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    To die or not to die?

    Hello everyone:

    I'm considering immortality, but I think it would definitely get boring - especially near the end.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
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    I think being dead would be even more boring. Immortality for me, thanks.

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    I thought there could be only one.

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    Until the seqel, when another one gets discovered in a time machine or frozen in a block of ice or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaabFan
    Until the seqel, when another one gets discovered in a time machine or frozen in a block of ice or whatever.
    I never counted the sequels or the TV show. Again, because there can be only one.

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    Makes me think of the rodent in The Green Mile. I will choose life, but not George Michaels.
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    I'd like to live forever, but sort of pass away in my sleep billions of years from now just before the sun blows up and swallows the Earth. Unless we've colonized other planets. Then I'd like to keep on going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cromulent
    I'd like to live forever, but sort of pass away in my sleep billions of years from now just before the sun blows up and swallows the Earth. Unless we've colonized other planets. Then I'd like to keep on going.
    Meh. I figure if we're around that long, we'd have figured out how to coloize other Universes. Then I could live forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and so on and so forth.

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    After the Judgement, thanks.

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    living forever is so selfish. make room for other people on the planet! i plan to die at age 81.

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    Live forever huh? 400-500 years would be almost enough for me to learn how to play the violin.
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    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    nah, immortality would suck. all your friends and loved ones would keep dying and you'd have to make new friends.... what a pain! plus I'm interested in what "the other side " is like.
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    Remember that silly movie in 2000."Bicentennial Man." R.Williams got tired of life and loosing his significant others. Death is scarry , maybe living forever is boring? Enjoy it while you have it and prepare yourselves for the losses Robin WIlliams could not .
    How I go is no one's business. I believe in euthenasia for all. Maybe when it's time to check out I'll go have some Dutch fudge and enjoy the sins of Amsterdam. Don't want to be a drag for anyone else and most of all myself.
    My favorite pet did not have to suffer and neither should anyone else, if that is one's choice.
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    Living forever will really suck when the machines take over and turn us all into batteries. Then you'd be a battery forever. You'd keep going and going and going...

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    Nobody can live forever. The real queston is how to die. Taking a motorcycle off a cliff at 180 mph over the speed limit would suit me just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    Nobody can live forever. The real queston is how to die. Taking a motorcycle off a cliff at 180 mph over the speed limit would suit me just fine.
    What if the speed limit is -179mph? As the old joke goes, when I die I want to die peacefully in my sleep, not screaming like the other 4 people in my car.
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    I figure dying while sleeping would suck. You only get to die once, so it may as well be fun, and I for one don't want to be so old and/or ill that I'd go to sleep every night not knowing if I'd wake up. Life is only worth living if its enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    Nobody can live forever. The real queston is how to die. Taking a motorcycle off a cliff at 180 mph over the speed limit would suit me just fine.
    Makes the movie Thelma and Louise come to mind. They went with class. Would it have been better if it were a Pink Cadillac.
    My best friend died at age 40 of Pulminary Fibrosis. He died with syle and class. TOld jokes up until next to the last day. Had held out hope for a lung transplant. When it turned out impossible, he did not get bitter. Nurses actually cried when Steve died.Never have I seen such a brave soul.
    If one has to be noticed at all, I think the best way to go is surrounded by love ones patching up all the crap that one has to endure during one's lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    I figure dying while sleeping would suck. You only get to die once, so it may as well be fun, and I for one don't want to be so old and/or ill that I'd go to sleep every night not knowing if I'd wake up. Life is only worth living if its enjoyable.
    How do you know you'll wake up tomorrow after you go to sleep tonight?

    On the subject I like what Woddy Allen said (probably not a verbatim quote but the gist of it anyway):

    I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.

    The whole meaning of Life would change if it did not have a beginning and an end.
    Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

    -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Reincarnation, baby. But that's only because I'm hoping I've got karma on my side. I don't want to come back as a wart on someone's a**.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaabFan
    Hello everyone:

    I'm considering immortality, but I think it would definitely get boring - especially near the end.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
    Are you sure you understand the meaning of the word immortality?
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot
    Remember that silly movie in 2000."Bicentennial Man." R.Williams got tired of life and loosing his significant others. Death is scarry , maybe living forever is boring? Enjoy it while you have it and prepare yourselves for the losses Robin WIlliams could not .
    How I go is no one's business. I believe in euthenasia for all. Maybe when it's time to check out I'll go have some Dutch fudge and enjoy the sins of Amsterdam. Don't want to be a drag for anyone else and most of all myself.
    My favorite pet did not have to suffer and neither should anyone else, if that is one's choice.
    Refreshing to see forward thinking people. Being in a place where I almost had to make that decision earlier this year, I'm behind that 1000%

    Not only euthuinasia, but assisted euthinasia should be available. One should be able to tell their doctor that they are ready to die and the doctor should be able to perscribe a 'cocktail' for them.

    As it stands, if someone as much as hands someone a pill or fills a syringe for them, they're up on a manslaughter charge. That's not right.

    Viva Jack Kavorkian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Refreshing to see forward thinking people. Being in a place where I almost had to make that decision earlier this year, I'm behind that 1000%

    Not only euthuinasia, but assisted euthinasia should be available. One should be able to tell their doctor that they are ready to die and the doctor should be able to perscribe a 'cocktail' for them.

    As it stands, if someone as much as hands someone a pill or fills a syringe for them, they're up on a manslaughter charge. That's not right.

    Viva Jack Kavorkian!

    "BRING OUT YER DEAD!"

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    I plan on living forever...... so far, so good.

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    As someone once said, "Immortality is considered youth in Asia."

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