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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilen View Post
    It fades when you are mortal. You can't that simplistically dismiss the obvious and claim its opposite.
    Wha?!I thought that was BS 101!

    Seriously though, I meant that. It's just like a career. What would I profit as an immortal from having a career? I'd be a bum if I were an immortal (not that I'm not one already). Most knowledge is only useful when you need to get things done quickly; when there's a deadline. If I were an immortal I'd be the epitome of hedonism and forget all about everything else.


    Which reminds me...there must be some mystical connection between the concepts of immortality and procrastination....I'm quite sure of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerberElla View Post
    Would you accept the gift of immortality if it was offered to you?
    Definitely

    I've always loved that old mages and wise men who looked to be 70, but they actually were 7000. They knew and went through whole lot of shit.

    It's about experience and wisdom. You know, with infinite time you have more or less infinite potential to improve yourself. Either by internal awakening, and by external experiences, if you know what I mean...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Wha?!I thought that was BS 101!

    Seriously though, I meant that. It's just like a career. What would I profit as an immortal from having a career? I'd be a bum if I were an immortal (not that I'm not one already). Most knowledge is only useful when you need to get things done quickly; when there's a deadline. If I were an immortal I'd be the epitome of hedonism and forget all about everything else.
    I wouldn't say no to that.

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    Actually I think being immortal would kind of suck, so no, don't think I would.


    Edit: and actually I'm kind of surprised at how many people would accept it.
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    I would. If I would have the same body, without ageing.

    I always think that life is so short and I can't really do what I want because I always think that you have only one shot.
    But being immortal would offer you endless opprtunities. So definetly yes, if I'd keep the same body.
    Otherwise, having to roam on this earth with an old body, that wouldn't be very nice.

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    This thread is so biased and illogical .....

    What makes you assume you're mortal to begin with? Cuz other persons have, seemingly, died? Illogical inductive inference!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    Edit: and actually I'm kind of surprised at how many people would accept it.
    Seriously ?

    I'm surprised one would be surprised by humans going for their survival instincts actually.

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    makes sense though...different spiritual beliefs...or lack of i guess i should say.
    and no nihilen...i'm not going to debate that with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilen View Post
    Seriously ?

    I'm surprised one would be surprised by humans going for their survival instincts actually.
    Yes, seriously. There's a difference between having a couple of extra lifetimes tacked onto your initial life, vs. infinite lifetimes.

    And the part about not having enough time to do everything you want to do in one lifetime - now, there's credence to that. I mean, I already know I'm not gonna be able to see or do *everything* that I really want to do. But the people who say this (including myself) often *don't* do as much as they could be doing in their existing life, so don't live it out in the way they think they'd live it out if they had an immortal one.

    Plus, I grow weary of myself and my thoughts after just 30 yrs. Immortality with myself would be just....exhausting. Plus an immortal life of having to continuously build relationships, watch them fall away, find a job, grow weary of it....ug. Endless circles of repetition, ultimately. Would grow stale.
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    sounds dreadful to me too.
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