What do you think,your'e life will be as an immortal?

Discuss the February 2017 Book of the Month, The Diary of an Immortal by David J Castello.
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Re: What do you think,your'e life will be as an immortal?

Post by Afuglsan » 11 Aug 2017, 19:40

Think of how many books you could read!! Think of how much stuff you could learn!! I'd go to school again, and again, and again. Think of all the skills you could develop, people you could meet, worlds you'd see change. But, then you'd have to watch your friends and family die :(

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Post by Excitedreads » 11 Aug 2017, 19:55

Being immortal could only be rewarding if the ones you love could be immortal as well. Imagine being immortal and seeing those around you that you cherish die? And you have to grieve them all whilst being tied to the earth... i don't know about you, but i'd rather die. The world has only continued to get worse as time has passed, being immortal won't make it any better.
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Post by Quinto » 16 Aug 2017, 10:03

In our current earthly life, this would be one big torture. Just imagine the insatiable appetite man has,even towards depleting natural resources. At least death brings some sanity to some extent. Just imagine those few 'bad' fellows from your own perspective, living for ever!

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Post by Excitedreads » 18 Aug 2017, 10:06

Quinto wrote:In our current earthly life, this would be one big torture. Just imagine the insatiable appetite man has,even towards depleting natural resources. At least death brings some sanity to some extent. Just imagine those few 'bad' fellows from your own perspective, living for ever!
Couldn't of put it better. Death brings relief from this world's torturous existence
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Post by DShore » 06 Sep 2017, 22:10

Quinto wrote:In our current earthly life, this would be one big torture. Just imagine the insatiable appetite man has,even towards depleting natural resources. At least death brings some sanity to some extent. Just imagine those few 'bad' fellows from your own perspective, living for ever!
Totally agree with you on this one! You word it better than I could've. Death brings so much (good and bad) to everyone in the world.

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 20 Oct 2017, 01:05

Being immortal may have lots of advantages. For instance, you could make a study of the developments of civilization, having that endless duration of observation time available. Cultures of humanity could be studied as you would cultures of viruses and organisms which have very short lifespans.

Although there was one tragic consequence of immortality told in Mythology, concerning the goddess of the dawn, Aurora. She has asked Zeus to make her mortal husband immortal. The request was granted, but she had not specified to keep her husband from aging. Perhaps, after a few million years, her husband had grown so wrinkled, that in exasperation, she willed him to be transformed to a grasshopper.
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Post by Anjum » 03 Dec 2017, 07:27

I think being immortal will just take away all the fun. We set goals and try to achieve them because life is short and we want to do something valuable in our lifetime.

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 03 Dec 2017, 19:16

Anjum wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 07:27
I think being immortal will just take away all the fun. We set goals and try to achieve them because life is short and we want to do something valuable in our lifetime.
Well said. On the other hand, would you not like to do the same in many other lifetimes? If immortality is handed down without strings attached, then good. Just consider that there are some people who would go to the extent of making a pact with the devil just to become perpetually alive. We see friends and loved ones die even in this very short lifetime. This is an inevitable experience. But you acquire new friends, and love ones again as long as life goes on. All other things considered, is it not great to live indefinitely?
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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 06:52

Being immortal is like never being able to asleep. It will tire anyone out eventually. I remember the maker of the Sorcerer's Stone in the Harry Potter series, and I loved that line about death being the next great adventure. I take that to heart.

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 22 Dec 2017, 12:43

I'm not sure. On one hand you could get everything paid off, but I think it would get lonely and sad when everyone you know always dies.
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Post by jvez » 22 Apr 2018, 04:36

Being immortal will only be fun at the beginning. At one point, I think I'll eventually get tired of it. And when time comes loneliness will probably start kicking in.

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