Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I Don't Want to Die - Why Is that so Freakin' Complicated?

It's very simple - I don't want to die, and I don't want people I care about to die, but because of the 7 billion morons on Earth - including you - we are all going to die. For no reason.

It's pretty simple - all we would have to do is divert a small percentage of world resources, efforts, money etc. into aging research. Then, solve the problem of aging, and then provide the treatment. Simple - they fix a few genes, we don't age.

They will figure this out fairly soon, but you and I will probably be dead by then - perhaps the last generation to age and die!

Instead of addressing this issue, you go about your incredibly stupid life, worrying about some pointless garbage. You probably care more about your sports team or your car or your whatever. And then you die, and your family dies - when they could have lived. Nice going, morons!

Six billion people, and no one has figured out the simple truth - we don't have to die?

And our government leaders, and religious leaders - where are they? They are just empty suits. They are killing us with their stupidity, greed, etc. And we say nothing. Like sheep to slaughter (except sheep don't imagine that they have any intelligence, as you foolishly do, you freaking moron.)

Am I being "harsh"? No. You and your actions are killing me and people I care about. In fact, I am being too passive.

87 comments:

Chris Butcher said...

hello, can you please email me at c.butcher12@live.com I have some questions.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps not everyone on the planet feels the same way as you in regards to eternal life?

Source of Information said...

Chris Butcher - why should I contact you? Why not ask your questions publicly on the blog?

Anonymous said...

I sure as hell do. It should at least be an option.

Anonymous said...

Lol you are dumb whoever wrote this ... We cant have "eternal life" because the world would become overpopulated and we arent all morons who look down on life like yourself; live and embrace it for what it is; not for what it comes to.

Anonymous said...

As a wise man (me) once said, "A life lived in fear of death is a life not lived at all."

Anonymous said...

Eternal life on this plant is horrible. There is afterlife. You exist. Your body dies not your soul

Anonymous said...

Then why don't YOU do something?

Anonymous said...

Overpopulation? With the rapid technological advance everything can be achieved. Other planets? Sure - why the hell not? Alternative power sources, science isn't final.. it is endless.. as maybe the universe itself. As far as we are concerned place for evertone can be found. Science fiction is becomming reallity, things that humanity does today every day could have been branched as magic for the people 2-3 generations before us. We are incredible spicies and if the big corporations didn't have the use of ill and dying people... we could live forever, or at least 3-4 times more. But research in stopping aging is just not profitable at all. The hard fucking truth.

Nicolas Manzini said...

Hi, I just typed "I don't want to die" on Google and here I am. I'm scared not of dying but to not be me anymore. I'm 27 but I feel like death is at my doorstep. I don't want to die but I'm born that way. I don't understand the point of life if we die in the end. I feel like everybody is acting as if they won't die but they will. I don't have children, It's all we can make to survive. Children, now I understand. There must be something we got wrong. I hope we don't die forever. I hope death is just a rebirth. I hope I'm worthless so I can die in peace without regrets.

Anonymous said...

Overpopulation crap is bs.. you can make rules around that like you can either live forever or have kids.

Souls are bs.. yes there could be souls and there could be a santa.. but till we have proof is bs.

I will only take your complain seriously though if you are doing all you can to fight aging.. are you studying to be a researcher? If you can't are you donating money to research ? Are you at least working to lobby funding for it ? If not stop whining and get to it.. We need more to join the struggle.. Even if we are not the ones to make it, I will die marginally happier knowing I spent my last fighting breath fighting death..

Anonymous said...

Ok let me just stop you here. Can you answer me any of these questions?

Do you know anything about particle physics?

Do you know the difference between fermions and bosons?

Do you understand the theory behind the Higgs Boson particle?

Do you know anything about genetics?

Do you know what a telomere is?

Do you know why we age?

Are you familiar with astrophysics and theoretical life sustaining planets?

I started with the physics questions because once you understand physics, you understand how the universe works. (I could go on and on but I won't bother)

Secondly I asked you about genetics and the telomere problem because in order to understand why we age you must know how the human body works. Some biochemistry knowledge wouldn't go astray.

And I threw in the part about astrophysics because you think we can use 'science' to make our way to other life sustaining planets.

If you did have knowledge of these things then you would understand that as we speak people are devoting the resources and money to these projects to solve problems like ageing. The problem is not money or resources its stupid people like you who leave the thinking up to other people and don't actually do anything about it.

We are not more advanced because only a small handful of us actually have the self discipline to immerse ourselves in these subjects to find the answers to these questions. Lack of education reigns in our society fully of social media and bullshit. How about you get just ONE PhD in a science based field and then post such drastic statements (I myself have three).

Why am I posting this? Some small part of me hopes to change the minds of such ignorant people who think science is just a job for 'smart people'. Its not magic douchebag. I'm no smarter than anyone else but I've dedicated my life to understanding the vast world of science. Its very hard work with little reward. Get off your fucking ass and learn about these things yourself so you can solve the problem of ageing. Don't expect us to do it just because YOU are a little bitch who is afraid of death.

