A very touching poem and a stark reminder of the reality of aging and death. Yet, it also illustrates the contribution we all can potentially make and not even know it.
The worldwide average lifespan of humans is about 67.2 years. en.wikipedia.org...
There doesn't appear to exist any technology which can reverse the aging process. However there are specialists (longevity doctors) who treat aging
as a disease.
By carefully "reverse engineering" the aging process, it may someday be possible to halt or reverse aging (if it hasn't already been done somewhere
only to be enjoyed by TPTB)
It was once explained to me that part of the aging process is like making copies of an old VHS tape. Our stem cells use the current copy (DNA which is
always degrading due to telomere and other damage) to rebuild the cells in our bodies on a continual basis. The result is wrinkles, gray hair and a
host of other ailments as we continue to age.
It may someday be possible to collect and store samples (umbilical cord fluid at birth) and stem cells (at approx. 18 years of age) and use them later
in life to help the body correctly rebuild itself with all the benefits of youth indefinitely.
This type of technique (use of a person's own stem cells) is currently being used to treat certain types of heart disease.
If time truly is money, then theoretically, we are all born into great wealth.
Thank you for sharing your find with all of us.
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