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January 13th, 2009, 5:43 PM
Here is the age old question, "If you were givin the chance, would you become Immortal?"

EDIT: I would say yes.

January 13th, 2009, 5:54 PM
Nope. I would get bored. XD

January 13th, 2009, 5:56 PM
In some cases I would say yes and in some cases no. I would love to live forever to see what becomes of the world. But I would say no because I'd like to go to Heaven one day.

January 13th, 2009, 5:57 PM
It depends if I aged or not during the time I live.

If not, maybe.
If so, no.

January 13th, 2009, 6:03 PM
of course I would, I wouldn't need to waste money on food anymore, I could live to see some great things and actually complete my to do list

January 13th, 2009, 6:03 PM
If I actually age, then no. I read a book and what life would be like if you aged while being immortal, and it sucks. And theres a Greek legend on that as well.

But regardless, I'd still hate to be immortal, because I want to live maybe a prolonged life, but not a exceedingly long and painful one. And theres no way in hell I am outliving my future children, let alone my parents/grandparents.


January 13th, 2009, 6:04 PM
Yes I would. Fo Sho.
I mean, you have iternity to perfect anything.
In my case gfx [I've thought about this before]
Then when I get bored, I can just do something new =D

January 13th, 2009, 6:04 PM
I agree with Pamela.. I wish it could kind of be like the Twilight series. You stayed the same age once you got bitten.

January 13th, 2009, 6:07 PM
vampires aren't immortal and I guess if I did age I wouldn't be immortal even though I said I would just before but yeah

the bitter end.
January 13th, 2009, 6:09 PM
I might, depending on my mood xD

But not if I age while being immortal.

January 13th, 2009, 6:10 PM
vampires aren't immortalVampires aren't real. *shot*

Well, of course I'd like to be immortal. It's one of the things most people would love to be able to have. That said, I'd much prefer it if everyone could be immortal, and not just me.

January 13th, 2009, 6:23 PM
Yes; I am a keen observer of events.

January 13th, 2009, 6:27 PM
In most cases, yes, however, in most stories, those blessed with immortality usually resent the fact that they're unable to die and jump at the chance to be able to, mostly because they see so many generations come and go, see their friends and family die, and be unable to do anything about it, as well as be unable to follow them into death, where they could at least be together. Though 8 billion years from now I might rethink the fact of becoming immortal. At least I can't die when the sun goes out and the temperature drops to absolute zero.

January 13th, 2009, 6:29 PM
I probably wouldn't like to be immortal. As long as there is some afterlife, why the waffles? You would suffer too much.

Pamela, did you read that book with the family that drank from a pool that gave eternal life and was eventually killed by Disney's evil plots?

Volkner's Apprentice
January 13th, 2009, 6:46 PM
I'd love to be immortal. The thought that some day my life will-...mm. The only thing that'd be frustrating would be swapping countries, taking on different personalities (unless of course the world has no problem with an immortal)...but imagine the possibilities. The people you could help, the good you could do, all the fields of study you could learn and master. It'd be epic accomplishments everywhere.

January 13th, 2009, 6:59 PM
Yep. Im not sure if I am already. Guess we will have to wait and see.

January 13th, 2009, 7:15 PM
Pamela, did you read that book with the family that drank from a pool that gave eternal life and was eventually killed by Disney's evil plots?
Yeah, that one. Can't quite put my finger on it's name though.

January 13th, 2009, 7:25 PM
Hell yea! >:D
I'd be on here forever~ XD

But seriously, being immortal would be awesome! :3
Never being able to die would be killer! :D

January 13th, 2009, 7:31 PM
I like the fact that so many people said yes. All of my friends said no. And also something I want to clear up. True Immortality is obtained by elimitating the 3 main forms of death (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immortality), Aging, Disease, and Trauma. Also lets say you could pick 4 more people, who would they be, and do you think they would say yes.

January 13th, 2009, 7:59 PM
Hell yea! >:D
I'd be on here forever~ XD

But seriously, being immortal would be awesome! :3
Never being able to die would be killer! :D

But you're not invincible, though. Being invincible means that you're invulnerable to everything, including death.

