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Published on Dec 8, 2015
13. The final sum up, recounting and future: By this time, if you have followed me during the previous 12 videos you can very well guess where I stand on this issue of stopping ageing now, in two minutes or in two years or whatever. In this last 2 minutes – which may be a bit longer 2 minutes I want to summarise my thoughts. My whole idea about this series was to draw attention to the realities of the living processes. Perhaps some others may promise you long very long life in this life, or eternal life the next time, or whatever else combination of these promises. Stopping ageing now will require stopping living now. Life itself is the cause of this “monster” ageing and old age which frightens so many. And added to that, the next step death is even more terrifying. What we forget is that actually our bodies are trying their best to live, to survive – there is nothing inside my body which is deliberately creating problems for me. There is no clock or a timer or an ageing gene, gerontogene, or an enemy which has decided when I should stop living. The body is a friend, but it is not a perfect friend. Evolution has not made it perfect. Evolution does not need the individual body to be perfect as long as it keeps life going through the next generations. We can definitely give a helping hand to our own mechanisms of survival and mechanisms of maintaining health. Having adequate physical and mental independence in activities in daily living – by using and strengthening three pillars, not pills, food, physical activity, andsocial and mental engagement – all with pleasure, moderation and variety. And if some people’s promises to develop almost mystical and miraculous waters of immortality, Amrit, or pills for perfect health and all that do become a reality, we can surely use them also. Most of those approaches are picking up on this or that target – making single simple pill-like alternatives to food, physical activity and mental engagement. Perhaps they want to replace the life of pleasure, moderation and variety with acts of swallowing pills or taking injections or changing genes or some such magic. I don’t know whether that will happen one day or not. But now, right now, I don’t need to live in fear, in terror of old age, having all that hatred against ageing and old age, by becoming anti-ageing. I would like to have healthy ageing, having adequate independence of body and mind. I need technology, drugs, society and all that comes with it. That is what I can do smilingly now, in two minutes – one minute at a time, for a long time – by continuing to live – that is what stops ageing – continuing to live.