Savings doesn’t rely on interest rates, it relies on market return rates. And we certainly do have them now.
Short of a collapse of civilization, any smartly devised portfolio should grow over the long run. Once you have enough in it that its growth more than covers your needs, then you are able to retire. If you want some buffer, put another decade or two into it.
For some, maybe. I’ve had quite a number of family, friends, and pets die on me. It sucks, but it doesn’t really “accumulate”.
I mean, seeing your kids die would probably suck, but in return, you get to see your grandchildren and great grandchildren that you never would have met.
There is no best way to go. Once you are gone, that’s it. It’s what you did while you were here that matters.
Yeah, but in this hypothetical, we are youngish as well.
Yes, that’s what I meant, but I meant it as in more dangerous. You don’t have to deliberately kill yourself to simply increase the odds of a fatal accident as you do more and more “exciting” things.
It may well be that there are those who are more predisposed to living an extended life than other. It does seem as though there are those who see it as a hell, and others who see it as, well not exactly heaven, but as close as one can get without an afterlife.
I’m mostly in the latter group. Immortality may not be for everyone, and I wouldn’t force it on anyone who didn’t want it. For me, though, I don’t think that I would develop such a mental state, I don’t think that I would ever get to where I would enjoy oblivion more than another sunrise.
For those who do think that such an extended life would be such a hell, do they actually wish for shorter lives than they currently look forward to? Is living no more than a hospice to them, just trying to stay comfortable until they finally die?
You can get that over just a regular lifetime. If you read history, then you can vicariously get even more.
But, as they say, history never repeats, but it does rhyme. I’ve never been big on poetry myself, but it would be interesting to hang around for the next meter.
No, I don’t think so.