This has been brewing in my head for a while, i’ve been twirling it around in the carousel of my mind. Trying to make sure it comes out right and strong enough to produce serious life style modifications in everyone who reads it.
What is it to you? Have you ever given it thought? Do you know or think you know what immortality is?
If a fairy appears to you right now with two great looking colored apples; one on the right hand and the other on the left, and asks you to choose one.
If you select the one on the right, you get to live forever, never ageing a day, perfect health and the works (mind you, the apple is coloured RED) pretty much like Klaus in Vampire diaries, without all the side effects of course.
And if you select the one on the left, you’d have 20 years left to live and given as much resources as you need.
Which would you choose? Needless to add ‘Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it’.
A rational individual thinks at the margin. Risk-Benefits Ratio. Cost-Benefits Ratio. Let’s walk through shall we? As i make my point.
While the thought of living forever might look appealing for a little while, let me burst your bubble.
1. You cant stay in a place for too long because people would notice that you are not ageing at all. The charade cant last for more than 20 years before you buddies begin to comment incessantly. Eventually, you’d have to leave, change location to a place where you can spend another 20years maximum before you have to leave.
2. You’d have to avoid the spotlight for the same reason above.
3. Eventually the novelty of immortality will wear off and you’d give anything to just be normal like everybody else.
But i believe i have a better idea.
Lets say you have 20years to live with abundant resources. The natural instinctive human response is to “Chop the life of your head” i.e to enjoy the time you have left. To do your any and every heart desire. Let me save you the stress, King Solomon tried it, better yet, he did it all. He had 300wives and 700concubines, the finest food and wine that could be sourced from anywhere, whatever a man’s heart could possible conceive, that man did them all and came to a rather painful conclusion, ‘Vanity in vanity, all is vanity’. Take a second to digest that.
Doing all you can for yourself wouldn’t bring you fulfilment, it might seem cool at first, but overtime, it’d wear off. That is an evidence based and validated statement. History books produce the evidence. You want validation? Ask the filthy rich billionaires of this world and they would tell you.
Like i said, i do have a better idea. Live your life to the max, not for your self but for your world. Use your resources to help people, to put smiles on the faces of the children of the world. Pick a worthy cause and live for it. Use your God given skills and talents to effect a meaningful change in your generation and your name would ring for ages in history books. People would gather to share your message over the years. And when you do die, your memory would forever live on. Your name would not only bring smiles on peoples faces, it would be a source of inspiration for centuries after you are gone. That my friends is IMMORTALITY! Its not in duration/life-span but in intensity of impact!
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