I’d Like to Stop Right Here.
After reading some of the comments on a post I wrote about the life expectancy of certain household appliances, carpet and paint, a question occurred to me. Granted, it’s hypothetical, but it’s one of those questions we all like to think about. For example, what would you do if you won the lottery? Or, where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world.
My question is:
If you could live forever, given a choice, at what age would you want to stop aging?
Would you want to stop at the age you are now?
What about stopping when you were in college or just starting your career?
Or perhaps stopping at the age when your children were young and you had the family all together in one city…. eating dinner together, helping them with homework, spending weekends and after hours at soccer games.
I’m not sure I’d want to stop aging where I am now… I’d preferred to have stopped before the lines, wrinkles, aching knees, and grey hairs had reared their ugly heads.
On the other hand, there are some perks at being the age I am…..you are no longer so concerned about what others think…. you have a wealth of information and experience you can draw from…. and with maturity has come a certain amount of wisdom (or at least we’d like to think so.)
I could see that if I were stuck in my college years, I’d be forever taking exams, however, just think about Spring Break!
Or what about your 30’s or so when you’re finding your way around your career. The upside would be the adventure of all that life has to offer.
On the other hand, just think about the competition and angst of showing you and others that you can make it.
I know it’s all hypothetical but at what age would you have wanted to stop aging?
Or would you?