Georgia Firearm Forums - Georgia Packing banner
1 - 20 of 46 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,798 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
If you have the ability to know exactly when and how you would die would you want to know?*

*(even though you know when/how you can't change that)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,798 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I would want to know.

I think it would allow me to have a time frame for my life so that I could get everything I wanted to accomplish done before I leave this world.
 

·
Atlanta Overwatch
Joined
·
14,092 Posts
I would want to know. My last month or two would be a blast. All those things that look like fun, but are VERY dangerous, I would do in my last week. Base jumpin glooks like fun. Ever wanted to climb Mt Everest? Dive off of the cliffs in Rio? Run with the bulls in Pamplona <sp>? Go diving with Great Whites in Australia? Common sense says don't, you could get killed. Big **cking deal !!! If you're about to die anyway..... DO IT !!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
391 Posts
I love life too much to want to know.

While it remained far away, I'd be ok with knowing; but as the date approached, I have serious doubts if I would be one to go peacefully into that good night. Kicking and screaming perhaps. No, spare me the dread. In this case, ignorance lets me live in peace.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,089 Posts
Adam5 said:
I would want to know. My last month or two would be a blast. All those things that look like fun, but are VERY dangerous, I would do in my last week. Base jumping looks like fun. Ever wanted to climb Mt Everest? Dive off of the cliffs in Rio? Run with the bulls in Pamplona <sp>? Go diving with Great Whites in Australia? Common sense says don't, you could get killed. Big **cking deal !!! If you're about to die anyway..... DO IT !!!!
But Adam5, what about knowing a date certain, at the end of a debilitating illness that precludes doing any of those things? Would you still want to know?

I know, this situation changes the paradigm, because it happens far too often in life.

But the real point is that which I implied in my post in response to Ramm... Why aren't you/we living in the way you describe anyway, with the fulfillment, fun, and so forth?

I probably owe you all an apology here, but during the recent past, I've had two people, who I really like and care about, who knew that date within a couple of months. Both had, for the most part, lived vibrant and loving lives, prior to learning when they would die. Interestingly, one retreated after learning of the time he had remaining, while the other lived (or tried to, anyway) his remaining time much the way you described, Adam5, although he had no particular interest in base, or even bungee, jumping.

Again, sorry for the diversion, but I'm still trying to whittle my way to a better understanding of what I saw, and why, and this thread has served as an additional trigger.

Taler
 

·
Professional Troll
Joined
·
2,258 Posts
You all can speak for yourselves... I plan to live forever... :shock: :lol:
 

·
Atlanta Overwatch
Joined
·
14,092 Posts
Taler said:
Adam5 said:
I would want to know. My last month or two would be a blast. All those things that look like fun, but are VERY dangerous, I would do in my last week. Base jumping looks like fun. Ever wanted to climb Mt Everest? Dive off of the cliffs in Rio? Run with the bulls in Pamplona <sp>? Go diving with Great Whites in Australia? Common sense says don't, you could get killed. Big **cking deal !!! If you're about to die anyway..... DO IT !!!!
But the real point is that which I implied in my post in response to Ramm... Why aren't you/we living in the way you describe anyway, with the fulfillment, fun, and so forth?
I do live that way. (Except for the things listed above that I'm too chicken sh*t to try) Lifes too short to waste.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,089 Posts
Adam5 said:
Taler said:
Adam5 said:
I would want to know. My last month or two would be a blast. All those things that look like fun, but are VERY dangerous, I would do in my last week. Base jumping looks like fun. Ever wanted to climb Mt Everest? Dive off of the cliffs in Rio? Run with the bulls in Pamplona <sp>? Go diving with Great Whites in Australia? Common sense says don't, you could get killed. Big **cking deal !!! If you're about to die anyway..... DO IT !!!!
But the real point is that which I implied in my post in response to Ramm... Why aren't you/we living in the way you describe anyway, with the fulfillment, fun, and so forth?
I do live that way. (Except for the things listed above that I'm too chicken sh*t to try) Lifes too short to waste.
After meeting you Adam5, I suspected you did.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
72,164 Posts
The real answer to the question What would you do if you knew you were going to die in a year? is another question.

Why don't you go do that anyway?
:D


Not many people answer: I would put in more time at the office. :wink:
 
1 - 20 of 46 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top