Rick Moody sends along a delightful newsletter titled “Human Values in Aging” it is like yummy candy for the mind.
This link jumped out at me…
If immortality means a zero chance of death, it is doubtful whether mankind (or any lifeform) will ever achieve this. Nevertheless, advocates for extending the maximum human life span often face arguments that address the negative features of being immortal. It is important to be aware that arguments against immortality do not necessarily apply to radical life extension. In absence of contemporary technologies to extend the maximum human life span, it is premature to make a case for immortality. But since some arguments that are raised against immortality are raised against living a lot longer as well, it can be beneficial to address them. One such argument is that immortality would lead to boredom.
I will not live forever. I do not seek to live forever. This acceptance is central, in my mind, to finding satisfaction in the time that is allotted to me.
That is all.