Anonymous said...

(I'm the same person who commented just before who is a scientist, professor, theoretical physicist and award winning chemist, with 3 PhDs)

And this is for the ignorant person who posted on November 14th.

Are you incredibly moronic? Research into aging isn't profitable? Do you have any idea the amount of money that goes into the study of ageing and how to prevent it? There is a great deal of funding for this field. Most people want to live longer. The problem is that its an incredibly hard problem to solve. But if you weren't of the opinion that science is magic you would know that.

The problem isn't money or resources. Its finding people dedicated enough to spend their whole lives doing research in these fields, with no thank you or reward. People who are willing to choose knowledge over an easy, fun ignorant life.

Anonymous said...

I'm awake because I'm afraid to go to bed in case I don't wake up. I have had three bloodclots in my lifetime. My most recent 2 months ago. I am still susceptible to pulmonary embolisms. I am taking anticoagulants but my blood level readings have not stabilized yet.

If you are healthy make the most of it. Just enjoy life.

Anonymous said...

To the guy who posted this.

You know, dying is a part of life. It's a bitter pill to swallow but that's how it works. I don't want to die either. My scumbag brain thinks about my life's meaning at night. It keeps me awake, it horrifies me. All of one's achievements... all the pain endured during their lifetime, all the happy moments... all so that you can see nothing in the end? It's a depressing thought.

Referring to your particularly idiotic and ignorant statement that this is all because of the 6 billion morons that live in this world, I am going to ask you: What have YOU done to help solve the problem? Are you willing to commit yourself to a greater cause or are you going to sit and whine about the world on your computer?

You see (or you don't because you are a dumbass), if you have a good life and health, make the most of it. No matter what may happen, we ALL have to die sooner or later. It's inevitable. There was a another comment here where the person wrote, 'I hope we don't die forever, I hope death is just a rebirth.' (You know, like a respawn with a different body? :P) I feel the same way he/she does too.

Oh, I just thought I should add that I'm an epileptic who has frequent spikes (fits)and I also have Acute Pancreatitis, I survived thanks to modern medicine and surgery. I'm 19 years old and I'm extremely grateful to the people who helped me survive. I try and live my life happily and it usually works.
So, stop whining you retarded fuck.

Anonymous said...

I am awake desperately trying to go back to.sleep when all of a sudden I give my daughter a kiss goodnight and wham I think what if thats the last one I ever get to give her? It does suck to think it is all for nothing, but if you can leave even the slightest impression on people that is how we live forever. So make sure your last impression on the world isnt an anonymous comment where you tell someone to F@$& off or call someone a dumbass. Your last impression should be one that makes someone feel good about who you are. So they remember you. Not your hurtful comments on some blog.

Galdino Molina said...

Intriguing comments. Really affirmed my inner thoughts.
I'm 17 and about to graduate high school in about 6 months. Yes, I know some of you don't care what I've gotta say but here it is.

My thoughts of death arose a night before entering the second semester of school. As I laid in my bed I started to think of what will become of me. Thinking and thinking and thinking and as I came to a conclusion and I realized that there was an end. The thought of dying scared the crap outta me. I was so f@$)& scared that I couldn't go to sleep thinking I wouldn't wake up to see another day of sunlight but I eventually did go to sleep, 5 hours later. That night was the worse night I've ever had (not to mention my past). I had suppressed the thought of dying that only at the point of thinking about it is that you start to realized it will happen. Depressed and angry at life, everyone I saw I imagined them as walking coffins just talking about their mainstream media bullshit.

I know thinking of dying is very obscure but you have to accept it. It's been only 3 days since those thoughts arose and I've been getting over them with the help of music. Not any kind of song can replenish your thoughts about a bright future. I'm glad to recomed an artist called Akala or Nujabes. Their lyrics have a deep meaning and impact, well for me they do.

For any teen reading this, think about the present not the past or future as you might get caught up in a sea of abstractions. The time for you to go will come but remember that your actions today will cause for a remembrance In the future. You will not completely go away. Follow your aspirations as they will lead you to a better life. Just don't let fame or fortune corrupt you. The rules of paradise are never nice.

Peace out - Galdino Molina

Joey Ortiz said...

I am 20, and I have spent my entire life figuring out how the universe, the world, society, machines, and how life works. I have only scratched the surface. Today, I realized that I am probably going to die, coming from me I hope you will trust it.

The most upsetting thing is not being able to learn more about beautiful universe that brought me into existance through the most awe-inspiring processes we could have ever dreamed of. Not being able to sit there in the grass, just being awestruck by the sheer fact that I exist. Its so unfair. So cruel.

Joey Ortiz said...

I am 20, and I have spent my entire life figuring out how the universe, the world, society, machines, and how life works. I have only scratched the surface. Today, I realized that I am probably going to die, coming from me I hope you will trust it.

