Why is it that the things we wish would go away forever (crow’s feet, annoying neighbors, mosquitoes), become chronic curses while things we’d like to hang onto become outdated, outmoded or discontinued?
It’s only human to want long life. Greek legend showered immortality pretty generously on its heroes, and Methuselah, according to the Bible, lived 696 years. But for mere mortals, longevity requires participation.
It’s been several thousand years since survival required us to constantly pack up and move with our possessions, and several of our children strapped on our back. As nomadic Hunter-Gatherers, we had to be able to migrate at a moment’s notice.