At what point in your life can you finally say you're ready to die?

@calai618 (1779)
Philippines
November 10, 2009 1:19pm CST
When do you think will you be ready to face death? Does age have to do with it? Or is it accomplishments which determine your satisfaction with your life? when you have lots of Money? having children? When will you be ready to leave this world? At what point can you say you've done everything and is ready to die?
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30 responses
@kush20006 (515)
• India
11 Nov 09
the day i m not able do things on my own i am not able to go for bathroom on my own i am nt able to have food on my own i am not able to clean my shittt on my own i l prefer dying that day and i prefer dying before the arrival of such an situation dont u agree
@calai618 (1779)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
that would really be such a lonely day. I am sure our love ones would not want to see us sufferung like that as well. as much as they would want to keep us, they'd be willing to let go just so we can finally take a rest and let go of all the sufferings. thanks for the response!!
@dawnald (84070)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Nov 09
never never never never Too many things to see and do. but I suppose I will be ready when I am to old and tired or sick and in pain to want to go on.
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
10 Nov 09
That is a good question. I at least want to see my kids grow up and get to spend quality time with my grandkids. To see my grand kids grow up to be adults would be good. I would also want to do some extensive travel. I would like to go to Italy and I would like to see the Eifel Tower before I die. I would also like to leave some kind of mark on the world, but since I have children I guess that I have already done that.
@calai618 (1779)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
I have to agree with you. Children are really one of the most, if not the most, important marks we can leave the world. Especially if they have been raised the good and decent way, they are your gift to the world.
@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
4 Dec 09
This is a very good question. Personaly I would want to live as long as I can. I plan to stay in the best health possible and live life to the fullest. I sopose I would be ready to die once I know that I am not in good health and I am no longer able to take care of myself.
@bucketkid (239)
• Australia
21 Nov 09
this definately depends on the individual and their circumstance. i think that some people will never be ready to die. i mean, although you may have accomplished so much, why does that mean that you must accept hanging up the boots. personally, i was ready to die when i was 17. but that was more to do with my state of mind than anything else. i hadnt yet achieved anything i wanted. that was the problem, because of my illness i couldnt achieve, do or feel anything except pain. now though, im definately not ready to die. i am too young and have too many aspirations. i think that i will be ready to die when i am satisfied with what i have accomplished and am assured that i have done everything possible to support and ensure a future for my loved ones. plus being old and gray - having lived my life and ready to pass it on to the next generation.
• United States
17 Nov 09
Unless I am suffering from an illness that is physically too painful to bear, I don't believe that I'll ever be ready to die. In old age I know that the end will be coming soon, of course, but I'll never be ready to throw in the towel.
• United States
13 Nov 09
The way I feel right now, no matter what I've accomplished or how satisfied I am with my life, I don't want to ever die. I hope to be here when Jesus Christ comes again.
@ybong007 (6657)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
I can say that I'm ready to go once my children are settled and they have children of their own. And I'm gray and old and can no longer take care of myself. Sad thought but that's just reality. Cheers!
• United States
11 Nov 09
This is a deep question. I think that old age has something to do with it. By the time you are old in age you have probably accomplished goals you've had in your life. But as of right now, being young, I won't be ready to die until I've reached all my goals and I have everything that I want in life. Again I would definately say that old age is a huge factor. When people get to be in their 90's or so, things are harder to do and they lose abilities they had when they are younger from aging and getting older. Some elderly accept the fact that they will die soon and they are okay with it. They get into a state of mind where they are ready for the lord to take them. It takes acceptance, and happiness to live their life to the fullest and be happy with leaving the world and finding out what's next.
• United States
11 Nov 09
I think it is natural for most of us to have the want to live. Unless something happens we don't question that.
• Nigeria
11 Nov 09
To say at a certain time is when someone is willing to die may be a very difficult thing to say, however it think for me i will be willing to die after some certain achievement. happy Loting
@ayebelle (368)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Yes I'm ready to die if i already accomplish everything that i need and i want. Like when i already help my parents, siblings, and others. Once I'm at the age of a dying old woman like 100 or something. Watching my children have their own family and their success I'm happy and contented with that. But right now I'm not ready for it.
@seared (247)
• China
11 Nov 09
I think i am ready to face it anytime. but the point is I have no courage to act it all the time :)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
I never think I can ever be ready for it. I don't wanna die. I am scared to die. Being a mother, I don;t think I can leave my kids this early. I wanna leave this world when I am old. I still wanna be with my kids.
@MJAL08 (275)
11 Nov 09
Im ready to die, if i already done the things i wanted, travel in different countries, have my own house and car, pay for my little sister's education, give my parents and grandparents their own rest houses and a family i could call my own.
@ardyani (10)
• Indonesia
11 Nov 09
nice question... I hope i will ready whenever God calling me home
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Anytime necessary my friend! Specially when if it is needed for peace and for the life of others i will do accept to die. And of course anytime God would wanted. Anyway we do not know when we people will die it is only God who knows it, even if we are ready to, God will not yet do it, because for him we have still somethings to finish in this world! But just like what i have said anytime, specially for my family, because my family is worth dying for.
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Tough question but a good topic. My answer to that: In my opinion, I would say that once you have met your goals in life and the people that will benefit from that would stand to live a descent life, that will be the day when I would say I'm ready to die. But then again, it would be better to live a few more years to see that those people treasure that hard-earned goals and not let it go to waste.
@zandi458 (27951)
• Malaysia
11 Nov 09
It is not for me to say when to leave my earthly existence as my life expectancy is in the hands of our heavenly father. I have traveled a long and winding road and have reached more than half a decade of my life here, which I am thankful to be still around to see and enjoy the wonders of this world. I have accomplished part of my earthly mission , planted my seeds for the continuity of human existence and seen the success of my children is a comfort. I have no regrets leaving this planet and move on to my next forwarding address anytime when my time here expires.
@bentoyhk (202)
• Hong Kong
11 Nov 09
I don't think anybody should think they are ready to die. It is really negative. If you think you have enough in your life, you can try somethings else in this world. Life is short, try to find out things you are interested at and enjoy it. Don't ever hurt yourself because your relative or parents will get hurt much than you.