Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Question of the Day

Would you want to live forever? Why or why not?

9 enjoyed the bouquet.:

alison said...

That is a difficult question to answer. I guess the benefit to living forever is that you have an infinite amount of time to get living right. I mean, you could try a billion things and figure out what you really like to do and want to do with your life. You could become rich like the Cullens, and do whatever the hell you want.

Or you could be completely miserable all the time. I guess I would want to live forever with some sort of opt-out clause in case it got too hard; I mean, what if I was super depressed for like 1,000 years? that would kind of suck.

heatheryruth said...

I think I wouldn't want to! I mean there are things I'd like to see...but at the same time...if I lived forever...I'd have to let my family go...and I don't think I could do that! I don't think I could watch my children and Grandchildren etc. die while I live on, and I KNOW I wouldn't be able to like "fake" my death and leave them behind! I think there is a reason we are the way we are! Even if I don't want to really grow old and die!

Jes said...

Wow, I can't believe we haven't though of this question befor! Good one Kari!

I would say no. I quite frankly am very curious and excited to see what the "after life" will be like. I love life, but I think there is so much more to an existance then life on earth.

I would however like to love for a loooong time. I wouldn't mind a couple hundred years, but definately not forever.

Ryah said...

Only if my friends and family also could live forever with me.

Z~Z said...

I sooo second what ryah said!!! I would hate just sitting there and watching everyone I know die. It would be... disterbing.

L8r,
Z~Z

Erin said...

Hmm. I guess it depends what's after this, so it's more of a religious thing for me. If heaven exists, and I can get there, I'd prefer that, I think. And who knows what is going to happen to this crazy-ass world someday. Might not be a great place to hang out.

But I do love the idea of an everlasting love story, which Jes brought up. And the idea of having time to get it right, which Alison brought up. I think one go-round isn't quite enough to do things very well...

Very interesting, philosophical question.

Maggie said...

I think it depends on if my friends and family could stay with me! I wouldn't want to deal with their death's.

I think it would be awesome to see what the world will turn into in the future, to be able to see what humans create.

I would like to be able to learn about many things, pretty much whatever I wanted with endless time. And to be able to travel everywhere. My life is filled with stress because of lack of time, so this would be a great way to fix that!!

Jill said...

For some reason the movie AI popped in my head w/ this question. Where the little robot boy lived through to the ice age. I think it would definitely be interesting to see what happens to the world, but also too lonely. I'd probably be heartbroken and bitter after seeing thousands of generations/friends/family all die. Whew, I'm a downer this morning!

Kari said...

I agree with you guys. I don't know if I could handle saying goodbye that many times.