Sunday, December 14, 2008

Peeping Tom! Me?

Doing my last hundred item post made me think about how long I really want to live.

I want to live at least to 100. If I had my druthers I would like to live to 150!

Is that wrong? Should I wish for a healthy shorter life? Should I wish for a more meaningful but shorter life?

I probably should. Right?

But you know what makes me want to live so very long? Selfishly, I am a voyeur. I want to see what happens next... and next... and next... and next.

Just think, in the last 50 years, world happenings and technology have progressed so fast, evolved so fast, and disintegrated so fast. Faster than ever in human history. More things that touch my life are changing faster than ever before. I know my parents and grandparents and all my esteemed ancestors down to a Rift valley Lucy, could never have ever hoped to see so much change in thier lifetimes.

This pace will only increase exponentially. We are the vanguard of an era that Humanity has never seen before. Lucky us!

Can you even imagine the earth and our lives a century hence? What do you think you will see?

I know we will have the same conflicts and successes because that my friends is the human condition, but all in all it will be an exciting time because everything will happen so much faster.

And I have so much to see before I sleep!


Anonymous said...

I think it's lovely to have that kind of optimism and hope. I hope you live to be a happy and healthy 150 :)

ek-ladki-anjaani-si said...

Not for me baba! That would mean so many more loads of laundry, so many more dishes, and most of all so much more of cooking! Nahiiiiii... take me now (**sobbing on the third load of folding laundry**)

But more power to you! Jai ho Kiran ki, tum jiyoo hazaaron saal, saal ke din hoon pachaas hazaar :-D

DeeplyDip said...

live till 100...i doubt I'd want that unless I am asuured I will have company of ome friends, relatives and my hubby :). Alone I think I'll become just another frustrated woman. health might be an issue too.
But I like your idea - makes me think...wish you a very happy healthy and LOOOOng life :)
BTW you've been awarded and blogrolled!