Life is not something that can be defined by any single person. Everyone sees life as having a different purpose.
Time moves forward, and only forward. It’s a circle – we are born, raised, we live, then we die. But have you ever imagined what would happen if you were endowed with immortality? What if you could not die no matter how many decades had passed, while the world around you keeps changing and everyone else keeps aging? Would it be wonderful to live forever like that? Then you should take a look at Tuck Everlasting, a novel written by Natalie Babbitt in 1975 which focuses on the negative side of immortality.
Why would someone want to be immortal if they cannot share their life with others? Sharing with others is what life is about. Making connections and relationships
This is due to the consistency of their individual characteristics remaining the same for so many years. Problematically, Williams asserts the immortal life would be undesirable, or unlivable since we will inevitably exhaust our categorical desires.
Have you ever dreamed of living forever? Or have you had a fear of dying? Well the Tucks ,(From the book Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt), had discovered a spring with everlasting water; or water that keeps you alive forever without aging, which they drank. After some time, the man in the yellow suit, figured there was something fishy about the Tucks, and discovered the Tucks’ secret about the spring water. The man in the yellow suit wants to sell the spring water. The Tucks appose. Here are a few reasons I oppose as well. First, there is only a limited amount of spring water, and there will be a fight over who gets it. Next, if everyone lived forever, the world would be overpopulated. Lastly, if there is no death, there
When you hear the word “lifespan,” what do you imagine? Is it an age range, the growth of the body from infant to elderly? Perhaps it’s puberty or is the time-lapse of one’s mental capacity. If you imagined any of these or had something similar in mind, you were correct, for these are all part of the lifespan experience.
What are people willing to do to maintain a healthy mind and body? A former emperor of china, Qin Shi Huang, killed himself trying to live forever by consuming age-stopping mercury pills. In the 1400's Pope Innocent VIII believed by transfusing three young boys blood into himself he would absorb their youth, he died in the process. In the 1800's Leonard Jones ran for president with the promise to achieve immortality, he believed this would be accomplished through prayer and fasting, later that year pneumonia led to his death.
Is living forever a good thing, or a bad thing? I think Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt, has many messages in it, and can definitely influence people. However, could a book influence decisions in life? How about your life? This book can change the way you think about some things. Decisions for school, life, your family, etc. Winnie was faced with a difficult decision, many, actually. The biggest one would probably be whether to drink the springwater or not. Would you drink something like that, even if it meant that you could never die, and you had to live forever?
In the last several decades, many have developed different beliefs and perspective on the process of aging. Their view on aging could have been influenced by their own age, gender, time, society, culture, and other countless factors. The purpose of this paper is to explore an older adult’s beliefs on aging by interviewing three people from different age group; an adolescent (ages 14-20), a middle-aged person (ages 45-60), and an older adult (age 70-100 or older). The people I interviewed are Christian (19-years-old African American male), Leroy (60-years-old Caucasian male), and Judy (74 years-old- Caucasian female). The participants were asked to answer six questions regarding of their belief on aging. Each interview lasted for
The lengths our society will go through in order to survive life is unimaginable. Many people say they would never have the audacity to do certain things to survive. However, i think you would do just about anything to remain alive.
In this hypothetical, two options are given. A person may choose from being reincarnated as Haydn, a famous musical composer, for 77 years. Or one may live as an Oyster, and decide for themselves however long they want to live. An oyster would experience unlimited years of a feeling that is near that of floating drunk in a bathtub. As Haydn, a person would experience the highs and the lows of life. Haydn composed many symphonies, and was a celebrity in his day as a musical composer. With being famous and influential, comes low times and struggles as well. The decision is between a painless life of small satisfaction, or a mix between extreme satisfaction and extreme lows. Two well-known philosophers have very different thought processes, when it comes to this thought experiment. Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill are their names. I side with John Stuart Mill’s qualitative hedonism. I believe that his theory is more plausible. I believe this because in my life I have encountered the joy of higher pleasure and am certain it is much better than that of a lower pleasure.
Life as we know it could vanish within seconds. The next day is not promised to anyone that walks on this earth. As we live our everyday lives peacefully, we tend not to think what our mission or purpose in life is. Instead, we think what we must do for that to be a “successful” person. Despite this way of thinking, just think for a second. What makes life meaningful? What is life anyway? These questions dive right into the heart of the philosophical, psychological, and the biological aspects of life and what the true meaning of life is. This is a very arguable topic due to every person’s different perspective on life and what it means to them. In summary, I personally think that life is simply what you make of it and each person’s accomplishments has its own merit