No longer a mere mortal

You’ve imbibed a special potion that makes you immortal. Now that you’ve got forever, what changes will you make in your life? How will you live life differently, knowing you’ll always be around to be accountable for your actions?

I suppose some will love the idea of living forever; going from one era to the next, see the change in society and how we adjust to new inventions and such. That’s not for me though.

I really wouldn’t want to be immortal, not on earth in any event. Just the idea that I could never truly love someone and grow old with them is enough to make me cringe. It must be horrible to fall in love, share a life and build memories, just to see the person you adore grow old and die right in front of your eyes, all while you remain forever 35.

If I had no choice and I have to be immortal on earth, I suppose I would do all I can to fight for equality and freedom. I would dedicate my days to solely fighting for the greater good, telling people of a much better life that awaits us after this one.

Immortality in the here-after: now that is something that I really look forward to. I guess knowing that there is an eternity of love and joy that awaits us is what makes death less scary for me.

What do you think?

Who wants to live forever?

If given the opportunity, would you want to live forever?

I read a very interesting article that got me thinking. The SENS Foundation have a theory that death is nothing but a curable disease. They claim that, with enough research, they will be able to reverse the ageing of cells and, by doing so, give humans the ability to live beyond 1000 years.

You see, I have made peace with the fact that I am no longer 18. I have long ago made peace with the fact that I am going to die, and not to be morbid, but I quite look forward to it (but that is a completely different conversation to be had, right?).

Yes, it would be very interesting indeed to see what the world will look like 100 or 500 or 1000 years from now. Interesting yes, but would we not then lose the urgency to make the best of every day? If you could live for 1000 years, what would you take serious? Would you live passionately every day, or would you waste your days, thinking that you had all the time in the world?

Would I want that? I don’t think I would.

Build me a time machine, and you will have my undivided attention. Now there is something that grabs me!

Agh, imagine being able to go back and forth in time with no limitation! I think there is a whole lot of gratitude to be learned by going back in time.

Which of you would want to live forever and how would you spend your days!