If you are like some of my readers, you take exception to my stance that we can potentially live forever on earth. Yet almost all of us have accepted a trend to not look old. We use creams, exercise, diet and fashion to stay involved and signal our intention to actively participate even though we age.
Author Catherine Mayer, a journalist for Time Magazine, has coined a word for this: Amortality. Read the article.
In her book Amortality, Why It’s No Longer Necessary to Act Your Age, Catherine chronicles this trend with humor and interviews. Her visit to Cenegenics, a medical practice specialized in controlling aging, lets us in on some leading edge approaches to staying active and looking young. According to their website, Cenegenics isn’t anti-aging, however. Cenegenics is pro-aging with an emphasis on controlling the damage caused by aging.
Mayer’s book does not appear available yet in the US, but the Times article is a condensation and is worth reading.