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If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:18 pm

If you could know the exact date you will die, would you want to know now?
 
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:25 pm

Yes, absolutely .
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:31 pm

Sure, then on that date I would take all my worst enemies on a plane ride.
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:31 pm

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.

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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:31 pm



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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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:45 pm

No way. If I knew then I would always be thinking about it. I'd rather have it as a surprise.
 
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:19 pm

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

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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:21 pm

To put it simply, no I wouldn't.

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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:22 pm

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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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:25 pm

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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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:46 pm

Hell no! What's the point of knowing destiny?
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:02 pm

I think if its before 40 than yeah, so I can try and fulfill my life's dreams but anything after NO!
 
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:23 pm

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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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:24 pm

Hmm... part of me says yes, and another says no.
 
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:37 pm

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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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:18 am



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."

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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:19 am

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.
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:20 am



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.
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:25 am

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
 
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:37 am

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]
 
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:44 am

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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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:16 am



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!
 
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:35 am

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.
 
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:00 am

I thought I was gonna die the other day, but it turned out to be only constipation.
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:41 am



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.
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:52 am

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 opinion  Smile


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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:32 am

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 life. It was a dream where I was going to die very soon; it did not give a date or time, but still, it was both disturbing and poignant...

In my dream, I somehow knew that I was going to die very, very soon. It took place in the present time frame. Most of my family (I have 9 siblings, plus many nieces and nephews) and many of my friends had gathered at Mom's home in Fort Wayne, IN. My heart was very heavy, as I had to tell everyone at this gathering that my death was very imminent, most likely within days. When I announced this, everyone was just stunned into silence. (I am very close to Mom and the rest of my family and friends, so this hit everyone hard.) Everyone just sat there in the large family room in silence, trying to process this news in their own way--some fiddled with items in their hands, etc.

Mom finally spoke up--she asked me if I would play a very special piece for her on the piano (I am a lifelong pianist, and Mom just loves my playing very much). The dream didn't specify which song, but most likely it may have been "In Paradisum" from Faure's Requiem--it would most likely have fit the somber mood. I have played that solemn piece in past occasions when I was getting ready to leave one place and move on to another, leaving dear friends behind.

It came to pass, only a few days later, I died, and my funeral was held at my Baptist church where I've attended my entire life since my early childhood. I (my soul) stood outside the front doors of the church, as the pallbearers (some of whom were brothers of mine) carried my casket slowly and solemnly out to the hearse. Just behind the hearse was Mom's Volvo station wagon (which she and I loved, and named "Greta").

As Mom came out behind my casket, she saw me (my soul) standing there by "Greta" the station wagon. She was the ONLY one who saw me, and she came over to me. Somehow, through our telepathic bond, we agreed that I should take the wheel and she sit in the passenger seat. Soon enough, my funeral procession started to leave my hometown church for the last time. I took the wheel of the station wagon (with my dear Mom beside me), and we headed out behind the hearse.

The funeral procession had not gone very far, when Mom and I decided (through telepathic communication between us) that we should take a long, last scenic drive together, before I went on to Heaven. So, with me (my soul) at the wheel of "Greta", we peeled away from the funeral procession and went on one long, last scenic drive through the northern Indiana countryside, and spent as much time together as we could for the last time, enjoying our strong mother-son bond. God had apparently allowed me to return to Earth temporarily to spend some time with Mom, as He knows we are very close (and inseparable).

That's when I sat bolt upright in my bed in London and asked God, "Are you trying to tell me something??"

To this day, that dream still stands out to me as vividly as the night I had it. It was at the same time, both disturbing and quite poignant.

I'm still trying to figure out what message God was giving me through that dream!

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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:51 am



Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 19):
Its a mute question

It's a moot question.
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:01 am



Quoting Fritzi (Reply 12):

For me it's November 2064

DEAD AT 77

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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:01 am

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 in that respect. Death is not something which remotely bothers me, I can end my life tomorrow if I wish, or it can end in 80 or 90 years time - my concern is not for myself because dieing is one of the great inevitability's of life, I only worry for those friends and loved ones who would be left behind when I pass, so in a way knowing the final date could make it easier to say goodbye to everyone.


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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:21 pm



Quoting Andz (Reply 27):
It's a moot question.

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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:30 pm



Quoting PacNWjet (Thread starter):
If you could know the exact date you will die, would you want to know now?

Short Answer: No, I would not.  no 
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:37 pm

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.
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RE: If You Could Know The Date You Will Die

Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:00 pm

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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