Why do we Die?

March 5, 2008 1:47pm CST
This is just to make people think. but please answer anyways. Why does everything die? Why can't humans live on earth Forever and just be immortal?
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7 responses
• United States
5 Mar 08
As previous discussions have said we die because all living things are made up of organic matter and even if we weren't would you really want to live forever? At some point at least for me I think that I would want to say I've had enough. I've seen enough and I'm tired. For those of us who believe that there is the possibility of something beyond this life that is where I would like to move onto.
5 Mar 08
i wouldn't mind living forever if i wouldn't age. Just in case there isn't an afterlife i'm going to try to live this life to the fullest without fear.
• United States
6 Mar 08
Your right it would be nice if we could just stay 21 but also have the knowledge,experience and wisdom that comes with aging. Since we can't the best we can do is to live and enjoy each day as if it is our last, which sometimes is a lot easier said than done, and hope that the afterlife we have been promised is even better.
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
life on earth loses its appeal over time.. not that i don't want to spend forever with the ones i love but maybe earth's just not suitable for that.. it's very unstable and small.. and there's limited resources.
14 Mar 08
I agree
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
6 Mar 08
The nature (or God) has set a limititation and accordingly, the organs decay or fails to perform, man looses his ability to perform, and one find morning breathes his last. Some die prematurely due to accidents, severe diseases which could not be cured. Some live for more than 100 years, extending their longevity due to some strict adherence to daily living conditions. Over a period of time, the longevity of humans increased say from 55-60 to 85-90. But those who live beyond 80 require the assistance of other persons to perform any activity in life. Recently there was a TV report on a person staying in one of the districts of Karnataka (India) who is hale and healthy at the age of 101. He can read without glasses, he eat what he wants, but he does 1.30 hrs yoga everyday. He walks straight, does not require a walking stick, no medicines, no cholesterol, no blood pressure, no sugar, no disease of any kind. Isn't worthy of emulation.
10 Mar 08
human life is adaption. the problem with western health iss that we always change our diet. if we ate the same food everyday and it had basic nutrients we would live till we would all live to 101
@klaudyou (501)
5 Mar 08
It's because, our bodies are just plain organic matter like anything C-H based things on earth...and they have to die. But this is quite normal...what is not really obvious is about the soul... Well, the soul is not matter, but it dearly depends on it. Soul is sustained by matter. It is based on it. I am stressing that for noone to be tempted to say that soul may live forever without the body...because not only the body needs a soul, but the soul really needs a body too... Aging is not only a thing for the matter, but for the soul, too! There are many cases in which the body is still young, but the soul is old... Can you ponder that?
5 Mar 08
yes, yes i can
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
5 Mar 08
we die because that is the way that our bodies are made. they just plain wear out...if we were immortal, the population of the world would be HUGE!
5 Mar 08
i totaly 750.5% agree with you
@patms1 (522)
• United States
25 May 08
We die to make room for the future. If we did not die there would be no room for any one new. We would have to stop having kids and who wants that? Food would have to be rationed and just think how bored you would be if you never had anything new to learn. Many of the trills we experience would never happen. As for being immortal, just read any books about the immortals and all they do is make war on each other. Unless we could travel to other planets being immortal would be the worst curse there is.
@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
16 Mar 08
if we didnt die , this world will become so crowded with animals and people , too much traffic, i think its best for the old to die off and its just made that way