There is a saying in the pilot community “There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots”. I have been a pilot for over 20 years. I have raced boats and motorbikes, and have done many things things many consider high risk. I do not take a path that is devoid of risk, and I do take reasonable steps to mitigate those risks I can.
I see that it is possible to mitigate the risk of loss of capabilities (eventually leading to death) due to aging.
I see that mitigating these risks is simply prudent.
To live is always to risk death. Having faced cancer,and having been told I could be dead in a few weeks, I had to accept death.
I don’t have any sort of pathological fear of death, and I have a prudent respect for it.
I don’t expect immortality – I expect that we will reach an equilibrium state where the average person lives to about 5,000, and some live much shorter and some much longer – and all deaths are the result of accident.