You’ve imbibed a special potion that makes you immortal .Now that you’ve got forever, what changes will you make in your life? How will you live differently, knowing you’ll always be around to be accountable for your actions?
It is a complicated question to answer how will I live my life after taking a potion which supposedly makes me immortal and I’ll live forever.
Living forever doesn’t really tempt me, the problem is all my fellow humans will be enjoying their after life and I alone will still be stuck on earth trying to do different things to survive. I think I’ll pass this opportunity to be immortal.
At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?
Very early in life I knew I wasn’t immortal, I read all kinds of poems where man is called a mortal being. That was then and this is now.
Now with all the inventions, technology, writings of various people the thought is ingrained in my mind, I cannot do any of these things so I fall in the category of mortal humans.
You’ve imbibed a special potion that makes you immortal.Now that you’ve got forever what changes will you make in your life? how will you live differently , knowing you’ll always be around to be accountable for your actions?
When I think of immortal, I think of all the definitions of this word: living forever; not mortal; divine;likely or worthy to be famous for all time; a person of enduring fame.
I think I’d rather be mortal than live up to any of these definitions. I am comfortable with the life I’m living, any change from it will not be desirable for me.
The fact that I’ll be expected to live differently is not a favorable option. The idea of trying things that I have not done before will be a pain for me, and the idea I’ll always be around to be accountable for my actions is not appealing to me.
I think I’m doing all right,I’m a good person. I am not anxious to be famous, fame can be a difficult thing.Think about Princess Diana, she was famous, she never had her privacy, there were people always ready to take advantage of her in all sorts of ways, she eventually paid the price, she died at a very young age.
My life is simple,I go where I want to, I visit my friends without being interrupted by outsiders. I am free, to me this is the best way of living my life. I do not mind being mortal.
song: Taj Mahal
Music and Lyrics : Dilip Sarkar
Singer; Mrinal Chakrabarty
On the edge of the river Jumna
lies hundreds of dreams,
the mystery of the white stones
of mortals and immortals.
the pain of separation
and sick at heart.
Taj Mahal,Taj Mahal,
You are a picture
drawn with the paint brush
of a poet.
You have spread your wings
towards the path of heaven.
Today Mumtaz is not here,
Shah Jahan is not here.
Still love casts its ,
soft green shadow.
Taj Mahal,Taj Mahal,
you are an immortal
part of history.
You are standing firm
depicting the memory of
pain and love!
The Daily Prompt about ‘Not a mere Mortal’,sounds good.I have a problem with it. It is highly doubtful to attain immortality easily. I am a mere mortal.I can try but to be immortal, by doing what? This is my question.
When I think of immortality I think of Iqbal,Gandhi,Rabindranath Tagore,Shakespeare and so many others. They did not decide they will become immortal overnight. I don’t think they were trying to be either. It is their hard work,their dedication, their endless fight to achieve the truth at the time, that made them immortal.
They are therefore remembered by all of humanity. They were role models. Their work was appreciated.There are people who are trying to follow in their footsteps. It hasn’t made them immortal. It is a very steep mountain to climb. Not everyone can go that far up.
How many have climbed Mount Everest? Not that many! Therefore I can only say,I have neither the tools,nor the enthusiasm,like all those great men to be able to come even a centimetre close to them. I am not a defeatist,I am practical. Therefore for me it is an unachievable feat!
3D panoramic view of Mount Everest. Picture made using SRTM data, freely provided by NASA. Français : Vue panoramique 3D du Mont Everest. Image réalisée à partir des données SRTM fournies gratuitement par la NASA. Deutsch: 3D-Panorama des Mount Everest. Bild unter Verwendung von SRTM Daten, von der NASA frei zur Verfügung gestellt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)