If you were immortal, how would you change the world?

Discuss the February 2017 Book of the Month, The Diary of an Immortal by David J Castello.
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Post by Peta2017 » 11 Apr 2017, 12:18

I would want to work in one of those war-ravaged countries providing humanitarian aid

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Post by csimmons032 » 28 Apr 2017, 14:46

I don't know that I could change the world, but I would do my best to help people in need. Maybe volunteer at hospitals or homeless shelters. I would probably still continue to do the things that I enjoy like art, reading, and maybe even write some books. I would do everything I could to encourage people to live their lives to the fullest.
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Post by ChillAndRead » 03 May 2017, 02:11

Most serious people don't believe there is immortality out there in the world, as they didn't believe in the prophets in the past. If a person got to be immortal, they should also had to be extremely wealthy. These days, money is the only way to influence powerful people for the greater good...
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Post by Lovely Eimeren » 04 May 2017, 22:17

I would change the world through education. I believe the world is so messed up because we are just blind followers as to how the society wants as to act. We always follow what's trending. But only if we know who we are and what we are supposed to do, we can change the world for the better. I believe that would be achieve through quality education.
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Post by EMoffat » 16 May 2017, 15:51

It would be hard to change the world just by being immortal. You still, like today, would not be able to get people to listen to you. Humans are doomed to repeat the mistakes of their past.

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Post by Ssinghal » 07 Jul 2017, 06:48

If I was immortal, that would mean I have unlimited time and so I can earn unlimited wealth. Once I have a lot of money, I would sponsor a lot of charities and open a lot of orphanages all over the world. I would also distribute free food and clothes in poverty-stricken areas.
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Post by Kinnera » 05 Aug 2017, 21:03

David Nash wrote:I'm not sure you could change the world as an immortal. To effect major change you usually need wealth and power. However if you acquire too much of it, you would immediately be revealed and probably hunted. If you stay quiet in the background you stand a much better chance of not spending eternity as a lab test. I might try becoming some sort of conservationist setting aside land and preserving rare and endangered species.
This does sound like a great idea, and you're absolutely right. Power is a frightening thing, and combined with immortality, I'm not sure it wouldn't got to my head, especially with no one to stop me. So, I wouldn't even try to affect big change, but small things for sure.
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Post by LadyClaire » 11 Aug 2017, 00:42

That's an intriguing prospect. If I were immortal, I'll simply go on acquiring all the knowledge I've always wanted to.
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Post by Anjum » 03 Dec 2017, 07:41

I don't think that just being immortal gives me any power to change the world.
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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 07:13

Uh...world peace? :) I would establish a school. Having an educated citizenry is the best antidote to corruption and all that. But I don't want to be immortal. I might not die, but I couldn't say the same about the planet, and I don't want to be around when a comet crashes into it or the sun explodes or something.

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Post by Makaylah+1 » 02 Feb 2018, 08:48

Well Let Me See, Take Edward From The Movie Twilight , He Only Killed What He Believed He Was "Monsters" . Rapists, Murders, Pedophiles. So As An Immortal I Think Yea, Why Not Rid The World Of These Devils, Better Them Gone Then Here. Taking Yet Another Woman/Man/Child. Immortals Can Be Civil & Live In Communities, But Realistically Nobody Can Actually Become Immortal.... Or Can They 😂👀.

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Post by jvez » 22 Apr 2018, 04:17

I'd do my best to improve myself, study various fields, and teach others. I don't think this will change the world in a flash, but if I'll be able to change others' lives--no matter how few they are--I think that's okay.

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