View Full Version : 1 Hour for 1 Year

October 31st, 2012, 7:22 AM
Think of the one person you know who died most recently. Now, you're given the chance to give them 1 hour of life back, but in return you have to give up one year of yours. Do you do it? Why or Why not?

To make this more effective, the last person you think of who died, make sure it's someone you truly cared a lot for. For those who cannot recall anyone who's died in their lives before, think of that one person who you'd miss the most should they ever pass away before you're really ready to let them go.

Overlord Drakow
October 31st, 2012, 7:41 AM
It depends. If I had something I really wanted to tell them or whatever then I'd probably make the exchange but otherwise most likely not. Clinging to the past is not a best practice.

October 31st, 2012, 10:51 AM
An hour really isn't that much time. Wouldn't a day be more reasonable?

Regardless, there isn't anyone I would do this for at the moment because (thankfully) the people closest to me are all still alive and well.

October 31st, 2012, 10:55 AM
I wouldn't. As Drakow said, clinging to the past is never something anyone should do.

I would like to tell my aunt everything that's happened in my life since she passed several years ago, but I can't and I wouldn't give up a year just to have her for an hour, and lose her again.

October 31st, 2012, 11:26 AM
No. Sheer selflessness has no place in a functioning relationship between any two entities.

October 31st, 2012, 7:10 PM
My grandpa died a little over a month ago.

And I wouldn't do it. He was a 93-year-old man, suffering in his final days. It was time for him to go, and giving him one more hour of pain would have been a bad thing. I miss him dearly, but he hadn't been himself for an entire year. I'm not being selfish here... he was just... ready :(

Shining Raichu
November 1st, 2012, 6:17 AM
The last person I knew who died was about a month younger than I am. He would have turned 22 on November 28, but he died on June 2 of the leukemia that he had battled with on and off for most of his life since he was four years old.

Honestly, if I had to sacrifice one whole year and all he could get was one more hour, then no, I wouldn't do it. By the end he'd had enough and he was comfortable with the thought of dying. This had been a long time coming and he was expecting it, so I doubt he had any unfinished business to take care of... especially that could be dealt with in one hour.

If it were a year for a year, then I would do it in a heartbeat. The idea that I could sacrifice one of the old crusty unenjoyable years of my life so that he could have one more in his would be something amazing. He didn't deserve anything that happened to him, and I think if everybody he knew just donated one year of their life, then he could have a full and happy one and that would be just epic. With the amount of people at his funeral, he'd outlive us all! XD

The one caveat to bringing him back would be that he'd be healthy, though. I wouldn't want to bring him back sick. He'd had enough of that.

November 1st, 2012, 9:33 AM
Yeah i would do it because such moments in life deserves giving more than just a year..

November 1st, 2012, 9:53 AM
Considering my Late Nanny was in a lot of pain and had suffered with an illness before dying. I think that eternal slumber was what she wanted most in the end. However, she missed a lot of things she wanted to do over her last years, but she never got the chance to do them. So, I would give up a year so she could do those things; just for her.

Liliana Vess
November 1st, 2012, 10:13 AM
If I was able to choose when this hour happened, and they were in full health and wouldn't experience any pain or anything like that when their hour was up I would do it.
The last person who I know who passed away was my grandmother who died a year ago today, since she was battling cancer and lived an hour away from me and a lot of my family she passed away before a lot of people could say a final goodbye. If I could give up a year of my life to have an hour to say goodbye to her and tell her how much I love her I would do it.

November 1st, 2012, 6:10 PM
Let's say I die at 102 years old.
I would do it.

Then it would let me see my great grandma again, and then it would also take off a bed-ridden year from my life. In no way do I wish to live past 95, because everyone I know who got past 95 was practically a skin sack full of alzheimers.

Patchisou Yutohru
November 1st, 2012, 8:41 PM
I would do it. It wouldn't seem like much of a loss to me, even though it's a full calendar year worth of life I'd be losing. I don't have a proper explanation for why it wouldn't seem like much of a loss to me, either, but that's my reason why I would. An hour with someone I lost after the fact would mean a lot to me.

November 2nd, 2012, 11:59 PM
My gramma was the most recent person in my life who passed away. Honestly, I wouldn't, because I know my gramma wouldn't let me either.

November 3rd, 2012, 12:13 AM
No. There's no use clinging on to the past. The past is the past. It's time to let them go. Even though that person would be completely healthy in that one hour, I won't do it. One hour is too short a time. I couldn't possibly live to see someone for just an hour, only to lose that person again. If I had already gotten over that person's death, bringing that person back would only worsen my grief. Once a person is gone, God has called him or her back. I know that one day, I will see that person again.

November 3rd, 2012, 1:02 AM
I wouldn't bring my dad back even if I gave up one hour of my life for him to come back for one year or ten years or 20 years. Since he wanted to die, I'm going to let him stay dead. Case closed.

November 3rd, 2012, 3:37 AM
I'd say no.

One hour with a person dead isn't enough to make up for a whole year of my life I could be spending doing other stuff. And really; changing the past isn't worth it for how much harm it can do. Fate has meant them to be dead; and that shouldn't be changed, especially for such a high price.

Really, there wouldn't be too much to talk about either, beside from what has been happening in your life, and that definitely isn't worth such the high cost. One year of your life can't be brought back.

November 4th, 2012, 10:08 AM
I wouldn't do it. My uncle is the only really close person that I've ever lost, and we knew it was coming, although his actual death was a sudden heart attack. He was having lots of trouble walking anywhere, was in pain a lot, and my aunt had to take care of him constantly. She loved him, they had been married for decades, but she seemed so free once she didn't have to worry about him and I think she was ready for him to pass as well.

Ven Bloodia
November 4th, 2012, 10:28 AM
I'd do it just to give my friend Tammy and her family one last hour of happiness together, she was taken too soon.

November 5th, 2012, 10:38 PM
No one close to me has died recently, I don't think, so it's really hard for me to get into the hypothetical mindset of this but... I really don't think I would. One hour is just so little time and unless it was an hour where no one knew the person had/would die, it would just be awkward and emotional and weird and not at all a proper representation of that person's interactions. And if they didn't know, how would they know how precious that hour truly was? It doesn't really seem worth a year of my life but maybe if I were to lose someone really close to me, I'd have a very different answer. I've yet to experience any loss that has severely affected me, thankfully.