I have a similar problem with some of my family. They won't listen and are the biggest bunch of deathists out there. My dad admits he fears death but won't do much about it and my mother will probably killl herself through neglect because she won't even get herself checked out at a doctors. My eldest brother won't even listen and the second eldest thinks the future will be terrible and he is better off with a limited lifespan despite already having a degenerative disorder. It is annoying to see people you care about content to just lay down and die. :(
I also have friends who won't even talk about it. Many I know just want to put their fingers in their ears and sing "lalala" rather than think about getting old, even if we are thinking about never having to face that misery. It's like everyone has already given up without even trying to get out. I really don't get it...if a building was on fire you'd not sit there and think "oh well we're gonna cook" you'd try to get out. Why the heck are people content to let aging catch up with them and burn them away when there just maybe an escape? I understand acceptance may be hardwired over millenia but heck we've made so many medical advances we couldn't have dreamed of a hundred years ago!
I get the impression with some people that they don't believe it could ever be possible so ignore it all in favour of acceptng what they see as the inevitable. For example, I've broached the topic a few times at work but no one has ever taken it seriously enough other than saying "that would be nice." I even gave a Longecity postrcard to one of my colleagues but it has never been mentioned.
Edited by Droplet, 21 April 2012 - 08:41 PM.