September 25

Written by Bill Grandi on September 25th, 2023

Bryan Johnson is sad.

Not sad as in “Boo-hoo” sad. Not the “cry-me-a-river” type of sad.

But sad as in the “clueless” department.

So you might be wondering, “Who in the world is Bryan Johnson?”  (No, I am not talking about the lead singer of AC/DC. Besides, he spells his name with an “i.”)  You can Google his name or you can take my word for it in my short synopsis. Bryan was a tech millionaire who sold his BioHacking company to PayPal for $800million.  Yeah, you read that right. That’s not a bad thing. I don’t begrudge that at all. More power to him.

Here’s what is sad. Bryan Johnson is on a quest for immortality. You read that right: I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.T.Y.  To accomplish that he has some strange habits.  He takes 111 pills a day.  He goes to bed every night at 8:30 and is up by 6:00.  There is nothing in his bedroom besides his bed, except a laser face shield that shoots collagen into his face, and one unmentionable item I’ll let you research. He avoids the sun. He doesn’t go out at night.  He drives 16 mph (He would be one who would put me in an early grave if I was following him). He has multiple other habits.

I’ve seen stickers on trucks that say, “Silly boy.Trucks are for girls!” I want to say to Bryan, “Silly Bryan. Immortality is for One.” He believes at age 46 (which he is as I write this) that he has a heart of a 37 year old and the bones of a 30 year old. His goal is to be 18…and to live forever.

Sadly, he is moving in the area of F.U.T.I.L.I.T.Y. There is only ONE who has conquered death and it isn’t and won’t be Bryan.

I hope Bryan learns soon enough, i.e. sooner than later, that he is wasting his time and $2million/year for nothing. Envious? Not a bit. One half of what he is spending is more than I’ll make my entire lifetime.  Personally, I hope he learns the lesson of the rich man that Jesus taught about in Luke 12. It says the land of the rich man produced plentifully so he thought to himself, “What shall I do? I know. I’ll build bigger barns. You know…eat, drink and be merry.” But that night God said to him, “You fool! This night your soul is required of you.”  What good was his money then?

I sincerely hope Bryan learns sooner than later that one thing is certain: we all die.  He won’t cheat that. His money will not get him out of the one date we all will keep. No concoction will save him. There will come a day when Bryan will go the way of all of us. I just hope he finds out before it is too late.

To die in his lost condition? Now that would be sad.


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Talk about a self-centered narcissist! He may have loads of money, but he’s devoid of common sense, which seems to be pervasive in today’s society. Let us pray that Bryan will see the Light of the World.
    Blessings, Bill!

  2. Ryan S. says:

    I do recall recently skimming an article (perhaps just a headline) speaking of Bryan. Honestly, I didn’t remember his name, but upon reading your post remembered his quest. I think your last line speaks it all. I do have to look a bit introspectively and wonder where I may be wasting money and energy as well. What are the “wastes” that occur in my life?
    How many hours of video gaming have I spent in my life time that have absolutely no redeeming value. Even looking at “good” things. I was listening to an audiobook yesterday that challenged me to first list the things that I consider most important in my life, order them by rank. Then… assign the amount of time I spend a week doing something that is directly associated with the ordered list…
    I was not able to write it down in the moment, but as I picked the top 3, I just thought about the time spent in each and it was apparent that my “first pick” was not where most of my time was going. I think it would be good to actually do this exercise in reverse as well. Take last weeks schedule and determine where my time went. Then rank it and see how those lists compare.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      That type of introspection could be dangerous Ryan! 🙂 🙂 But you do bring up a good point. How much time have i wasted in meaningless pursuits? I don’t even want to think about it.

  3. gail says:

    It amazes me that Bryan is willing to invest millions and a lot of time with scientist to change his life, and he is not willing to invest 30 dollars or so in a Bible, read it, and really have a life change that he will benefit from. His idol is himself. If Bryan doesn’t put his faith in Christ, his eternal life he wanted so badly is going to be spent totally separated from God, and no amount of money can change that.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      My point exactly Gail. I don’t feel any envy, especially for seemingly endless money. I feel sad for (at this point) eternal life separated from God.

  4. Cheryl says:

    My husband just read an article to me about this! The absurdity of what Bryan is doing is immeasurable. My question is, why would he want to live on this sin-cursed earth forever? To think that someone would believe this is all there is truly is a sad thing. As the Apostle Paul put it, “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” 1 Cor. 15:19 Praise God, we know the truth, Pastor Bill!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I wonder the same thing Cheryl, but then I realize that this man simply does not care. He reminds me of one whose whole life is wrapped up in the now (or in his thinking, the future, which he has no guarantee of) than to think about eternal things. It is really sad and heartbreaking. He has no life…here or in eternity.