We tend to think that living forever would be awesome. Especially if you can heal any wound and resist every disease. This is kind of true, but there are a lot of pros and cons that one has to consider before agreeing to live forever. I will state that I’m not talking about vampires, which I’m considering a different flavor of immortality. So, the con of blood tasting bad and never eating a pizza again won’t be on the list. The pro to counter that would be never needing a dentist again.
- You don’t have to worry about medical bills since you can heal any injury and disease. Unless you’re one of those types of immortals who lacks these benefits. Still, you can always be cured when sick and take up sewing to reattach parts.
- Witness the progression of history instead of reading about it. You can get front row seats to all big events and maybe even get involved.
- Plenty of time to master hundreds or thousands of skills. Learn every instrument, any sport that has your interest, and gather a collection of degrees. After a while, there is nothing that you won’t understand because you have the time to study.
- You can become rich if you use the banks and your time right. Patience will be key here, but you’re saving money by not needing anything that mortals require like medical aide.
- That insanely long reading list is not a problem any more.
- Connected to #3, you can be whatever you want to be. Might take a little time and work, but that dream job is well within your reach. Physical restrictions could be an issue for some things, but you have the time to work out. Nothing to do about height though.
- The most obvious is that you see everyone you love, care admit, admire, and know die before your eyes. Sometimes it isn’t even before your eyes because you have to disappear before they get suspicious.
- Living in the constant fear of being discovered and spending eternity in a lab. You hold the secret to immortality somewhere in your body. The medical community alone will be after you. Not to mention anyone who wants an immortal army because we know that never goes wrong.
- You have to master identity creation and theft. You can only be each you for about 30-40 years. Maybe more if you find ways to make yourself look older as time progresses, but there will be a point where you have to make a swap. Faking your death will become second nature to you.
- You’ve seen it all, done it all, and now you’re bored.
- As time goes on and you gather more emotional loss, you may find yourself becoming apathetic and distant. What is the point of being with humanity if they only cause you pain? The temptation to spend eternity in isolation will become rather strong unless you find another option.
- After all the centuries of watching, you learn to hate humans and decide that they have to go. Only the noble and good will survive under your guidance while the rest shall perish by your hand. So much for an eternity of happiness.