Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1852 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
Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
Jpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1017 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1741 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."
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10705 posts, RR: 16 Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1723 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.
Bravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 12 Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1687 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.
A380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1683 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.
Bagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1674 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?