I’m not sure where I found this because I didn’t write down the source but I wrote down the thought. It’s related to the Harry Potter series and the concept of Horcruxes, inanimate objects that hold pieces of a soul, placed there through dark magic.
If you think about it the notion that a thing can hold a soul is not a new concept or limited to those who use magic. How many cars have been bought as an expression of who I am? How many mansions have been built to last forever?
If it doesn’t resurrect, it isn’t worth dying for.