posted on Jan, 1 2009 @ 10:15 PM
reply to post by Deson
I'd rather pass away when I decide to instead of some random time.
Ah, now that there is the heart of the issue isn't it?
The ability to chose when you die, rather than to die against your will.
It's not a question of "Would you like to live forever?" for, forever is an infinitely long and tiresome thing to endure.
The real desire is to leave when we want, on our terms.
A decision none of us possess.
Would such an ability breed laziness though?
For many, the only driving force in life is the knowledge that their life will end, with or without having accomplished what you wished.
If we knew that we could simply extend our life, and put off the deadlines to accomplish what we wanted... would we accomplish anything at all?