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Main Mistake of Steve Jobs

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I’m quite fed up with the argument against life extension and physical immortality mentioning Steve Jobs who said that “death is very likely the single best invention of life». It’s actually a form of the Buyer’s Stockholm Syndrome, when a person makes a not necessary and expensive purchase and starts to look for arguments that it’s not too bad after all. Only despair and hopelessness make a person justify death. Death is not the single best invention of life, but the worst thing that can happen in it. The whole essence of life is to struggle against death and fight for survival.

Yes, death emphasizes the beauty of life, but it can well do that in a theoretical sense. Like the worst-case scenario that should be avoided. While people are mortal, a human life is a tragedy. Regardless of what a person was doing in life, everything that they lived for will disappear including them. Only striving to immortality and the infinity of goals make sense. Otherwise one can always put the person at a stand by asking the repeating question “why are you doing this?” and regardless of the answer, ask again “and why is this?” If there is no infinity then the person comes to an unavoidable loss of sense.

My answer is that the meaning of my life is in having a tomorrow. I want every tomorrow to have its own tomorrow. Death is when your tomorrow never comes.

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Bad Cinema

Imagine the following movie plot: A lot of characters. They fall in love, get married, sometimes get divorsed. They dream about something, and they seek something in life. Some of them achieve what they want, others don’t. And after that they all become very sick. They start to loose the ability to see, hear and walk. Some of them start to rot alive, spit blood. The majority is in terrible pain, they suffer and they are lonely. And then they all die.

Here’s another movie. Some people want the future to be the way they want it to be and do a lot to make it happen. Other men and women see their future in a completely different way and conflict with the former. The rest don’t even think about what’s ahead of them. But it’s pain, suffering and death that’s ahead of all of these people, regardless of what they have been planning for themselves.

Oh, and here’s another movie. The characters live for their children. They take care of the kids, parent them, nurture them, love them so much. Then they all die, the kids die too, a lot of them die in the throes.

Millions if movies. Different plots, events, circumstances. Different characters, habits, ideals, goals, meanings. Different people. But the end is the same. Death of everyone.

Not the best cinema, right? I wouldn’t go. Although it’s not a movie. It’s our life. This is the destiny of every person who lived on our planet: pain, suffering and death. There were some who died with no pain, but this doesn’t change their sorrowful fate. There were some who wanted to die. Because of their pain and senile dementia. But it’s not what these people wanted when they were only starting to live.

It’s aging that kills people. Also it’s stupidity and greed that kill people. It exactly the stupidity and greed that prevents people from doing much to survive. The society spends an abysmal amount of effort on life extension. Minimal interest and microscopic funding goes to studying of fundamental mechanisms of aging. Resources are being spent on any galimatias, but not on longevity. Years go by, and people become dung. Because of their own stupidity and imbecility of others.

Almost everyone who comes to somebody’s funeral should keep saying: «We are the sick people, we killed you by our passivity. Moreover, we keep on bringing death further on. The thought to identify the underlying reasons of death and to try to eliminate them doesn’t even steel into our empty minds. It’s actually just money and pleasure what matters to us. Indulging into that we seek our own death.»

When people become better, they will be immortal. Isn’t it about time?

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The meaning of life is to live

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I have just come back from a totally great vacation in Turkey. I stayed at the Adam&Eve hotel in Belek. Had a wonderful time!

Now I’m going to the Systems Biology of Aging meeting in Newcastle, UK.

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The meaning of life

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Well, lets start with the meaning of life. Why does a person live?

A person lives in order to live. Everything good that happens to them, all their dreams and goals make senae for them only while they are alive. So, if the person does not exist, their personal meanings do not exist either. No matter how happy a person is – it all goes away. Aging and death erase everything. Yes, of course, kids, accomplishments, somebody’s memories stay, but it already doesn’t matter to the person, because there is no more person. Death sets the counter of accomplishments to zero. Aging makes life intolerable. And this is not fair. And it would be great if something could be done so that people would not age, so that death would not be inevitable.

Science studies the mechanisms of aging. Biomedical technologies are being developed. But it’s all done too slowly. First of all, because people do not see the meaning of life, do not think about it and keep deceiting themselves. It seems like it’s in everybody’s interest to live much longer and be healthy, but only a few are ready to make an effort. That’s why it’s all so slow, and that’s why biogerontology is being scarcely funded.

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