The most upsetting thing is not being able to learn more about beautiful universe that brought me into existance through the most awe-inspiring processes we could have ever dreamed of. Not being able to sit there in the grass, just being awestruck by the sheer fact that I exist. Its so unfair. So cruel.

Joey Ortiz said...

I wrote a longer response, but it got lost and I am emotionally exhausted.

I am 20 years old, and I have spent 20 years in awe as I have watched this universe, completely in love with the existence all around me. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful universe. It is better than heaven.

Its just so upsetting that I wont be able to watch it and explore it forever, that one cruel day I wont be able to study it, admire it, ponder it any more. Life has been the most beautiful gift from 14 billion years of universal evolution, 3 billion in organic chemistry on this planet, and I dread the day I can't ask any more questions about the beauty I see.

From a physicist, engineer, human being, emotionally exhausted life form.

Jose Ortiz

G,M said...

I also had a longer response but it erased. Anyway, I like your mentality Jose. I also think about the beauty of the cosmos and everything else. What I find funny is that we are mere atoms trying to understand well, atoms. But you know what? Don't be upset. We will no longer be in existence at some time of course and so is every living thing on earth or anywhere else. What makes you up (matter) will never go away. Think of it this way, you, out of all those sperm cells got in the your mom's egg. (kinda gross, yes I know haha) You survived! Look at you now and now thank your ancestors for being alive to make you alive! Btw I'm sleepy right now and not writing my best neither to say I'm the best of writers. Sorry for any lack of stuff... Will continue writing if you understand me. Which I bet you do.

Anonymous said...

I did a random search and come to this place. It happens that I want an eternal life, too. While I am unsure whether I will have it in my life time, I am very sure the dream won't come true, if everybody stop looking for it.

I know what I am doing and I don't need others' advice on this.

So, for those who think this is a dumb idea, or you simply hate living longer. You can shut your mouth up or kill yourself.

Anonymous said...

Most people don't care about living forever on Earth, because they believe in a super fulfilling after-life with a character called, God.

Anonymous said...

Shut your eyes. Seal the lights. Get nerve damage. And don't learn anything. We are here to learn and advance. Not to die. All aspects are learnd Love, Pain, Fear. But still nothing is nothing. Satisfaction is nothing. Everything is worth nothing. When you die. Feeling is lost. However.. I do believe fantasy is godly. But mere dreaming untill oblivion. We can set no rules on nature. But we can create and find. So I should say nothing is anything and anything is nothing. I'm 20years old and mentally exausted. And deeply depressed. The sad truth most people are blinded and brain washd.

Anonymous said...

Cheer up man. Just let the ignorats life their dull life. You my friend, have an amazing way of thinking I suppose by your intellect. Live to love life. Appreciate it and thank your ancestors for making it this far. Weird but not necessarily. Well, hope you have a good one. G.M.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that many of you scared or worried about death are in your 20's. DId many of you think you would not die? Or that something would save you? This is what happens when parents started to tell their kids they were all special in the 90's. Sorry guys you are not. Besides what the heck would you all do with yourselves if you lived millions of years? You think you are depressed now?lol

Onr last though....the earth will end one day as well as the universe. So everyone still dies no matter what.

Marauder Shields said...

"I don't want to die."
That's what I googled for, and found your blog.

Death, the entire concept, is ..vast.
For everything to end, for the chain of reactions that makes a human being to be reduced back to it's basic components, it's unthinkable. You become earth. You, your thoughts, all of it.. Ceases to be.

It's a big thing.

In fact, it's a huge thing, large enough to drive people insane if they think about it too long.

Now why do most people care more about their sports teams and cars than their continued existence as human beings? Well, quite simply put, not thinking about death allows people to function normally in society.

When you think about death too much, you become crazy. Or at least sad and melancholy. And nobody wants to be sad. So the simple answer to many is to just not think about it at all.

So that's why we are not fighting death. Death is an adversary that is too vast in scope; The most natural way to cope is to forget about it and to pretend it's not there.

Anonymous said...

Hey I would just like to say that who wrote this is not a moron. I have a pathological fear of death, have since I was a child. I fears endings and I would be happiest if we had to choice to live forever. We might become overpopulated but that's why we have science. To explore other galaxies and discover new places of life.

Karina Gutierrez said...

I also looked for "I don't want to die" -and am quietly fascinated enough to read most of the posted comments to date. I dont want to die- but living is pretty damn hard sometimes. It oppresses all/any thought of future happiness and that plainly said it hurts. Pain is an incredible thing. I don't know about anyone else- but I want it to stop. I'm 15- and acknowledge that in comparison to major issues like poverty, lack of education, cancer etc: that my problems are petty. I live in a small town. A snobby place. But my friends are dying around me.
These aren't kids with no futures. They're smart. Some insanely so. They have to be. The pressure is what links us together. The depression. The cutting, the obliviously blind parent, the ignorant counselors, the 'troubled' sibling, and the repetetive yet still useless analysis of the psychologist.
Thses kids Have access.
But the pain is still there.
Why??

