Why do we age?

January 18, 2007 9:06am CST
What do you think the purpose is of the process of physical aging? Why do our bodies start to fall apart and function less well? There seems to be no good purpose for this in evolutionary terms, surely we could just as easily die at 70 or 80 without having to slowly rot first.
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@plantit1 (298)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Mass consciousness believes in the body aging and dying. Therefore that is the way we keep creating it to be. But now a days people are having plastic surgery and operations and anti aging hormones to stop and reverse the process. Some celebrites look the same as they did or even better than 20 years ago. We are slowly overcoming that belief. Of course everything here on this planet is changing constantly including us. That is part of the life cycle. We get to experience infancy, childhood, teens, midlife, and old age. Its all different! Each delicious in its own way!
@aiguy01 (589)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Don't forget that celebrities interested in staying young usually go to doctors called gerontologists who are expert in the last aging research and are give the latest advice on supplements and many even travel overseas or South of the border to get access to prescription medications such as nootropics which are only available in the US to people with specific medical conditions.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
18 Jan 07
We cause alot of our own deteriation because we dont take good care of ourselves. If we are really diligent then we can make a difference in how fast it happens. I think that was Gods plan really because he didnt want us to be here permanently.
18 Jan 07
But the Old Testament folk lived for hundreds of years. I can't remember what happened to change it. Could have been after the flooding incident.
@Brandi06 (2227)
• United States
18 Jan 07
if people did not age and die there would be no room.