Originally Posted by moonrambler
I think the idea would be that if someone is highly skilled at LoA, they'd be reasonably able to choose when they pass on. Of course we don't know what was going on in this man's mind, but we're assuming he wanted to live longer. I would imagine most people would like to live as long as possible in very good health and very good physical condition. So why did he die at age 80 instead of 90 or 100? The idea would be perhaps he had some strong beliefs that undermined his I/M capability to stay alive until age 90 . . . like nobody in his family had ever done so. That sort of thing.
Well, he said to Esther that he might cut out earlier. And he was already writing his memoirs for quite some time despite Abraham trying to convince him not to do so!