Would you rather decide how you die or when you die?

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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 09:33 PM
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Hi,

(This is all a fantasy just for fun.)

Pretend a magic genie appeared and gave you a choice, he gave you the following options.

You can choose how you die but not when you die.

OR

You can choose when you die but not how you die.

If you choose the second option your maximum age is 80 and you must decide right now at what age you will die.

What would you choose and please explain your answer.
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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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80 sounds good enough for me, I don't want to be a burden on anyone when I get old and take away resources from the younger generation so that will do just fine.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 09:42 PM
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Before I had my daughter, I would have chosen "how". Now that I am a father, I would choose "when". I think the reasons are obvious



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 09:47 PM
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reply to post by boymonkey74
 


Right, I'll be happy if I make it to 80.

I guess I should have answered my own question. I would choose how - I want to die in my sleep.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 09:52 PM
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reply to post by playernumber13
 


If I could choose how to go? In a space suit orbiting the earth and then I would be a shooting star re entering our planet



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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reply to post by boymonkey74
 


I always thought it would be cool to be shot into the sun inside a capsule at super high speeds so I was instantly incinerated. Plus the view would be spectacular.
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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 09:56 PM
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Or just aimed into deep space so friendly aliens can pick me up in a million years and bring me back lol.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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How - in my sleep. Why? I'm allergic to pain.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:02 PM
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Originally posted by suz62
How - in my sleep. Why? I'm allergic to pain.




Me too! Pain sucks!



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:03 PM
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How.

I'm a mother of one (she'll be six on August 13th!
) and I was born with a congenital heart defect, a very large heart murmur, and almost no immune system so I grew up catching every little bug that crossed my path and being sick all the time...here in the South, I'm referred to as "delicate", LOL. I developed tachycardia (heart beating too fast) and an arrhythmia (heart beating unevenly) in my teen years, both of which put me at risk for pulmonary edema (fluid building up in the lungs), cardiac arrest, and cardiomyopathy (viral and bacterial infections of the heart, which I was already at risk for). Compound all that with the fact that I've been getting pneumonia once or twice every year since I was sixteen... so that's almost nine years of pneumonia scarring my lungs. My heart is slowly destroying itself and doctors have given me an average of ten years with this heart, up to fifteen if I'm lucky and five if things get really bad...not factoring in that my lungs are being destroyed as well.

I'm turning 25 in December. My daughter is only (almost) 6. I want more time for myself but moreover, I definitely want more time with her but its not just time I want, it's also quality of time...I don't want to be sick for my entire life, no matter how long or short it may be. Therefore, I would pick how I would die since it's pretty much assured that it'll be my heart that kills me in a certain timeframe. If I could choose for that to not be a factor and to die some other way, I'd choose to die of old age...not only would it change how I die, but when I die as well.
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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:05 PM
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reply to post by boymonkey74
 


But you'll be dead. They would probably just eat ya.

BBQ Monkeyboy.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:05 PM
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reply to post by playernumber13
 


Don't mind that
it would be like a carrion burial



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:06 PM
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I don't know.

Maybe I don't care.

I can't tell which.

ETA: accidentally posted....continued:

I mean, I want to live a long time I guess. I certainly don't want to be set on fire or be kidnapped by an Iraqi insurgent with a power drill. But you know....I am ultimately ready to move on when the train hits my station.
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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:11 PM
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You got me thinking OP

If we were all born with a tattoo on our body with the date we die, would we lead a more productive life?
We could have a "Iam gonna die tmr party"



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:12 PM
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We'll have to put you on the "when" (80) list. You don't want to piss off the magic genie.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
You got me thinking OP

If we were all born with a tattoo on our body with the date we die, would we lead a more productive life?
We could have a "Iam gonna die tmr party"


I'm sure if we knew we would be more productive or maybe less. How much would you do today if you knew you were going to die in a week? Would you care?
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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:16 PM
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I want to die of old age at a very old age, as long as I am not sick much while I live and I still have all my marbles. Making everything clear when making a wish like this is important. I don't want to be an invalid in a nursing home.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:25 PM
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You didn't really give us an answer......beware of the genie.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
You got me thinking OP

If we were all born with a tattoo on our body with the date we die, would we lead a more productive life?
We could have a "Iam gonna die tmr party"


Did you get that inspiration from somewhere?.....was thinking that's a great idea for a story or movie plot lol



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 10:30 PM
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My grandad told me of it years back but I don't think it is new. I just added a little to it.
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