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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    What would Foosters do?

    A friend and I were discussing this, and we both have different opinions.

    If you were to have a chance at having something you really really want, but know you can only have it for a day, but have to return it, would you take it? Know that the experience will be once in a life time but also keep in mind that you will yearn for it forever after that because of what you had.

    Or~

    Would you not even take it for the day, keeping in mind that if you don't experience it, you won't long for it again?
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    Does this guy have a name?
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    I'd take it. I wouldn't want to spend the rest of my life wondering would I could've had.

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    I think I would take option 2.

    Its hard to explain why.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Take it and thrash the hell out of it
    Then you can kick your feet up and say..Yup I had that.
    "I didn't see him/her" is a confession, not an excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cydisc
    Does this guy have a name?
    +1 and is it illegal in the United States?

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    Leaving Clydehood cydisc's Avatar
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    Seriously though. I would just be disappointed. Things never live up to their hype.
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    I'm not big on the whole coveting gig, so I'd take it for the day I think.

    I drove a Countach once, and I'm not going crazy trying to figure out how to drive one daily. At the time, it was something I wanted (hey, I was 17) but it's all good. Itch has been scratched.
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    Depends on what it is. If it was a girl I was head over heels for, I would do it. You only live once. Regretting what could have been is horrible. Always wondering... that would drive me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    A friend and I were discussing this, and we both have different opinions.

    If you were to have a chance at having something you really really want, but know you can only have it for a day, but have to return it, would you take it? Know that the experience will be once in a life time but also keep in mind that you will yearn for it forever after that because of what you had.

    Or~

    Would you not even take it for the day, keeping in mind that if you don't experience it, you won't long for it again?
    Oh. So you want to rent Gigli? Go to Hollywood Video, they have 5 day rentals.


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    This is a hard question to answer really...
    If what you are talking about is pertaining to "sins of the flesh" then I say go for it! We are animals after all.
    If this is an item, a thing, a luxury thing that you'd like to experience then I'd also say to go for it
    but if it is something that will have an emotional attachment then I'd try to avoid it. the old saying "It's better to have loved and lost than not to have loved at all" was coined by someone who never had experience with loss.

    Is this about the ice cream thing???

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    Jen alone is gross.With Ben...We need a barf button
    "I didn't see him/her" is a confession, not an excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilThee
    Jen alone is gross.With Ben...We need a barf button
    They airbrushed the junk out of the trunk.
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    You only live once. You gotta go for it in life. I don't care what it is, you gotta go for it in life.
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    Things usually never live up to what one expects them to be. If you think or if you generally find this to be true then I'd say no. There are some things where it is better to want then it is to have. However if you do not find the forementioned mantra to be true then go for it. I mean you only live once right? Hopefully it will be one heck of a story, regardless of whether it lived up to or not.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    If I'm already dying to have it, of course I'd take it. I'd count it as a life experience, not fantasize about it being a lifestyle change.

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    Is this like the 40 year old virgin in Las Vegas worrying that he'll become a serial murderer if he buys his only sexual partner dilemma?
    Cause if so
    This **** got real serious.

    It becomes really important to know everything about the situation.
    Lots of women "buy" dresses only to return them
    People rent expensive cars for the day to impress old friends at reunions
    Then there is the more serious with possible lasting consequences if the person doesn't choose wisely


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    There is nothing that I want only for a day.

    Me/We
    If true happiness can happen and end within the course of a day
    I/we would need 365 things every year to keep me/us happy cause obviously nothing else in my/our life/lives is getting me/us there -to happy land

    That sounds pretty superficial to me given my belief that life in general has to be an enjoyable thing no matter what comes bundled with it
    Happiness -to me- is finding the beauty in everything
    It doesn't take anything in my pockets or bank account
    Happiness isn't the family vacations, parties with friends or the marriage
    It's just the day.
    I don't allow anything to become so important to me that if held for just one day my life somehow seems fulfilled

    True happiness is sustainable
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    Cause the more cyclists notice me the more I Love myself.

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    I'm an option one kind of guy in most cases. Is it potentially lethal or would it hurt someone else? Will it potentially harm you irreparably? If these answers are no, then yeah, grab it and enjoy!
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    I wouldn't take it. If I lived my life just fine without it, I can keep on doing so. Besides, most things seem better in my head than what they really are so I'd try out this thing and be sadly disappointed forever. I'd rather live with my embellished hopes.
    Brilliant!

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    I'd go for it !!! No question about it! Then your memories with "it", regardless of how short, will be more enriching and enjoyable than without. Have fun!!!

    BTW - this type of question is commonly used in personality/character-profiling. I'll tell you about the particular trait it points to once you've gone through this...
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    If I could define "it", I'd probably have "it" be some very expensive manufacturing process or machine (I need to do some research on what... maybe use of a very high end CNC machining plant.)

    Then after 24 hours of use, I'd have some high quality stuff I can sell and make lots of cash. =)

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    I believe that you don't miss what you've never had.

    If a person were to have an unfullfilled desire for something they would never know what it was like to experience it.

    However, if that same person were to have that same something for just a short time, only to have it taken away from them then they know what that experience is like. Never being able to experience it again will set you up for terrible angst and agony.

    Putting it in a religeous perspective, yet not wanting to get the thread booted: The atheist never has "god's love" and misses nothing. While the theist having "god's love" for however long would be destroyed if they could never have it again.

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    some very interesting points depending on what it is, if it was a once in a lifetime thing i would be happy with that
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    I'd go for it. Maybe I wouldn't, in fact, miss it once I separated the fantasy from the reality. And anyway, life is about living, not about wondering "what if."
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    Hmmm... I really want a Brooks saddle, but a day isn't enough to break it in.

    Other than that, I've had a bunch of amazing experiences that were much more fleeting than 24hrs. I don't think having an amazing experience means you will yearn for it forever -- you can look back on that experience as one of many that enriched your life. I'd probably go for it.

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