Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Question of the Week - Death

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Would you like to know the day you’re going to die ahead of time? Why or why not?
I don't think I want to know. I would obsess about it and not enjoying what time I have left.

13 comments:

Christine Danek said...

No, I wouldn't want to know. I would be the same way--obsessing over it.

Mary said...

I think knowing would be a double edged sword. You would know how much time you had to do all you wanted to do, but as you and Christine both said, it could lead to you obsessing over it.

I would be afraid it would keep me from doing things I wouldn't have time for, as well as not getting close to people, because I would not want them saddened when my day came.

Joshua said...

Neither when nor how.

Johanna Garth said...

Absolutely not. Just try to live life to the fullest and call it good!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nicole, where do you get these questions? I want what you're having!
No, I don't want to know.

Anstice Potts said...

I don't think knowing would neccessarily be a bad thing. If I knew my time was limited then it might be the wake up call I needed to stop wasting my time on things that make me unhappy and do things I really want to do. I'd quit my job and make the most of the time I had left, go out and do the things on my bucket list before it was too late. Also I could prepare things for my family (finance, funeral arrangements etc) to make things easier for them when I'm gone.

Cherie Reich said...

I would want to know. That way I could try to get as much accomplished as possible before time ran out.

Carrie-Anne said...

I've been a passionate student of Western Astrology since I was 13 years old (summer 1993), and I've read in a number of books that if you delve deeply into your Twelfth House, you can get important details about when and how you're going to die. All I care to know about my Twelfth House is that it's ruled by Libra. Even some seasoned professional Astrologers are afraid to look too closely into their Twelfth House for fear of what it might say. I already thought I was about to die when I had my car accident nine years ago this August, and I'd hate having to know for the rest of my life when exactly it would happen.

Kelley Lynn said...

No way! I just want to go quick and painless. :) haha. Not asking too much...

Natalie Aguirre said...

I think that would be hard knowing. I do think it's good living knowing that it could be your last day and life is precious. But it's hard to keep up that type of living all the time. I hope I go in my sleep or at least painlessly.

Angela Brown said...

The logical sound of me says, "Yes". I can then plan out every second I have left. But the heart of me, the part I'd listen to in this instance, says, "No". Mainly because I know the logical part of me would want to plan everything out and where is the joy in having every single thing planned, where's the joy of making a list and just hoping to have fun with what you can. Where's the living in focusing on death? Not much living in my extremely humble opinion.

Lisa Regan said...

I definitely would NOT want to know. It would take the fun out of life!

Annalisa Crawford said...

No, I wouldn't. Because I'd spend the rest of my time trying not to die at that point, running away and hiding probably!