reply to post by parry noid
I only read your first post on this thread, but something you said, and something many others have been saying caught my eye. You wouldn't want to be
immortal/live for a super prolonged life, because you will have to repeatedly, and knowingly love just to lose. What about the people, like me, who
rarely connect with people (family, friends, lovers - whatever you'd like to use as an example), and have not found where we belong? I'm not saying
I'm incapable of love, but I rarely can consider someone a true friend.. When reviewing my friendships, it always seems like I have a
multipersonality disorder, because I haven't met anyone who has this much personality. I'm very independant because of this fact. I'd much like to
travel the world, alone or with a companion and I don't think there is one person in my life right now, or ever really that I couldn't live without.
Don't get me wrong, I am not selfish. I put many, many people before myself. I feel more connected to the world when I'm helping complete strangers
than I do when I'm having a heart-to-heart with one of my so called good friends.
A while ago, I figured out that life is only blank pages. I hold the pen, and can be whatever I'd like to be. But there is only one title for my
book, and it has the words "find where you belong" in it. That's unchangeable. While I'm looking for that place, there are many things I'd like
to help the world achieve, and to see, and to explore... I'd love to go to University for many a thing, but won't have enough money, or time in the
next 50-60 years to do so. Many things I'd like to learn, and I'm not just talking about things I may not "see in this lifetime", like ET find
home, etc. I'd love to learn to play the violin and various other instruments. To learn to snowboard, to rockclimb, to memorize everything about the
human body. To learn different languages, to write a book, to go on an archaeological dig, and own an art gallery. To work at a heritage village just
to see what it was like, and to build a small cottage on a lake. So many things that will never get done.
And if immortality were to exist, you wouldn't be the only one living forever. I'm not sure I'd want to live forever, 1000 years would be fine. And
on another board I read that if we were to live forever, our accomplishments would lose value. To me, my accomplishments are for my personal
satisfaction. If I were to write a book, it would be so someone may understand how beautiful something in life is, and go out and experience it for
themselves, not so I would make a ton of money. Well, maybe SOME money