If there were a true fountain of youth, would you drink from it?
I thought about this for awhile. And decided that the answer is no. I would not drink from it. I would be so tempted, but it is not the natural order of things.
I look back on my youth, and while it was a happy one, there are moments I really wouldn’t want to repeat, in some ways I am enjoying getting older. I guess I really would just rather progress naturally than stay young due to some magical fountain.
Also, according to fairy tales, if a person finds a fountain that provides youth, there are almost always consequences, some of them rather harsh. No thanks. I will stay where I am.