What if we were to be told today that we can live to be a 150 year old? How would that affect our attitude, mentally, habitually, environmentally and socially? How differently would we treat our own physical body?
Most of us abuse the body so much that even if we could have lived to a really advanced age, it would, by the time it reaches a 100, be like a wrecked car. At current, most of us, myself included, wish to live a long life but do not truly believe we’ll survive past our 70s, 80s maybe 90s. With that set of mind, mentally and physiologically, we have no need to invest in a long-term plan. But what if we believe, but fully and truly be convinced that at current we have the potential of flourishing until the age of a 150? Would that set of mind affect the way we behave and, ultimately, may actually contribute to an actual longer lifespan?
I’ll start working on this and report back here in a 100 years. Stay tuned.
Learned from: reflections on the mind-body connection.