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TheFirstSaints
Member since Nov 2019
144 posts

Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
This idea has always fascinated me and I was reading an article about it a few days ago. What is your thought on the idea of immortality? Would you want to live forever? Would you not under any circumstances? Or would it depend on certain conditions?

It's easy to say you wouldn't want to be Immortal for family reasons, but I think it would be interesting to go deeper than that. If you could be Immortal with the caveat that you could have several family members be immortal with you would that you want to be immortal?

Also, would age play a factor. Obviously most people wouldn't want to be immortal if they were older and/or suffering from pain or other medical issues, but what if you were younger? If you were offered immortality with the guarantee that you would in the very least keep your current level of health and not age any further.

For me being 36 but suffering from several medical issues I would absolutely take immortality. If for no other reason I could focus on heath for a few hundred years until we get to the point where any ailments I have would be curable.

So what about you, if someone offered you immortality would you absolutely take it? Absolutely not take it? Take it on certain conditions?


northshorebamaman
Washington Fan
WA
Member since Jul 2009
29444 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
I don't want to eventually spend eternity drifting through space, so no thanks.


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GeorgeTheGreek
Michigan State Fan
Sparta, Greece
Member since Mar 2008
56114 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
The idea of death scares the frick out of me. It’s going to suck those few minutes before you die. I can’t even imagine the dread.


Brazos
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2013
18202 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
Like all things life on Earth will eventually get old too. A lot of people are perfectly comfortable with dying when they reach an old age even if they are healthy because they are just tired.


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FightingTigers138
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Hyperbolic Time Chamber
Member since Dec 2016
3704 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
I would be happy with 5,000 years. I dont necessarily need to live forever.


TheFirstSaints
Member since Nov 2019
144 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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The idea of death scares the frick out of me. It’s going to suck those few minutes before you die. I can’t even imagine the dread.


Agreed, death scares the hell out of me too. And I'm getting to the point being 36 where I've started to realize my true mortality.

I kind of hope that in future decades more states go the route of Oregon and allow for dignified physician assisted suicide. I really hope that when it ends I go quick, I see older people who suffer for months or even years and I think that's what scares me even more than death itself.


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Philzilla2k
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Oct 2017
3312 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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The idea of death scares the frick out of me. It’s going to suck those few minutes before you die. I can’t even imagine the dread.


Most likely, you won’t even notice


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Slagathor
Makin' jokes about your teeny tiny
Member since Jul 2007
26988 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
I’d be all for it if I could go back and have my early 20s body.

I can’t afford to have shite breaking and falling off all the time like Death Becomes Her.


TheFirstSaints
Member since Nov 2019
144 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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I would be happy with 5,000 years. I dont necessarily need to live forever.


That's a good question as well, if you didn't want to be Immortal how long would you want to live?

Even if I couldn't be Immortal I would be happy with 1,000 years. That would allow you to see a lot of changes over your lifetime as well as do all the things you've always wanted to do.

It would also let you have time to deal with issues without worrying about wasting away a fair amount of your life. Think, if we lived for 1,000 years you could easily have a medical issue and say "hey, I'm going to dedicate the next 10 years of my life to getting healthier and beating this issue". It would be easy since 10 years would essentially be like a year currently, not very long.

It would just give you more time to truly live life and not feel rushed.


Nguyener
UNO Fan
Member since Mar 2013
11333 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?


If and only if suicide could kill me and wouldn't send me to hell.

Immortality sounds like a horrendous curse.


SHOtime Tiger
Member since Aug 2019
499 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
As long as I don’t get stuck in a hole somewhere


TheFirstSaints
Member since Nov 2019
144 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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Immortality sounds like a horrendous curse.


Why do you say that? Life to me is almost always preferable to death. The only exception IMO would be if you're old and truly suffering from pain and/or medical issues or if you're imprisoned.

If not Immortal would you want to live longer though? How many years do you think you would want to live?


TexasTiger08
Cleveland St. Fan
Member since Oct 2006
16736 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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The idea of death scares the frick out of me. It’s going to suck those few minutes before you die. I can’t even imagine the dread.


For me, it’s not necessarily the minutes before death. I hope I live long and prosperous enough to be able to be at peace with that part of the process.

I’m just scared of the afterlife. I can’t fathom the idea of everything just being over. The only thing we personally experience in this world is life. Death is unknown. We see it, but we don’t experience it (with the exception of someone who is revived on an operating table).

I believe in the afterlife. Unfortunately, I don’t think it will be like the fairy-tale image I’ve retained from childhood of a bunch of white robes and wings floating on clouds.


jbgleason
LSU Fan
BTR, suck it all you haters
Member since Mar 2012
12887 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
Watch Full Metal Jacket.

The dead know only one thing. It is better to be alive.
This post was edited on 11/20 at 7:56 pm


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PrivatePublic
Troy Fan
Member since Nov 2012
14404 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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We see it, but we don’t experience it


Sure you did. You experienced millenia upon millenia of death before you were born.


Nguyener
UNO Fan
Member since Mar 2013
11333 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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If not Immortal would you want to live longer though?


No. I don't want to bury my wife or my kids.


Sheftie
Georgia Fan
Member since Jul 2019
224 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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I would be happy with 5,000 years


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Even if I couldn't be Immortal I would be happy with 1,000 years.


Y'all gotta be fkn kidding me. I'm only in my 40s and already wonder what planet im on half the time with all the cesspool "progressive thinking"

I don't want to be a part of society even 50 yrs from now. No way


TheFirstSaints
Member since Nov 2019
144 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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No. I don't want to bury my wife or my kids.


There's no guarantee that won't happen anyway. Obviously not as likely but not crazy unlikely even in regular life.


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OweO
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, La
Member since Sep 2009
82810 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
I'd agree to do it as long as Earth is livable. I just want to see how we keep evolving.


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SHOtime Tiger
Member since Aug 2019
499 posts

re: Under what conditions would you want to be Immortal?
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Sure you did. You experienced millenia upon millenia of death before you were born.


Millenia? Are you one of those the earth is only 20,000 years old people ?


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