You’ve imbibed a special potion that makes you immortal. Now that you’ve got forever, what changes will you make in your life? How will you live life differently, knowing you’ll always be around to be accountable for your actions?
Ah the great dream of mankind – to live forever! That and eternal youth is probably the most sought out in the history of our human race. And as for my little take on it, my little science fiction take on it, please read this post from June first before you go further.
Ok but in this case the question is only for me, what if I take a special potion that only makes me immortal. What changes will I make to my life? Well I’d try to travel a whole lot more. So as not to make people suspicious I’d have to move locations every 10 years or so otherwise people will notice that I don’t seem to age and that could create a lot of issues. So I’d get good forgeries done for my papers and identities and pick and choose different cities & countries and live in each one only for a period of about 10 years so as not to arouse the suspicions of the people I meet and befriend.I’d make sure that the city I go to next will either be in another country or if it is the same country then I will choose a city as far away as possible from the previous one.
Ofcourse that will also cause a lot of heartache when it comes to girlfriends/spouses. I can only have a relationship for about 10 years or so as they will age but I won’t. So in city one if I get married during the 10 year run, I will either have to make sure that I go “missing” and that I am never found or I will have to fake my death in such a way that people don’t suspect that I have actually faked it. Make sure that the ‘remains’ aren’t discovered or if discovered then they can’t make out that it is not me. This will be hard but I will have to do it or watch as a girlfriend/wife grows old & grey and die while I remain still young and immortal. It just has to be done but goodbyes will be hard and the heart will ache.
I’d also try out as many different professions as I can. Try out various courses, go exploring the various industries, lands and read and learn as much as I can. It would also be great to see how society progresses and if space exploration can be done as easy as the way we travel from country to country now. I would love to be able to see if there is alien life out there and establish first contact with as many species as possible. That’s what I would look forward to the most.