Immortality only keeps you living.

January 13th, 2009, 8:13 PM
Seeing as I believe in the afterlife, I would say no to living forever. Besides, I imagine that once the Earth is gone, still being alive would get real boring real fast.

January 13th, 2009, 8:22 PM
If I stayed young looking, between 19 - 25, then heck yea! I'd do tons of crazy stuff, like fall down a cavern, get into fights, do whatever I wanted. Oh yea...

The Kidd
January 13th, 2009, 8:29 PM
Oh heck no! Being immortal is something that I would not want to do be, just think that you will live forever seeing every loved one die, your wife/husband, children, family and closests friends. Just knowing everytime you get close to someone you see them pass on it would leave me devastated.

I strongly recommend you guys to watch The Green Mile with Tom Hanks to get a better understanding of what I mean.

January 13th, 2009, 10:21 PM
I desire great knowledge, yes, and being immortal would obviously grant me that, but it's not worth my right and ability to die. I don't want to see my relatives and loved ones die around me, either- it'd be terrible to me. I'd have to prevent myself from loving anyone, because they would eventually die anyway. I prefer to have a normal-lengthed but very awesome one life. An eternity is far, far, far too long for my tastes xP

January 14th, 2009, 3:19 AM
No, I would never say yes to being immortal. I'd like to live long, yes, maybe even tens of thousands of years, but I wouldn't want to be immortal. To me, it just doesn't seem that great. Yeah, the first million years might be fairly interesting, but after that, there just isn't anything you haven't already done. There are no foods you haven't tasted, no possible places you haven't visited, no stories you haven't heard a thousand times before. Maybe I'm a bit pessimistic that way, but I don't think it would be fun.

Even less so if I didn't age at all! Being on my twenties for eternity would totally suck. I want to be a writer, and some kid as a writer just doesn't feel very credible to me. Also, if I had kids, I would always look the same. Guess how much that'd freak out other kids? "Hey, you're fifteen, so how come your mom looks like she's twenty? How young was she when you were born?"

Nope, I wouldn't want to be immortal. Maybe I'm a bit weird, but eternity seems like a little too long of a lifetime for me. I'm not afraid of dying. I want it to happen one day. I don't want to live forever. It sounds pretty scary to me...

I'm writing a story, though, where a person is immortal ^-^ she's also invincible so she can't kill herself even if she wanted to. That proves to be problem for her...

Also, the manga Mermaid Saga by Rumiko Takahashi has a pretty interesting point of view to immortality. I really liked it ^-^

January 14th, 2009, 3:25 AM
I would want to be immortal. I want to travel around the world, knowing everything in this world and knowing the meaning of life. There's a lot of this to do in this world. Being immortal is cool.

January 14th, 2009, 3:55 AM
Yes; I am a keen observer of events.
I'm quite the same, but then I'd end up being idealistic on how the world should go round and end up killing people that "deserved" it.

But you're not invincible, though. Being invincible means that you're invulnerable to everything, including death.

Immortality only keeps you living.
Doomsday is invincible, he can die. Immortally means never dying or decaying. Which basically means you get stabbed in the heart the heart will not start to decay therefore will continue to function and heal up, eventually. You still could go to a hospital to get stitched up and heal faster. Presuming an immortal still heals as fast as a mortal.
Also if there is an issue about pain, that's all psychological, once you get used to being stabbed, shot or whatever you won't feel pain.

January 14th, 2009, 8:05 AM
Depends, if the one I truly love becomes immortal as well, I'll do it.

Gold warehouse
January 14th, 2009, 8:06 AM
Life is cruel, I would never want to be immortal no matter what the circumstances were.

January 14th, 2009, 8:25 AM
Of course I wouldn't want to be immortal. Being immortal can almost be like torture in most cases.

