No. I most certainly don’t. Unless someone invents the Fountain of Youth why would I want to live on growing more frail and possibly losing control of my bodily functions and my mind? I’d end up being cared for by strangers in an institution and frankly I’d rather be dead than lose my freedom of choice.
Why would I want to outlive every person I ever knew?
Although I try not to dwell on it I worry about the future. Life is getting more expensive for the average person now. What will it be like in twenty, thirty or fifty years let alone a hundred? I don’t think I can afford to live forever.
I also don’t think I want to see what the world will be like if we keep going as we are. Climate change may make life so much more difficult for all of us with more fires and floods, storms and droughts. There is the ever present threat of nuclear war as one country threatens to dominate its neighbours and I’m not talking about a specific country here, there will always be lunatic leaders who want more power.
Even if we avoid those things I think I will not accustom myself to new ways very easily. There are a lot of things that are popular today that I don’t like, music, movies, architecture, decorating styles, ugly Barbies, the fact that many people can’t spell.. I’m only going to get crankier as time goes on.
No. I hope to have a few more good years, a couple of decades if I’m lucky. I’ve had a good life and I’d rather quit while I’m ahead than end up as some relic of a past nobody cares about.