Why do you want to live longer?

Live longer - There are many reasons for our love to live longer.
By Bala
@balasri (26577)
India
March 29, 2009 8:21am CST
Is it to complete your responsibilities towards others, or to have the best of life a little more.
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28 responses
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
29 Mar 09
I want to live my life as long as I am physically and emotionally healthy. And the reason i want to live longer would be BOTH. What's the use of living without the quality! And of course, living longer would be for my loved ones. I want to live to see them happy and to do my bit for them. I want to live longer to see my dream come true in a larger way, way beyond family as well. And guess what, that would increase the quality of life that i would be living. So, you cannot complete your responsibilities and still be unhappy! Here ofcourse, I am talking about doing our jobs out of love and not obligation.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
29 Mar 09
Very meaningful Mimpi.Beautifully said.Thanks.
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
29 Mar 09
Thanks Bala.
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
29 Mar 09
Hello balasri. Life itself is a wonderful thing. There is so much for us to experience in the world, whatever it is. I have to say that I love life and cherish it. I love to live as long as possible to see more of the world and to see how it develops and to see my grandchildren and grand-grandchildren. I wish to live as long as possible to see four or five generations being together in my family. My father is now 83 years old while my mother is ten years younger and they enjoy their life a lot. I am so glad that both my parents love their life...
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@balasri (26577)
• India
29 Mar 09
You are going to have a wonderful wonderful complete life with all your wishes coming true.
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• China
30 Mar 09
Hello friend. Thank you so much for your wonderful wishes to me and my family. The same good wishes go to you and your family as well. Enjoy every moment of your life, my dear balasri.
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
29 Mar 09
Live as long as life gives me the opportunity to take care of the responsibilites towards others. One can make that too enjoyable too Bala, and it turn it means getting the best of life as well.
@balasri (26577)
• India
29 Mar 09
You sure know how to get the best of everything Alok including a discussion.Great!
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
29 Mar 09
That's your speciality Bala, asking very meaningful questions and getting us to say a lot in a few words.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
29 Mar 09
I have to try to be special as my friends are so special here.
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
I want to live longer because I want to enjoy longer my family, my loved ones and friends. I also have so many things yet to accomplish so I am praying to God that He gives me the grace to live longer and healthier so I could accomplish many more things all for His glory.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Mar 09
Your prayers will be answered Salonga.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Hi balasri! I think that most people want to live as long as they possibly can! What is the alternative? I want to be on this earth as long as I can to do whatever it is I'm supposed to do! I have no idea what my destiny is or what purpose I was put here for, but I of course, want to try to complete it whatever it is! I am in no hurry to reach the other side whatever that is either!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Mar 09
Very logical Opal.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I only wish to live longer if I can still take care of myself because I would hate to be a burden to my family. Life is beautiful ,but only if you are still physically independent and you can engage in your activies of daily living without the assistance of others.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Mar 09
That is what every one is scared of .Becoming the burden of others.Hope God listen to our prayeres.
@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
29 Mar 09
Just as long as I am in good health and not a burden to anyone then I hope to carry on living. My cycle is not over yet. So far I have lived and gone to work to pay the bills. Soon it will be my turn to slow down and not have to work so much. My son has grown up, got married and has had children, twins, but sadly we were not allowed to enjoy them as they set foot in this world a bit too soon Next time, which I hope won't be too long, things will be different and we will be able to hear laughter I don't want my life to end before that happens
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@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Mar 09
Happy to listen to your thoughts.Wish you all the best.
@Winter08 (441)
• Canada
29 Mar 09
I want to live longer in order to learn to live better. I have lived just to survive. Now I want to live to love. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to do that so I have a lot of learning left to do and I'm thinking I'm going to need all the time I can get to do that learning. And after I have learned it, I want to be able to enjoy living it for a long as I can.
@balasri (26577)
• India
29 Mar 09
True.Life itself is nothing but a learning process.
