If you could, would you want to live forever? And Why?

Canada
June 29, 2012 12:37am CST
I myself feel that our time on this planet is very limited and what we choose to do in that time makes all the difference. I have my family, my job, my home ... etc, but what else is there to do? I can't imagine living on this planet for more than I was meant to be. In my 38 years so far, I have seen so much pain, hurt and suffering, that I don't think I could handle much more of this. I want to see my children go on and have their own families and see their accomplishments in life. After that, what more could I do?
10 responses
@lady1993 (16391)
• Philippines
29 Jun 12
I don't want to live forever, since it is not nice being alone.. If i do live forever, i ant to pend it with someone. Living forever can also be nice since you see the world change, but all the people you love would also die..
• Canada
13 Jul 12
Yes, being alone has to be the worst feeling ever. That would be the worst!!
@safety69 (592)
• Taiwan
29 Jun 12
I dont think I would like to live more than 70 years old , I want to grow up my kids and maybe wait for them to get marry, that is , if God permits it. I am not a possesive mother so, I am teaching my kids how to behave in life , the rest is their own, they will learn on the practice. God be with them , untill now I am happy and enjoying them as long as I can. Living for so long I think will be too bored, seeing the same circule of life once and once again , and I dont know how healthy my life will be. I dont want to be a sick old woman that is going to be a burden for my kids, I rather take my trip early . Lets pray to God.
• Canada
5 Jul 12
Yes, I think that as a parent, our biggest fears are not seeing our children grow up, get married, have their own families..etc. I never want to have my children worry about me and watch me suffer.
@Lorden (348)
• South Africa
29 Jun 12
Those you have mentioned are a good start. Building the species is probably what all living things are here for. I do however feel that after that, there are more. What about your dreams? What about creating the world you want to see? I take it you wanted to see a world without all that suffering and pain you mentioned. Well, why is there pain? Are there negative influences? Why don't you go into the subject and try to see if there's a difference you can make, or a relief project that can alleviate the suffering for many people. And when you're done with that, there's still your bucket lists, your dreams, and your ambitions. Remember that life needs to be enjoyed. It needs to fulfil you. And that will only happen if you make it happen. How you make it happen is a path you are to carve out yourself.
• Canada
5 Jul 12
Agreed. There are so many other things in life that I always wanted to do but have not yet had the chance to. My bucket list is long and I have a long way to go yet (Ihope). I have volunteered for many different things for many years, and I do enjoy helping others. That I will do until I am not longer able to. But, no matter how long the bucket list is, I still want to complete it, but ensure that everything else in life is in check. Once I know my family is okay and will be fine without me, I will no longer be worried about leaving too soon.
• Bangladesh
29 Jun 12
Time will come when we'll get disgusted on being alive. We wont be able to drag the time to enjoy and that time will force us to wish to leave the earth to eternity.
• Canada
5 Jul 12
True! Life is not easy and to have it go on forever, sometimes just seems like too much.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
30 Jun 12
After all our accomplishments, nothing is to be done. During old age, we will be contented already with our children's accomplishments and our grandchildren. We are already weak by that time and we can't anymore work. So why live forever?
• Philippines
30 Jun 12
I rather not, if it is my time, I would not ask for it to go any longer, like if I get a disease that is hard to cure, I rather not get cured, but instead live my life as it is, the thought of seeing everyone you love pass away, leaving you alone is bad enough, what more pain would it cause by actually witnessing it. That would be very tough.
@alutka (211)
29 Jun 12
I would not live forever, it's probably too long, I just wish my loved ones happy, not suffering, they would think me enough to go on the other side.
• Philippines
29 Jun 12
I wouldn't want to live forever either. First of all, because it's not natural. I know what you mean about seeing so much pain. It's hard also when you lose someone. I don't want to have to experience it again, and I know it might just kill me if someone from my family should go. It would be unfair if I leave before my family, but if I lost someone like my mother or my father, it would be very very hard to take.
@ECH107 (108)
• Austria
29 Jun 12
Yes as long as my quality of life is not sacrificed. If I could live forever in good health, in a relatively youthful state and maintaining certain freedoms, I would definitely do it. I want to see the universe change and evolve in different ways.
@vasu90k (70)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 12
When the time come we have to go . that's the way.