My friend killed herself.
She cut too deep.
She had problems.
Do not think she was selfsh.
Don't you dare.
But I'm losing control here because others close to me are heading down the same track.
They're stuck.

You know what's annoying?
Not being able to speak.
or
Speaking- then not liking what comes out.
Or wb having no one to speak to?
It's not that anybody isn't willing to listen
It's-
Is anyone possibly able to understand.

I don't want to die.

I don't think I should die.

But My God

Life is hard.

Karina Gutierrez said...

I also looked for "I don't want to die" -and am quietly fascinated enough to read most of the posted comments to date. I dont want to die- but living is pretty damn hard sometimes. It oppresses all/any thought of future happiness and that plainly said it hurts. Pain is an incredible thing. I don't know about anyone else- but I want it to stop. I'm 15- and acknowledge that in comparison to major issues like poverty, lack of education, cancer etc: that my problems are petty. I live in a small town. A snobby place. But my friends are dying around me.
These aren't kids with no futures. They're smart. Some insanely so. They have to be. The pressure is what links us together. The depression. The cutting, the obliviously blind parent, the ignorant counselors, the 'troubled' sibling, and the repetetive yet still useless analysis of the psychologist.
Thses kids Have access.
But the pain is still there.
Why??

My friend killed herself.
She cut too deep.
She had problems.
Do not think she was selfsh.
Don't you dare.
But I'm losing control here because others close to me are heading down the same track.
They're stuck.

You know what's annoying?
Not being able to speak.
or
Speaking- then not liking what comes out.
Or wb having no one to speak to?
It's not that anybody isn't willing to listen
It's-
Is anyone possibly able to understand.

I don't want to die.

I don't think I should die.

But My God

Life is hard.

Anonymous said...

hey so what u are saying it that we dont have to die so if someone invented a pill to stop aging for about a couple of years then we wouldnt have to die

Anonymous said...

To the "Professor", who commented a while back- You have to be the least professional "scientist" and "teacher" who ever was given the gift of life. The author states how they fear death, a completely normal part of life, and since you were luckier than most to have a higher education, you should be willing to answer these people's questions instead of being a pretentious snob, just because you're online school determined that you could achieve 3 "PhD's". You are a prime example of why the world we live in today is in such disarray, because of the high and mighty who trample on the bourgeois. YOU disgust me, sir, and need to learn what it means to be a human being.

Anonymous said...

Hi, everyone.
i must say i share pretty much the same thoughts, but what bothers me the most, is the blindness of most people to death, pursuing their meaningless mundane everyday acts, and whenever i happen to speak about it, it's as if it's a bad thing.
i disagree, it's a very important topic
one that holds the meaning of life if there is any.
so please don't peg someone with sucidal or such if he is interested in the subject.

Anonymous said...

I too typed in "I don't want to die" and here I am.

The reason why I started thinking about my own mortality was because I saw a few videos on YouTube about assisted suicide in Switzerland. There were elderly people that ended their lives in front of a running camera. They all seemed okay and happy, then they drank the drug and after two minutes fell asleep...forever, just like that. When the "nurse" repeatedly asked them if they understood that this drug would kill them and if that was what they wanted, they smiled and said yes. Thirty minutes later they ceased to exist.

I really don't want to die but I know that there's nothing I can do about it. Once you're born it's already clear that you're gonna die at some point. I guess the only thing we can hope for is to have a long and happy life.

It's just that...when I look at the moon at night, or watch the sun disappear behind the curvature of the earth, it breaks my heart to know that one day I will not be part of it anymore. The sun will continue to rise, the moon will continue to shine upon the earth, but I won't be here to see it!

I hope that our consciousness lives on and somehow continues to exist. I know some people may be rolling their eyes right now. But what's wrong with wanting to be reunited with the ones you once loved and lost to live forever?

Stay safe, everybody!

G.F.

Marcus Green said...

Do you guys want an eternal life because you love your existence and never want it to end for the simple reason that you are happy and want to be alive each day or are you scared of death? In some cases, the answer to one question may answer the other but for some people I imagine the two concepts are very separate.

Kraushaar said...

We need to die for the world to go round. If we became infinite, imagine 100+ billion people on earth. No resources left, you're killing your neighbor for some dirty water. Population control will never die. What do you think these wars and diseases are?

Anonymous said...

HI

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, all things die eventually. Even stars...and as we all know, our star, the sun, granted life as we know it on our own planet. Even that will die. Without the sun, we cannot exist. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, existence is what it is...a never ending struggle to self sustain, ultimately ending in defeat. Even the universe itself will die eventually. All things will come to an end. Accept it. If you dont, you will die.....and...haha, it doesnt matter actually...youll be dead. Be happy you lived the life you did...maybe. To be able to be self aware...to see other people living the same way you lived, well, to some degree, is an amazing experience. If you lived a life where you can see people be born, people die, and outlive them...youre a fucking bad ass. Shut your face...enjoy the face that you survived this long...because life...as you know...is something to be cherished as long as you can hold on to it.

