Skip Navigation

Craving Immortality

Travel Forums Off Topic Craving Immortality

Page

Last Post

11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Good point, Joz! A few hundred years of eating chocolate would be fantastic, but not so much if you lost your teeth at 109.

12. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I don't think I crave immortality, but I probably wouldn't pass it up if it were offered to me.

I agree with the problems of old age thing, though - if my body just keeps getting older and older and just won't die, then I don't want to be immortal. I mean, I'm only 34 and already have lumps growing on the back of my neck and my foot is all gummed up this week - I am trying to juggle doctors appointments with travel plans, trying to figure out when to take the "with food" pills and when to take the "on an empty stomach" pills and still manage to eat. It's really a pain.

Immortal with my 20 year old body, that'd be alright.

13. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

Depend on how you look at immortality...

I believe that the soul never dies. However, thinking of immortality as my-body-and-I-will-stay-and-wander-on-earth-forever, no thanks...

14. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I've known elderly people with very healthy active minds, but when the body can't function effectively ....

15. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

I've known elderly people with very healthy active minds, but when the body can't function effectively ....

That scares me a little. My grandmother (who at 78 looks 50-something) sometimes tells us that she'll look in the mirror and wonder at the person staring back. Inside, you grow and expand and shine - yet outside, your body one day puts on the brakes and starts sliding backwards.

What must that be like, to spend so much time watching yourself emerge into your full self, only to see a stranger start to take over? I like the Native American version of aging, where people are given more value as they get older.

16. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

It would be incredibly frustrating to see yourself withering away ...

17. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Hasnt anyone heard of aging gracefully?

18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Hasnt anyone heard of aging gracefully?

I think I'm doing it quite well, really! Other's may disagree - but I don't recall asking them in the first place. I only want to be immortal if I can be a vampire. Otherwise, what's the use?

19. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

I only want to be immortal if I can be a vampire. Otherwise, what's the use?

Vampire! Now we're talking! Sleep all day, party all night, never grow old, always stylish... If I could just change the black attire to pink, I'd definitely consider immortality as a vampire!

20. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

Nah if I die I wont be the only one =) thats the way I look at it =)

I think I'd like to live as long as I can eat, stand and piss on my own