I realize that you wrote this post back at the beginning of the year so it may be that having me add a comment now may seem anachronistic. But I think that if I had posted this comment back in January, it may not have been as "acceptable" to you as I hope that it now will be.
(I used the word "acceptable" as an antonym for "annoying" but that may not have been the best word choice.)
I'm not writing this in order to dispute with anyone but rather to provide something which for many of those who read this may provoke the same kind of reaction which tourists have towards a foreign custom or tradition which seems peculiar and regarding which the tourist has no rapport.
In my worldview, longevity is like the last day of school (in a "normal" year) before summer vacation.
I have only met one school child who expressed a desire that school might be extended beyond the last day of school. Most children are waiting with eagar anticipation for the final bell of the day.
For me, life is analogous to the school year. During my life, I should live it the way that my Creator wants me to live it. But I have no desire to extend my earthly life. I do have desires regarding the quality of my earthly life so I go to physicians to help me with my health problems but the question of how long I might live is simply of no interest to me.
I sometimes compare this life to the number of people who joined the military after December 7, 1941 who had spouses or someone they had been planning to marry. While they were stationed in other places they missed those whom they loved but many of them desired to remain in the military till the war was over. Yet they did not want the war to last for ten or fifteen years. In my mind, desiring to extend life is like unto desiring to extend a war. I serve my Lord with gladness while I am here but when He is ready for me to leave, I desire to go.