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.
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Post by Riki » 29 May 2017, 22:36

No, living is already exhausting and an eternity of it just seems unbearable. I'd rather improve the quality of life rather than the length of life.

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Post by Sade » 30 May 2017, 12:14

No. I wouldn't want to be immortal. I'd have to get use to the fact that I would out live everyone I knew and being immortal doesn't mean your body is invincible. What if I lose my hands? I won't have hands for as long as I live. What if I got trapped under a building and no one is around to save me for years?

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Post by masterhawk88 » 01 Jun 2017, 00:46

That depends on weather that immortality comes with a clause. If I were immortal, but not eternally young that'd suck. You'd just get older and older and older until your body decayed in to nothingness and you were but a raspy voice on the wind.
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Post by AYISHA_ASH » 12 Jun 2017, 12:09

Maybe I would, maybe I wouldn't. I guess you wouldn't really appreciate life to the fullest if you were immortal. On one hand, you would have infinite time at your hands but on the other hand you would get bored of everything after a while.

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Post by arym143 » 12 Jun 2017, 12:19

If I were given a chance to become immortal, I would like to take that chance because being immortal is not that bad. Its gonna be so fun to live in this wonderful world forever. It depends on you who you want to be . If you choose to be bad or good, then so be it.

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Post by Galvin pulk » 19 Jun 2017, 08:00

first what is immortal?: the ability to live forever live. if i am to be that not a bad thing because i would essentially gain as much education both formal and informal ...............

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Post by Damsel12345 » 19 Jun 2017, 08:26

I would if I get to keep my young body

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Post by RJ65051 » 05 Jul 2017, 23:18

Well...not really certain I would want to be immortal. It seems as the times change and the world advances with new rules, new technology, newer challenges one must adapt to, would be more challenging than most humans could handle.

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Post by Ssinghal » 07 Jul 2017, 06:29

I don't think I would choose immortality because it would make life very monotonous and boring if life was stuck at one point. I would prefer slow ageing instead of immortality if that was possible. That would be supernatural without losing the extra time I get to read books.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 02:26

Even if I am given a chance to become an immortal, I would not become one. I don't want to lose my loved ones and left alone on the planet.
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Post by Sophie11 » 20 Jul 2017, 10:57

There alot of downsides to immortality, you get to watch your entire family, friends, people you associate with die and move through the stages of life without you. For me that would be the hardest thing. To live without my family. So no...i wouldn't choose immortality.

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Post by Georgialouise » 28 Jul 2017, 04:05

Yes, there is so much you could do to help the world by being immortal. Plus, I have always been interested in seeing what the future will be like a few hundred years from now :)

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Post by Yemurai » 05 Aug 2017, 17:32

I don't think I would want to be an immortal, it take out meaning of certain events in your life because you can just do it again in a couple of 100 years. Life would get dull eventually.

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Post by Kinnera » 05 Aug 2017, 20:10

I don't think I would opt for immortality. It's too much of a burden to bear, and the monotonicity might be too much to handle. There are only so many new things to discover.

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Post by Anjum » 03 Dec 2017, 08:03

No. I like my current life better and an immortal life would be sad and boring.

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