I’ve been slacking on writing up on these daily prompts. I just find some of these topics would look like I’m whining about life and its not what I aim to do with my blog. I will try to do a little writing every week. Hopefully you will all enjoy a bit of my horrible but improving (I think) writing.
Today’s daily prompt: If there were a real Fountain of Youth, would you drink the water?
I remember writing something on immortality when I first started this blog based on a daily prompt back then in Post a Week 2011. Let me go check it out…here it is. You can click HERE to find it. Its good time to link it since back then there was probably 1 view. Give it a go, I just re-read it and its not too bad. You can see why I don’t want to be immortal, despite my fond love for vampires and all things supernatural.
For that same reason, I wouldn’t really think I’d drink the water from the Fountain of Youth. I’m 26 right now and turning 27 in a few months, provided the world doesn’t end on Friday. I’m not old. Although some days, I think I feel older than I actually should be. Although being younger would probably mean I have a better memory, which could help. I blame my job and the stress level that occupies all my brain space, so even if I was younger, doesn’t mean I stop being at this job. It’ll deteriorate eventually. Forever deteriorating memory…I’ll pass on that one.
I graduated in accounting and currently work in that field , so the mindset of taxes don’t escape me. Aging means that I’ll eventually get to reap the benefits of being retired. Freedom from working and Old Age Security. I’d like to have that some day. I worked hard to earn that benefit. Why give it up? Not to mention, if I retire I get to actually go travel with all the money I’ve saved.
However, if I think about it, being young might mean that I won’t be in this constant back pain. But then, thats mostly from work-related stress. I even have to see a chiropractor at my age. All this can’t be avoided if I am young, still won’t quit my job.
Final argument though, if you didn’t click on that link for my Immortality post, I want to bring up that wonderful quote I put in there. Its from a Hong Kong movie called Wait ‘Til You’re Older. Its about a boy who believes that growing older is the escape from his current life. He gets offered a miraculous growth formula from a man and grows older but realizes that there are no ways to stop the growth so he also ends up aging incredibly fast as well. He meets this man again to find out how to escape this aging process and the man answers him this: IMDB translates it like this, “Life is like a passage. Too bad it’s a one-way trip. Good thing is, there’s no need to return.” Before I found this translation, this is my translation ” Life is an experience: Pity is that is that it cannot be relived but fortunately it doesn’t need to be re-experienced either.”
With that said, why would we want to go forward or in this case, go backwards in life?
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