Do you want to be immortal? Why?

Philippines
January 10, 2007 8:49pm CST
Never going to die or get old. Immune to all disease and sickness and cannot be harmed or cut or shot etc. Youre still you until the end of the earth. Isnt it exciting?
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Yes and no. I would not want to be the type of immortal you are talking about. You'd have to see the people you love die generation after generation. How depressing that would be! I do, however believe in another kind of immortality. One that is free and simple to achieve. One where there will be no weeping or sorrow. "...that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
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• Philippines
11 Jan 07
Yes, being immortal with God up on heaven would be best.
• United States
11 Jan 07
I would love to be immortal if I could bring one person with me. MAybe even a few. I think I'd just have to be a vampire and bite my whole family. I don't think I could stand watching all of them die.
• United States
11 Jan 07
exactly how i was going to answer the question.
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
yeah, you would like to take your family with you the whole time. But it only you whose immortal, you wouldnt become a vampire or zombie. Just plain immortal. And that the sad part of being immortal, all your relationship you watched as they grow old, die and you are still young. But at least you got to enjoy all the earth has to give till the end of time. Pursue your dreams to become rich etc. or something like that.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
The quest for immortality, the search for the fountain of youth. It is indeed exciting, I wonder though if there will be a point in that kind of existence where one will say he'd had enough? Will it be better for me to end everything?. Yes the thought of immortality is exciting but it's scary possibility too.
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
The scary part may be lost of love ones and experiencing different kinds of emotions over and over again.
• Australia
11 Jan 07
No, I'm sorry, Blue_Seraph, but that scenario doesn't interest me one little bit! You said immune to all sickness etc but please tell me how you would change the nature of mankind? There would still be hatred, greed, arrogance, anger, jealousy, wealth, poverty and all the rest. No, thank you, even if you could change our nature. And besides, if you could change our nature, wouldn't that also exclude joy and satisfaction and all the good things? I do not want to live here for ever, but I have the guarantee of the Lord Jesus Christ that I will live with Him forever, and THAT is enough for me. I also have His guarantee that in my new home there will be no more sickness and no more tears but eternal joy. Why would I want to stay here?
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
Well thats your opinion. How about a living on earth for a thousand years then and then die to have true full life with God in heaven.
@omkar311 (32)
• United States
11 Jan 07
ya sure I would love to stay forever and enjoy life to the most but knowing that it will become boring one day when nobody you know will be alive.
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
you will still have new and newer persons to be friends with each year that pass by.
• United States
11 Jan 07
No. At 37, I feel I've seen enough - done enough - and been screwed over enough in so many different ways that I actually look forward to the day that I can put all the bullsh*t behind me and get the hell out of here. No joke. Not kidding. It gets old ... faster for some of us than for others.
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
yeah, i think it could be a little tiring. but hey, you have all the time in the world to rest as you want to and work as you want to and enjoy as you want to. isnt it?
@kiwimac (324)
• New Zealand
11 Jan 07
It could be, as long as we could still learn and grow. I have some questions about just how much information a human brain could hold before cascade errors started but....
@volatile (204)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I don't know if you have ever seen the movie Troy, but I think what they say in the movie captures my opinion pretty well. In a dialogue Achilles (Brad Pitt) says that the gods (Greek gods) envy us because we are mortal and that every moment is unique and there will never be another moment like it because we are mortal and it can come to an end at any time. So, no I don't think I would want to be immortal. Nothing you do in life will really have much meaning because you have all the time in the world to correct those mistakes and you would become to jaded with life that nothing will have any kind of meaning.