This morning Dad was telling Mom how it’s getting difficult for him to see at night while driving on the road. (And also that rains don’t help.) He’d read on the Internet he said, that after forty, it’s normal to have a deteriorating eyesight.
The lens of the eye starts to change form and that causes light entering the eye to be scattered rather than focused precisely on the retina which creates glare from vehicle headlights. In short, making it difficult to see.
Recently as I’ve sort of gotten into longevity, I could only think of one thing: it doesn’t have to be that way.
I’m sure even now, a forty-year old could do something and have the equivalent eyes of a twenty-year-old. (Like, I don’t know—buy glasses! See the power of human made technology?) It may cost some money but the point is “natural” doesn’t have to be that way.
We don’t have to accept anything. There are times when we should, perhaps. But we don’t have to. People are creating—or at this moment at least they are trying to create—ways to solve the technical problem of death. We really don’t have to accept our preconceived limitations.
Humans are powerful. Really powerful.