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As soon as they have completed the term of eighty years, they are looked on as dead in law; their heirs immediately succeed to their estates; only a small pittance is reserved for their support; and the poor ones are maintained at the public charge. After that period, they are held incapable of any employment of trust or profit; they cannot purchase lands, or take leases; neither are they allowed to be witnesses in any cause, either civil or criminal, not even for the decision of meers and bounds.
At ninety, they lose their teeth and hair; they have at that age no distinction of taste, but eat and drink whatever they can get, without relish or appetite. The diseases they were subject to still continue, without increasing or diminishing. In talking, they forget the common appellation of things, and the names of persons, even of those who are their nearest friends and relations. For the same reason, they never can amuse themselves with reading, because their memory will not serve to carry them from the beginning of a sentence to the end; and by this defect, they are deprived of the only entertainment whereof they might otherwise be capable.
Originally posted by Barak89
I know many of us have probabaly wanted to be Immortal at some point in time. But what really drives us to be Immortal. I certainly wouldn't mind it. But not living forever like some would. I think I would get way to bored after the first couple thousand years. I would say my own hunger for knowledge and adventure would drive me to want to live long enough to learn the things I want to, and see some of the universe.
I was wondering if anyone here was interested at all in Immortality and what is everyones opinion on it. Like it? Hate it? And what are the reasons behind your ideas. I would love to debate this and maybe learn a little more about it at the same time.
I found a cool site as well www.imminst.org It seems to have everything you could want to know about immortality and many many other things as well.
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
reply to post by sandman692
To be immortal would make me happy and calm I think, because of time...
A lot of us feel stressed because TIME is against us, we need to get that career, that family, wife and kids, etc etc before we grow old, all this makes us spend our entire lives trying to fit all these things in so little time, thus causing depression etc. We simpyl do not have enough time for what we desire.
Lets say you lived for a thousand years or more...what if you never got to see anything at all? Would you really want to live another one thousand..?
Originally posted by The Soldier Of Darkness
If I could be Immortal from a "Vampire" point of view, with certain abilities and powers i'd go for it, otherwise i think i'd get way too bored...
Originally posted by pepsi78
Can you imagine after 10000 years of knolege you could modify your organism to become one , you would learn by then how your organism works.