How would you react if everybody in the whole world stopped dying?

Japan
October 14, 2009 11:04pm CST
This is just something I've been thinking for a long time, and I would really love to hear your thoughts. I have lost my Grandma and Grandfather, and even though I didn't know my Grandfather too well (he didn't speak that much), I still feel a sense of loss when I think about them. My mom sometimes cries when she hears a song or recalls a memory she shared with them. So here is my question to you... how would you react if everybody in the whole world stopped dying? And here's another thought to think about: What would the world be like without death?
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@suzzy3 (8362)
15 Oct 09
We would soon run out of space would'nt we and how would you pay the care home bills,we are running out of resources for those alive space,freshwater and food ect.On the other side of the coin we would know every generation of our family,we would need a fortune for all the birthday and christmas presents to buy ,no one wants to lose a loved one but it is part of life ,awful as it is,besides would you want to live for ever,the world would be so crowded we would all have to stand side by side,we would simply run out of room.
• United States
15 Oct 09
Panic, pure panic. It would take only a few months for the world to be over run with people between the new babies and no one dying.
15 Oct 09
Life would be useless if everybody is eternal. What is the use of living if you could live forever. It would totally be boring. People will not be challenged because nothing is at risk.
• Australia
15 Oct 09
My god what a nightmare. Because humans get frail enough in their later years that it would be really cruel to see someone suffer more and more as they couldnt pass over. On the other hand we would never lose anyone important to us. Also people would do a lo more stupid things and see how damaged they can get before they become a head in a jar, lol. Personally, im sorry for the loss of your grand parents, and hope that it gets easier to cope with time. I lost my grand parents when i was really young, so i didnt understand really what was happening. But its all a par of the circle of life really. Nature was setup this way for a good reason, and god wouldnt there be a population overload!
• United States
15 Oct 09
That would be a very difficult thing for the world to endure. I guess we would have to take over another planet to accommodate all the extra people. I don't look forward to dying but I do understand it is one of the certain things in my life.