philosophers, writers, and common folk, from Loretta Lynn to Joe Louis to Steve Jobs and many others.
There is much disagreement about what goes on in heaven or even where it is or exactly what it takes to get there, but if it is such a heavenly place, we humans seem intent to live on earth as long possible before making the journey.
Even people whose doctors say they will die soon work feverishly to keep living.
If heaven is so much better than life on earth, and most proponents of heaven say it is, then why the lack of eagerness from humankind to get there?
It may have more to do with the fear of dying than the allure of heaven.
Whether you believe in an afterlife as a creature with feathered wings flying around the clouds, or live with a fear of dying only to be resurrected as a dung beetle until you have atoned for past sins, death presents humans with a void that seems to go against our nature as humans.
We don’t want to die.
What does that say about the promise of heavenly life? We humans seem less interested in the unknowns of heavenly life than what we know about life on earth.
The fear of dying seems more a fear of the unknown than a fear of heaven.