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Danger Lampost

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Why do so few people want to live significantly longer and healthier than a so-called natural life span?

As I have discussed the concept of immortality with people over the years, something has consistently surprised me. I ask people, "If you could live a much longer but still vital and healthy life, would you want to live, say, 200 years? 500 years?

Most people do not want to live that long - even if they could remain healthy and vital all that time. It seems what most people are saying, is that they actually *want* to grow old and die.

Yet we all supposedly want to be healthy and strong, and of course we would naturally want to heal ourselves if we got sick or injured - we seek health. Then why this death wish among most people I poll?

I'm obviously in the "Hell yeah, give me healthy immortality" camp, so I'm looking for help from other people in explaining the other side of this please.

Is that a coping mechanism to help accept our own mortality? Would you really turn down an opportunity to live much longer, along with your friends, and healthy?

Or is my own personal polling off? I guess we'll see!

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  • Oct 22 2012: The natural death does not necessarily mean one can go and stay in a higher vibrational, dimensional plane of existence, unless one soul is done experiencing, learning and serving Earth life. Suicide is not the way, because it is violence against the body if it comes from negative emotions, is an escape. ( I am not against assisted suicide in case of terminal pain, or some other circumstances ). but the natural soul evolution means, after we "graduate" from 3d Earth school, it is natural desire of our unlimited pontential-ed soul to want to experience a freer, in movement, creativity, expanded consciousness to ascend to a higher plane. After we have experienced joy, sorrow, being in the body, appreciation of what Earth can offer and Yes, learning to be non judgmental, loving...So extension of life is good, ...and many highly evolved beings who are in higher dimension, come back for a period for serving and helping beings on Erth.
    So in short. Life is purposeful, good if you are here, extending HEALTHY life is a good desire, ..I just state that there is a point when one wants greater experience of life in a higher demension, where love , beauty and creativity is more emphasised. There are highly evolved beings who can non vioently leave ther body, with the agreement of their body at the end of their purpose being in physical embodiment,...also in some other dimensions. The body served its purpose, thank it and so to speak fly out of it...

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