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November 3rd, 2012, 12:15 AM
Hey guys!
I recently heard an interesting question,and was curious to hear what some of your answers would be.

"Say you were to jump off a building...
Would you rather be facing down,watching the ground and knowing when death would claim you?
Would you rather be facing up,to see the sky and just enjoy the ride never once knowing when it would end?

To clarify the question what i'm asking is whether you'd rather know when you would die,or if you'd want to just enjoy life while you can.

Amuse me question answering monkeys! *cough...ahem...
I'd have to say facing up...right then,answer away!!

Nearsighted king of Ice
November 3rd, 2012, 5:20 AM
I don't think it matters since I'll be falling at the same speed regardless of how I--wait no I wanna look down so it'll look like a UFO shot me down and sent me hurdling towards earth.

November 3rd, 2012, 7:43 AM
I'd be doing like somersaults in the air so I can experience both! Except I'm not sure how easy it is to be doing all those turns when you're falling that fast.

Overlord Drakow
November 3rd, 2012, 8:09 AM
I'm pretty sure that if you fall from such a great height, your body loses consciousness before impact so in either case you won't know when you'll hit the ground. I'd probably face down as that's the default positioning.

Shiny Celebi
November 3rd, 2012, 8:44 AM
Id probably face the sky, looking down would cause me to panic and it would just make the experience much more terrible. It would be peaceful to look at the clouds.

November 3rd, 2012, 9:42 AM
closing eyes to land on earth peacefully and keep walking like a boss! or like a ghost,who knows!lol

November 3rd, 2012, 10:35 AM

To clarify the question a bit,maybe it would be better to word it like this:

"If you knew you were going to die would you rather know when you would,or just enjoy life for the short amount of time you have left?"

November 3rd, 2012, 12:07 PM
What?! No way would I jump off a building, I'd never even dare going up to such a height :( But if it were to happen, it wouldn't really matter, because I'd have my eyes closed either way D:


To clarify the question a bit,maybe it would be better to word it like this:

"If you knew you were going to die would you rather know when you would,or just enjoy life for the short amount of time you have left?"
Well that's kinda whole new question. In that case I'd rather know when I'd die so I had time to say all my goodbyes and do things I would want to get done before dying and such. Kinda reminds me of a book I read recently lol. If you mean relative to the whole falling thing, then it's pretty much the same. Rather know how close you are, than going out of your mind, constantly thinking it could happen every moment.

November 4th, 2012, 2:40 AM
It wouldn't really matter. I'd prefer falling down while looking at the sky, but I'm sure my mind would just panic and I'll stick to my default position: falling down while looking at the ground.


To clarify the question a bit,maybe it would be better to word it like this:

"If you knew you were going to die would you rather know when you would,or just enjoy life for the short amount of time you have left?"

That's a whole different question there.

I'd just enjoy my remaining minutes, hours, or days in this world. I wouldn't want to know when I'd die, because I want it to come as a surprise to me. One day I'll be doing that, and the next day I'll be in a coffin. That's what I want.

November 4th, 2012, 7:27 AM
I'd probably shift my positions between facing up and facing down so that I won't experience the agony of watching my imminent death from down below as much.

November 4th, 2012, 7:41 AM
do summersaults like a boss

I'd hate to know when I'm going to die and the idea of looking death in the face terrifies me to no end, but I'm not sure what I'd do in that situation. If you're facing down then yes you can see how close you are to death and you're aware of when you're about to die, but even if you're facing upwards then you'd still know what's happening and that you're falling to your death, you just wouldn't be able to see the ground. I think I'd close my eyes and somehow try to pretend it's not happening paha, but if it's a choice between one or the other then I'd go with looking down so that I can see the world and people within one last time before dying.

November 4th, 2012, 7:54 AM
^ I second doing somersaults like a baws! One of the best times to try to do it, especially when you're not a professional gymnast/diver. xD

I don't think I'll be jumping off buildings any time soon, but if I somehow did..I really don't know. Looking up towards the sky and not knowing when you're going to go out in a poof is very scary. Looking downwards is scary as well (suicide is scary!), but I think I'd rather look downwards..at least you won't die in mid-thought. And you can get to say your last goodbyes that don't abruptly end in mid-thought. And perhaps fantasize that you are flying like a superhero, because superheroes who fly don't fly with their feet facing downwards, no? :P

November 4th, 2012, 10:02 AM
I would want to know. If it's far away, I wouldn't have to worry about it, and if it's close I would be able to spend my days enjoying myself instead of working on planning for the future. If I knew that I was going to die next week in a car crash, I wouldn't be going to my classes or worrying about anything, for example. I like to know things, and knowing when I die would be no exception.

November 4th, 2012, 12:29 PM
I wouldnt want to know and i think facing the sky being oblivious to when you'd hit the ground sounds more appealing to me than just waoting for.the.moment you hit the ground.

November 4th, 2012, 4:35 PM
I would stare straight ahead and see the other buildings blur around me.

November 4th, 2012, 9:29 PM
beforehand I would streamline myself so I take myself like a winner.

ANYWHO I would just enjoy life as I could, because schedules make my life hell. No need for another one.

Shining Raichu
November 5th, 2012, 4:36 AM
If the question is being taken literally, I'd rather be falling face down and knowing when the ground would hit me, so I could brace myself for it. I've always been this way; I've never looked away when doctors were putting needles in my arm or anything like that. I always have to look, I always have to know so I'm prepared.

But the essence of the question... in the grand scheme of things, I'd prefer not to know when I'm going to die. I'd rather just live life as it comes and hope that my death won't be for a very, very long time.