CH said...

You know, the "scientist" commentator was likely not being truthful. What intelligent and studious person speaks that way? None that I know. Besides, a 30 minute session of research on the topic would reveal The Hayflick Limit (very interesting to read), telomeres and why they are depleted, etc. Basically, our cells are damaged by oxidation, pollutants, etc and have to regenerate themselves. Think of it like burning a candle. Every time the cell divides, it uses up some of it's "DNA Stick" that is the genetic blueprint for that cell. The Hayflick Limit says that a cell can only divide about 50 times before it runs out of Telomere (genetic blueprint), using a little more each time. After that, they regenerate weird, causing things such as cancer, aging and death of the cell. That is why we age and die. That is why certain habits cause cancer: smoking irritates the cells of the lungs, esophagus and mouth, which damages the cells forcing them to regenerate more rapidly. This uses up the telomeres of these affected cells more rapidly. Once the telomere is used up, cancer is the example of an outcome. We need to find a way to slow the process of our cell regeneration or a way to add to the telomeres. Possibly antioxidants slow the process. A man lived to be 162 years old in England when the average life expectancy was probably 35. He lived on a near starvation diet of green cheese and bread. My thinking is that it was not very tasty so he only ate enough to sustain his body and did not eat for pleasure. A low calorie diet slows the cell degeneration process, thus adding years to life. But we do need to take in the necessities. Just not salt or processed foods. Example: Green Cheese is cheese that is new and not aged. It is cheese just made. At any rate, study this - it is the key to this problem.

I did also notice an amazing lack of posts referring to everlasting life, our soul, etc. We absolutely do have a soul. The only proof I need of that is that I am here. Why me? Why here? Because God made it so. Living long is a priority for me because I have very ambitious goals. However, I take great comfort in my relationship with God and Jesus Christ. If they did not exist, I could not have relationships with them. Everyone can say what they want but I pity atheists - not because I am holier than thou, but because life would be so empty and pointless for anyone with that point of view. I bet atheists commit suicide more than any other group. I am a 34 year old married male with a 3 year old son and founder of an insurance company. I've put considerable thought into this and anyone here who is young and scared should get involved with a Church in my opinion. It could not hurt and you may just find the relief from fear you seek. So, work on The Hayflick Limit and go to Church. Lol. I don't go to Church much so am a little bit of a hypocrite but I have a relationship with God that does not require a physical Church building. For beginners, it is good to speak with those more advanced and learned in the ways of religion. Best of luck to you all and... Live long and prosper.

Hessah said...

Read some Islamic book , you will get the answers about : who we are , where we came from , what is life , why we die and what's after death . You will feel better

Anonymous said...

Again, like many of you before I have typed "I don't want to die" and here I am. Awake at night, waking up every day for a little while knowing I'm going to die. Can you imagine that this comment could be around longer than us. Scares me to death tbh (no pun intended) :P. And yes I'm 18 living in hope people will develop something. But what can we do? The only thing that confuses me is people saying they don't want to live forever. But yes to anyone reading this now I give you my full respect for even finding you're way here and I'm so sorry for you and everyone else. We have been doomed from the start by (for the majority) the people we love the most. Our own parents. But just thinking if it wasn't for them we wouldn't be here anyway... So what do we do? We sit/lie here and wait... Hope is all I have left now so do what you can, try and live as long as you can in hope. My opinion is that it is the only thing stronger than fear So my friend, good luck in life and hopefully we'll all get through this.

Anonymous said...

What a bell end you are "I have 3 phd's" wow sorry mr billy big balls. Go eat a dick

Mike Horton said...

Good post, people seem to have just accepted the fact we die. i would love to live forever.

Jasmine Lalumiere said...

I have to agree that living forever would be amazing. I am absolutely terrified of death and have found myself unable to concentrate on work, school or anything else. I keep searching ways on how to live forever and it seems like something that is just a grasp away. I know some of you do not value eternal life because death seems more appealing. This is because we are just used to death as something that is supposed to happen. But what if we could beat those odds and live long enough to explore the universe, live on other planets and find out all the wonderful things the universe has to offer? There is no reason that the world would HAVE to be overpopulated if we could live forever. Exploration! Consider this, even traveling the speed of light, it would take about 4 years to make it to the closest star... no one is going anywhere further then that unless we develop warp drive OR eternal life! Can you imagine being able to explore the universe with no limits? It's a dream I know, but I can hope.

Anonymous said...

After these replies, I for one am glad to know that I'm not the only one who thinks to google "I don't want to die". That alone let's me know... Things are gonna be just fine. Pray you live to 60+ because that's when you really begin to value life. Watch someone close to you die from becoming old... Pray you live until u die of age because that's when your mind is prepared for it. You are young now, live enjoy life, enjoy every moment of it. Don't think about dying. Think about living. Have the will to go one, to live, to be happy!