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@jd107nette (1458)
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
Live longer eh.? hmm... Personally, I prefer to reach the age 70... ^_^ and it would be to have the best of life a little more.. ^_^
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@balasri (26577)
• India
29 Mar 09
I wish you a long healthy life friend.
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@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
I want to reach old age of course together with my love ones. I want to enjoy life to the fullest. I wanted to see what the future holds and see my grandchildren and spend a bit more time with them. Life is definitely a gift! =)
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@balasri (26577)
• India
29 Mar 09
I wish that all your wises come true.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 09
As long as my mission and responsibilities on earth is not complete I would pray that I be given a long and healthy life. My main mission is to see my kids have completed their studies and have attained a strong foundation in life. I would be happy to leave the world knowing that my children are successful in their own rights and have stable families.
@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Mar 09
You get the BR for reflecting what is exactly in my mind Zandi.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 09
Thanks for the BR. You discussion is great and it brings out logics why the need to live longer and our responsibilities towards our children.
@Darkwing (21590)
29 Mar 09
I think I'd like to see how my grandchildren grow and succeed and perhaps their children, plus although my kids are grown up, I would still like to be here for them, and my friends, with the wisdom I've accumulated throughout life. I hate to think that people will grieve over me when I've moved across to the otherworld... the Summerland as we call it. Brightest Blessings my friend.
@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Mar 09
With all the wisdom you have gained you will have a complete life with the best of everything.
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@Darkwing (21590)
30 Mar 09
Awwww... wouldn't that be nice, but we all have our ups and downs my friend. Life is really only what we make of it. It's all about choices and lessons, and I hope I haven't made too many unwise choices through mine.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
Life is good and life is great. Though we may have problems along the way, this is what makes life worth living. Well, I think I would be lying if I do not want to live long enough to enjoy what I have worked and planned for. That is to see my son grow and fulfill his dreams and be a man. I would want to live my life longer to share with my wife the comfort of living perhaps in a farm or somewhere in a rest house enjoying the rewards of hard work. But If life would be unkind and that my living would only be adding suffering to my love ones... then I do not want to live a minute longer....
@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Apr 09
May your dreams come true and may you have an excellent life as you desire.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
7 Apr 09
Because we need to full fill with love and live peacefully ,respect others,help to others , feel god presence and wholly understand the whole life and nature.
@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Apr 09
Reason enough to live longer.
@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Mar 09
As long as I am enjoying life, there is always something else to see, something else to do, somebody to visit, etc. When there is no joy in it any more, maybe I won't want to...
@balasri (26577)
• India
31 Mar 09
May you have a joyful life forever.
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• United States
30 Mar 09
I want the opportunity to have the best of life a little more. I know I'm not in good shape physically, but if I do my part it can be improved. I just like life! Thanks for posting this topic.
@balasri (26577)
• India
31 Mar 09
I wish you all the best of health and joy through out your life Joy.
@sinokirin (902)
• China
30 Mar 09
Living for better life is my choice, you know, everyone couldnt know what would like in fulture,so we try to live longer to know the changes when time goes by. As a human being,lives are worthy to respect,so we should cherish it whether the situation we are in. We should fight with our fate and work hard to live better, never give up,and never lose your faith. Everyday i would thx to God, i am still alive!
@balasri (26577)
• India
31 Mar 09
You have made your point in the nicest way.
@Zelmarq (11509)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Mar 09
share the gospel to more people. to meet new friends and to fulfill God's plan for my life.
@balasri (26577)
• India
31 Mar 09
Sounds very pious and I appreciate it.
@zweeb82 (5740)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 09
I just want to finish up my job here & go back home? Haha!~I don't want to go back too early; neither do I want to overstay, haha!~
@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Mar 09
You are going to stay here for long and going to enjoy every moment of it.
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
30 Mar 09
We have some ambitions in our life. Once they are accomplished we try something else and this goes on because this is normal human nature. Even when we will grow old, I will always try to do things which are challenging to me. I will even spend some time with our kids and grand kids. We can even guide our younger ones in different phases of their life.
@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Mar 09
Rightly said Rakesh.