How would you feel Pete if you were in your 70's and you heard a person say that ?
I've accepted the fact a long time ago that I'm going to grow old and die. I also accepted the fact that I could die in an accident tomorrow or get cancer and die an excruciating death, maybe next year. My girl and I both accepted the fact that sooner or later one of us will die first leaving the other alone to deal with that shit.
You see RM, I was never baptized because I never bought into the idea that humans live forever. I grew up seeing animals die, humans, die, my friends die, my relatives die and it made me aware early in life that I would be here for only a short time.
So it doesn't bother me when someone reminds me that in 40 years I will be 70 and old and close to the end of my course.
Once you accept that with all your heart mind and soul, then it doesn't really bug you as much as someone who was indoctrinated for years that some guy in the sky was going to give you everlasting life. I think that is so cruel to teach people that because once you find out it is not true, it has mental and emotional repercussions. Depending on how long a person believed that.
I am a plumber and worked all through covid in several hospitals. I saw tons of people dying and I saw family members cry because they were not allowed to say goodbye. Is it terrible, ----Yes it is. But there is nothing anyone can do, and believe me a hug, a kind word just won't cut it because I tried so many times and was pushed away. Finally I stopped doing that because - That's just life.We have to accept it.
So if I'm lucky enough to make it to 70 and someone reminds me that I will die soon, I won't get upset. Instead I will have some wonderful memories that will remind me of what a Great life I had.
I got to meet a nice girl-girls actually. Know what it's like to be very well off at 30. Know what's it like to care for children. Have some of the most interesting friends that are there for me. Have tried all kinds of food. Have traveled to all the States in the USA. Getting ready to learn how to fly a helicopter and hope to buy one. Was born with a great body with no defects and no underline medical conditions.
Even if I died tomorrow I would be grateful for what I've experience. Would I like to live longer, of course I would. But that's not how life works.
So no, I would not be upset if I make it to 70 and some young kid reminds me I will die soon. It's the truth. And that kid will experience death also sooner or later. That's just the way it is.