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Anyone else think a short but happy life is just a waste?
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No, I love my imoutos, and I rather live just a week in their embraces than 1000 years without their love!

I love my imoutos so goddamn much!


PV in pretty sure that is an addiction you may need rehab LOL
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You call 60-80 years a "short life"? That's pretty much what people live to these days naturally. I personally choose to not reach even 40, just live as I like until 39 at most then bow out. Live fast die young is what I go by.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

No, I love my imoutos, and I rather live just a week in their embraces than 1000 years without their love!

I love my imoutos so goddamn much!


PV in pretty sure that is an addiction you may need rehab LOL


Have you ever experience the joy of an imouto barging into your bedroom to wake her nii sama up? Or the joy of an imouto who makes you breakfast, and then criticizes you for being so slovenly dressed in your high school uniform, worrying that you will embarrass her on her first day of school? Or how about them opening up to you after you discover their secret hobby, helping them cope with issues of self image and acceptance, or how about them asking you questions about how a "friend" who has a crush but cannot do anything, all the while staring downward, away from your gaze? Or the final confession where an imouto states that she loves you, and wants no one but you, before consummating the tabooed relationship as only an onii chan such as myself can with an imouto?

You do not understand the greatness of imoutos. Why, I say, you are the one who needs help!

Imoutos for life!
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You call 60-80 years a "short life"? That's pretty much what people live to these days naturally. I personally choose to not reach even 40, just live as I like until 39 at most then bow out. Live fast die young is what I go by.


Yes in human terms it's long but in relevance to the world and advancement it's super short.
I long to see humans reach ages of 160+ though unlikely in my life.

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On-topic. A waste of what? I think there's merit to the idea of short but happy if the alternative truly is a long life of misery. But there's nothing wrong with valuing longevity and finding value in the experience of unhappiness I guess.

There's the whole "life is suffering" thing... I kind of get that. But I don't necessarily think anything is "wasted" in a short life. Life is what it is, and what might be or might have been... well, that's really more of an illusion isn't it?
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On-topic. A waste of what? I think there's merit to the idea of short but happy if the alternative truly is a long life of misery. But there's nothing wrong with valuing longevity and finding value in the experience of unhappiness I guess.

There's the whole "life is suffering" thing... I kind of get that. But I don't necessarily think anything is "wasted" in a short life. Life is what it is, and what might be or might have been... well, that's really more of an illusion isn't it?


Sorry my bad Lorreen and you are right it's not so much a waste I guess that depends on personal opinion and each person.
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well my life has been less than fulfilling. if i can trade the next 40 years for 10 good ones, yeah, id do that.
i dont want to get old. i dont want to be too tired to walk, or drive for hours. thats not life. thats just waiting to die. and thats not me.
i want to die doing something i love. like flying, or driving. or making love.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Have you ever experience the joy of an imouto barging into your bedroom to wake her nii sama up? Or the joy of an imouto who makes you breakfast, and then criticizes you for being so slovenly dressed in your high school uniform, worrying that you will embarrass her on her first day of school? Or how about them opening up to you after you discover their secret hobby, helping them cope with issues of self image and acceptance, or how about them asking you questions about how a "friend" who has a crush but cannot do anything, all the while staring downward, away from your gaze? Or the final confession where an imouto states that she loves you, and wants no one but you, before consummating the tabooed relationship as only an onii chan such as myself can with an imouto?

You do not understand the greatness of imoutos. Why, I say, you are the one who needs help!

Imoutos for life!


Imoutos bring a special meaning to life. It's fun to take care of them, and boss them around too. Then it's just as fun when they make you smile with a picture they drew, or a cake they made just for you.

[EDIT] Oh yeah, um a reply to the topic: I would rather live longer, if I thought I would find happiness in the end, or that life would get better. Even if it's not fun, at least you're alive. *shrug*
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Have you ever experience the joy of an imouto barging into your bedroom to wake her nii sama up? Or the joy of an imouto who makes you breakfast, and then criticizes you for being so slovenly dressed in your high school uniform, worrying that you will embarrass her on her first day of school? Or how about them opening up to you after you discover their secret hobby, helping them cope with issues of self image and acceptance, or how about them asking you questions about how a "friend" who has a crush but cannot do anything, all the while staring downward, away from your gaze? Or the final confession where an imouto states that she loves you, and wants no one but you, before consummating the tabooed relationship as only an onii chan such as myself can with an imouto?

