September 4, 2009
Whenever the world's oldest person dies, I never think, well, at least he/she lived a long life. Instead I think, yeah, well, it's sad, but really, who wants to live that long, anyway? The world's oldest person always looks like the world's oldest person, no matter how "good" people say he or she looks. Living to be 115 only means you get all the worst years extended. If the extra years could somehow be added to the middle, if we could have the "bulge" in years around the life span's waist, I'd say sign me up. But otherwise? No thanks.