January 14th, 2009, 8:34 AM
Hell no. I say let me die at 100 years old. I mean unless you got an infinite cash supply to pay your electric bills phone bills and such then no. I mean who would marry a mortal women only to know she will die in 50 or so years and you wont bew able to see her ever again? Im sorry but the whole immortal idea is just stupid.

January 14th, 2009, 9:47 AM
I say...let life take it's course. In other words, I sort of disagree with the idea of immortality. Eh. In some ways it can be cool, and in other ways it just sucks, but it isn't for me. I know that if the person I love dies like x number of years from now and then I become immortal(like Mitchman says) that would put me in quite an awkward predicament, and not exactly a comfortable one to go along with it.

kissing. raindrops
January 14th, 2009, 8:56 PM
If it was a life like the vampires in Twilight..<3
Then yes. Without a doubt.

January 14th, 2009, 11:07 PM
No way. I don't want to be stuck in a body that gets increasingly costly to take care of

January 15th, 2009, 12:07 AM
It depends. If you're evil, then the chances are you'll become immortal. But you'll be tormented by adversaries forever. But I'd rather not be, it'll be boring.

NoBel_ToKYo ™
January 15th, 2009, 10:04 AM
I'd go so far as to say that people are mortal for a reason.. (my spiritual side taking control there XD)

But seriously, i would never want to be immortal. Watching everything decay around you? An unlimited life would undoubtedly break the individuals spirit eventually, considering that you wouldn't have a will to live, because you wouldn't NEED one.

January 15th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Here is the age old question, "If you were givin the chance, would you become Immortal?"

EDIT: I would say yes.

Definitely not. Life's for living and everything, but if we were meant to live forever, we would've been born immortal. Sort of like flying; if we were meant to do it, we would've been born with wings. I intend to live my life to full potential and make it to a ripe old age, experiencing different things as I go along, but I wouldn't want to hang around.

As Dumbledoor once said, "death is not but the next great adventure." Why would I want to miss it?

January 15th, 2009, 12:20 PM
No! If I did like everything I could do then i'd just get really bored, it's better to age.

True Reign
January 15th, 2009, 12:22 PM
I would definitely be immortal. I can get to be anything I want to be (doctor, scientist, etc.), while watching the world turn old.

I could learn all the languages of the world, which would be awesome.

Vampires aren't real. *shot*

Actually, in the early fifteenth century (I think), a redheaded woman believed that she was a vampire, so she snuck into her neighbors home. While they were asleep, she bit them on the neck to point where she could actually suck out the blood. After that she took the rest of the bodies and bathed herself with the rest of the blood. Nasty, huh?

i'm a bubble. pop me.
January 15th, 2009, 12:26 PM
No, if I could choose i wouldn't want to be i immortal. Like Rekhyt said: it was just not meant to be. However, if I was given immortality anyway (against my will), I would try and use it well (just learning about the world and ppl etc...). Though I am not sure how much i'd appreciate living forever. I really can't imagine...:\

January 15th, 2009, 12:37 PM

I'd love to be around to see things.

January 15th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Okay well immortality isnt really a good thing in my opinion as whats the point in doing anything worth while and fun in your life when you know that youll always be able to do them as when without immortality you couldent.

What iim trying to say is life would be so boring youd contemplate suicide for fun weve all gotta live for today and have fun end of story

January 15th, 2009, 3:52 PM
Being immortal sucks. You would be bored to death and I for one want to experience heaven, though I would need an extremely long life to accomplish everything.

January 15th, 2009, 4:46 PM
No i would not want to be immortal. I belive in heaven and i hope to someday get their(i better be good...lol)

Tropical Sunlight
February 6th, 2009, 7:06 AM
I'd only be mortal for oldness xD

Dark Azelf
February 6th, 2009, 8:18 AM
Eh, i doubt it, mainly because i dont particularly want to out live my friends, family and other loved ones etc, i mean what is the point when there is no one to share it with you. Also after a while it would become boring too, since there will be nothing left to do. =[

February 6th, 2009, 8:24 AM
id love to live forever...unless i aged, i hate to be a living corpse :P