Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Question Of The Day

Would you want to know when you’re going to die?


Absolutely not. Ignorance is bliss. And in this case, it’s a blessing. I live my life fully day to day, and I don’t want to waste a single moment thinking or worrying about the clock ticking toward that ‘last moment’. Death claims all of us eventually, and it’ll come when it comes.

What about you?

32 comments:

  1. Sure, I once did a test on FAcebook that told \I;d be murdered in April 12 i think, i can't remember the year, i figured i'd probably take a photo of a man i shouldn't take a photo of or maybe the man who has the apt that's burned they went to inspect it yesterday, so if it's really bad and he looses all his tenants he'll come after me...who knows? Death doesn't scare me...;)

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    1. Well, I hope you are around for a long time, Lorraine. The world needs good people like you in it. You make it a better place!

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  2. I think the good Lord must know what's best in not letting us know how long we have to live.

    Sometimes though I do wish I knew.

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    1. I know what you mean, Bethany. There are moments where I'm curious about that, but for the most part I like not knowing.

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  3. I can see pro's and con's either way, quite frankly. But like Woody Allen said, "I'm not afraid of death. I just don't want to be there when it happens."

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  4. I don't think about when, but how. Quickly would be nice.

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  5. I do not want to know ... till my time is up I am just going to love each day that I have.

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    1. Great way to live, Margie! And I hope you have a very long and healthy life to enjoy!

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  6. Yes and no, LOL. Yes because I'm curious about it, but no because I really don't want to know especially if it would be a short time from now and there's still things I want to do and see, etc. Its true though to live our lives to the fullest because we are not guaranteed any days and every day we get is a blessing :)

    betty

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    1. You got it, Betty. Best to live our lives to the fullest because there really is no guarantee for any days.

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  7. I am a hopeful and optimistic person. I know there will be an end and I accept that. I would not want to know that there is a set time for my passing.

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    1. Now I see why you did this post as today is your birthday and you were thinking about time.

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    2. You got it! My birthday got me thinking about time and how fortunate I am that I've actually made it this far while others haven't. I am grateful for that.

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  8. But the seven stages of grief sound so fun.

    So to be serious, I might just depends. Would like to have some time to get things in order for those who I will leave behind.

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  9. If I could see into the future, I would rather be able to predict where the stock market is going. Death, no so much.

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  10. I do like to have things planned out but not to that extent, absolutely not! Big chicken here.

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    1. Death can be a scary thing, Christine! You're not alone in the way you feel.

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  11. When it is my time it is my time in the mean time life is for living and enjoying . Have a good day !

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Country Gal! Just enjoy whatever time you have.

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  12. I'm with you, Martha. I have no desire to know that either. Would take all the fun out of living.

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  13. No, but I am grateful that the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the right to ask for doctor assisted death in cases of unrelenting, unbearable pain. In that case I guess I would pick a day and say like chief Dan
    George "It's a good day to die."

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    1. I'm totally in agreement, Francie! I can't tell you how happy I am about this ruling.

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  14. Absolutely not! Like you, I want to live every day making the most of it. I somewhat agree with Francie in that I might want to choose whether or not I continued to live if I were suffering. I have reservations though. I'm pretty cynical about insurance companies, some families, and bottom line money. I don't want to live in a world where elderly or disabled, vulnerable people are put down because it's convenient or cost effective. Great question, Martha! Have a good one!

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    1. I support this ruling as long as individuals make the decision while they are of sound mind. No family members, caregivers, or anyone else will have the right. If you miss that window of opportunity to sign on the dotted line to exit before the suffering begins then you have to deal with the suffering till the end.

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  15. Oh definitely not. If so, I 'll have no or less motivation to live. Life is mostly about surprises and mystery. I'll leave it like that. Plus I agree with you that ignorance is a bliss.

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    1. "Life is mostly about surprises and mystery." What a great way to put it!

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