A question that was posited in class today:
How would you feel if your aging process could be reversed? What might happen to society if more people could achieve the maximum life span of 115 to 120? Would you want to live that long? If you could reverse only one part of aging, what part would you choose?

You know, I used to think I would not want to live forever, not even in an afterlife situation or what some perceive as a heaven. But, the older I get the more I change my mind on this. I think my change of heart comes from the connections I’ve made in middle age, and all the growing and learning I’ve done. I’ve deepened my relationships, especially with my now grown children. My conversations with my children are so very vibrant, and I’ve known them all my life. Imagine all the people one could meet, and the connections that could be made in a longer lifetime or a forever… that’s my heaven.

As an aside, reducing caloric intake at birth and maintaining this throughout the lifespan is proven to increase the life span by up to 50 percent. If started in middle age, it can increase it by 10-20 percent!




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  1. immortal_pirate 2 weeks ago

    Immortal…

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  2. Jear77 2 weeks ago

    There are pros and cons to this
    Lengthening one’s life means one has to work longer
    It also means that you need to be able to connect to newer generations (not always an easy thing)
    It means learning new technologies… and having to adapt these technologies to failing senses.
    It means also having to be aware of the “latest and greatest” treatments… not easy with constantly advancing medicines and medical techniques.

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  3. five2one 2 weeks ago

    Yeah, living forever, you want your kids too, also.

    God has put some manner of hard lock on the flesh at 120, though all closed doors can be opened, if it is God’s will to do so.

    So, if you & your kids could live to 120, any other likely qualifiers?

    One very well may be that you all are happy. That likely would include some way to avoid physical deformities and injuries which are severe. Not possible, unless angels exist.

    Also, would probably, by default mean, that unless you had Moses’ gift of at the least keeping your strength, old age will provide physical deformities even considering angels into the factor. (Nothing is impossible with God.)

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  4. ladybarbara 2 weeks ago

    The first thing I think about is my late husband. At the end of his life, I donated my bone marrow from my hip bone. It extended his life by 3 months. It was at the end of his life, so that it was a painful and sick 3 months — where he begged to die and hated the addition of 3 months of agony. I don’t think I would want my life extended — at the end of my life, where everything is wearing out and shutting down. Extra years would be that much more suffering in the end. No! I will run my life course and go naturally.

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