Lifeforms With Longer Lifespans

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    Dave TheDruid-3X3
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      It has occurred to me that there are a lot of Lifeforms that do not have Long Lifespans such as Fruit Flies who Live only 40 to 50 Days.

      Those Creatures do not Suffer Long in Life before Death takes them.

      So it is actually a Curse to be a Lifeform with Longer Lifespans which has to Suffer Pain & Sorrow much as compared to other Lifeforms such as a Fruit Fly?

      3X3

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      Dowrgi
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        It doesn’t quite work like that I’m afraid. Different species have different ‘perceptions’ of time. Generally, for smaller organisms with a higher metabolic rate time (perceived by them) passes more ‘slowly’. Imagine living life in slow motion as it were. This means that the fruit flies in your example likely perceive much smaller units of time and thus, although we can never know what a fruit fly actually thinks, those 40-50-day lifespans are to the fly what a whole life of 70-80 years or more would be to your average human.

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