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- December 7, 2010 by leharangue
- Living Forever Equates to Being Forever Alone
Living an infinite life seems like an ultimate and extraordinary gift to us. It's like being one of those vampires we see on those cheesy Twilight movies. You know, like Edward Cullen or whatever his name is. I'm referring to the male fairy-slash-pixie-slash-vampire. Okay. Putting that aside, let's move on to serious business. Majority of us would probably want to live forever. The main reason? Still wanting to do and accomplish many things. But because there is always this balance in nature, there are those who also prefer the opposite.. who are already contented of having a limited lifespan.
If I were given the chance to live forever, I wouldn't take that chance.
Hear me out first before you tell me that I'm making a stupid choice.
Sure, living forever is such a nice privilege. First, I would definitely get to see the changes in society as the years go by. We can never deny the fact that all of us are curious of what's in store for us in the future, or what the next generations will be like. Second, if I could live forever, I'll get to taste the experiences that life has to offer. New experiences everyday surely makes life more exciting, right? So if I could live forever, I'd have unlimited excitement for everyday of my life.
Now, back to what I was saying before. If I could live forever, I would never grab that chance. Why? What sense would it be for me to live at this length of time if majority of the people I love don't exist anymore? Yes, I will get to meet more people who will eventually become important in my life. But, I'm talking about the classics here -- mom, dad, my brother, my sister, my special someone, my relatives, my best friend, etc. etc. etc. You can never say that these persons can be replaced. That's just a fraudulent statement. Hey, living alone is not easy. Days come and go. Yes. People come and go. Yes. But there significance only comes but never goes.
If I were to live forever and they're not around anymore, I don't think that I'll be able to enjoy all the other great stuff that life has to offer. I might sound like a dependent child now, but, can you blame me? My happiness lies on their existence. Without them, everything else would be a complete blankness. An empty space. A single color. Black.