If there were a real Fountain of Youth, would you drink the water?
When first reading this my immediate response was ‘YES!’ I would be able to do so much with my life. I’d have enough time to learn anything and everything, I could read and write to my hearts content then travel to anywhere I wanted to and spend as much time as I wanted there.
However, the more that I’ve thought about it my answer now definitely leans towards ‘OH HELL NO!’ I wouldn’t be able to share it with my family or friends and I would constantly be saying goodbye to those I love. Would I even remember my family after such a long time? To me that seems pretty depressing.
I think sometimes we lose sight of just how special it is to grow old, there are far too many people who don’t have that privilege.
Eventually, you would forget to be grateful for each day and instead of appreciating all the little things that make up a blessed life, it would become more like a never ending Groundhog Day.
Have you seen ‘Death Becomes Her’ ? It’s a dark comedy about the repercussions of what happens after drinking from the fountain of youth.
If you have, then this is what I imagine would happen to me if I were to drink from the fountain of youth as well.