you SHOULD want to live to 120

Why DON’T people want to live to 120?

Ed Park, MD age-related-diseases, maximum lifespan graphic novel, News, Telomerase activation 1 Comment

When I speak, I often open by asking the audience to introduce themselves to a neighbor and tell them “Idealy, I would like to live to ____ yrs”

It turns out that everyone wants to live to Christmas, most until 80, about 30% until 90, 15% until 100 and <5% to 120.

That is because of delusions (fixed false beliefs) about what chronological aging will entail in this new, post-telomerase activation world.

They assume getting old is getting sick. Nothing could be further from the truth. So I admonish the audience and tell them that notwithstanding political, social, and moral considerations, the best answer to how long you want to live is: “as long as I am healthy, happy, and productive.”


Read this article for discussion of how Sci-Fi dystopianism has deluded us and diluted out understanding of what it means to age in a healthy manner:

you SHOULD want to live to 120

people don’t get it question


I have also been guilty of dystopian visions of life extension with billionaires’s heads in glass jars of formaldehyde in my graphic novel, Maximum Lifespan

Here is an interview I did on the question of Maximum Lifespan:

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I graduated from Harvard with honors in Biological Anthropology prior to earning my Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.

In 2007, I became the nineteenth patient to sign up for the use of a herbally-extracted telomerase activator.

The results were so positive that I founded Recharge Biomedical Clinic in 2008 and have since become the leading medical expert in this exciting new field of regenerative medicine treating over 1,300 patients with this exciting new telomerase activation medicine.

I won two Houston Film Festival Awards for my screenplays about Hypatia of Alexandria and Ed Brown of Kentucky.

In 2010 I wrote and self-published a Sci-Fi Graphic Novel called MAXIMUM LIFESPAN

In 2013, I wrote and published "Telomere Timebombs; Defusing the Terror of Aging"

My websites are: (where you can learn about my RECHARGE adaptogenic supplement) and

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