Written 9/17/2010, typed 9/18/2010
"If you could be immortal, would you choose to be?"
What type of immortality are we talking about?
- Elf Immortality- Live forever unless killed
- Time Lord Immortality- like Elf except with regeneration
- Twilight Immortality- CAN be killed, but is extremely difficult
- Torchwood Immortality- don't age, revive after dying
Question: if Captain Jack doesn't age, you'd think he doesn't change physically. Yet he has varying amounts of stubble throughout the show.
My answer used to be a resounding yes. Now it's a probably.
This is the question my English teacher made our parents journal about for a few minutes at open house (she made them write!!! See why I love her?).
My dad said something like "Definitely. However, I have no delusions about the personal challenges I'd have to face, but think of the good I could do."
His reasons (well, the paper ones, anyway) are better than mine. I just want to see what humanity ends up doing. Doing good in the world would be a bonus. Sorry.
It's those personal challenges that make me waver, though. Captain Jack is way tougher than me (granted, he also goes through a lot more than I do) and he has issues with handling it.
I could steer clear of a Torchwood-esque place, but if I'm immortal and all of my loved ones are dead...why not do something cool like that? I'd definitely have to find a non-monotonous job, or else I'd go crazy.
One other requirement for immortality: I must have a "suicide button," or a set of things I must do in order to revoke my immortality. Having it will help me not use it, and I don't know what sorts of horrible things might happen to me in the millennia (heck, MILLIONS of years) to come.