The Gift of Mortality

Appreciate the wrinkles that show your life's journey and the gray hairs that show your wisdom. Enjoy getting old, because with age comes perspective, experience, and a deeper appreciation for the simple joys in life.

The ancient Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of a king obsessed with cheating death. After witnessing his friend's passing away, Gilgamesh embarks on a desperate quest for immortality, searching for a mythical herb that grants eternal life.

This human yearning to conquer death continues today. Transhumanism, a modern movement, seeks to use technology to extend lifespans indefinitely. Science has already achieved remarkable progress, but the relentless pursuit of physical immortality can be a seductive trap.

Think of death not as a cruel thief, but as a teacher. The fact that your body doesn’t last forever makes life special. It fuels your ambition, creativity, and love. It reminds you that this experience, in this particular body, is fleeting and therefore sacred.

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