The Meeting Place

Once in a lifetime.

It seems everyone wants to live longer, and longer, and longer .........

Such is the way of us all that we do die sooner or later.

But what if someone said they have discovered the elixir of life. Well, not so much an elixir as a pill and not so much life in general but something that stopped us from ageing, and as a bonus, like the proverbial set of steak knives, it cures the things that kill us as we get older.

Meet David Sinclair. 

David hasn't actually said we'd live forever but the gist seems to be you'll live a hell of a lot longer than you do now. Nd for the lowly cost of about $100 a month for, it seems, as long as you are still alive.

Putting aside my skepticism for a moment, and possibly yours, let's assume this promise, which sounds too good to be true, really is true. Besides the advantage of not needing to write a bucket list or leave your valuables to those pesky relatives, how long would you like to live?

i calculated I have just the funds to see me out for about 1000 more years as long as I don't get bitten by a funnel web spider, have an elephant fall on me from any sort of height, or upset my wife to the point of her murdering me while I sleep.

Oh, and I'd like my arthritis cured, by heart fixed, and a refund on my new hip  which I have just spent an extortionate amount of money having replaced.

I'm also a bit concerned that I might get bored; with lots of things. My family for starters. And what if I don't like the next fashion trends. I had to pass through the Mullet hairstyle era. That was bad enough. I didn't mind the mini-skirt and free love thing though. Perhaps bell bottom trousers will be back and I can dust them off.

All jokes aside, though, I can foresee endless problems with such a scenario. The planet is already overcrowded in places. We don't have enough jobs for the workers now. What happens when superannuation runs out? 

Imaging a place without old age. This forum would be unnecessary for a start. Mm, is that a good thing?

 

 

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Of course I wouldn't want to live for ever in an over populated world. It would be selfish. Ultimately it would be boring. And it is elitist.

What would be good was if you could stay healthy, not deteriorate with age and then drop dead in an instant at a sensible age, say 80... Or sooner if the world population dictated it....

A 'use by' date would be good.

Then we could plan. Earn enough for retirement, spend every last cent, have a big party at the end, drop dead before the mess needs to be cleaned up.

Us humans always want more. If there's a chance of getting more we'll have huge desires and cravings. 
if we know it's finished theres nothing we can do about it. Just accept it.

if I knew I had just a year left, say, I wouldn't be going out and buying a new car, or make an investment, or getting mariied, or worrying about my hair falling out. 

Good thinking Dingo.

I have already discovered the elixir of life.I will live as long as I want to. If you also want to live a long time send $200.00 to my bank account.

What if I don't want you to live that long, Pedro?

Do I get a refund if you live longer than expected?

Can I make payment to your account after you're dead?

ive already lived a long time. What do I owe you if I want to live longer than just a 'long time'?

I don't want to live the longest time. Something between long and longer. Something shorter than I might hope for but greater than I might have otherwise.

 

 

 

 

From my 40 years of research into the foods of the world's longest living culture, I do agree that we need to tackle ageing at the core. Research in 1930, 1971 and 2016 into the paleopathology of traditionally living Australians, Africans and Americans revealed that these Indigenous people had extremely rare incidences of cancers, cardiovascular and mental diseases and most of the other diseases of nutrition. We also know that Indigenous Australians, at least in the more temperate climatic zones, lived healthy lives into their 70s and 80s. And this was at a time when Europeans were dying in their 30s and early 40s.

The core at this health support system were the wild foods which supplied phytonutients including antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, anti-allergens, anti-rogue cell (anti-proliferatives, pro-apopotics, anti-carcinogens, anti-mutagens), immune boosters, adaptogens, organic acids, organ protectants (brain, heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lungs, blood vessels, lymphatics, skin, reproductive organs), live enzymes and enzyme regulators, good sugars, dietary fibre and bioavailable minerals.

We have lost most of these from our factory farmed foods or reduced their levels drastically. One additional, underlying requirement of David Sinclair's developing solution is to embrace wild and near wild foods again (or take them as a supplement) and give our cells the biochemical components they need to re-envigorate themselves.

It seems to be working for me and many others who have discovered this solution.

 

 

Sounds like a great way to make a buck, Vic.

Have you ever thought of flogging this stuff to the white folk who are dieting by the millions of cardio vascular disease and the like?

im not sure your selection of stats on ageing are convincing or even accurate. I'll forgive you this time. I'm sure it's just for brevity and effect.

Food is an important part of our lifestyl. Eating food which benefits each of us is important and is also a choice. Your products are obviously well presented, useful, tasty and presumably beneficial. At least they can't harm us, I assume.

bit they are expensive and have a limited supply. That means they are available to a part of the population. Those who can afford them. Not everyone can. their priorities are elsewhere.

if you were a charitable sort of bloke you could save us all from a poor ageing process and make your wonderful life saving products available to all at token costs depending on a means test, like Medicare does.

i know you need to make a living. But from whom? which part of the population have you chosen to benefit from your reasearch? I'd make a wild assumption here and suggest it's not the ones that need it or would benefit most from it.

Keep at it, though, Vic. It's a worthwhile cause. Along the way you might consider losing a bit of weight though. Not good for a bloke of your age and activity to be lugging around the extra kilos regardless of how many herbs you eat. That, in itself, could be due to what you eat.

 

I want to live as long as my spirit wants to be here. That's it, end of story. I don't want life to be ripped away while I still want to be here...sadly that happens to a lot of folk but the fortunate ones go when they're ready to leave. Maybe the process of ageing helps us to lose our spirit for life, bit by bit, and thus gently helps us to get ready to leave when the time is right?

 

I'm not going to grow old, I'm just going to  die one day.

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