The elixir of eternal youth has always been a fascination throughout history, searching for eternal life, however is it possible? Is it possible that this search throughout the ages has been in vain or is it possible that there really was a way to slow down the aging process enough that we actually did not age.
As history suggests wars like the holy land war to recapture Jerusalem were started to try and find the cup, the holy grail cup, maybe a misunderstanding of what the holy grail was to began the search, however it was said that those that drank from the cup would become younger or would not age.
Sounds a bit like one of those myths or maybe a children’s story, however this indicates the power of what this search meant. A war started partly in its name.
Now let’s take a look shall we at what we know already about the Elixir of Eternal Youth..
The elixir of youth is just that, a potion or substance that had the power to make one either not age or become younger as they drank it. I believe by the oldest of stories it referred to a sacred river hidden from mankind so in a way it was an endless quest. Endless quest for longer life. Quite a powerful concept and one that involves looking at exactly what time is doing to the body, because it appears that is key here.
It has always been a aspiration of mankind to live longer, that drive before aging and getting older that we could change things, live that little bit longer. In a way it is possibly that element in the spirit saying why not as our spirit does not age.
Is it Possible?
I believe the Elixir of Eternal Youth is already becoming possible and in no time at all science will reveal a secret about the cells that would seem like total fantasy in the past. That secret lies within our cells and controlling that aspect that tells our bodies to age. In mice similar studies have been shown to show some powerful results. Including results for an enzyme that appeared to help slow and restore the aging process in mice.
Interesting as well after the study at Harvard they found that all mice that were treated with the enzyme all became in a way immune to Cancer as well, not just younger and healthier. To read more on this study.
Very exciting stuff overall and one step closer, I feel with these discoveries we are only steps away, stem cell research as it advances as well should be a way to bring the answer closer as well.
Above - Three mice were reported to having there aging process reversed however according to the study the same treatment on Humans could increase the risk of cancer. Either way it is one step closer.
What Happens When We Find The Solution?
Once we have the solution, what will you do, will you embrace it, or ignore it..? This is another question to ponder, some people seem so apposed to the idea of living longer lives, I know i want to pull some more facts out as well, the average human used to only live to 45 to 50 years old, now the average human in countries like Australia live to as long as 90 to 100.. That is a dramatic leap and that is only a few hundred years since the change. Will you embrace it as well, when we can also live to 400 to 500 years old?
Maybe then that will seem young..
Below is some common questions I want to ask people and I would like you all ( who read this article ) to respond in the comments below how this will effect you:
- If you had the option to live an extra 200 years would you take it..? ( Yes you would remain healthy during that time.. )
- If they found the Elixir of Youth tomorrow and it was released to public, would you buy it?
- If you or a friend had Cancer and a solution was found, but would make you live an extra 200 to 300 years longer would you take it.?
- Would you fight science and decide to die younger than everyone else because you feel it is unnatural to live longer..
Let me know your answers, also please bare in mind that living longer may cause other burdens on the planet unless of course the human race starts focusing on the negative effects of over population. It is one thing to live longer and healthier however the burden on the planet would also have to be addressed.
I think issues such as controlling the amount of babies per couple would also have to be addressed as longer life in many could cause people to have too many kids thus overburdening the world. And as we already know the Earth’s human population is already at a critical level.
Lot’s of questions to ponder. Let me know your thoughts, would eternal life benefit you or would it hinder you?