According to Wikipedia, TMT is the belief that "all human behavior is motivated by the fear of mortality."
If you've ever endured flight turbulence, you may be familiar with "terror management". If you still think about facing death while not in mid-air, join me to learn more about TMT, aka the belief that "all human behavior is motivated by the fear of mortality."
I don't know if it holds any water, but I want to study it, question it, discuss it w/other smart and slightly morbid folk, and ultimately find ways to cope w/those terrifying moments before takeoff. In the end, we may discover that vodka tonics are the best solution--but at least we'll have tried.