What If I Was Immortal?

If superpowers were real :


At one point or another we all wish it. We don't want to die. It's a fact of life we all learn to accept. But what if you didn't have to? What if you could live forever? If you had a choice, would you choose to be immortal?

Maybe we are not entirely mortal. Some believe as humans we are special. That we are bound to mortal bodies but unbounded by time are our souls. Life is about experiencing. How could we experience everything with one endless life? Immortality would be a curse don't you think? You would never experience the fear of the end of your life--you would never experience any fear... What would you have to be afraid of if you can't die?
Without this powerful contrast(fear) you would never be able to experience the difference between other experiences. For example, black and white. Without ever knowing white, how would you know that black is dark? How could you possibly see gray?

If you want to see black as it really is, you have to see white.
If you want to see white as it really is, you have to see black.

You have to be asleep in order to wake up.
You have to be awake in order to go to sleep.
To know the difference, you have to have experienced both. It's not something someone can just explain to you. You have to have been there.

Let me ask you something, how do you know you're alive right now? It's not because you've seen other people die, or it's just something you think you know. If you can ignore everything and everyone for just one second and ask yourself, you will know... It's because you have experienced the polar opposite.

You've been dead before.

It's the only way. Everything has an opposite. That is the only way it can be experienced. It's a circle of life and death. No end and no begging--at the same time a continuous end and beginning.

So you see, immortality would be the worst thing that could possibly happen to you. You would be stuck in a singular endless arcane experience comparable to that of a rock.

Check out the science behind other awesome superpowers :

Super Speed
Super Strength

Source: Ed.Ted.com

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