writes, "I donít think I have the
longevity gene, going by my family history.
Fortunately I have accepted that, and I
face death everyday in my job as a nurse. I am not
afraid of it. I just want more all the time. I get
annoyed with myself when I take a long time to
come to any conclusion. I need to have a full plate
all the time. I think I am mentally exhausted but I
still need to know what I have to do the next 5 years.
Now is the crossroad of
planning for the next 5 years. But what?"
of my biggest fears has always been that
I will not live forever because there is so much
good stuff happening in the world around me that I just
never want it to end for me. I know that
eventually I will die either due to illnesses or in
an accident (the only two ways that
death happens, a simple fact that I learned while
The White Ribbon movie).
read a book called The Blue Zones (The Lessons for
Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest,
by Dan Buettne) and I have since convinced myself that I
can at least try to live 100 years even though my
dad passed away at 31, but my mother is still alive
at 76. I
eat really healthy,
workout everyday, have no diseases of any kind, and
take no medications at all except for a few
supplements that my wife shoves down my throat each
morning. I know you are a medical professional and I am
not, but I would encourage you to not try to
the future (I used to be in the
business of forecasting and I concluded that
predicting the future is nothing but
entertainment). Start with the hypothesis that you
will live a long time and work your way towards it. I
see no reason why you cannot
a cleaner environment.