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Topic: The day you die
Message: Posted by: Bluesman (Nov 22, 2011 04:47PM)
Would you like to know the day you are going to die?
As for me : No
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Nov 22, 2011 05:52PM)
I'd rather be told the day after.
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Nov 22, 2011 08:57PM)
My uncle knows the exact day, down to the minute that he is going to die...yea it's true....the judge told him.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 22, 2011 09:22PM)
I'm already dead.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Nov 22, 2011 10:14PM)
I don't really want to know, but I know how I want to go.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Nov 22, 2011 10:29PM)
The Machine of Death can tell you "How" you are going to die:

http://www.machineofdeath.net
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Nov 22, 2011 10:32PM)
Like having an Italian (mafia made) actuary...he can not only tell you when you are going to die...but where and how!
Message: Posted by: tommy (Nov 22, 2011 11:44PM)
I would not like to know but if someone knows I would like them to tell me.

Anyway, if you know what day your first child was born you know what day you died. Since on that day your life is over and you start living for them, so someone told me. Such is life. :)
Message: Posted by: critter (Nov 23, 2011 01:24AM)
Knowing it's gonna' happen sometime but not knowing when is a little exciting. And scary. And exciting.
Message: Posted by: Dr. Van Van Mojo (Nov 23, 2011 01:38AM)
[quote]
On 2011-11-22 23:29, Pop Haydn wrote:
The Machine of Death can tell you "How" you are going to die:

http://www.machineofdeath.net
[/quote]

Awesome book. Was going to post that myself. As soon as I saw this thread it made me think of it. Free PDF download of the entire book from their website even. http://machineofdeath.net/ebook

And I don't think I'd want to know when or how.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 23, 2011 04:49AM)
Every day I die a little . . .

http://www.myspace.com/video/baby-scream/everyday-i-die-a-little-bit-video-clip/35980521
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Nov 23, 2011 05:31AM)
This is one of those interesting philosophical paradoxes. If you know the day you are going to die, does this mean that suicide before that date becomes impossible, or that it is perfectly safe to engage in death-defying activities?

Like the Grandfather Paradox, you could use this argument to show that it is impossible to know for certain when you will die. Even the person on death row might commit suicide or have a heart attack before the due time.

Mike
Message: Posted by: Bill Hilly (Nov 23, 2011 09:00AM)
I hate surprises. Therefore, I know how and under what conditions and reasons. I will also decide when, unless I am taken by surprise. I hate surprises.

-B.H.
Message: Posted by: acesover (Nov 23, 2011 11:27AM)
[quote]
On 2011-11-22 17:47, Bluesman wrote:
Would you like to know the day you are going to die?
As for me : No
[/quote]

What if you find out today that it is tomorrow?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Nov 23, 2011 12:04PM)
[quote]On 2011-11-23 12:27, acesover wrote:
[quote]On 2011-11-22 17:47, Bluesman wrote:
Would you like to know the day you are going to die?
As for me: No[/quote]

What if you find out today that it is tomorrow?[/quote]
What if you find out [i]tomorrow[/i] that it's [b][i]today[/i][/b]?

(It's a neutrino thing. ;))
Message: Posted by: General_Magician (Nov 23, 2011 12:28PM)
I'm just glad to be alive. Every day I am alive, it is a gift and I am happy to have it. I would rather not know when I am going to die, but prefer to live every moment I have as if it were my last, that way I get the fullest out of life and there will be no regrets when my time comes. Somebody once told me that it is not when you die that matters, but how you die. Hopefully when my time comes, I will have a peaceful, painless death.
Message: Posted by: jugglestruck (Nov 23, 2011 01:54PM)
I think I act as if I'm not going to die.
If I was told I had five years to live it would be so hard to enjoy those years, I would just be focusing on the inevitable end.

So no, don't tell me.
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Nov 23, 2011 06:35PM)
I want to die like my uncle: peacefully,in his sleep--not panicking and screaming like the PASSENGERS in his car.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 24, 2011 01:16AM)
The question is this really...

If you were told, would you really believe it?

(Unless on Death Row of course after appeals... ;))
Message: Posted by: jugglestruck (Nov 24, 2011 08:24AM)
[quote]
On 2011-11-24 02:16, Pakar Ilusi wrote:


If you were told, would you really believe it?


[/quote]

Depends on who's telling you......
Message: Posted by: edh (Nov 24, 2011 03:47PM)
[quote]
On 2011-11-23 19:35, Steve_Mollett wrote:
I want to die like my uncle: peacefully,in his sleep--not panicking and screaming like the PASSENGERS in his car.
[/quote]

:lol: that's hilarious!
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Nov 24, 2011 03:52PM)
[quote]
On 2011-11-23 14:54, jugglestruck wrote:
I think I act as if I'm not going to die.
If I was told I had five years to live it would be so hard to enjoy those years, I would just be focusing on the inevitable end.

So no, don't tell me.
[/quote]

This is true on the one hand; on the other hand, if it were, say, next week, you might spend that time with your loved ones, not at the office, for instance. Maybe the best answer depends on how soon it will be.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Nov 24, 2011 03:53PM)
[quote]
On 2011-11-23 13:04, S2000magician wrote:
[quote]On 2011-11-23 12:27, acesover wrote:
[quote]On 2011-11-22 17:47, Bluesman wrote:
Would you like to know the day you are going to die?
As for me: No[/quote]

What if you find out today that it is tomorrow?[/quote]
What if you find out [i]tomorrow[/i] that it's [b][i]today[/i][/b]?

(It's a neutrino thing. ;))
[/quote]

:heehee: