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Writer's Block: Who wants to live forever?

Would you want to live forever? Does your answer change depending on whether or not everyone else gets to live forever as well?


Well, yes, I would, and no it wouldn't change. I would like to continue to exist, to grab any good along with whatever bad is sent my way.

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pokeypenguin
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
I don't really feel like I have a choice in the matter. But since I'm going to anyway, I may as well enjoy it! Still, it would be better if other people did too.
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stormfeather
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
You have an extra "not" in there!
annewashere
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Word! I'm always baffled by stories where the big idea is that people weary of living. Never.
stormfeather
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
IKR? I can understand it maybe if the people in question are chronically ill/in pain whatever, or quality of life sucks... but just tired of "not being in the cycle of life" or whatever? Fuck that noise.
pokeypenguin
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
It's true, there would be something a bit disheartening about being 1800 years old and looking/feeling it.
annewashere
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Look as good, you will not!
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khedron
Aug. 24th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
I saw a quote which is apropos of this the other day:

"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." -- Susan Ertz
stormfeather
Aug. 24th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
And that quote just seems trite and nonsensical to me. Yes, there are moments of boredom. There are actively bad moments. But the idea of immortality is that you get to keep experiencing these along with, more importantly, the good things. You just get to *exist*.

I would rather sit around bored on a Sunday afternoon than just suddenly have my existence blotted out for that time.
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dscotton
Aug. 25th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
If I could remain reasonably healthy, then I'd want to live indefinitely. But as pokey mentioned, I don't think I'd want to experience looking and feeling 1800 years old.
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