Do you want to live forever?

I know for sure that I DON’T!

Have you ever toyed with the idea that we’d ALL live forever?! That there was no end … ? It’s really hard to vision that, at least in my mind. It seems that I’m wired to think in terms of a beginning and an end to everything. Still … wouldn’t it be rather boring?! All the same … all the time, no end to it?

So my answer to that question would be a big NO. Sometimes when I hear the old song with Alphaville … «Forever young», I think that ‘no, I wouldn’t like to be forever young‘ either.

It’s nice to be an adult … no one can tell me what, or what not, to do. No one can tell me that I can’t have a cookie before supper because it will ruin my appetite 🙂 I can have as many cookies as I want! [Seinfeld].

Those thoughts came to mind when a co-worker of mine told me about her son … he was in his early teenage years. He was grounded and couldn’t use the Internet for a week, because of something he’d done … I don’t remember what, this was ten years ago. He told her “okay, then I’ll stay in bed for a week”. It struck me how thankful I was that no one is in the position to tell me things like that anymore … that’s a phase of my life that is all over.

All the phases of life have their glory, I guess … and I’m pretty content with the one I’m in.

Like Kenny Chesney sings in a song … “Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to go NOW”. Sure … many, if not most of us, would like to go to Heaven … get our wings and fly around, but if you were to ask a 99-year-old if he or she would like to die tomorrow, I’m sure the answer would be NO. Most of us want to live another day …. see another sunrise.

The will to live is strong and that’s a good thing. The alternative would turn into a very dark subject that I won’t touch upon today.


8 thoughts on “Do you want to live forever?”

  1. Like you, I want to see, when the time comes, what's around the bend. Also like you, I'd rather not see around that bend tomorrow. It can wait a bit. I think that there does come a time, however, when you do want to see. I know it came with both my Mom and Dad. Both of them reached the point when they weren't afraid of death any more. They both told me that they were ready to go.

    1. Louise,
      Yes … if I imagine that I were to go now, I feel that there's stuff left to do here. I don't know what, but something. I never got the chance to find out how my Mum felt, because it happened so fast but I'm pretty sure she was ready to leave. My father was probably not, because he died in an MC accident at the age of 50.

  2. Your story about the co-worker's son saying he would stay in bed for a week made me laugh out loud 😉

    As for living forever….I agree with you that I would not want to do so, but I could use a good 200 years to do everything I want to do!

    1. I would have done the same myself …stayed in bed LOL

      Yeah, I feel that I need a lot of more time.

      Thank you for stopping by and taking time out to write 😉

  3. Sometimes I think it would be nice to know what will happen next, just to be reassured, I guess, that everything will turn out ok. Then I remember that everything has turned out ok so far, without any help or fortunetelling from me. And I realize that I don't really want to know what happens next, because I would just get anxious. It's better to deal with whatever is around the corner when it comes, to let each day take care of itself.

    1. In hindsight, had I known what was going to happen in my life, I wouldn't have been sitting here now. So no, I wouldn't want to know … not anything. Of course, it would feel good to be reassured — isn't that partly what religion is all about?! [controversial, but I think it is up to a point]
      I used to worry a lot too, still do, but not so much. Started asking myself what the worst that could happen was. Like … 'could they chase me through the bushes with a blow torch or cut off my achilles ligaments? Shoot me in my knee caps?' No…

      So yes, let each day take care of itself 🙂

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