You do not understand the greatness of imoutos. Why, I say, you are the one who needs help!

Imoutos for life!


Imoutos bring a special meaning to life. It's fun to take care of them, and boss them around too. Then it's just as fun when they make you smile with a picture they drew, or a cake they made just for you.

[EDIT] Oh yeah, um a reply to the topic: I would rather live longer, if I thought I would find happiness in the end, or that life would get better. Even if it's not fun, at least you're alive. *shrug*


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I'd rather have a short, happy life than a long one filled with suffering and regret. Living to an old age is only worth it if you have a lifetime worth of happy memories to look back on. If you don't have any good memories, you just become some elderly person who sits alone in a nursing home wondering when you'll get to die.
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I'd rather have a short, happy life than a long one filled with suffering and regret. Living to an old age is only worth it if you have a lifetime worth of happy memories to look back on. If you don't have any good memories, you just become some elderly person who sits alone in a nursing home wondering when you'll get to die.


Maybe that's how it is to the normal person I never thought people would see it that way hmm interesting to know
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I don't see any point in living a long life. Really depends on the person if they want to. Not something for me.

I don't really intend to live a long life regardless so having a short happy one would be fine.
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Well, living isn't entirely about personal happiness, sure.
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A life that brings even only a moment of compassion(empathy) between two people, is not a waste.

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. Albert Schweitzer
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lol i was assuming this post was goin gto be about living the fast life and dying young.
Plus the first thing i noticed was that the OP is only 20.
But yeah like others have said, makes no sense to suggest that living until 60-80 is dying young??...

Iam 36 and i can say that i would much prefer a short life of happiness as opposed to long life of being un happy. You're only 20, life gets tougher. There's alot of shit that you're going to still go through.
Guess it's a tough one. The shorter your life the less suffering, yet the longer your life, the more good experiences. But suffering is inevitable, having good experiences can depend on alot.
The way that the world is going, i really feel for the new generation.

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Have you ever experience the joy of an imouto barging into your bedroom to wake her nii sama up? Or the joy of an imouto who makes you breakfast, and then criticizes you for being so slovenly dressed in your high school uniform, worrying that you will embarrass her on her first day of school? Or how about them opening up to you after you discover their secret hobby, helping them cope with issues of self image and acceptance, or how about them asking you questions about how a "friend" who has a crush but cannot do anything, all the while staring downward, away from your gaze? Or the final confession where an imouto states that she loves you, and wants no one but you, before consummating the tabooed relationship as only an onii chan such as myself can with an imouto?

You do not understand the greatness of imoutos. Why, I say, you are the one who needs help!

Imoutos for life!


As someone with three younger sisters, I have to say, 'imouto' posts are always great for a good chuckle.

As for the topic at hand...

For me, if the question was to choose between a short but happy life or a long but miserable life, my answer would be obvious: choose the long life, and just, you know, not do the whole 'miserable' thing. The only person who can call your life miserable is that jerk in the mirror. Happiness is not some predefined thing, you have to define it yourself.

I mean, even if someone was doomed by the gods to spend the rest of eternity pushing a rock up a mountain, if that guy enjoyed pushing rocks, wouldn't that be a pretty sweet deal?

...god, that was way cheesier than I thought it'd be...
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No, I think it's better than a long and shitty one. Personally, I feel as though it's because you lived the way you wanted to live, with choices being yours. Living a happy life would mean that you wouldn't really regret a single thing, and you would die without thinking life was a waste, despite it being short.

Being cheesy and cliche sounding here, but dwelling so much in the past, or trying to live in the countless possibilities of the future leaves out enjoying what you currently have. Even if it's the smaller things, life probably wouldn't be so bad. There are many people that lived short lives, and only a handful of those people were able to say they were happy, while the rest may have not lived long enough to think. Some people's lives are dictated as soon as they are born, but we're all destined to die at one point.

I know for sure that if I knew I wasn't going to live long, I'd do whatever it takes to enjoy the fuck of whatever I have left. Prolonging it will be a pointless yet constant struggle.

Drink that alcohol, eat that doughnut, confess your love, get the consequences of it all then smile, laugh, or cry it all out. You'll move on and find more dumb and irrational, yet fulfilling decisions to make.
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