“‘Age before beauty’ is one of my favorite myths because I love to defy it.” – Natasha Vita-More
Serious Wonder was able to speak with Zoltan Istvan, asking him why he believed that life, rather than death, should be what’s defined as beautiful:
“Historically speaking, culture has largely made the concept of “heaven” one of the most beautiful things imaginable. However, that’s a concept that ultimately promotes death–so I don’t find beauty in it at all. What I am hoping for, and why my speech was on the beauty of being alive, is to convince people that “real beauty” is here, right now, in this life. It’s here in the miracle of all of us just being alive and in the amazing possibilities we have as a species to evolve into incredibly beautiful things.
It’s just an attitude change. If society and our culture can learn to embrace life as beautiful (and not an afterlife), then they will want to live longer. If we can learn to believe in a so-called “heaven on earth,” then indefinite lifespans, life extension science, and longevity goals will become the norm, and not some obscure or fringe thing as some people think it is.” – Zoltan Istvan
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