Originally posted by BornOfSin
Although I always appreciate a positive perspective in any aspect, I would respectfully say that a desire to live forever (or significantly longer)
because you 'love life', serves to make you come across as being as mistakenly idealistic as though who ponder the possibilities of what they could
do with an abundant resource of money.
The reality of such a situation is usually that; the more money you have, the more money you need. Within life, we usually find that such things are
I disagree, money is one aspect of living in todays world. It is not and never shall be a measure of ones actual quality of life. Yes you can say that
there are poor people in Africa whom have nothing because of no money.... but I'm sure you could raise their quality of life by giving them the means
to feed and shelter themselves.
Your logic appears to be the more money you have the less money means to you and there fore with an abundance of life would somehow mean less. This is
I am 39 I have about 50 years to look forward to and yet I have a great desire to live forever. If I had 960 years to look forward to this wouldn't
change the fact that I still want to live.
It is a primary example of how the human race erroneously believe 'quality' to be closely correlated with 'quantity'.
Life is not a commodity, whereby a short quality life is better than a long fruitless one. Every life no matter what that life maybe doing is utterly
Besides with more time one has the chance to raise ones quality of life.
Let me ask you this; regardless of your zest for life, what percentage of it so far would you say that you have in some way wasted?
Not one nano second!!
Because i live for others as well as for myself, code of honour!
If it were quite simple for us to increase longevity ten fold to a thousand years, we would by its very action increase the distributed ratio
of most of our biological processes.
Having lived a hundred years on this planet we would still find ourselves running around with the physical appearance and mentality of a ten year old.
This is because cognitive development is directly tired into the physiological aging process.
totally incorrect. This isn't slowing the aging process down so you grow slower... this is about preventing you from growing old!
So could you honestly say that a 30 year old and a 300 year old, by means of this comparison; could possibly have a greatly varying degree of
fulfilment within their directly comparable lifespans? The unfortunate fact of such an example is that it would be very likely that you would see very
little difference between the two.
You simply cannot know how much knowledge you could assimilate in 300 years of life. a 300 year old would indeed look upon a 30 year old as a child if
that is your point earlier.
Two say that those such as Einstein, etc could have achieved more for mankind's development once again mistakenly factors greater quantity as
translating to quality.
So you think because of dying young Einstein would be less brilliant? I'm confused as to why you would think so.
Yes he would have 10 times longer in his day to work on more problems, but he would also then have been sleeping 10 times as much.
Ey? you've lost me on that one. 8 hours in a day average so 16 hours awake time x 80 years Vs. 16 hours awake time over 1000 years.... your logic is
Then you need to factor in ratio regarding 'perception of time' and 'management of time', within this.
A perfect example of this would be; if someone asked you to complete a job for them and that it had to be done by the end of today, then you
would manage your time accordingly to see such a project completed. But if they were to then turn around to you and say "actually no rush, but I need
it in ten days". Could you honestly tell me that you would still manage your time according to distribution you had arranged in order to get it done
the same day? I highly doubt it.
you’re not thinking out of the box enough. Technology will expload, managing time will be the least of our worries I assure you.
I would offer you that although there is nothing wrong with having longevity as an area of interest that you can study as a hobby, it would
probably serve your limited duration on this planet (if you love life so much), that such a concern does not become the irony of the 'time wasted'
in pursuit of finding such.
This would be true if I had sacrificed anything for a foolish pursuit. but a) I have had to sacrifice nothing thus far, and b) I am a very happy
person in my life. I am not rich but what I do have is the ability to think and make things happen.
How can that be a waste I ask you?