Is there a fate worse than oblivion?
To forget, to be forgotten is there … Chant for anti-nothingless?
The opportunity afforded by human life is rare and precious. To embrace oblivion as a human would be...sad.
“Mendicants, suppose a person was to throw a yoke with a single hole into the ocean. And there was a one-eyed turtle who popped up once every hundred years. What do you think, mendicants? Would that one-eyed turtle, popping up once every hundred years, still poke its neck through the hole in that yoke?”
“Only after a very long time, sir, if ever.”
“That one-eyed turtle would poke its neck through the hole in that yoke sooner than a fool who has fallen to the underworld would be reborn as a human being, I say.
Also see DN23 on Nihilism:
Seated to one side, the chieftain Pāyāsi said to Venerable Kassapa the Prince: “Master Kassapa, this is my doctrine and view: ‘There’s no afterlife. No beings are reborn spontaneously. There’s no fruit or result of good and bad deeds.’”
“Well, chieftain, I’ve never seen or heard of anyone holding such a doctrine or view.
For how on earth can anyone say such a thing?
The worst fate is an important person, famous, who is known as a "good person" by most of the people but in reality is deeply corrupted is exposed to the public with all of the details. That ego crushing experience would be a really horrible thing that a person can ever experience. Probably that is far worse than oblivion or anything else ;)