7 Unexpected Ways to Spend an Eternity


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live forever? Imagine waking up one day and realizing you’re immortal. What would you do with all that time?

In theory, immortality means more time than you will ever know to learn, contemplate, reflect, and remember. After a while, you would keep coming back to the realization that our purpose on this planet is to expand our lives with love and belonging.

Try to End It All

Logically, if you can’t die, you no longer need nutrition, so why bother eating? Would you even be hungry anymore? Someone in the thread has considered this paradox and decided that there are two types of immortality: physical and biological. Yeah, right, like you are the immortality expert, buddy.

Never Eat Vegetables Again

I am not sure you could open up to anyone lest the government find out. It would be inevitable that some jackbooted Big Pharma foot soldiers would be frogmarching you to the nearest steel table and extracting some of that immortality out of you.

Become a Lab Experiment

Providing you have the stomach for space travel, you could give Mr. Musk a call to declare you are ready to go on a one-way mission to Mars. Heck, why stop there? You now have forever to wait, and I imagine oxygen is no longer necessary. Maybe you could be the world’s first no-frills space traveler.

Mission to Mars

If all else fails, provided you have come to terms with your physical self, you have every reason to become a real-life superhero. However, this is on the proviso that you have an unbeatable version of immortality; otherwise, running into that first burning building could prove a little embarrassing — and painful.

Be a Superhero

Do you consider yourself a scholar? Imagine what you could do with all that time. One academic commentator says he would see immortality as a chance to live every lifestyle: a farmer, a doctor, a miner. This suggestion gives a whole new meaning to the expression “lifelong learner’.

Jack of All Trades

The most important thing to remember if you cannot die is to stay out of trouble and not upset the wrong people. Imagine giving a life sentence to someone whose life will never end; worse still, imagine falling down a crevice where nobody would hear you — now, that would be a boring and lonely eternity.

Keep Out of Trouble