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View Poll Results: If you could, would you live forever?
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Old April 3rd, 2013 (10:01 PM).
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Ok so I was reading this thread ([Link]), and I started thinking. What if this little girl's condition was turned into a treatment? More to that, what if this treatment would allow you to stop aging, to regenerate and heal from injuries quicker. Basically, what if this treatment could let you live forever.

Let me just say that I wanna cut through all the "But this and but that" kind of posts. I know that it would be expensive and I know that there's little to no chance that this could ever happen. I'm just wondering, if you could live forever, would you? Keep in mind that only you can take the treatment, so you won't be able to live with your family or friends or girl/boy-friends. You would simply live forever.

Also, sorry the title is from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :p
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Old April 3rd, 2013 (10:23 PM).
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It's interesting, because on one hand, you can let the current generation take over and leave yourself to see what happens, only for the short amount of time you're actually here, but on the other hand, you can stay forever and see what becomes of mankind. But what if you eventually get lonely? What if the future isn't what you wanted it to be?

I wouldn't be able to choose, honestly.
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Old April 3rd, 2013 (10:31 PM).
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It's interesting, because on one hand, you can let the current generation take over and leave yourself to see what happens, only for the short amount of time you're actually here, but on the other hand, you can stay forever and see what becomes of mankind. But what if you eventually get lonely? What if the future isn't what you wanted it to be?

I wouldn't be able to choose, honestly.
I wouldn't really be thinking about whether to see the future or not honestly. I'd be more concerned about sitting around and watching everyone I love die of old age or for whatever reasons. So no, I'd definitely not live forever. That would just be terrible. Really terrible.
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Old April 3rd, 2013 (10:36 PM).
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I would live forever. Yeah yeah family friends dying, but hell, infinite wisdom and life! I could get so rich and have so many chances at life!
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Old April 3rd, 2013 (10:38 PM).
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Don't be mistaken, whilst as this body may well die one day, I will live forever.
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Old April 3rd, 2013 (11:23 PM).
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I don't think I would enjoy living forever. You'd get so bored after a while; life would just lose its meaning. (Well, I suppose life would take on a whole new meaning but I think I'm scared of what that would mean.)

I feel like if everyone did it, society would stagnate because people would start to get really comfortable with the routine of their lives, there would be no changes in the world (to some extent), and there wouldn't be much point in shaking things up. The idea I have in my mind sounds pretty boring. And if this were only offered to certain people? No way. I wouldn't want to stay young forever while everyone around me grew old and died. That sounds so depressing. I'd never make friends out of fear of losing them constantly and become a reclusive hermit. :(
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Old April 4th, 2013 (12:08 AM).
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I don't know if I could end my own life though. And not choosing immortality when it is offered would be ending my own life out of negligence. There is so much to learn about this world anyways, so I think it would still be worth it.
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Old April 4th, 2013 (06:53 AM).
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I would not want to live forever because it does not sound as fun as it sounds. If someone asks me if I wanted to end my life..maybe...
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Old April 4th, 2013 (04:24 PM). Edited April 5th, 2013 by ⊗Slenderman⊗.
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Nope. I would go insane if I were to know that I never will die.

Also, pretty much what Roc said.
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Old April 4th, 2013 (04:48 PM).
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No I dont think I would. The thing about living forever is I can't imagine staying sane, just living never aging and such, I think a person would kinda go crazy. Life has an end point and I accept this.
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Old April 4th, 2013 (08:20 PM).
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I'd just turn into Barney from How I Met Your Mother, and live life forever. Let's me get the women and still be awesome and stuff, ya know?
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Old April 4th, 2013 (09:12 PM).
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In a heartbeat. I could do everything I've ever wanted to do. There's the whole point about seeing the future and whatnot but I would use it to knock everything off my bucket list right now.
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Old April 8th, 2013 (08:03 AM).
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It might be an unwise choice, but given the opportunity I'd live forever simply out of my fear of death. The fear of not existing anymore is really troubling to me, and while it would be terrible to watch everybody I love die, and while that might make me want to die as well, I think the ability to find new people to love and preserve all their love forever might be enough to sustain me.
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Old April 8th, 2013 (11:21 AM).
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I'd choose to be like Lord Voldemort and live forever if I had the chance to, but I probably wouldn't make 7 horcruxes to do so.

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Old April 8th, 2013 (12:06 PM).
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No, I wouldn't want to. I enjoy living for the moment and I like the feeling of cherishing the moments and memories and time I have left. I think in a way.. part of the beauty in life is also death.
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Old April 8th, 2013 (12:18 PM).
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Forever is an awfully long time
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