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"Murphy was an optimist!"

I feel the Reaper staring at me April 9, 2007 8:58 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Love, Philosophy
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On days like today, I wonder if I’ll make it another 10 years.

In my single digit years, I never pondered my own demise. In my teens, I wanted to be immortal. In my teens and twenties, I acted like I was immortal, feared nothing, pushed beyond my limits with everything, and challenged Death. My thirties have seen me fatigued, mentally and physically worn out, and a focus on my children instead of me; mortally has different meaning to me now. For my sake and theirs, I hope that I am in the middle of my life and not at the end.

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1. AT - April 9, 2007

Ahh, mortality.
I used to want to live long enough for technology to make us effectively immortal. Figure its bound to happen sometime, but I’m not interested in being on that train.
I kinda figured that I’d have more of, if not a death wish (and not talking suicide, but just kinda tired of all this), but its quite the opposite.
“My thirties have seen me fatigued, mentally and physically worn out, and a focus on my children instead of me; mortally has different meaning to me now”
Guess that about sums it up.

2. djuggler - April 9, 2007

I’m pretty sure Ray Kurzweil has predicted immortallity in the next 20 years or so. Only the weathly will have it of course.


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