"We do not pray for immortality, but only not to see our acts and all things stripped suddenly of all their meaning; for then it is the utter emptiness of everything reveals itself." - Antoine De Saint Exupery
Immortality only grants boredom, knowledge, and grief.
A downside of immortality is the unavoidable limitation of actions. (Boredom) Meursault. His attitude towards events, he’s never excited for anything. My example: “That evening Marie came by to see me and asked me if I wanted to marry her. I said it didn’t make any difference to me and that we could if she wanted to.”
On Being the Outsider, Her quote was strong about being excluded. My example, “These tales of exclusion, still holding the sadness of the original experience.” Ditta M. Oliker
An additional downside is grief.
Although it wasn’t immortality he still didn’t age but the one he loved died and he witnessed it.
Knowledge is the is one upside to immortality. new formulas and equations come about everyday that expand human knowledge, My example is, E=mc^2 explanation “Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared." On the most basic level, the equation says that energy and mass (matter) are interchangeable; they are different forms of the same thing. Under the right conditions, energy can become mass, and vice versa.
To take the time to learn everything and have the potential to do good things with it one could change the world, learn too quickly and destroy yourself.
though knowledge has been wanted by many for age, the vast amount of boredom and suffering trumps all. if you lived forever would you become like Meursault and lose all feeling, only there for the show, or would you dedicate you time to learning he world’s secrets?