Sunday, July 4, 2010

Would You Want to Live Forever?

Okay, like the rest of the world, I'm kind of caught up in the whole Twilight saga.  Vampires are everywhere--books, popular TV shows, and that whole Edward and Bella dilemma.  Granted, vampires are sexy, with the exception of this guy, who basically started the whole thing.

But, has anybody really thought about the ultimate problem of becoming one of the undead?  (Besides the fact that you have to suck blood in order to survive like a mosquito) Yes, you get to live forever.  Yes, you will remain young and good looking.  But, and there's always a but--you will see every mortal you've ever loved die.  Forever and ever.  So, either you will live a life of perpetual grief, or you will isolate yourself to tramp around the woods in some gloomy sun starved place to chase down furry woodland creatures for all of eternity.

No thanks.

What do you think?  Are you so intrigued by the world and its inhabitants that you want to stay here forever?  Do you like funeral wear?  Darkness?

Discuss.

1 comment:

  1. I never even thought the idea of living into the 100s was that inviting. People want to live so long and longer and longer and I just see it as living to see so much more sadness in the world. I mean, look at all the issues and wars there have been/are/will be. Why would I want to stay here even longer to see even more of that? I'm not suicidal or depressed, I just want my life to be full and happy and just long enough. Global warming and ultra-conservatives are freaking me out enough right now as it is. The End.

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