reply to post by CosmicDude
I don't think I'd want to be immortal if I was sessile and couldn't be described as concious.
I'm one of the few people that wouldn't want to life forever.
It's only because of death that life holds any meaning to it at all.
The same way you can't have light
, you can't have life
If one were immortal I'm not sure you could call whatever it was you were doing a life
anymore...it would be more like existance
You'd never age.
You'd never change.
How long before you just stop befriending the non-immortals?
How many countless centuries could you just go on watching everyone you ever cared about just wither and die, generation after generation.
You wouldn't need food if you were truely immortal and eating is one of the the things I love most about life.
How long before the sex, liquor and drugs would lose their appeal?
How long before you never wanted to see another television ever again?
How long before you just stopped caring about anyone or anything?
Sure it might seem like a good idea in the beginning and might even be fun for a few centuries but eventually it would begin to turn.
You'd have seen everything.
Nothing would suprise you.
The mystique and wonder or true mortality would be dead before you'd reached a millenia of age.
Life would become a chore once more. Not because it's difficult...but because you'd stand out so much with a few thousand years of life experience
against the mortals.
If anyone ever discovered you were immortal...well, that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish.
Look what we humans do to anything we encounter that's new or different...we can't wait
to cut it open and see what makes it tick. What? You
don't think you'd be strapped down to some surgical table at Area 51 faster than you can say "Roswell"?
What if they started to think YOU were god?
THAT would be even worse!
You would crave
a NORMAL conversation after only a SINGLE lifetime.
No one would think they were worthy.
No one would look you in the eye.
You'd have no equal and no peers...and THAT would drive you insane.
Eternity is a LONG time to be insane.
Sure maybe you could accomplish a great many things with an unusually long life but eventually, everything would become routine. Nothing would be new
anymore. There'd be no spark or mystery to things. You'd lose touch with what it means to really
I wager that after ten millenia, you'd be devoting every dollar you had into trying to figure out how to end your life.
Even worse, the mortals finally go and blow up
the planet but not you
...YOU'RE still here...alone.
Immortality doesn't sound like a gift to me.
It sounds like a curse.
edit on 11-12-2013 by Eryiedes because: Typo
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