Mortality and behavior (was: Queen Mum dies)

Jeff Barr jeff@vertexdev.com
Mon, 1 Apr 2002 14:50:06 -0800


> Frome where I sit, those three decades are about equal to zero.

So are you 30 or 60?

>From where I sit (42), it seems that time certainly rushes by a lot
faster than it did before. A day used to seem like a really long
time. Now its a blur. I hear that entire years are like that once
you are 70 or so.

Jeff;

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eugen Leitl" <eugen@leitl.org>
To: "Russell Turpin" <deafbox@hotmail.com>
Cc: "forkit!" <fork@xent.com>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: Mortality and behavior (was: Queen Mum dies)


> On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, Russell Turpin wrote:
>
> >   "There is more to life than avoiding death."
>
> This is only constructive as long as death is unavoidable. In this case
> a-small-furry-mammal-hypnotized-by-a-snake-mode is detrimental, since
> freezing you rigid, incapable of action. No fun, plus get nothing done.
>
> If you're one step away from effective immortality (megayears...gigayears)
> above becomes silly. It's like blastula stage embryo thinking it's
> exhausted its potential already. (Well, it's really stupid, so what does
> it know).
>
> A lot of things only makes sense on deep time scale. Given that you're
> getting a sense of priorities around 30ish, and you run out of steam by
> 60ish, that leaves you three decades with palpable traction, which is a
> joke.
>
> Frome where I sit, those three decades are about equal to zero.
>
>
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