Certainly one of the main concerns of the Boomer generation is the idea they’re all going to die. Seriously – we’re going to die? We have to do something about this seems to be the common theme in research circles.
In my worldview, I may not live forever but there’s something more important than living forever. It’s living well. The question isn’t what age am I going to live to. The question is what age can I live to with a really good enjoyment factor. With engagement in the things around me at a level I’d consider acceptable. Lifestyle versus longevity. Burn the candle bright m’boys and rage against the dying of the night. (to mix a few other voices.) Living a good life is more important to me than living a long life. But then again, I’m healthy and not facing imminent death. I may – and probably would – change my mind when faced with that long night. I note that attitude doesn’t stop me from researching longevity factors or ensuring I’m doing what I can to prolong my life.