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originally posted by: St Udio
all these flowery explanations aside....
the individual cells as coded to be replaced only 7 times...
your liver/heart/intestines/etc. are only programmed to replace the full spectrum of cells a certain number of times ( and that corresponds to the timeline of your body not regenerating itself after some 60-70 years of wear-&-tear...)
there has been some study with long-life Tortitises And certain genes are either turned on-or-off...i can't recall...
but its' not a simple task to try to mess with Human Genes/DNA to try to live long like a 300 year-old giant Turtle
originally posted by: ClovenSky
Why is there such an aversion towards something that everyone one of us goes through? If you end up dreading it, wouldn't that cheapen this existence?
Aging is fun. It ups the difficulty level in this reality. It offers new challenges that have not been available to a person with a new and energetic body. It should be viewed as a blessing and not a curse.
The glowing eyes of the elderly that have truly lived this life and sucked all marrow from the bone should be celebrated and admired. It is a sight to behold when glimpsing those who are elderly and still love this life.