are you willing?

Philippines
January 26, 2010 12:47pm CST
would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive, famous or rich?and why?
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7 responses
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
26 Jan 10
To become extremely attractive, famous or rich? Rich might be good, but I don't think it is worth dying over. Famous? Forget it. Why would anybody want to be famous? Fame messes up your life in a big way. Becoming famous means a big portion of your life is no longer under your control. You cannot go to McDonald's for a hamburger without somebody wanting to take your picture, get your autograph, or something similar. Complete strangers will begin intimate personal discussions with you and act as if they are your close friends. So, for fame, absolutely not. I would not give 10 cents for fame. As for becoming extremely attractive, of course I already have that.
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
26 Jan 10
This might be shocking, but I would. I really don't know why people would want to live longer- as we get old our quality of life goes wayyyyy down. It gets harders to move around, you get tired so easily; would you really want to live like that? I'd much rather go for beauty and success and die young.
@lowloy (316)
• United States
26 Jan 10
No, I am not willing. I do not want to be who I am not. I do not want to be fake. I will settle for my looks where it be ugly or beautiful. I am not one to say if I am either it is up to the on looker to decide that for themselves. I will just be me.
• United States
26 Jan 10
Not a chance... I love my life as it is. I wish I had those things in my life. But,not at the risk 10 years.
@Thunderll (103)
• United States
26 Jan 10
Honestly...I think that if I had the option, I would sacrifice ten years of my life to be rich. I know that makes me sound bad, but I am the happiest when I am traveling. Unless you are content to hitchhike and stick to your continent, this is incredibly expensive. I have never been out of my country because of this, despite how I want to. If I was rich and could just buy a plane ticket to wherever...I would love that. It would be amazing. I might not live as long as the next person, but I would have a better quality of life and that is what matters, in my opinion. Also, I enjoy making people happy. Everyone has a friend or family member who is really hard up for money, working their butt off every day despite the fact that everything just continues to go wrong! They get deeper and deeper in both depression and debt. I happen to have a lot of family members and friends in that situation. If I could just walk up to them one day and say here's the car you need, here's the house you need, here's the money you need for your kid's medical bills, I would do it in a heartbeat. I wouldn't keep all of the money for myself; I would share it with people I knew, charities, etc. What is the regular life expectancy for a person, anyway? 70-something? So then I'd be around 60-something with the ten years cut off. That's not that bad. If I were to be perfectly honest, I don't want to be incredibly old anyway. The people in my family have many health problems, so I have no reason to think that I won't. At 70, most are bedridden or in nursing homes. It breaks my heart to see people reach the point that they cannot dress themselves, feed themselves, or really do anything on their own. It is so sad when someone enters a nursing home and has no friends or family to visit. (I don't plan on having children, and my friends will probably be in the same situation as me, so I would be one of those people.) When faced with that future, losing ten years doesn't seem that bad to me, especially if it makes my young life that much more awesome.
@peavey (16319)
• United States
26 Jan 10
Not a chance. Life is a lot more than beauty, fame or riches. I'd rather live to a ripe old, ugly, poor and forgotten age. Sounds awful, doesn't it? But I'd rather that than die young, beautiful, famous and rich! Life is too precious.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
26 Jan 10
No way. I love myself as i am and to be beautiull, rich and famous will actually be more to handle, than just beign the same old you.