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I would choose to live forever-- but it would be hard to see so many loved ones pass on. But think how good of a magician you would be after 500 years of practice lol
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Living forever would be hell.
Death is a release.


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No I would not like to live forever on this earth. The constant pain of losing love ones and friends is not worth it. I just try to make the most of the time I have.
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On 2005-03-18 07:43, irossall wrote:
For years I have asked Family, Friends and Co-Workers this question:

If you could live forever never feeling sick, looking any older than you do now and retain at a mimimum your present mental state and the world will at least stay the way it is today but can always improve, would you choose to do so?

I now ask you that same question.
After I get a dozen or so responses (if that happens) I will post what I have learned these past few years of asking others this question.

I expect a few funny or sarcastic responses and that is fine but I do ask this question in all seriousness so your help with this will be more appreciated than you will ever know.
Thank You All Very Much Smile .
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I think of the guy in the Hitchhiker's Guide series who was so bored being immortal he decided to spend eternity insulting everyone in the universe, alphabetically.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On 2005-03-23 17:16, jonesc2ii wrote:
Yes, I want to live forever. For a while.

The film 'Interview with the Vampire', (which I am now going to watch this evening, thanks for the reminder!) deals with exactly this topic.

Advantages: Learn to play the piano, perform magic etc., first hand knowledge of history, the ability to indulge in ultimate decadent behaviour...

Disadvantages: First hand knowledge of history, boredom (even by ultimate decadent behaviour)...

For those of you who haven't seen "Groundhogs Day," I leave the following space.
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Of course, this is the premise behind "Groundhogs Day," once Bill Murry's character gets over the initial shock of reliving the same day over and over again, he decides to go with it and start using the time to improve himself and improve the day for everyone around him.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On 2005-03-18 17:12, Moonlit Knight wrote:
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It’s a well-known phenomenon that as people get older, their outlook on life changes. Many become set in their ways, unwilling to learn new things. They lose their respect for the younger generation. Many drop out of the mainstream of life and lose interest in current events. Some develop eccentric habits or beliefs which they loath to give up. If you don’t think you are affected by this phenomenon and you were to choose to live forever, then in time all of the people you currently know will die off and you will be forced to find others whom you can relate to. In order to relate to others, it is often important to have certain things in common - whether it be culture, books, t.v. or other interests.....


This is true. Even in my moderately old age (68), the world is rapidly something very different from the world that I was once comfortable in.

I often think that I am glad that some of my dearly departed elders are not around to see some the insanities that are considered normal today by many people: the pervasive incivilities, the violence, the twisted politics, the greed, the cut-throat competiveness....it is not a kinder and gentler world and I don't think that some of my departed elders would be happy in it. We have advanced in technology, but we are rapidly dismantling civilization in exchange for short-term power and wealth for a few.

So, my point is, as the world becomes more alien and repulsive to the elderly, they become less fearful of death and less interested in living forever.

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I choose life over death.

What if there is something after death? What if, as the Bible states, that there is judgement and it is either heaven or hell? Heaven sounds good, but what if I get hell, where it is described as a place where there is forever weeping and gnashing of teeth and where the fire is never quenched?

Um ... I'll definitely choose life.
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No I wanna see what happens next
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Chris you wouldnt get hell if you were a christian
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On 2005-06-24 03:03, sjballa147 wrote:
No I wanna see what happens next


What if you don't like what you find 'next'?

This string is a bit like the gameshow where you have a prize in your hand, or you can swap it for something behind the door number 1.

Chris
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It's one thing to live forever.

It's another to get older and older like Swift's immortals in Gulliver's Travels.

I'd like the option to be immortal given a healthy condition and the ability to stay healthy.

Be interesting to watch generations of stars and get a feeling for the scale and scope of intelligent life. And all those wonderful sunsets and sunrises...
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I'd like to live forever just to be around at the end of all things...now that would be interesting!

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