Question of the Week #12

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If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the body or the mind of a 30 year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

Um…doesn’t this happen in real life to people? Some people in their 90’s are in great shape and can walk for hours but no longer have their mind while others have the sharpest mind as any Harvard graduate but can’t move out of their chairs. I’d say I’d want to have my mind because at least I can listen to audiobooks or read in some capacity and be able to talk about it with people or record my voice. But not being able to move properly because of my body would be depressing. I suppose it depends on what illness I have. I’ve seen either the body or mind go with my grandparents and both ways has their own difficulties and I wouldn’t want to choose.

*The question of the week can be found in the Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.


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