What if knew you had a direct pass to living forever? What if you knew tomorrow will arrive, come what may? What if you could stare into the amaranthine sky without a care in the world, without any fear? What if …
Scientists are now apparently coming up with inventions and discoveries within the human body and surroundings that might in years’ time, help people to live forever. The fact remains, what’s the point if all fear is wiped out from the human race of having no urgency or target to exist for?
Life and eternity are as much on two sides of the same coin as life and death are. Today, the 21st century has become so fast paced with zero tolerance towards complacency because of the only reason that there’s too much to do and too little time. The rate at which technology is progressing, economies are developing and thought flow is speeding, it’s hard for anyone to stop and ponder over things. One small rest and you’ll be left far behind.
Life is about living it to the fullest before the big demise. And that’s what makes it all the more challenging. If we were to know that it’s never going to end, maybe things would be different, but it’s worth imagining an ageless existence, where time goes on, or in other words, is so slow that it never reaches the end of the road.
People might take things easy if there was a tomorrow. In today’s world, such a risk can transform into a hazardous incident that ‘could have’ been mitigated but wasn’t. But tomorrow, it could simply mean absolutely nothing.
Being a believer in ancient mythology and creatures extraordinaire, I don’t know whether to think that vampires are lucky, or whether they’ve been caught frozen in time, living this fallacy of existence. They sure do live forever, but how exciting is that? Of course, it’s silly to answer from someone else’s point of view, because you never know what they might feel. But then again, if given a chance, would you want to live forever?
Maybe I would, provided I’m seventeen, lasting permanently; immortal in its true sense. Who wants to grow up to tell people they’re a hundred and sixty seven years old? What if the population on the planet remained stagnant and undying? The young remained young, sans wrinkles and old age, and the old, well, just as they are.
No sense of danger. But then maybe, violence would take its toll, with people turning against each other, making life miserable. Those who’d want to escape to that fathomless open sky where the supreme beings reign, wouldn’t be able to. People will probably eventually make peace, but you know how those tales of yore go.
History would be of no use, you’d have living legacies waiting to talk about their perpetual happenings. Then again, someone once told me that ‘could, should, and would’ are three words that one shouldn’t ever try to use.
There ‘could’ be a lot more to this indefinite piece of writing about such a day and age. The power of thought is truly unimaginable, and everlasting.
x EdgyShark x