I’m not ashamed to say that I plan to live forever. And I’m not ashamed to say I’m willing to give calorie restriction a try albeit in a not-very-strict form currently to increase my chances of reaching the escape velocity. New York Mag has a quite decent article on the subject. It’s very reassuring to see some people can be in so good condition when they are over 70 if they just take good care of themselves. Though obviously some people, like Rumsfeld, seem to be able to do that without practising CR. I’d say I can admire people like them. And I want to take good care of myself too. It is just very wrong that taxation forces people who live responsibly to subsidize people who don’t.