Wednesday, 7 September 2011
A thought just occurred to me. If you want to extend your life expectancy, just do some travelling. By that I mean, the subjective experience of the “lived body” (as Merleau-Ponty puts it) is expanded by travel. My personal rough rule of thumb is: ten times the number of significantly varied experiences in the same time period when travelling than when at home in the middle of daily routine. So my year of travel (six months last year and probably six months this year) has increased my (subjective, but that’s all that matters really) lifespan by nine years!