The trouble with immortality | Curio

The trouble with immortality

4 mins | Mar 2, 2022

Forget the warnings: defying mortality can be a morally appropriate goal. Stories about immortality are present in many cultures throughout time. How cultures perceive immortality, as a blessing or a curse, can differ widely. Livia Gershon explores how, unlike Gothic European literature, Taoism-inspired Chinese stories don’t present immortality as an essentially lonely state, but something much more profound.

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