I remember this time I was having coffee with some friends in a coffee shop and we discussedimmortality. So basically the conversation is about whether living forever is a good idea or not.
When it comes to immortality, I think most people believe it is a good idea but don’t know why and can’t exactly define it. I mean, does immortality mean living for a long time or does it mean never age? I think it is two completely different questions.
So my friend said if he can live forever, but still getting old, but just age very slowly. For example, living to be 400 years old but still be old, if that is the case, he doesn’t want that because he still has to work, pay the bills and that is puresuffering. I mean, to think about it, he is right.
Now, most people start working at the age of 25 and can’t retired till 65. That is 40 years of working paying taxes and dealing with all the stress. Imagine if you could live to be 400 years old, then you had to work for 160 years, who would want that?
So I think most people think immortality as in a way to become a god or some sort ofdeitythat you no longer need to deal with money, health, paying the bills, which is why most people love the idea of immortality but if you actually think about it, life extension isn’t a great idea because it doesn’t mean a happy life and it doesn’t mean it is a healthy life.
Words & expressions in this episode
1. immortality n. 永生；不朽；不朽的声名
2. suffering n. 痛苦；受苦
3. deity n. 神；女神；上帝