Athena in Progress

What are your thoughts on the concept of living a very long life?

What are your thoughts on the concept of living a very long life?

At face value, I’d say no. All I can think about is my dad’s last few months on this Earth and the quality of life he had. And he lived the length of time his body and spirit could handle.

Assuming no further guardrails exist, I suspect that long life means our biological functions would also deteriorate. However, if we could maintain our body and spirit at a certain point, then yes, I’d be on board.

I’m saying that I don’t want to be 150 years old in a body that looks 150 years old.

Run my body back to my twenties and thirties, back before all my health issues started catching up with me. Then let me live to 150. Maybe 200.

That should be enough time to do everything I want to do with my life.

Published by Guilliean Pacheco

Guilliean Pacheco (she/her) is a Filipino-American full-stack writer by day and raconteuse by night. She earned her M.F.A. in Writing from the University of San Francisco and is an Anaphora Arts poetry fellow. She's also a member of AIR, IWW FJU, and Uproot. She’s a misplaced California girl who lives in Las Vegas normally, if one could call living there normal, on Southern Paiute land.

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