Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
Questions
Quizzes
Articles
My Journal
Forums
Answer Questions | Question Comments | My Questions | Favorites | +Add Question
LATEST
POPULAR PRIORITY RANDOM

All | Games | Funny | Entertainment | Quizzes | Weird | Tech | People | Arts/Lit | News | Science | Sports | Places | Misc

1,000 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by Orion_19

Would you accept twenty years of extraordinary happiness and fulfillment if it meant you would die at the end of the period?


Put This Question on Your Page (MySpace, Livejournal, Blog, etc)
[Preview] EMBED CODE:


Prev 1 2 Next (showing 1-25 of 31)

Bottom Last Post

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/4/05 - 12:32:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why not? If I were to keep living afterwards, things could only go down from there, I guess.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/4/05 - 12:43:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
If I was old .
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/4/05 - 12:54:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I want to live a natural life. Not one with a possible Faustian Deal.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/4/05 - 12:54:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sounds good to me
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/9/05 - 5:36:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/9/05 - 5:37:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
ask me again in 20 years.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/9/05 - 5:38:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/23/05 - 2:44:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, because if you only have happiness without any pain or suffering, you're not a dynamic person. You don't learn anything from being happy all the time, as much as we might want to be.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 6/30/05 - 9:38:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. That's what one side of being bipolar feels like, and I don't think that's too healthy.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/2/05 - 9:26:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only if it involves me finding a potion of youth
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/11/05 - 10:23:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
maybe....depends on how old i am when i get it...
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/11/05 - 10:32:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd wait a few years then say yes.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/23/05 - 1:58:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
not sure...i mean i no God's there but i'm not to thrilled about the whole dying thing yet
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/23/05 - 1:59:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
huh I have a conversation card in one of my classroom games that uses this exact question. Did you get it from an ESL book?

and 'no' I'd stick with what i've got. Odds are I could get 70 years of almost extraordinary happiness and the peace of mind thati've helped my family and friends stay happy for as long as possible.

16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/3/05 - 6:31:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Possibly. I'd have to get it straight in my mind as to whether or not this counted as "suicide."
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/8/05 - 8:32:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
maybe when i'm 80
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/8/05 - 8:34:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
For sure! I doubt I'm going to be alive another 20 years anyway..
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/18/05 - 9:14:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes twenty years is a long time
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 2:42:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
No I don't think I would. It does sound enticing, but all that happiness and nothing else? It sounds rather boring doesn't it? I mean everyone wants to be happy but 20 years of straight happiness is just unnatural. Angst, drama, pain...those are the things that make life real and to experience them means to make mistakes and learning from them in the future. If I had all that happiness, I would be afriad I wasn't entirely human anymore.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 2:54:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
No I don't think I would. It does sound enticing, but all that happiness and nothing else? It sounds rather boring doesn't it? I mean everyone wants to be happy but 20 years of straight happiness is just unnatural. Angst, drama, pain...those are the things that make life real and to experience them means to make mistakes and learning from them in the future. If I had all that happiness, I would be afriad I wasn't entirely human anymore.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 8/28/05 - 1:43:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/18/2005 9:14:19 AM mjd01 wrote:
Yes twenty years is a long time

It seems like a long time, but it really isn't. Once you have kids and stuff, time just flies by, and you don't know where it's gone.

16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 8/28/05 - 1:49:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
i'd rather aim for 50-60 years of the happiness I have now. I couldn't book my death for my early fifties and think my girlfriend and family were going to be okay with that.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/11/05 - 3:23:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nah.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/4/05 - 11:23:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd only be 34!!!
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/22/05 - 2:18:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely! Even with rising life spans people would be lucky to squeeze out 20 years of perfect happiness.

Prev 1 2 Next (showing 1-25 of 31)



You need to be logged in to post a reply

New to YT? Create a Free Account ~ Have an Account? Log In

Top



10 Most Popular Questions Today
1 What does your money do?

2 Would you live underground?

3 If you had a genetic disease, would you reproduce?

4 Have you ever seen an Aurora?

5 Do people become more likeable once they`ve realized their faults?

6 Should the clock have been shifted 6 hours when it was designed, so that dawn occurs at approximately 12:00 and each hour corresponds to an hour of daylight?

7 Do you sleep between seven and nine hours a night?

8 How do you pronounce the word 'Italian'?

9 Flamers or Trolls?

10 Have you ever won a radio competition?

More Questions
 
Edit