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MsSnood Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:05 PM
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If you could know your moment of death, would you want to know?
I wouldn't. I have always assumed I will die suddenly.

I think I will get hit by a truck or keel over and die one day. I just don't think I'll have any time to have a choice or voice in the matter.

I wouldn't want to know when my last day in this life would be. I want to live each day as if I have another one coming. I never want to know if it's my last day.

If you could know when you would die, would you want to know?
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:07 PM
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1. No!
I want to go to sleep one night & just never wake up.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:09 PM
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2. No Thanks
I like to live every day like it is my last, so if I knew I had a bunch more I might waste time. :)

http://www.wgoeshome.com
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:10 PM
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3. Absolutely not. n/t
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:11 PM
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4. Hell, no.
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Pegleg Thd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:22 PM
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8. Having survived
3 heart attacks and 3 strokes in the past 23 years I find the possibility of dying something I am not afraid of. Since I know that I have an incurable problem I know I don't have much time left. I just don't know exactly how much. No,I don't want to know in advance.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:18 PM
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5. Age-old philosophical question.
Age-old, time-tested answer? NO!
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:19 PM
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6. Definitely, for insurance reasons.
I'm gonna kick off one day, but it would be nice to let my wife and kids profit on it.

Also I'd like to get all of my affairs in proper order.
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dae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:19 PM
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7. Only if it would be 30 or so years off. :-)
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:28 PM
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9. If it's after my 80th birthday, then yes.
If it's before, then NO.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:31 PM
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10. In some ways it'd be a help.
If you consider stuff like, "Oh hell--I better get a haircut today--it won't wait till next week." or "I better dig up that damn will--WHERE did I put that thing when I got back from the attorney's office?"

It would almost certainly keep you from buying life insurance before you need it and that could save a bunch of cash. It would also help you plan for your retirement. "Shit--Watt you MEAN I'm gonna live to be 100?" It would sure keep you from putting new carpet in the family room or painting the kitchen if you didn't need to.

Mostly, it would let you make peace with all those you need to, and tell all those you love goodbye...

I do think it continues after this plane of existence, and I do think we all can celebrate being liberated from these frail bodies. I must be odd to want to know...


Laura
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:55 PM
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18. Should I pay these bills, or take that trip to Nepal?
If you knew you were dying in a few months, it might affect that decision.

but, no, I wouldn't want to know. Surprise me.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:33 PM
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11. Well..
If I knew, the date might change, because I'd try to avoid that method of death. :-)
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:08 PM
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12. I'd rather stay aware that THIS is my moment of life.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:48 PM
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13. No I don't want to know
I figure with possibly inheriting my family's medical genetics, I am doomed to several unpleasant ends. So I have a general idea what could happen, but don't want to know when.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:50 PM
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14. No
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:31 PM
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15. Yes, so that I could activate those countless credit card offers...
I receive. Color me shiftless :)
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The Lone Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:33 PM
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16. Did Mary Sue (X) really like me
in the third grade?
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MsSnood Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:34 PM
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17. She adored you
Now what?
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:10 PM
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19. Yes! Absolutely!
I would want to know so that I would know how long I have to complete my List Of Things To Do Before I Die. Also, if I don't need to plan for retirement, that'll be a weight off. :-)

Tucker
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:22 PM
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20. I already know
Yes, it hurts.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:27 PM
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22. I know too
Thank God for Zoloft.
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gyopsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:26 PM
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21. YES!!
I mean, how could you not? I could plan my life around it.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:28 PM
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23. Surprise me.
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:36 PM
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24. yea... i would like to know...
morbid churiousity, so shoot me :D

anyway... it might break that teenage feeling of invincibility ive got, i know im just as mortal as anyone else but i feel like ill live forever and have all the time in the world, i know its wrong but knowing i will end and when will maybe help me stop procrastinating lol.

-LK
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:50 PM
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25. I sure would,
I could set myself up like they did in that movie Soylent Green, go out nice and relaxed.
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