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Old 01-31-2011, 03:59 PM
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If you were capable of living forever, would you? This thought came into my mind while I was day dreaming and I was wondering what you guys thought, so let's hear your opinions
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Ummm....no.

Why? I love my family and friends. I would assume they wouldn't be living forever, so why would I want to? And I really don't think I want to bury my kids..

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Ummm....no.

Why? I love my family and friends. I would assume they wouldn't be living forever, so why would I want to? And I really don't think I want to bury my kids..

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Exatly what came to my mind
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Good question...

I'm gonna go with no...what's next intrigues me.
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Originally Posted by cedarholm View Post
Good question...

I'm gonna go with no...what's next intrigues me.
Agree.

No. I'm kinda intrigued by the concept that the living world is purgatory and the best is to come for all but the really bad.

Also, see any of the "winter weather" threads if you need another reason...
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No.......the older I get the better I used to be.
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Depends..do I get to be forever at 22, or at 102 (and getting older)?

I'll take it at 22..at 102..no thanks.
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I'll go with ....."No."....One life time will be enough.

But to continue the "Daydream" and add a twist, at what age would you "like to be" if you kept living?
-Maybe stay at 50 or 60 where you have learned most of life lessons and your body is not totally destroyed....yet.
-Maybe once you reached your peak, combining intelligence, happiness, physical conditioning, to name a few, you would stop aging and then continued to live at that age. The twist is, YOU wouldn't know when that would be, a higher power would know.
For most that would be in your 20's or 30's.....40's?.............50's??


Mmmmmmmmmm,............. points to ponder.




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I'll go with ....."No."....One life time will be enough.

But to continue the "Daydream" and add a twist, at what age would you "like to be" if you kept living?
-Maybe stay at 50 or 60 where you have learned most of life lessons and your body is not totally destroyed....yet.
-Maybe once you reached your peak, combining intelligence, happiness, physical conditioning, to name a few, you would stop aging and then continued to live at that age. The twist is, YOU wouldn't know when that would be, a higher power would know.
For most that would be in your 20's or 30's.....40's?.............50's??


Mmmmmmmmmm,............. points to ponder.




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I'd want to be 20. Who's to say you wouldn't have the mind of an 50 year old after 30 more years? And you could still hang out at college.

Philosophically, it seems to me that living forever could be the worst torture a body ever encountered.
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I guess the real question is - would you still be AGING physically and mentally, or, just stop the aging PROCESS all together?

I'm not real sure about my "capabilities" between, say, 175-350???

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No.
When it´s time, I would like to see what is in my next life.
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Knowing, hearing and seeing what the world has become today why would anyone wish to live beyond their normal expected lifetime? And no I do not wish to bury my children or grandchildren. Life is good, but for all of us there is a special time that we must move on to a better world.
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No!
Living forever = working forever!
If your body stopped aging at 20 I doubt you could get the wisdom of 50
by living 30 more years! That wisdom comes with little aches and pains!
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"The Green Mile" presented a good take on living an extended life. It's a real good take on this question.
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No

I could not mentally handle all the BS changes and restriction law makers and the government is stuffing down our throats!
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I'd want to be 20. Who's to say you wouldn't have the mind of an 50 year old after 30 more years? And you could still hang out at college.

Philosophically, it seems to me that living forever could be the worst torture a body ever encountered.
I've gone through this exercise before. 20 is good but 20 is usually poor.
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Only if I had super powers like Hancock.
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I've gone through this exercise before. 20 is good but 20 is usually poor.
I don't know how you figured that one out? If you were 20 for the rest of your life you should end up being the smartest person that ever walked the earth, the richest person ever and the one with the most worn out walking stick.
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The problem with immortality is it eliminates the need for sex.


Think about that.
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Live forever? As in ever and ever and ever? What happens when the sun burns out?
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