How do you live a life forever?
If you belong to generation X, this might apply to you. If you belong to generation Y or the mythical Z, it most certainly does. The question is, are we already seeing the effects without even knowing it, and what would be the cause?
How do you live a life forever? How do you live your life forever? What’s your current “grand plan”?
[be born – go to school – “do youth stuff and then grow up” – find a job – find a partner – settle down – get kids] … REPEAT
“her plan is to have more than one plan” – Generation Y gets a job
It’s not just about having more than one job. It’s likely about having more than one “life”. It’s not even surprising, divorces have been on the rise in the lazy (the developed) parts of the world for quite some time, indicating that our lifespans are already long enough for us to not be able/want to keep in sync with one single partner. With an ever increasing lifespan, that tendency should keep rising.
If you truly believe that you are going to live forever, does that change the way you’re living your life right now? Should you invest everything into one career and a lifestyle that a career switch cannot support? Should you invest in a monogamous partnership where you declare “ever lasting love” – or be honest upfront about it [just] being “until it’s not”? Should you – then – invest in children?
“it is the large decline in the total fertility rate over the last half century that is primarily responsible for the population ageing that is taking place in the world’s most developed countries” – Population ageing
While it’s easy to claim that generation Y is the whining generation, the immature generation or that they should just start listening to old wise people, there’s never been a generation growing up to be[come like] their parents.
So far we’ve seen what happens with a generation that seems to know that they have more time to “be”. Either the universe has an unknown way of spreading future knowledge into the present, subconsciously, or the effects will soon become even larger. If you know that you will have both the time and the opportunity to do everything [later], what will you do [now]?