Forever, now that is a long time. If you could; would you choose immortality? What would you do in exchange for immortality? In a poll done by YouGov an online polling organization found out that not everyone wants to go on with life forever.
Less than half of Americans 42% would choose eternal life. Surprising to some folks, men are more likely to want continued life 48% whereas only 36% of women would choose indefinite life.
When asked if living forever would require them to-
- Live in extreme poverty 13%
- Give up all human contact 18%
- Perpetual nakedness 30%
Perhaps this is just a silly entertaining poll but long life is worth thinking about. The largest growing segment of the U.S. population are those folks over the age of 100. Medical technology is advancing rapidly and many diseases that would have resulted in sure death a few years ago now thankfully now have very high survival rates.
According to several studies the biggest fear of retirees is not death rather it is running out of money.
If you could choose today–
Would you live forever?
Would money you have affect your decision?
You may ask questions in the comments or contact me privately Tim Barton, ChFC