Day 10: Horcruxes or Hallows
I have no interest in the idea of horcruxes. Splitting your soul is against nature and I cannot be sure that when/if I did die that I would still exist, surely not as a complete entity. And what kind of life would I lead if I had to watch all my friends and family age and die while I stayed young? Even inside the wizarding world it would be odd and the old and vain would resent my eternal youth. Besides, horcruxes are dark and looked down upon, so I would have to hide my immortality and unless I planned on being the next Dark Lord it would be useless. It worked for Voldemort because he wanted people to know he was eternal and to fear him for it because it implied he could not be defeated and no one really knew how he did it. For me horcruxes have no pros only cons.
The thing about Hallows is that they do not truly allow one to "concur Death". In the epilogue he ages, though I suppose conquering Death does not necessarily equal eternal youth though one cannot age and not die, but Harry's survival at the end of book 7 came from him owning all the Hallows and from the fact that Voldemort used Harry's wand to cast the curse. As with the story of the three brothers, 'conquering Death' meant faceing it without hesitation. Harry feared Death, but he stood up and faced it like an equal rather than one subjected to it. Harry chose to face Death, Death did not come for him.
Horcruxes allow you to unnaturally avoid Death, while the Hallows allow you to be equal to it. Though I don't entirely understand how. Perhaps because they allow you to choose your own death when you have all of them together.
Having the Hallows would ensure my safety and essential invincibility in my endeavors. I think I would prefer a faster paced, dangerous job if I were to live in the wizarding world, especially if I had the Hallows on my side. I would only use the Elder Wand if I could keep it from controlling me (i.e. making me seek out adversaries to battle and risk having it stolen at the expense of my life) but Dumbledore did it so it must be possible - and one thing we learned about Dumbledore in book 7 was that he was far from perfect.
"And he saw himself, possessor of the Hallows, facing Voldemort, whose Horcruxes were no match Neither can live while the other survives Was this the answer? Hallows versus Horcruxes? Was there a way, after all, to ensure that he was the one who triumphed? If he were the master of the Deathly Hallows, would he be safe?" - Harry (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 22)