Forever

  1. People live longer and longer as our medical knowledge increases and technological expertise improves. If you could be assured of good quality of life, would you like to live forever? Why or why not?
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    no.
    well not EARTHLY Life anyhow....
    cause i know there is a good life after this one on earth. this is but a twinkling of passing time compared to the Other Side.
  4. by   URO-RN
    Nah... too many aches and pains.
  5. by   leslie :-D
    no.....seriously i can feel my spirit that yearns to be free.
    this is a place i choose not to stay permanently.
  6. by   Aneroo
    Exactly! Not forever on this Earth. Somewhere else, YES!
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    I think most rational people wouldn't choose immortality - unless it was offered to their loved ones too (MAYBE then....)
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    No, not the way we are now. I can't imagine the cycles of life over and over and over . .. .

    Heaven is a different story.

    steph
  9. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    I think most rational people wouldn't choose immortality - unless it was offered to their loved ones too (MAYBE then....)

    Yep, I meant anyone who wanted it could have it. Suppose there was a vaccine against aging and illness and the s/e was that you could live forever if you took the vaccine.

    Would you--along with your loved ones, or whoever--do it?
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    As much as I love life, I think after a hundred years or so I'd eventually get tired and/or bored. Besides, I'm gonna want to go HOME someday.
  11. by   CHATSDALE
    NO there has to be room for the incoming generation...if you stopped the exit you wouldl have to forbid the little ones from being born or there would soon be no room
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    NO there has to be room for the incoming generation...if you stopped the exit you wouldl have to forbid the little ones from being born or there would soon be no room
    That is a really good point.

    And no, I still wouldn't choose it even if loved ones could choose it with me.

    steph
  13. by   lisamc1RN
    Nope. This world is not my home. I look forward to the day when there will be no more tears and no more suffering. I don't see that ever happening in this world, no matter how long we stay in it.
  14. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from angie o'plasty, rn
    yep, i meant anyone who wanted it could have it. suppose there was a vaccine against aging and illness and the s/e was that you could live forever if you took the vaccine.

    would you--along with your loved ones, or whoever--do it?
    still wouldn't

    as morbid as this may sound, i actually want to experience what death feels like.

    a couple of my favourite quotes on this topic ::

    Quote from pvt. witt
    i remember my mother when she was dying, she was all shrunk up and grey. i asked her if she was afraid, she shook her head no. i was afraid to touch the death i seen in her. i couldn't find nothing beautiful or uplifting about her going back to god.
    i wondered what it'd be like when i died, to know that this was the last breath you was ever going to draw. i just hoped i could meet it with the same calm she did. cause that's where it's hidden. the immortality i hadn't seen.
    (from james jones book "the thin red line")

    Quote from lord krishna in the bhagavat gita 8:16
    ā-brahma-bhuvanāl lokāḥ
    punar āvartino 'rjuna
    mām upetya tu kaunteya
    punar janma na vidyate
    "from the highest planet in the material world down to the lowest, all are places of misery wherein repeated birth and death take place. but one who attains to my abode, o son of kuntī, never takes birth again."

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