Anonymous said...

Man all u need to stop worrying about death live the life you have now and cherish it for others are less furtune!! There is never gonna be a method to stop aging come on your gonna become old and eventually die that's if your lucky. And don't stumble upon a illness,a muder,car accident,etc you'll be lucky if u make it to old age. So live ur life. Forget death and cherish wat u have around ur family,kids,and friends!! And rememeber when u do die u will have eternel life with GOD!!!;)))))))

Anonymous said...

Like most here, I came here through google. What scares me isn't death necessarily, just the thought of my consciousness just stopping. Everything I feel, think, my opinions, friends, memories, etc. Gone. I like to believe that our consciousness lives on but I don't know.

Erik Aronesty said...

Sure we're going to die... eventually. The heat death of the solar system puts an upper bound on things. But to rage against the dying of the light is noble. Life has always been the struggle to live. People who do otherwise, who passively sit and say "it's ok to die" are not really alive. The cricket outside my window tries harder than that. And probably has more fun doing it.

Anonymous said...

Humanity will never leave this solar system. We will go extinct before the technology exists to travel through space. Faster than light travel is extremly unlikely ever. To travel just to another habbitable planet the ship would need the resourses to feed water and give us air to breath. It has taken voyager 1 a fairly small ship that is the fastest thing we have ever made 36 years to get to where it is and it still hasn't left the solar system.

Anonymous said...

Genetically speaking, eternal life is almost impossible at this stage. Too many complications and brick walls to think about.
We could either end up with people who won't stop growing (uncontrollably), people's minds who are forced to live through degeneration...Everything I can think of logically and scientifically just annoys me. The only way to find out a cure for eternal life will eventually have to come from humans themselves. Even if we managed for cells (they can, lobster.), or rats to live forever, the study would begin all over again for people. Then you have the law to deal with. The only way to find out if it's truly worked is to die yourself and hope that baby you implanted in that surrogate mother WILL live forever. Don't wish to be criticized, you know what I mean. Think about it logically.

ショリん said...

I don't want to die, I don't want to see anyone die, this is what I always wish for .... Yet, it won't happened. I believe every living things on earth will die oneday. It's make up for the times memory zone. Recycle of life is what made us stay strong, and made us form life today. So everyone out there , please do not fear. It is good to have hope, but please do remember, even though oneday we may leave this world, just make sure before we left, we leave something's good to the world, to the people we love... So our memory of living image is still with them ~ every life that livingon earth, has it's own meaning to live, please be brave to hold on to the life of your own , be brave to hope for the changes , be brave to challenge yourself and do believe , oneday no matter you are dead or live , the meaning of your living is not meaningless . These may sounded bullshit to some people out there, but I just want to see anyone who fear death and lost hope of living, to get a hold of themselves and live bravely and happily:) thanks for reading my comment. I hope oneday our hope may reach to a new era of life.

Anonymous said...

We are all just a form of energy that needs to be redistributed in the end. Nothing can last forever. Its sad, its scary. But you've only got one shot at this thing, so make the most of it. Accept death, and make the most of your life :)

JiG said...

Easy ignorant life? Bull shit. Maybe you love knowledge or accomplishing the heights of sophistication but people like me who just want to do what I love get labeled by the media as lazy and unproductive because it's 'easier'...apparently my sleep deprived high school level brain can't handle that. Right now I thank you for your research, because my life is being dedicated to philosophy and art and I can't think of how my life isn't a shitty speck of energy if I'm going to die in a decade or two. Maybe three, hell I can even be dead tomorrow. I'm sick of life in fear to the point that I'd end it if I weren't fearful of nothing being left. But yeah, my life is a fucking breeze...

Anonymous said...

I would be happy if when I die I would be reborn with my families and friends instead of a random family and people I would never know in my past life. I am scared of death. I just hope if I die I can see my loved ones.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to die, but I'm 31 years old and never had a job. My life is meaningless. I don't know what to do. I'm wasting my life.

Merry Present said...

I agree. What can we do?

Anonymous said...

Please people stop arguing about living forever and be grateful for the breaths in our lungs. I can understand why we would want to live forever, want our loved ones to live forever it's because we are happy with life and our loved ones and don't want to experience loss. To me this is most compelling reason to continue with longevity it's the love of life and understanding how important it is. Where I am going to fault you is saying that you believe you and you're family is more important than 'the rest of us idiots' if you can't understand how we are all important enough to live then you should not be the one to be blessed with the transaction.

Anonymous said...

FEAR OF DEATH MAKE US TO LIVE LIFE NO MATTER WHAT CONDITIONS AROUND US.

Anonymous said...

The part that really kills me is that our mind will cease all function and there will go all of our memories and well.. life. All I want is to stay with my love for eternity. There is nothing I want more than to wake up next to her every day. These thoughts keep me awake every night and not even her warmth could help..

Anonymous said...

