Saturday, July 23, 2011

If you could be any age for one week

I've heard people asking other people, "If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?" Think about your answer for a moment.


So far, everyone has answered with an age they've already been (often childhood). I do not answer with an age I've already been. The further I get from my childhood, or from my 20s or from my 30s for that matter, the better.

The age I'd choose to be for a week is 90. I want to see what old age is like because I think it could be pretty good. Many people dread it because they assume old age means pain and infirmity and being dependent on others (insanely, everyone wants to live a long time but no one wants to get old). I don't expect old age to be bad. I expect to be strong and healthy much longer than most people. In my 70s, 80s and 90s I will be active and lucid.

Of course, I could be dead wrong and in the grave by 75, but I'd still choose to be 90 years old for a week because if that means I'd actually be dead, that's even better. Who wouldn't want to find out what death is like and then come back? I would totally do that.

Being dead for a week. Think of how rested you'd be!


Sandii said...

i'd be 18 again - don't care much for old age or knowing what it's like. but i'd love to do 18 again with what i know now!!! :-)

Regina said...

Just for a week now, Sandii...