[Survey]: What motivates your interest in Rescue Elders?
What brings you to Rescue Elders?
Go ahead and reply to this thread, and tell us your single strongest motivating factor for following human age-reversal, and to follow Rescue Elders in particular.
Sharing your interest here will also help other users get to know you. Maybe the community can help you find what you're looking for!
Some reasons you might have include:
- Personal desire to reverse age-related degeneration (older people)
- Concern for a loved-one
- Prevention of age-related degeneration (younger people)
- Interest in investing in human age-reversal technologies
- You have a specific medical condition you want to cure/reverse
As for me, I'm still pretty young, and am highly interested in preventing age-related degeneration. The sooner these technologies are validated and successfully keeping people healthier for longer, the more likely it is that I'll get to stay healthy and youthful for a long, long time. So I think of it as in my best interest to see these technologies "rescue" as many older people as possible, as soon as possible.
What is your single, strongest, motivating factor for being here at Rescue Elders?
I have several reasons for my interest. First and foremost, I want to contribute to the scientific research on ageing as it relates to other diseases. I believe this research will develop techniques that can be used in other research areas for deseases that destroy the body and will have revolutionary and far reaching effects. Secondly, I want to understand, stay informed and in communication with the Discoveries, and technological advancements to determine if similar techniques could be applied to the research and cure for Diabetes and brain related illnesses such as bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia as well as the degenerative deseases of the brain that are currently being studied. Lastly, I myself am in my 50's and have a family history of dementia and other age related diseases and I wish to avoid becoming an unnecessary burden to my family or society. I am currently an organ donor because I want to help others and be used for scientific research. In the same token, I wish to donate my body during my lifetime to improve and benefit science the lives of the next generation.
To be entirely honest, it's hard for me to know what motivates me more in my Rescue Elders work: the desire to help myself, or the desire to help others.
But I can say that watching my mother's growing frailty has added a kind of urgency to my involvement with Rescue Elders. I do not want to lose her, and I believe that with enough effort, I/we can help her, and people in her situation (those who can't wait more than 2–3 years for more effective treatments of age-related decline than those we have now).
Thanks for asking the question. It made me consider my rationale more deeply. My single strongest motivating factor is my desire to stay as physically and mentally robust as I was in my 50's and 60's for the shear pleasure of being fit and energetic and in order to be a service to others based on my abilities and observed needs.
I've desired to not have an expiration date since I first learned about death as a kid, and have done everything within my means since early adulthood. The problem has always been information. Presently LEF and Society for Age Reversal has been my go to source for information as I enter my later years and go beyond just lifestyle (which worked great when I was younger, but I expect becomes much less effective as I continue to age).
A belief that intelligent aging individuals can self test, based on lab animal studies and feedback of their own community of like minded, to gain a longer, more youthful life.... sirolimus, and metformin is noticeably working for me.
In short, I want a community of smart lab animals running their own study learning from each other.
1. Emotional: I was helpless to do anything more than monitor and advocate on behalf of my mother who had spinal stenosis and dementia. She eventually was unable to eat, to swallow, to breathe. Daily life became unbearable. It was painful to watch her suffering in fear, confusion and incompetence - unabke to feed herself or use the toilet. Euthenasia is illegal in Canada, assisted suicide problematic legally, ethically and logustically, but also I am simply afraid of being 80+ because 'I am next'. I saw my father worsen with Lewey's Body dementia, ending up as a crying baby. I want to avoid being the same with myself. I want to be proactive . My beloved grandfather died quickly from bowel cancer. I should be so lucky. Being dead, and even dying does not disturb me. Suffering in old age does.
'Sarvam dukham dukham, sarvam kshanitam kshanitam' = All is suffering, suffering. All is transitory, transitory - Gautama Siddhartha
2. Character fault?: Diet and exercise take commitment and effort. I am lazy. If I can take a pill or do a simple low-risk procedure I will do that instead of struggling.
3. Political - I prefer maxum personal freedom in health choices. I am not opposed to state-run safety net, especially for the poor (ideologically I lean libertarian, but in fact I am poor). I say let the rich shorten the queue for the poor. But in Canada politicians and media gave an almost Marxist commitment to 'universal health care' which translates into everyone getting the same rationed barely acceptable care.
4. Financial: if I can invest in a company that revolutionizes medicine and more than quadruple my small investment within 5 years, I am game.
Two things motivate my interest in rescuing elders First, I am one. (elder that is)
Second, most humans spend much of their lifetime learning. The longer we live, the more we learn. By the time we're "old" we have accumulated a massive amount of experience, information and judgement that can only be obtained by spending time in the 'university of life'. When we die, all that wisdom and knowledge evaporates. It's a tragic waste. Anything that can be done to extend lifespan and especially to maintain cognitive functions so those people have more time to do research or pass on their accumulated knowledge to apprentices or other interested young people is a giant leap forward for mankind.