I agree with you.. im absolutely terrified of dying...

Anonymous said...

Thoughts like those keep me up at night as well..I cry myself to sleep alot as well.. I dont want to just cease to exist..

Anonymous said...

I understand where your coming from. I went through a long phase where I shared the exact same thoughts as you, but then I realized there was nothing I could do about it, and I was wasting away my short life trying to get more life, so I stopped thinking so much, and just lived. I've never been happier. I really didn't want to die, until I realized death wasn't such a bad thing. Your turn is over, now let someone else live, it's just eternal peace, and think, aren't you curious what happens after death? You will never know until you die, so look at death, almost like something to look forward to. Don't waste your life worrying about not having enough life, and just go live it.

harry dalek said...

Yes i agree most people are living pointless lives just here for no reason to eat some thing else and take its life ...Sad as it is its a fact .
So all you fools who think you will live on after you die live in hope..because you are wrong this is it all you get no more thats it not a micro second more ...then you are no better than the poo you flush down the toilet some to get rid of as quickly as possible .

Anonymous said...

I did some researches as well. here is what I found.
there are researches on reverse aging that have some success
http://goo.gl/8F0HtR
http://goo.gl/s2vXAv
http://goo.gl/yVNsY

some organizations/rich man are supporting similar researches.
Google http://goo.gl/3L5ZR9
Methuselah foundation http://goo.gl/FKVKlB
Peter Nygard http://goo.gl/3wAVxV

if you are trying to do something about it, then you can.
1. click some google ads, buy some google phones
2. donate to methuselah foundation
3. Peter Nygard 4 president 2015?

Anonymous said...

A lot of people seem to comment on how everyone else is living pointless lives. I am saddened by this. If so many people have posted on here I think it's probably true that many more think about their lives ending and make a choice to fulfill other values. It may not be similar to your values but there are many people out in the world who have very exciting lives. Maybe internally maybe outwardly - you just have to listen to the many different people on NPR's This American Life. NPR and my attempts to become more knowledgable about the world around me has helped me to see that many people are living deep and enriched lives. It's inspiring. I believe everyone has a story to tell. It's up to you to find the depth and meaning behind the seemingly mundane. I feel like that may be a Buddhist ideal I borrowed, they always have such useful life lessons. I think, existential psychology is facinating. Maybe looking into that subject more deeply would help soothe a few fears?

Anonymous said...

three PhDs and no regard for the use of the apostrophe.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog, I love this post. It's like someone wrote exactly what I think. Unfortunately I think there is no solution to this "moron" problem, majority of the population has always been a "moron" and it will continue to be "moron".
People will continue to worry about nonsense things like movies, sports, cars, ipads, traveling etc.

Anonymous said...

I'm not really afraid of death i'm afraid of not existing my thoughts memories all of it just....gone and I won't be able to see my loved ones ever again I won't get to be ME anymore what's the point of living making memories loving people when im the end all of it will just disappear.......

Anonymous said...

Hi there. You have a really interesting post here, but it is a little harsh. Trying to become immortal is not an easy task. In fact, I am entering this field (nanoscale biomedical/genetic engineering), with the hopes of landing a position into a top notch laboratory, in the quest for answers/or solutions. But lets say we did find the answers, you wouldn't die of old age anymore, you would die of starvation, disease, or murder due to increase crimes rates due to overpopulation and that will be due to famine. The reason why it isn't a good idea to release a drug that cures cancer, is because it will create more problems, at least for now it will.

That is the possibility that we even do find the answers. But then there is the problem that scientists are facing today; it is simply not as easy as you think it is. Imagine photocopying a document. Now the copy that you just made, you will make a copy of the copy. With that copy you will make a copy of the previous copy, and so on. Eventually, you will not recognize the original document you copied because it will be faded or unrecognizable due to the copies of the copy. The same thing happens with our cells; they will not be able to perform the job as perfect anymore. Again, this is not something that we can discover overnight.

There are many challenges to your questions, but I feel as though you are seeking the answers in the wrong direction. Humans have always been afraid of death, and some people like you (and I!) simply don't want to die. But you have to ask yourself, what exactly am I really afraid of? We should NOT focus directly on immortality, for that will create more chaos in the world (at least during our times on Earth), but we should target a different area: fear of the unknown.

The greatest fear for a Human Being, is the fear of not knowing what is on the other side of the door. So like I said, lets target our research in trying to uncover, not immortality, but what really happens after death. That is exactly what I want to focus on, as well as other things. My time is very limited here on earth (just like everyone else), and I feel as though to equip myself with the knowledge and training to contribute to the findings for the great of good. I do not have time to party (I am 20 years old and people criticize me of this) and mess around or sports and cars. If people want to live life that way, by all means you have the same rights as I do, go ahead. But for me, I like to try and make an attempt to answer the impossible questions.

P.S. Some people will live life and then die; some will die but have never lived.

Anonymous said...

I just read what you said and i like to thank you for showing me a path to help live longer and forever

Marwan Osama said...

