How do the Tucks feel about living forever in Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt?

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The Tuck family feels that living forever makes them miss out on the human experience. Because they cannot age, they have to live apart from other people and can’t get to know anyone. The two younger Tucks, Miles and Jesse, can’t marry. None of the Tucks can have any serious relationships. 

There are some benefits to living forever. Jesse and Miles travel and experience the world, and have the opportunity to see it change. Mae and Angus live comfortably, as they are experts at crafts they can sell to live off of. They live a mostly relaxed and quiet existence. 

The Tucks do their best to prevent anyone else from finding out about the spring or accidentally drinking from it. It is hidden by pebbles. Winnie Foster only found out about...

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