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P90
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July 1st, 2012 at 8:00:20 PM permalink
Well, I do have more things to do than time to do them.

Though the world is on a downswing now (I don't mean the economy, I mean the spread of socialism and statism). But there will always be at least some good places left. Unless we go to WW3, which we of course will. Yeah, there's a lot of drawbacks to it.
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MauiSunset
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July 1st, 2012 at 8:33:01 PM permalink
Perhaps Heaven is dying and the lights go out forever.

Hell might be forced to live forever.

Maybe we got it backwards in the translation somewhere....

Seriously, living for an eternity is what attracts most folks to a religion - they all promise an infinite lifespan if you just follow their rules and throw in some bucks into the collection plate.

And you thought Santa Claus was just for little kids.............
MrV
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July 1st, 2012 at 11:10:39 PM permalink
I accept the reality of death because it is unavoidable.

BUT, were I able to avoid death and exist forever, I would choose that option without hesitation or reservation.

A viable alternative to personal annihilation: I'd most certainly call that very, very attractive.

No, I don't want to die, but die I must.

Were it only not so ...
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rxwine
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July 1st, 2012 at 11:37:54 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

I accept the reality of death because it is unavoidable.



Well, death is the end as far as we know. But if we do continue on anywhere, it appears that it is a one way trip. I don't believe there's any real evidence for coming back or communication with Earth. Which is why there is no reason to believe any Earth person's description of life after death.

And while there's no evidence for some continuation, if there is some continuation, I imagine all life forms end up the same way, because we're all constructed basically the same.

So, death could still be a door. But speculation beyond that is religion where specifics are claimed to be known.
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scire
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July 1st, 2012 at 11:50:09 PM permalink
Not me. i've seen enough. And it all boils down to the happenstance of falling in love. Once one ages to the point that only the food matters and an occasional gaming trip then living forever seems exhaustingly dull. To much hastle and fear associated with travel and where's the ambiance of "travel" these days? Europe is in trouble and the people are suffering. See the pyramids? Not now. The innocence and ambiance of the middle east of years ago is gone. There are to many people just around and seeking that which is elusive.

I do think though that there was a brief time in our history (within the last 100 years or so) where the fortunate could find all the ambiance the world had to offer. A time of innocense, vision, and hope for a peaceful and greater future and to be able to be a part of moulding that future while enjoying leisures to boot. But so much has changed. Now life is all in a cell phone or ipad-- And $$$-- if you don't have plenty no one wants or cares about your being around.

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When the ability to attract and win someone's love is over life begins to end. A fact I cannot escape.

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So I kill time posting here now and then and after I post this I will --- lighten up !
ewjones080
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July 2nd, 2012 at 3:15:10 AM permalink
When I ask this to people, their answers are usually just like many of these. They don't want to, because all their friends of family would come and go.

I think a better question is, would you want to live 100 years, with the youth and vitality of a 20 something the entire time? Or say 200 or 300? Perhaps at the end of your life, if you could choose to let yourself die or go another 100-300 years then would you want to?

With this type of question you have to assume there isn't an overpopulation problem. I think if it were a REALISTIC future scenario, most people would want to live. Eventually you might kill yourself, but I think a future society would allow that with no problems after a certain age.
weaselman
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July 2nd, 2012 at 3:43:57 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I can't. The Earth should remain inhabitable for at least millions of years, most likely over 2 billion years. If we ahven't developed interstellar travel by then, I'd like to know the reason why.


Because of the speed limit ..

As to the question, sure, why not? And no, I would not burn out emotionally ... not anymore than I already have. Emotions are overrated anyways. Friends will be gone - so what? If you need friends, you'll make new ones. If you don't, then ... well, you won't.
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DJTeddyBear
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July 2nd, 2012 at 6:30:19 AM permalink
Forever? No.

But to live in relative health for an extended period of time, to be ended rather suddenly and painlessly at a time of my own choosing, would be highly desireable.



For what it's worth, I don't think people have a fear of death. They have a fear of the process of dying.
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FinsRule
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July 2nd, 2012 at 6:39:46 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Forever? No.

But to live in relative health for an extended period of time, to be ended rather suddenly and painlessly at a time of my own choosing, would be highly desireable.



For what it's worth, I don't think people have a fear of death. They have a fear of the process of dying.



Nope, I'm afraid of being dead.
MrV
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July 2nd, 2012 at 7:54:02 AM permalink
Quote: scire

Not me. i've seen enough... Once one ages to the point that only the food matters and an occasional gaming trip then living forever seems exhaustingly dull.



I still experience moments of profound joy triggered by the unexpected.

Saturday, with dusk approaching and a light to moderate rain falling, I opened the front door and looked outside.

The view struck me as incredibly beautiful, the damp colors blending into an image reminiscent of an Impressionist painting.

There is much yet to come, much of it very good indeed.
"What, me worry?"

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