Is immortality a good or a bad thing?

Discuss the February 2017 Book of the Month, The Diary of an Immortal by David J Castello.
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Post by kelvinmwaniki17 »

I don't think I would love being immortal. I don't think I could handle watching as all my friends and loved ones grow old and die. I think it would be a really lonely existance.

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I think immortality would be terrible. While the initial ideas of not having to fear death or not having the time to enjoy your life to the fullest would be exciting, I don't think the losses and pain would be worth it. You could never get close to another person, since they would die and you would have to deal with their loss. What would be the point in living forever if you couldn't create lasting and memorable relationships? I know some people would be able to deal with that, but I just couldn't. It would be cool to see all of the many changes in the world through the years, but I don't think the repetitiveness of history would be that great in the long run.

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I don't think immortality is a good thing because I believe that it eventually corrupts the soul. Having a limitless amount of time, let's one believe that you are invincible and that you can basically do whatever you want. Possibly some people would not be corrupted by this power, but I think it unlikely.
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Post by MrunalT »

This is a difficult question. From fastidiously religious Hindus, there is not much choice there. The soul is believed to be immortal whether one wants it to be or not. But if religion was kept aside, I wouldn't want to roam this planet for ever.

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Post by Sumansona1344 »

I think it depends from person to person. For some, it might be good as I see it is in a way that if I were immortal, I would be able to research more about the earth and the universe. As if there was someone who was immortal since the starting of the earth then we would know how did this all began and what is the truth behind religions as well as God.

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