Man..I am with you...same feelings here and same thoughta I swear...but what should we do....to get all the people see this message and courage them...
I want this thoughts go global...start figure anything like expanding life as least.

jobzombi said...

I did a simple google search and found this. Taking the uncertainty of theology (let's be honest here it is nothing more than faith) out of the equation, eternal like is something fascinating, or at least the choice to live forever. Such a thing is possible and good for humanity, but we are all full of stupid to notice it. Imagine if Einstein never died; the marvels he would have solved. The wealth of knowledge we could acquire in just one generation. Statistics show that people with high intellect tend to have fewer kids, so there's the problem of overcrowding solved. Without overcrowding, famine is no longer a problem. Better technology, longer life, no famine, no overcrowding, all because people chose to put their brains together instead of their fists and having petty dick measuring contests.

Source of Information said...

I don't know what to do; but it is encouraging to hear from others. Things are starting. There are people starting to look at this problem, to think a different way, to shift resources. I hope in some small way to start the Butterfly Effect in favor of more research into aging. Each step we take is magnified a million fold; each life we save can save millions more. I wish I was rich or smarter, but I have no doubt that living longer is a good thing. Death is bad.

D Buhler said...

I'm not after an eternal life, I'm also not assuming I'm more entitled to living longer than anyone else as your assumptions may claim. This immortality is obviously limited, we are not comparing it to becoming gods. It simply removes the aging gene, granting you the ability to stay young and alive so long as you are not killed by something other than age. I feel like 90 years isn't enough. People work till they're more than half way done with their lives. People die only knowing one language, or only staying in one country, or never raising a family, or maybe never even experiencing joy, because there is always the looming threat of death. This would vastly decrease that threat, it would grant people time, and a sense of control that we do not have when death is inevitable. Please, don't try degrading us because we want to live forever, because we aren't trying to compete with you. I just want to be less fragile, I don't want something so precious as life to be so easily damaged, so easily broken. Let go of your feelings of surperiority. Just because you feel like you're content with death doesn't mean it must exist.

D Buhler said...

They're not stupid for hating oblivion. If you want to embrace eternal nothingness that's fine, but the push for longer, better lives is not a negative thing, nor a stupid thing.

D Buhler said...

I hope life stays with you, my friend. May the world treat you right.

Anonymous said...

Death in a way reveals the absolute truth. All the answers about after life existence, heaven or hell and God will all be answered and if there is nothing then you won't feel anything since your consciousness is gone. May be the meaning of life puzzle will also be solved and this time base universe explained. The thought of death doesn't scare me anymore. I don't welcome it but see it more as an answer to as why we are here for.

Anonymous said...

honestly I see your point its possible but on the other side of things if you could stop aging you could eventually stop death which after a time would suck cause nothing would mean as much with no expiration dfate if anything I think it would be better a slow down the aging processs to give more time for life

Anonymous said...

Respect for you, commenter! ;)
You just spoke out of my heart!

Anonymous said...

You are a puppet, the divine is your god.

Anonymous said...

will i have to become a murderer to join islam

Anonymous said...

I'm scared of dying as well I may come
off as an selfish person I'm not. I have alot to offer the people around me.

Anonymous said...

Shut up.

I'm in my early twenties. I used to contemplate way more than necessary and th only fucking thing it gave me was a pile of anxiety.

So I ventured abroad. TWICE. All alone, all for the sake of work and challenging my believes and wordly experience.

Have I got less scared of the unknown? FUCK NO.
Have I grown? Yes.

I still have A LOT to learn. But I urge every single one of you fuckers to fight your anxiety. I still fret about each and every fucking detail in my life. I still rely on anti-dep. I'm still only fucking human. I bleed and cry just like the rest of you lot.

BUT i LIVE. And until I drop dead, anxiety will have to shut up. And so will you scared children. Go out and learn of the world, not just your own inner one.

Anonymous said...

i working on a solar powered set of wings so i can fly to another planet and live happily ever after.

inkyciren busbrich@outlook.com said...

its pretty obvious we're not the only lifeform in the universe and the longer the universe is in existence the more lifeforms are born and then die..the universe is constantly expanding..it has to to accomodate all of our spirits..the universe is infinate...as is life :)

joepoe said...

Dude I know! and all these comments everyone else is leaving just go to show that everyone accepts their fate so readily that nothing will ever be done about it. You ARE right, though. Enough facts and science are on the table NOW that would be able to prevent most forms of death, but everyone (or at least a great collection of minds, resources, and funds) would have to get over the "everyone dies" mentality and take control of our mentality. Unfortunately, religions, parables, and "wisdom" are in place which make people ignore their impending doom and laugh at any concept of true immortality (or at least significant life extension). Maybe I don't want eternity, but 2, 3 thousand years sound nice.

Anonymous said...

I'm 27 with kids and I don't want to die. Every thing takes time and don't think i have enough of it to do any thing.

 
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