Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Living Forever

A rather funny headline for an online article on one of my favourite magazine websites caught my eye today. Translated: Four things to do to live longer.

Now, I personally think, there's only one thing you need to do to live long: don't die. Everything else might or might not work.

But such headlines can be found quite often: How to live longer. How to stay young longer. How to stay healthy. One thing is strange, though: To stay healthy, you have to do various different things depending on what article you read. Actually, I can remember a song by the band "Genesis", created more than 15 years ago, in which they also sung about how the ways to stay healthy and live forever were always changing. So which way is the right one? And can anyone who's been following the 'wrong' way for a long time actually sue someone else, because it turned out he wasn't doing everything right to live long?

But, even if you do everything to achieve a long life, there's never a guarantee. When it's not a disease, it can still be an accident or just bad luck. On the other hand, there people around who are never heeding to any advice and still live a very long life.

So I stay with my tip for a long life: avoid dying!

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