Practical Life Extension (1 of 100)

From: I William Wiser (
Date: Sat Oct 06 2001 - 13:48:19 MDT

Practical Life Extension

Mostly people die from aging, diseases (endogenous and
exogenous), accidents, violence, oppression, disasters, and
poverty. The general solutions include intelligence,
learning, skills, collaboration, relationships, tools,
resources, and attitude.

The most important and demanding areas of learning are
biomedical sciences, human interactions (group and
individual), and learning how to learn.

Biomedical sciences include aging and diseases. For the
elderly, aging and endogenous (internally caused) diseases
are usually the biggest threat. For the poor poverty is
usually the biggest threat but they mostly die from
contagious diseases (brought about by poor sanitation,
overcrowding, and bad diet). For the young and well off
the biggest threat may be organized group violence (wars)
or significant oppression, otherwise their biggest problem
is also aging and endogenous diseases.

If you want to help solve these problems start with your
own psychology, health, and efficiency. The _Authoritative
Guide to Self Help Books_ is a good place to start. Health
books produced by major universities or hospitals will tell
you plenty about general health. I think Dean Edell
usually gives good health advice and has a nice
perspective. _The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People_
and _A New Guide to Rational Living_ are good general books
on psychology and efficiency. A basic psychology text
(Zimbardo for example) is also a nice place to start and
will give you a bit of an introduction to science. Reading
a book on study skills first will get you through these
books more quickly (_How to Study_ by Ron Fry is a good
brief introduction).

More later.

I. William Wiser []
Life Extension and Quality of Life Consultant

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