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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Live Forever or Go back in Time?

Answer these two questions:
If you could live forever, would you? You would grow old but you wouldn't become brittle.
If you could go back in time to change your destiny and affecting everyone around you, would you?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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Answer these two questions:
If you could live forever, would you? You would grow old but you wouldn't become brittle.
If you could go back in time to change your destiny and affecting everyone around you, would you?
No. I'd get too bored.
Definitely No. Have you ever seen ANY time travel involving movie!
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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1) No I think you would get bored after awhile.
2) I would only do it if I knew the other people I was affecting were not negatively affected
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:27 AM   #4
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1) No I think you would get bored after awhile.
Everyone you ever knew, or ever will know, eventually dying? No thanks.

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2) I would only do it if I knew the other people I was affecting were not negatively affected
I think this would be pretty close to impossible.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:30 AM   #5
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No thanks. Living forever makes me cringe

No. Despite how bad my childhood was, I wouldn't change things. I am happy on how things have ended up
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:08 AM   #6
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I would definitely live forever if I could
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:41 AM   #7
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No and no.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:46 AM   #8
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Answer these two questions:
If you could live forever, would you? You would grow old but you wouldn't become brittle.
If I had to grow old, no way. If I could just stay 25 or so...eh, only if I had unlimited funding and didn't have to work forever! But, no...it would probably get really boring after a while. I certainly would not want to live forever as an old guy.

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If you could go back in time to change your destiny and affecting everyone around you, would you?
This depends. To what level are we talking about? I would love to go back and re-live my 18-30 years with the knowledge of personal interaction that I have now. There were so many opportunities that passed me by because I was so caught up in myself and living in my shell. I don't buy into that whole "but those experiences made me what I am today" stuff.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:43 AM   #9
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Answer these two questions:
If you could live forever, would you? You would grow old but you wouldn't become brittle.
The question is inherently flawed. If I can live forever does that also mean that I can't die (in ways other than natural death)?

Does this mean that I wouldn't be dependent on current necessities, i.e. food or sleep etc? Because a lack of either of those, for example, can result in death but I can live forever so I shouldn't need them.

If so, I could potentially do anything without fear of death so it would take extremely long to run out of things to do.

What about when the Earth can no longer sustain life, does everything around get destroyed but I still live somehow?


In conclusion, it's a dumb question to ask.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 09:28 AM   #10
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The question is inherently flawed. (Blah, Blah, Blah) In conclusion, it's a dumb question to ask.
* Bold addition mine*

Wow, some people really are a little short in the imagination department.

Willful suspension of disbelief... look it up.

In conclusion, if you don't like the conversation and don't have anything to contribute then just don't post. Oh, remind me never to go to a movie with you.

As to the questions, I think living forever would be incredibly rewarding for a while, but would eventually become quite challenging from an emotional perspective.

I go back and forth on the second question, there are definite things about my past that I wish I could change, but would the ripple effect be worth it in the end.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 09:33 AM   #11
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No living forever would mean I would have to care too much about my impact to the world. The way it is now, if I screw up too had, I have much less than a century to live with my mistakes.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:16 AM   #12
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I would live forever if and if I had the option to be able to end my life when I choose. Don't want to be alone for a millions years after a nuclear war while I wait for the mutants to return to human form. Also, none if that crap that happened to the two leads at the end of death becomes her. I live, I stay whole!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:50 AM   #13
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Willful suspension of disbelief... look it up.
Oh boy, a cartoon. I love cartoons, when I want to shut-down for a while.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:21 AM   #14
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A mad naked man I met a few years back who claimed to be the Wandering Jew told me eternal life ain't all it's cracked up to be. Well, I don't take advice from a mad naked man, so I would live forever. That ought to give me enough time to concoct a means of restoring my youth.

As for going back in time and changing destiny. I'm all over that. Causality can kiss my keyster. What fate imposes, that men must need abide. Yeah? Well, not this old geezer. I'd screw around with history until it ends up the way *I* see fit. I'll be King of da World, I tells yah.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:05 PM   #15
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I would live forever if and if I had the option to be able to end my life when I choose. Don't want to be alone for a millions years after a nuclear war while I wait for the mutants to return to human form. Also, none if that crap that happened to the two leads at the end of death becomes her. I live, I stay whole!
Yeah, you could.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:41 PM   #16
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1. This is an easy "yes." I would happily want to live forever.

Too bad you didn't set this up as a poll.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:19 PM   #17
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Yeah, you could.
Good. Then I'm in. This whole "everyone I love will die" thing. I'll get over it and used to it. I want to live to see what happens to the planet. Do we all grow up and become a great society a la Star Trek (no war, no poverty, no religion and hardly any black people) or do we wind up destroying everything. I'm also in for the going to the past thing. I day dream about that all the time. What stocks I would buy, where I would move to (warmer place please), how I would stop 9/11 and be a hero. How far back can I go? Quantum Leap rules or can I kill Hitler and Jesus?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:35 PM   #18
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Good. Then I'm in. This whole "everyone I love will die" thing. I'll get over it and used to it. I want to live to see what happens to the planet. Do we all grow up and become a great society a la Star Trek (no war, no poverty, no religion and hardly any black people) or do we wind up destroying everything. I'm also in for the going to the past thing. I day dream about that all the time. What stocks I would buy, where I would move to (warmer place please), how I would stop 9/11 and be a hero. How far back can I go? Quantum Leap rules or can I kill Hitler and Jesus?
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Answer these two questions:
If you could live forever, would you? You would grow old but you wouldn't become brittle.
Heck yeah. One of my greatest frustrations is that I won’t be around much longer as we continue to explore our universe and learn its workings. (Assuming I can stay healthy despite your "grow old" statement. If "old but not brittle" means dementia, irritable bowel syndrome, blindness, and arthritis, but I'm safe from osteoporosis, no thanks. That's no way I'd want to live.)

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Sure, there are some regrets in life I'd like a do-over for, but given an eternal lifespan I'd have the opportunity to get it right on a second attempt, so I'll pass for fear of making something worse.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:50 PM   #20
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2) I would only do it if I knew the other people I was affecting were not negatively affected
Interesting. I would only do it if the other people I was affecting were negatively affected!

I guess it depends on your life experience. I would love to go back to a certain life changing point in my family's life.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:53 PM   #21
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Don't think I'd want to live forever, but I would like to live for 200-300 years or so

Wouldn't want to go back in time and change the future though
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:58 PM   #22
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I wouldn't mind going into the future. I do NOT want to live forever.

On a side note these topics are starting to make me think Wally has reincarnated into a different user.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:03 PM   #23
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I would live forever but it would hurt to see all of my loved ones die.

If I could be frozen before I die and woken up later in the future with a new body or something I'd do that for sure... like benny the dog!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:17 PM   #24
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I don't really understand why anybody would not want to live forever

What is there if not life?
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Did any of you guys see the movie "in time" ?
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