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“Living forever” is about being with our loved ones forever, in life. And being with our friends and everyone else who has decided to stick around.
It’s funny how immortality is so often portrayed as a curse in our culture. The poor ol’ immortal person gets to grow older and older and all their friends and family die off and they are left wandering around in eternity all alone, old and miserable. It never seems to occur to the creators of these stories that an immortal person might happen to have an immortal family.
I once saw a beautifully illustrated children’s book in the local bookshop that was about a boy who lived forever, or something like that (I don’t remember its name). I looked through it thinking “wow, this guy’s onto it”. Then came the punchline where we get to see that living forever is a dreadful thing—I almost felt ill. Now I’m sure the author meant me no harm—he was simply illustrating life as he saw it, and was trying to be helpful. I think it’s refreshing many people are seeing life a little differently to his perceptions.
No-one would want to be left the only immortal person, I would imagine. But in reality—outside the world of storybooks, movies and curses—if one person can be immortal, then everyone else can, if they want to. So if we become immortal ourselves, it’s highly likely the people who are important to us will connect with our energy and do it too.
I’d also suggest that if more people start seeing themselves as being immortal in their physical body, even more will catch on. I’d like to think it would become the “norm”, actually.
A common outlook is that we will be united with loved ones who have passed on when we die ourselves. I personally prefer to think we will meet them again when they reincarnate and join us in life again.
One of my early posts on this blog was Ten reasons to decide to live forever. I’ll repeat number 7 here:
…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.
Was most excited that Hunter from Hunter Nutall.com picked up my previous post in his article Desegregating Our Minds, and took the discussion further.
I’d love to hear what you think, if you would like to leave a comment below
Cheers – Robin