What do you think about the idea of knowing when you will die?

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Re: What do you think about the idea of knowing when you will die?

Post by drunyan » 28 Jun 2018, 22:37

I wish that I did know when I was going to die. Since I am going to have surgery to remove cancer from my body next week, it would be helpful to know whether I am going to die or not. If I am, I can plan on being strressed because I feel I need to invest that time in my family, preparing them for what is going to happen.

If there is not going to be an end at that point, I would continue to live life as best as I can, like I typically do. Making sure I balance expectations of close family, expectations of those I supposedly work with ( long story), and my (presently non-existent) hopes .

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Post by llpwap » 29 Jun 2018, 11:05

I have always heard the saying, "ignorance is bliss." I think that saying defines exactly how I feel. There is no way I would want to know when I was going to die nor how I would perish. I think that if a person knew when they were going to die they couldn't fully live their life. They would be too cautious in some situations and a daredevil in others. I just believe knowing when your going to die goes against everything about living.

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Post by Rahul_Malviya » 29 Jun 2018, 23:56

In case you already knows when you are going to die , you will loose the zeel and pleasure of life in presence , and actually you will die daily in worry of actually KNOWN death time..

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Post by juliecsa » 08 Jul 2018, 11:40

I would not want to know exactly when I am going to die. I have terrible anxiety, and knowing this would make me feel like I am constantly wasting time (more than I already do).
I think this technology might make some people more reckless, if they have a short amount less, which might not be good for society as a whole.

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Post by Jennifer Fernandez » 01 Aug 2018, 19:54

I personally wouldn't want to know.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. - H.P. Lovecraft :techie-studyinggray:

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Post by Raya raymond » 18 Aug 2018, 05:24

Jennifer Fernandez wrote:
01 Aug 2018, 19:54
I personally wouldn't want to know.
That makes two of us.

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Post by Bookcool123 » 20 Aug 2018, 12:37

If scientists are able to make an invention for you to know your own demise then surely there will be no mystery in life anymore. There will be a wordwide paranoia and as we know it certain entities might make this an scapegoat for their own benefits.

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Post by emmalorex » 31 Aug 2018, 02:02

Knowing when u will die is another pain than death it self.

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Post by Ann10 » 09 Sep 2018, 09:54

I don't think that I would benefit from getting the date of my demise. It would benefit my family members more than me.

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Post by ems2 » 15 Sep 2018, 17:28

I suppose that you could get your affairs in order, but I wouldn't want to know. I agree with the person that said it would suck out all of the joy in life. I want the mystery of when it happens, so I can make myself believe that it's way off into the future.

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