e immortal? Never aging, watching as the people closest to you die, dying again and again. Why is it so great to live forever? To be all-powerful? Impossible. To be wise? There will always be someone wiser. The shortness of life is what makes it so valuable, like a flower a mortal grows and blooms into color, and dies. A long life will be fulfilling but an infinite life will be painful. With these in mind will one still wish to be mortal or immortal?