You have been given a choice to become immortal. Would you?

Discuss the February 2017 Book of the Month, The Diary of an Immortal by David J Castello.
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Wasif Ahmed wrote:
01 Feb 2017, 12:30
If you were given the choice of not aging beyond a certain point, would you do it?
I am not sure. The idea of becoming immortal does sound interesting but.....

Please share your thoughts on this topic. ?
Immortality will be exciting if you enjoy it with someone you love. What if that someone is a mortal?
That's when being an immortal becomes a burden.
I will like have the experience in a movie, just fleetingly.

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gali wrote:
01 Feb 2017, 13:03
Wasif Ahmed wrote:
gali wrote:
I will want to become immortal. There are endless possibilities in an immortal life, not to mention the endless time to read. 8)
You'd run out of books. ?
There are too many books for that, and more are coming out every day. :mrgreen:
Hmmmm! We are talking about thousands of years here! Prepare for boredom.

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oge123 wrote:
23 Sep 2018, 23:22
gali wrote:
01 Feb 2017, 13:03
Wasif Ahmed wrote: You'd run out of books. ?
There are too many books for that, and more are coming out every day. :mrgreen:
Hmmmm! We are talking about thousands of years here! Prepare for boredom.
Many new books come out monthly, so I will manage. :wink:
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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it would be kind of cool to be immortal. You would never run out of time to do anything.

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The idea sounds too boring. I don't think of being given a chance to become immortal since I would become too lazy and dreamless that way.

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If I was given the choice to be immortal, I would not accept. I don't believe in living forever, as I would want to see my family again and would not find living on earth without them pleasant. I can see how some people would wish for this, but I don't see the value in it at all.
Give me the courage to get through this week...or at least a big bar of chocolate :D

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If I can't have immortality with the ones I loved I would never pick this option!

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God, yes. Maybe it’s the deplorable narcissist that lives within me, but I’ve always had ambition beyond my means. Being immortal is opportunity to attain means like no other. I could go to school all around the world, learn every language, have as many PhD’s as I want. I can spend all my life making millions and donate it to charities, spend hundreds of years trying to solve crises like world hunger and poverty and homelessness. I have eternity to do good, to make a difference. That means the world to me.

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If I were given the choice, I would absolutely become immortal. I think it would be fun and interesting to learn new technology and watch as humans evolve. Until they evolve beyond me then I would not like it as much. LOL. Endless time to learn anything and everything I want!
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Since we are mortal, being immortal can be sounded interesting, but once you become immortal, you will find the life is monotonous and soon you will expect the death. 8) .
So I think the life is better when it flows down as usual, ending by the death.

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If I were to be immortal I would like to have a way to end it at some point. For example, if I achieved the thing I wanted. This might defeat the purpose of immortality, but living forever would not be ideal. Imagine living for 5 million years. Then 10 more. Then 5 billion years or so, when the sun will die and so will the earth. We might have to see everyone dying and being unable to do anything. On the other hand though, being immortal, we could travel through space and discover anything we want to. We could also find a way to end wars and find cures to diseases, through the knowledge we would have gained from living for so long. But would being immortal mean that we would get older forever, this would make us unable to do many things, since our bodies wouldn't function as properly.
I would personally not accept being immortal, but am interested in imagining all the situtations immortality could create!

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I would love to become immortal only if I get the choice of dying whenever I wish. But if I see it another way, I am going to live numerous lives again and again, so, it would be nice to live one life till the end. As I would not lose my memories and I can use my experience to research about the Earth and the universe. I won't have to do anything from the start and I will only move forward.

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I don't think I would want to...for pretty much the same reasons that Elrond described to Arwen in The Two Towers. I wouldn't want to exist throughout all the ages of the Earth, never dying. What if I fell in love with a mortal!!!??? I would live through everything that happens to me and the world around me. And I would remember it all. All my wounds would be eternal wounds...I think it sounds scary. I mean, my first reaction would be "heck ya!", but the more I think about it...the more I wouldn't want to be. Haha!!
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