Would you live in space?

@cerium (691)
February 1, 2007 8:57am CST
I've heard a lot about people buying low cost land on The Moon or on Mars. Imagine if one day people can emigrate to outer space, would you do it? Would you leave everything behind? I think I would do it. A new land with new opportunities, it sounds like a new USA.
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@Dano11 (173)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Wow, I cannot believe more people haven't responded to this conversation. I'm trying to imagine how I would react if the opportunity arose for me to make that decision. There is a lot here that I would be leaving behind, but then again what am I leaving behind? Things are not important to me, but friends are. You take your friends with you in your heart. I look at life as a kind of testing ground, we will all leave it, and we will all leave it on equal terms, all our belongings and friends will be left behind. Considering this, each persons life is short, and all we have to take with us is our love and our experiences. If there were going to be people living there as well, I might well be tempted to go. It will be a new journey, a new experience, a new chance to make new friends who have the same explorative personality. And imagine being able to look back at the earth on the horizon, blue, majestic, a beautiful piece of work to be admired, and yet so small as to remind us just how tiny we are in the big picture. Yes, I think I would have to try that, if i could get my wife and family to come along with me as I would not leave them behind. Maybe another prompt to leaving is looking at the world now and all the political BS that is going on, it would be heart breaking to look back at the earth and see bright flashes of light going off on this little planet we call home, and watching the smoke from the burning bombs, but at the end of my life that would be just another experience in my library of memories to take with me. OK, sorry I'm babbling, I just consider lots of things revolving around life itself, but yes, I think I would like to go if it were possible.
@cerium (691)
19 Feb 07
You have an incredible ability of imagination :) When I made this post, I didn't think about all this...LOL. Anyway, I think that we do share the same view of life. Thank you for your excellent response.
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@Dano11 (173)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Thank you for the compliment...
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@Pokitta (71)
• Lebanon
1 Feb 07
ummm thats kinda hesitating ... i don't know actually what i would do, it would be nice to go there for new opportunities and all ,but there's this world am leaving behind .. it's like leaving home , or ur own land and country ... but i guess it will be very interesting ...
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@cerium (691)
3 Feb 07
Yeah...It will be a difficult decision to make. Thanks for the response.
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@mayamaya (41)
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
i live in a small countryside city in the philippines. and i love it. it's beautiful, and i've got everything i need here. i wouldn't go anywhere, even if it meant a better life for myself. i have made relationships and ties here that i wouldn't trade for anything else. yes, doing new things, meeting new people sound like a great opportunity, but maybe cherishing and nurturing old ones may be even more wonderful and fulfilling. so, i think i would pass.
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@cerium (691)
25 Feb 07
I am really happy for you. Living in the country side is much more relaxing than in big cities. Also, what we hold dear is really priceless. Thak you for your response.
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
What an interesting topic! At this point in my life I would have to say no. However if I was 20 years younger with no ties or a partner who was enthusiastic about it, sure why not I would give living on a new planet a try. Cheers!
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@cerium (691)
19 Feb 07
I appreciate your thoughts. Thank you for the response.