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If You Could Know The Date You Will Die  
User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 919 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

If you could know the exact date you will die, would you want to know now?

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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Yes, absolutely .


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Sure, then on that date I would take all my worst enemies on a plane ride.

User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Whoa!

Hey, this is Wednesday, the week is cracked and we're on the ride to the weekend!

Why such a glum thread?  Wink

In answer though... No.

When your number's up, it's up.

I'll wager that if you knew when you were to pass on you'd be damned grumpy or at the very least drunk if you knew.

K


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8906 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2111 times:
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Quoting PacNWjet (Thread starter):
If you could know the exact date you will die, would you want to know now?

 talktothehand  No thanks...

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User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

No way. If I knew then I would always be thinking about it. I'd rather have it as a surprise.

User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

No, no and no

I think life is for living, if you know when you're going to die, then all you'd be doing is nervously counting down the days.
All this rubbish about 'well I'd do everything i'd want to do' is not true, all you'd do is become depressed, knowing that in x amount of days or years, you'll die and that'll be it, there's no guessing, that's it.
Hell, if it happend to be tomorow, what would you do ?, or if it was in two years time, you wouldn't be too happy, you'd never see your grandchildren or whatever.
In similar fassion, I wouldn't want to know how I'd die, it just seems a bit odd to me, life's there to live. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

Ofcourse if you decided to do something that'd get you in trouble, thinking all the time that you'll be dead before they can put you away, you'll be more than a bit pissed if it turns out to be wrong  Wink

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

To put it simply, no I wouldn't.

LH423



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3512 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

It depends - if it was in the near future, that would mean that perhaps it would be in some catastrophic accident - and I could perhaps do something about it and stop it.

If it were way in the future ... that'd be fine with me, and I wouldn't want to know.



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User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1140 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Nope.

By the way, more as a kind of filler, when I first saw the topic title it looked to me like the title of some kind of emo or metal song... Big grin



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Hell no! What's the point of knowing destiny?


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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

I think if its before 40 than yeah, so I can try and fulfill my life's dreams but anything after NO!

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

I just found out that Im out of this world in november 2061. Wohooo, 53 more years of madness  dopey 


I guess I should believe this cause as you know everything on the web is true... Big grin
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User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2473 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Hmm... part of me says yes, and another says no.

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

No. I'd constantly be trying to experience all the things I wanted to, but would inevitably find I missed something with hours to go.

Knowing when you were to die would simply drive you insane.



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User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 1939 times:



Quoting Fritzi (Reply 12):
I just found out that Im out of this world in november 2061. Wohooo, 53 more years of madness dopey

"How many times a year do you fly?"

Are they implying flying isn't safe, a major enough factor to decrease your life expectancy? Hell, that answer probably skews it a lot-- especially for those of us who fly several times a week. It gave me death at 61 years. "As you can plainly see, you have less health and vitality than the average man."

Weaksauce.


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11128 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

I thought (per another thread) the world is ending on Dec 12, 2012. In any case, I would not like to know when I am going to die. If I knew what day I would die, I would be pissed off that I would not be able to accomplish anything. Since I don't know, I am happy I can get so much stuff done. I never want to know when or how I am going to die.


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 1918 times:



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 3):
When your number's up, it's up.

 checkmark  Sensible answer.

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 3):
I'll wager that if you knew when you were to pass on you'd be damned grumpy or at the very least drunk if you knew.

I'd be tempted to get slammed for sure. I might be tempted to volunteer myself for time-travel experiments.

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 6):
I think life is for living, if you know when you're going to die, then all you'd be doing is nervously counting down the days.



Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 14):
Knowing when you were to die would simply drive you insane.

Yeah, no doubt. Live your life and when it comes, just be ready for it.


User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2204 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Um, yeah, I'd want to know. I'd quit work one year prior and go exploring. Hell, who needs savings if you're going to die? Big grin

User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Its a mute question. To prove the point, if someone is 'supposed' to die say a year later, it can be proven wrong by killing him earlier, so I don't think its possible. But then if I understand your question to be the death date should everything go on as it would had he not known, well then I say that date will change because the circumstances would have changed. Because actions of that individual would change even if he doesnot intend them to, be it natural causes. One can always exercise more, smoke less etc.
Basically to tell someone of the date of his death is actually in itself changing it, by make him more careful, or careless. My 2 cents.

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 17):
I might be tempted to volunteer myself for time-travel experiments.

What kind of experiments are you talking about??

[Edited 2008-02-20 19:44:30]

User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

No way in hell because like in the tanach (bible prophets, and writings) it says when (i forgot who) knew when they would die but g-d wouldnt let him tell because
a, if it was young then they would just be depressed about dieing soon
b, if it was a long time away they would just stall to do good deeds.
So if I knew it would really affect how I look at life.



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User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 1872 times:



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 8):
It depends - if it was in the near future, that would mean that perhaps it would be in some catastrophic accident - and I could perhaps do something about it and stop it.

That wouldn't work, because that is the day and time you die - nothing can change that - it is set in stone. So, your attempts to die earlier or later would be hopelessly futile.

As for the question, no. Because then I would know it is my last Christmas, birthday, last weekend, and finally, the last night I'll be sleeping. If others knew, they would try so much harder to make my life better during that time, and I'm not one that enjoys or encourages people to spend their time for my benefit.

Also, how would it be knowing that you'll be dead, and you have no power to change or alter it in any way? You could shoot yourself to get over the misery, but the bullet wouldn't kill you, since you aren't going to die yet. So now you've just stuck yourself in a ton of pain for nothing.

How would you feel when you accidentally let your last chance to do such and such pass by?

How would it be saying goodbye to your kids for the last time as they head off to school? Knowing you'll die in 4 hours?

Also, could you let others know that you'll be dieing, or would only you know about it? Think if your wife/husband/gf/bf left to go to the store despite your pleading, you knowing you'll never see them again?

No thanks!


User currently offlineBeefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

If I knew the date I was going to die I would go out and buy a whole bunch of life insurance policies so that my family would be all set.

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3825 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

I thought I was gonna die the other day, but it turned out to be only constipation.


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 1843 times:



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 2):
Sure, then on that date I would take all my worst enemies on a plane ride.

But what if you die on the way to the airport?


As for the question at hand, I'm better off not knowing. If I knew, I wouldn't have any motivation to accomplish anything. I would spend all my time dwelling on the things I would be missing.

My philosophy: What if tomorrow never comes? Of course, I don't always live by that, but there you go.


25 Post contains images Fantikerz : I wouldn't want to know.. I mean, who wants to spend their last month grieving, and knowing your your about to kick the bucket?.. But thats just my op
26 SmithAir747 : This morbid thread reminds me of a disturbing dream I had last year whilst I was living in London...It was the most profound dream I ever had in my li
27 Andz : It's a moot question.
28 Post contains links and images FRAspotter : For me it's November 2064 DEAD AT 77heart attack
29 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I'm not sure that it would bother me if I knew or not and, if given the opportunity to find out, then I know I'd take it just because I am too curious
30 Post contains images Bravo45 : Thanks.
31 Post contains images KPWM : Short Answer: No, I would not.
32 NeilYYZ : No chance. When I go, I'll go, I'm don't want to know when it'll happen, I'd be nervous the whole month leading up.
33 SBBRTech : No way. The counting of days and the growing tension towards the end would eventually kill me earlier...or turn me into a living dead cyco.
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