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However, it is very likely that at first I feel that way, then I guess I would learn to live in different terms, maybe I would develop other qualities that would help me deal with the high stakes you mention. I think that when you are immortal you have many chances and possibilities to learn from.
MarisaRose wrote:We always say that youth is wasted on the young because young people tend to act recklessly due to unrealistic feelings of invincibility. If you were immortal, do you think the fact that you have A LOT more living to do would cause you to be overly cautious in life because there would be a lot more life at stake? Would this hinder your ability to make a difference? Would you really enjoy your immortality?
Great question! It kindles the thought about what 'living the life' really means. Does having a healthy
body alone and preserving it mean living the life? Would there be any motivation to live with just a
healthy body, but without a purpose? On the other hand, would one act recklessly without caring for
the body and the mind just for a zeal or a purpose?
I think the answer is balance. And everyone has their own. I think it would be safe to assume that one
need to have a clear sense of the circumstances and situations they are in, whether they want to
contribute to the situation (or) change it for better/worse, and how long it would take to accomplish
what they want to do. When they figure it out, that will give an idea of the timeframe it will take
to do whatever they want to do, and accordingly they can decide how long they want to live.
Without a purpose or a goal, it's all random, and difficult to decide.
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I would have to say I would not want to be immortal, but if it happened without against my will I would probably enjoy it for a while. After living so long I would imagine I would long for death because I would always end up alone.
- Anna Quindlen