View Poll Results: Would you want to live forever, if it were possible?

Voters
106. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    50 47.17%
  • No

    34 32.08%
  • Undecided/other

    22 20.75%
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 47

Thread: Would You Want to Live Forever, If It Were Possible?

  1. #1
    Funding Member
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    Dagna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-American
    Ancestry
    Northern German, Scandinavian
    Subrace
    Nordid
    Country
    Norway Norway
    Location
    Norway
    Gender
    Age
    41
    Politics
    Classic Liberalism
    Religion
    Agnosticism
    Posts
    2,098
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    19
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    80
    Thanked in
    49 Posts

    Would You Want to Live Forever, If It Were Possible?

    If you were given the option to live forever, or at least to 1,000, would you take it? I believe I would consider it, but I would have to ponder for a while. Forever, or 1,000 years is a long time.

    Live forever (BBC Magazine)

  2. #2
    Funding Member
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    The Horned God's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    Friday, June 30th, 2017 @ 09:09 PM
    Ethnicity
    Irish
    Subrace
    Atlantid
    Country
    Other Other
    Location
    Ireland
    Gender
    Age
    41
    Family
    Single adult
    Posts
    2,248
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    8
    Thanked in
    8 Posts
    I'd like the option, I think most people would if their quality of life remained high and their state of health was maintained at a youthful or near youthful level.

    I naturally wouldn't want to end up like the guy in Greek mythology whose name escapes me who asked for immortality from the gods but forgot to ask for eternal youth and so got old at the normal rate but instead of dying at the end of his normal span of years, as he was "immortal" ended up spending eternity putrefying in a jar..

    Having said that, "forever" is still a very long time, who is to say one could not after a long enough life, exhaust all the experiences one was interested in exploring, and become so bored of your life that continuing it served no purpose whatever and so was no longer an appealing option.

    How ever I think it should take at least several centuries perhaps a millennium or more of active living before such a stage of complete and utter jadedness had been reached.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Freydis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Last Online
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 @ 12:03 AM
    Ethnicity
    English
    Subrace
    with catoid
    Country
    England England
    State
    Lancashire Lancashire
    Location
    Nowhere
    Gender
    Age
    30
    Family
    Not in the mood
    Occupation
    I've got projects ;P
    Politics
    ineffable
    Religion
    Asatru
    Posts
    1,414
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts
    I wouldn't want to live forever either. Life is crappy as it is, who wants an eternity of dealing with other people's bull? ^^
    People turn to poison as quick as lager turns to piss

  4. #4
    Senior Member sophia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Online
    Saturday, June 28th, 2008 @ 04:31 PM
    Age
    33
    Posts
    334
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    1000 years? Absolutely! Forever? No way!

    1000 years would fly by you could get so much done, but I bet if you lived for a thousand years you still wouldn't feel you had time to dawdle through life because it would just increase you're expectations of what you needed to get done.
    Even so if I had that much time ahead of me I could devote say 200 years to simply learning as much as I can about the world and its mechanisms and be that much more effective in the remaining 800 years at doing what I set out to achieve.

    I'd love to live for a few thousand years or so.
    A* I’m a dreadful reactionary, Mrs. Helena. I don’t like this progress one bit.
    H* Like Nana.
    A* Yes, like Nana. Does Nana have a prayer book?
    H* A big fat one.
    A* And are there prayers in it for various occurrences in life? Against storms? Against illness?
    H* Against temptation, against floods -
    A* But not against progress, I suppose?
    H* > I think not.
    A* That’s a shame.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    Friday, October 22nd, 2010 @ 04:30 AM
    Ethnicity
    For Sale
    Subrace
    Nordid
    Country
    Other Other
    Gender
    Posts
    72
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Of course. All the things I would be able to get done, and live to participate in or see. Sigh, if only...
    The ancient masters were subtle, mysterious, profound, responsive.
    The depth of their knowledge is unfathomable.
    Because it is unfathomable,
    All we can do is describe their appearance.
    -Tao teh Ching

  6. #6
    Senior Member Galloglaich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    Sunday, May 31st, 2009 @ 03:44 PM
    Ethnicity
    Scottish/Norwegian-German
    Subrace
    KN + Bruenn
    Country
    Vinland Vinland
    State
    Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
    Gender
    Politics
    Libertarian/An-Cap
    Religion
    Anthroposophical Asatru
    Posts
    328
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    I'm w/ Sophia. 1000 years is something I'd consider (however I'm still not sure I'd take it), but forever would be unacceptable to me. I don't think I'd be as motivated as Sophia w/ my time, but I'd find something to do w/ it. I think the most painful part would be watching my friends & family die off (assuming they didn't live as long as me) and having to spend all that time missing them. I could always make new friends, but in the long run I think that could lead to more saddness. I think it would be interesting from a historical analysis perspective.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Last Online
    Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 @ 12:37 AM
    Ethnicity
    Norwegian
    Subrace
    Nordid
    Country
    United States United States
    State
    Illinois Illinois
    Gender
    Posts
    857
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    I don't know if I'd want to live forever, but probably for a couple-hundred years.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Loyalist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    Saturday, August 4th, 2018 @ 03:49 PM
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-Canadian
    Ancestry
    British Isles
    Subrace
    Keltic-Nordid/Atlantid
    Country
    Dominion of Canada Dominion of Canada
    Gender
    Age
    30
    Family
    Married
    Politics
    Traditionalist
    Religion
    Christian
    Posts
    1,165
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    8
    Thanked in
    8 Posts
    I want to live a long life, but the thought of existing indefinitely seems highly unappealing.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Last Online
    Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 @ 12:37 AM
    Ethnicity
    Norwegian
    Subrace
    Nordid
    Country
    United States United States
    State
    Illinois Illinois
    Gender
    Posts
    857
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Would be a double-edged sword. You can go the route of having friends and family, but would eventually have to watch them perish and suffer the emotional harrowings. Or, you can go about living in solitude, but would eventually go crazy from having no company for so many years. Eternal life sounds like a large responsibility that would ask for something more in life than just friends, family, and companionship. Something that would probably lead to a form of trandscendence.

  10. #10
    Senior Member SwordOfTheVistula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    Sunday, July 1st, 2012 @ 01:21 PM
    Ethnicity
    German
    Ancestry
    50% German, 25% English, 25% Irish
    Subrace
    Nordid
    Country
    United States United States
    State
    Virginia Virginia
    Location
    Washington DC
    Gender
    Age
    40
    Family
    Single adult
    Occupation
    Construction, writer/editor
    Politics
    Libertarian
    Religion
    Atheist
    Posts
    2,984
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    6
    Thanked in
    6 Posts
    I totally would. After a few hundred years they'd probably install you as some sort of super-genius overlord
    Contact Congress on immigration
    Contact Congress to reject banker bailout
    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." --Ben Franklin

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Our Childhood - Experiences Forever
    By Thusnelda in forum Parenthood & Family
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: Monday, September 9th, 2019, 06:59 AM
  2. Do You Really Want to Live Forever?
    By Hersir in forum Health, Fitness & Nutrition
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, 07:09 AM
  3. 50 Ideas to Change Science Forever
    By Hersir in forum Research & Technology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, 12:44 PM
  4. The Maple Leaf Forever
    By mav0ric in forum Canada
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Saturday, March 22nd, 2008, 11:55 PM
  5. Landmarks wiped off map forever
    By Blutwölfin in forum Scotland
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Monday, November 6th, 2006, 11:58 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •