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Average desire for eternal youth is 130 years

20-Jun-2018

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People around the world aspire for moderate levels of nirvana.

On average people want to live until they were 90 years old.

This only increases to 120 with a magic eternal youth pill.

Participants from holistic cultures chose ideal levels lower than nonholistic ones.

Two studies questioned 10,000 people over 27 countries.

COMMENT: as life expectancy keep increasing so too will people's expections

The study was published in the Psychological Science journal.

Most people just want a happy and healthy life rather that a life devoid of conflict

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