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You have been given a choice to become immortal. Would you?

Discuss the February 2017 Book of the Month, The Diary of an Immortal by David J Castello.

Re: You have been given a choice to become immortal. Would y

Post Number:#271 by AA1495
» 02 Apr 2017, 10:56

I am not sure. It depends on the situation and circumstances. If it is a stable life, then why not?
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Re: You have been given a choice to become immortal. Would y

Post Number:#272 by BookWormMommy
» 04 Apr 2017, 10:54

Yes- If I could take a select few loved ones with me.
"oh the places you'll go"- Dr. Seuss
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Post Number:#273 by Rattusv
» 05 Apr 2017, 01:04

Depends. What's the catch? I would love to be immortal, but I would not want to be immortal if I lost my soul.
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Post Number:#274 by Catarina Ferreira
» 05 Apr 2017, 13:12

That depends…could my family be immortal too? If yes, I would. Otherwise, I would prefer not to. Family, books and notebooks are indisputable to survive immortality :P
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Post Number:#275 by Ghingir
» 05 Apr 2017, 15:26

I think it is very tempting, especially if you could be reverted to young, beautiful, and healthy, knowing you would stay that way forever. Imagine the skills you could build over the ages; perhaps even enough intelligence to solve world problems and provide immortality to others.

On the other hand, I don't think I would want to suffer the heartbreak of everyone I love always dying before me, time and time again. I think in the end I would have to say, No.
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Post Number:#276 by ifeoma obike
» 05 Apr 2017, 19:37

I would if it is with my love ones and good people i know else i'll take a no because I wouldn't want to live forever facing all the problem and evil in the world. I'll prefer the other immortality in paradise where there are no evil, pain or suffering.
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Post Number:#277 by Katherine Smith
» 06 Apr 2017, 18:05

I would not want to become immortal because after a certain period of time you would become lonely and bored. Immorality is very attractive as a mortal, but when your friends and family start passing away it is not fun anymore. If given the choice, I would make my friends and family immortal as well for endless fun. I also think that if I were immortal I would read a lot of books. :techie-studyinggray:
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Post Number:#278 by debo9967
» 09 Apr 2017, 03:44

No. Honestly, I think I'll be tired of living at some point.

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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Post Number:#279 by AlwaysWorthIt
» 09 Apr 2017, 12:08

Absolutely. I would love to be immortal. Basically, the idea is that you only have one life to live, so do as much as you can. Well, in reality most people work 5 days a week to make money and the last two days are working on errands, house work, and resting for the next couple of days. Very little time to do even 10% of your bucket list more or less see and do it all.
I want to see and do it all! The fear that comes with many of those things are out the window, because, hello, immortal.
Yes, family and friends will be long gone, but that is a mind set. Be happy for those that have lived their lives, make new friends, and move on. (This is easier for me, because I grew up moving every year of my life, making new friends each time, and I'm only 27 and mom, dad, one baby brother, my favorite uncle, two grandpas, and a grandma have all past away.)
Besides, in most all immortal stories, there is a way to end it.
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Post Number:#280 by classicaltwist
» 10 Apr 2017, 00:29

It's hard to say. My initial reaction is yes, I would like to be immortal. There's so much I want to learn, so much I want to read, so much I want to see, so much I want to accomplish. There's now way I'd be able to do it with a normal lifespan. However, continually losing friends and family would be tough. Also, there's always going to be new fields and topics that pop up that I'll want to learn about. I think I'd get exhausted of it all eventually.
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Post Number:#281 by Chandre
» 15 Apr 2017, 05:42

I wouldn't want to become immortal on my own. But then again sometimes its best to be a lone ranger and just travel and do your own thing.
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Post Number:#282 by bobRas
» 15 Apr 2017, 05:58

Since I would have to make ends meet for that entire time (I sincerely doubt that I would get immortality funds) I don't think so.

I would rather have a short, fulfilling life. Length doesn't matter to me whatsoever.
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Post Number:#283 by Peterpanreads
» 15 Apr 2017, 10:37

No. I wouldn't. Have any of you read The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Claire? Immortality has become undesirable for me after reading that trilogy. More so if I'm the only one who get immortalized, while the people I love don't. I imagine that it will be extremely sad. Sure, I get an eternity to do whatever I want, but isn't it sad to see the people you care for grow old and die while you don't?
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Re: You have been given a choice to become immortal. Would y

Post Number:#284 by Lolly_Reader
» 16 Apr 2017, 23:05

Of course I would, assuming a few things such as not growing older or ill or being trapped down a crevasse on Mt Everest for eternity. Like the "I grant you three wishes" genie scenarios, it would be great fun until the other shoe drops.
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Re: You have been given a choice to become immortal. Would y

Post Number:#285 by olaiya oluwafemi
» 17 Apr 2017, 10:54

I will be happy knowing that I will not die. I will use this opportunity to set peace in the whole world. So I like the idea.
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