“…Things change. Amortals don’t, not at the core. These are the swelling ranks of people – and I am one – who live agelessly, doing and consuming many of the same things from teens into old age. For us, the concept of age-appropriate behaviour has little meaning. We don’t structure our lives around the inevitability of decline and death because we prefer to ignore it. Perpetual motion is a hallmark of the condition; we are prone to overwork, to adventuring. Nothing banishes those pesky intimations of mortality more effectively than illicit sex or emotional drama or some high-octane combination of the two. Unwitting revolutionaries, we assume all options remain open, from youth into old age…”
From a fantastic article on Amortals in the Guardian. Completely worth a read and take the Are You An Amortal? quiz!
Naturally the story features one of my fave Aqua-Gurus – The Singularity Guy
As i was reading it – and it’s a genius article for perusal during the Moon in Capricorn, when stamina, longevity, time & money are all on one’s mind – i kept thinking it was more about Uranians: Aquarius Sun, Moon or Rising peeps, those with Uranus strong in their chart. They’re the ones who don’t just prefer to buck convention, they can’t help but give it the finger. Or the whole fist.
Uranus in Aries is also, obviously, the natural era for a pioneering new approach to being eternally fuqing awesome, yes?
I have actually rarely felt such a resonance with a newspaper article about “lifestyle” or “society” as i did this one. But I’m strongly Uranian.
Are you? And are you an Amortal?