A Thousand Years


photo from the Maldives by notsogoodphotography

I wrote this piece (I wouldn’t go as far as calling it a poem) a few years ago. Now that blogs have been invented it gets an outing!

If I knew I would live for a thousand years…

I would not worry about my health,
I would not worry that I wasn’t creative,
I would not worry that I didn’t have many friends,
I would not worry about money,
I would not worry that time was running out,
I would not worry that anything was running out,
I would not worry.

If I didn’t worry…

I would be healthier
I would be more creative,
I would have more friends,
I would have more money,
There would be more time for everything,
There would be fewer limitations,
I would want to live longer.

How would things be different for you if you knew you would live 1000 years? I’d love to hear, if you would like to leave a comment.

Cheers – Robin

3 thoughts on “A Thousand Years

  1. Peter | thechangeblog

    Look at that water – so blue!

    Unfortunately I have wasted a lot of time in my life worrying. I seem to have it under control these days, but it stills rears its ugly head on occasions. As you say in your article Robin, we would all be much happier and healthier if we didn’t worry so much….


  2. Chris

    I would only want to live that long if the people I care about like my wife and my children also live that long. I do hope that if I do live that long, I will be able to stop myself from procrastinating.

  3. Robin

    Thanks for visiting, guys!
    @Peter – worry is not a good thing, is it.
    @Chris – Point 7 of my “10 reasons to decide to live forever” post (on the Featured Posts page) deals with the family issue, so I’ll repeat it here:
    7. So you can watch children grow up and watch adults grow up more. And so they can follow your example and decide to live forever too, and you can all be together always.

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