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If you had one year left *Read first post*
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Posted 9/6/07 , edited 9/6/07
Let's say you had a year left to live and there was nothing to do about it (let's say you were pre-destined to die on a certain date), but at the same time you didn't even know it yet.

Would you rather know about it, and have the option of living out your last year to the full, or would you rather not know so that you don't spend the last year of your life dreading the future (your unavoidable death)?

Some of you may call me crazy, but personally I would not want to know if there was nothing I could do about it. Yes I could make the most of my last year if I did, but I wouldn't be able to stop thinking "I don't have much time left" and dreading what's around the corner.

I'd rather just be able to live it out as normal without any worry. We're all gonna die some day, "you could be hit by a bus tommorow" they say, but most of us never know how or when, and that's what I think keeps us happy living our lives.

Anyway..what I'm basically asking is...if someone found out that you was going to die in a short amount of time would you rather have them tell you about it or not?

Oh and please, no emo "I hate my life so I wouldn't care" nonsense please.
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i would live it till the fullest. ^^
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ChibiRei wrote:

i would live it till the fullest. ^^


So you would want to know about it, correct?
Posted 9/6/07 , edited 9/6/07
do anything and everything as soon as possible....

and freeze my death prior to my death.
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Ide be a famous painter

Edit- yea...im an idiot..i thought it said ear...not year....fuck!

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thefinalword wrote:

do anything and everything as soon as possible....

and freeze my death prior to my death.


haha cheater...but then after they unfreeze you , you die instantly...

i would want to know..there's so many things i planned to do in the future...

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separate myself from the world.. and live out my days alone.
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Either way I'm living my life to the fullest, and I wouldn't live it any differently whether I knew I was going to die in a year or not.
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i would try to get people to stop making retarded threads
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Hum lots of thread about death, and im sure this has been covered before. But there is some variation you made a decent op so may as well stay open.

I have this vague memory of learning that it was not common for doctors to not tell people they were dying in the olden days, or at least during some period. Perhaps it has only recently become a common occurrence for doctors so tell people they only have x amount of time left. Read ivan illach by Tolstoy for an instance of this. The knows hes sick and dying, but the doc never really tells him i think. Not sure, just something i recall being told.

As far as your question, in a sense it does not really matter when its over. So if you want more enjoyment go for the not knowing I assume. I think I would rather know though, and have something of significance to grapple with with my remaining time. Indeed, it might have me live life differently and so on. You focus on dread, but that could easily enough turn positive perhaps...I don have much time left ... so i have to make the most of it.
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If I had only a year left to live I wouldn't change a thing I am doing now. I already live my life to iits full potential everyday.
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hmmm nothing really
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Live life to the fullest?? ..
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I'd better know the fact that I will die...Then I'll stop being such an uptight, workaholic woman and waste my few moments in happiness..... :3
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^^^& indeed, nothing better than playing games or watching anime!



all this blah blah talk about "living life to the fullest"
so cliche.
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