Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 39

Thread: Who wants to live forever? page 2

  1. #11
    Uncephalized's Avatar
    Uncephalized is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    1,883
    Shop Now
    If you reflect on it, what is the motivating factor behind your healthy eating?
    Health, well-being, vitality, energy, and sex. Lots of sex.

    Do you secretly hope that by eating well you'll postpone the Grim Reaper?
    No--I might avoid calling him in early, though...

    Are you trying avoid the slow, steady health decline many associate with old age?
    Well, maybe not "avoid", but sure, I'd like to be able to climb mountains and run around with grandkids when I'm 80, you know?

    OR, are you trying to live life to the fullest?
    This is not really an either-or, but yeah, I am. And not just regarding my diet--I'm slowly rearranging my whole lifestyle this way.

    And finally (most morbidly) - have you got an age in your head that you'd like to live until?
    1500. Maybe older; I'll decide if and when I get there (bring on the medical nanobots!). I can't imagine the world ever getting boring, as long as I've got a healthy body to experience it in.
    Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

    My Primal Journal

  2. #12
    fiercehunter's Avatar
    fiercehunter is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    the world
    Posts
    1,940
    Well, I'm already a million years old, why not forever.

  3. #13
    geostump's Avatar
    geostump is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio, its not the heart of it all
    Posts
    10,744
    Quote Originally Posted by jakey View Post
    i'm with richmahogany and carlh. i actually don't care as much about longevity as many people do. it's about quality of life, and being able-bodied for me. i really don't want to go out in a long, drawn-out manner, with a lack of dignity. alzheimers or dementia, or cripling illness, oy vey.
    I totally agree with this. If I died at 45 knowing that I was at least healthy and fixed any health issues I would be happy. Longevity to me is not important. I've seen older family members suffer through dementia, heart disease, MS and I want none of that whatsoever. I have no desire to live past 65-75 years.

  4. #14
    MamaGrok's Avatar
    MamaGrok is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    atl
    Posts
    4,703
    My grandfather & great-grandmother on the other side lived independently until one year before their deaths, at the age of 94. They died within a year of each other. I have longevity on both sides, if only I live like they did - healthfully, and full of family, faith, & friends.

    For me, it's not about living ridiculously long; it's about living healthy as long as I can. And that includes today. I am much healthier than 5 years ago.

    ETA Between dh & I, we have three family members who lived in good health, independently, until they went downhill quickly and died peacefully at a very old age. I'm aiming to kick the bucket while mowing the grass with my honey when I'm 92.
    5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
    Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey

  5. #15
    cayla29s's Avatar
    cayla29s is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    456
    It's more important to me that I live long enough to not have chronic pain and illnesses. I definitely don't want to live forever. I think it's rather odd that anyone would want some sort of immortality.

  6. #16
    sbhikes's Avatar
    sbhikes is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Santa Barbara
    Posts
    8,695
    No matter how old you get it's only ever RIGHT NOW and as far as you know, you have ALWAYS existed. I mean, can you even remember a time when you didn't exist and will you ever actually experience not existing?

    I'm basically just interested in living life to the fullest. I admit to not doing as well at that as I could since I spend a lot of time sleeping in front of the TV.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

  7. #17
    YogaBare's Avatar
    YogaBare is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    . . .
    Posts
    4,543
    Quote Originally Posted by jakey View Post
    i'm with richmahogany and carlh. i actually don't care as much about longevity as many people do. it's about quality of life, and being able-bodied for me. i really don't want to go out in a long, drawn-out manner, with a lack of dignity. alzheimers or dementia, or cripling illness, oy vey.
    Ditto. Tbh if I get to 50 happy and healthy I'll be pretty satisfied.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

  8. #18
    Knifegill's Avatar
    Knifegill is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    6,378
    I should add, I'd love to be immortal, for the very reasons sbhikes mentions. It's only ever right now. As a kid, I used to visit local plants and watch them grow. When life allows, I'm a very zen person, even before I knew what that meant I knew how to achieve it. If I could feel young and strong forever and not lose my senses - yeah. I'd love to live in every country for 100 years and learn all the languages, customs, attitudes, etc. I'd take a few thousand year vacation and watch mountains rise and fall, recording it with drawings. Earth is just NOT a boring place.


    Turquoisepassion:
    Knifegill is christened to be high carb now!
    notontherug:
    the buttstuff...never interested.
    Tremendous worms of a swarthy nature pursue me across the sandy blank sky. I stop to think. What the devil AM I up to?!

    My pony picture thread http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82786.html

  9. #19
    ryanmercer's Avatar
    ryanmercer is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Speedway, IN
    Posts
    988
    not me, sadly most days I don't want to live... eternity just sounds dreadful.
    -Ryan Mercer my blog and Genco Peptides my small biz

  10. #20
    Dr. Bork Bork's Avatar
    Dr. Bork Bork is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Orem, UT
    Posts
    4,813
    PrimalCon New York
    I have (used to have?) a shirt with a viking on it that said "My goal is to live forever. So far, so good!"

    I fear death, but I don't want to live forever unless my loved ones are there with me.
    --Trish (Bork)
    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •