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Would you rather know how you are going to die, or when you are going to die? (UserQ)

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iyfyuk Massachusetts
05/09/12 3:45 pm

I don't fear when I die, but how I die

kywrite augusta, ga
05/07/12 7:04 am

Neither, unless I can change my fate.

05/05/12 4:36 pm

if u knew how then you would try and prevent dying but if u knew when then you would know how much longer you have to enjoy life

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
05/03/12 9:17 am

The assumption is that it is unavoidable.
So, I would clearly want to know when.
Knowing how is useless.
What if it is by a chicken none? Every time I eat chicken I would be scarred.
At least with when I can ensure a zero balance in my savings account.

swimguy Illinois
05/02/12 8:55 pm

Honestly, i would chose to know neither. Life is ajourney that you must find out the destinatoin to yourself. If i knew everything about my life, i think life woulc seem depressing, no surprises.

Ethan182 Missouri
05/02/12 7:58 pm

@justakid97 but then you'd find out you were allergic to sponge.

JamesMadison La Palma
05/01/12 7:48 pm

If i know when, i can lock myself in a sponge room for the day

05/01/12 7:05 pm

really, would you rather live your life in fear or live happily doing what you want?

RandFan Headed to IPhone rehab
05/01/12 5:39 pm

The question presupposes that the how or when is fixed an absolute. Therefore, based upon that, I'd go with when. That way I can plan something way cool!

05/01/12 1:45 pm

If you know how it gives you the ability to prevent when!!!

04/30/12 8:59 pm

I think i'd be paranoid if I only knew how I was going to die (unless of course it was a peaceful death due to age!) if I knew when I was going to die then I could say my good byes first. (that is, guessing that if you knew how or when you were going to die, you could not prevent it...)

04/30/12 3:30 pm

got to know when,so that final party can be attended

anonymous0 Nevada
04/30/12 9:23 am

death is going to happen anyway. so how is not going to change my life today. but if I knew when I may forget about bank accounts and work and go on trips or whatever that is on my bucket list.

GWBushRulz Florida
04/29/12 5:22 pm

I would rather not know either one.

04/29/12 1:18 pm

How can be prevented

04/29/12 10:39 am

I don't really want to know either...

04/29/12 3:29 am

Ooh I just imagined getting to know
when I'm gonna die... And the oracle says: never!
Ain't that cute ;)

04/29/12 12:12 am

I bet the how wouldn't be too bad. Everyone is picturing Final Destination in their heads and deciding they don't wanna know "how," but it will most likely be some disease or illness, or old age, etc. You're probably not gonna get your head chopped off in an elevator. Probably.

Kato Minnesota
04/28/12 11:29 pm

This was a horribly tough question to answer mang I finally choose when

04/28/12 7:45 pm

How because I couldn't change it but I could mentally prepare for it when the time came if I just knew when I wouldn't know what to prepare for and would be ticking away my life not spending it like i should

EarlyBird Portland
04/28/12 3:51 pm

Zod- best idea of all! If you know when, you can prepare by self medication. That way, no matter how you go, it will be a little easier. I love it!

pateach2 love my son
04/28/12 1:35 pm

When because if I knew how but didn't know when I'd live my life always in fear. If I knew when I'd go balls to the ball.

04/28/12 12:11 pm

how so then you know what to watch out for

04/28/12 10:25 am

So my friend committed suicide about two weeks ago. If I had been her I would definitely not wanted to know how I died, but when. These last few weeks have been extremely rough on our entire high school. We should value our time here a live it to the fullest.

kandykane California
04/28/12 8:48 am

Well, assuming that its going to happen that way no matter what, I would pick when so I can kind of plan my life out accordingly (if that makes any sense to you) and if I knew how I would just get all paranoid.

Zack100 Tatooine
04/28/12 8:25 am

@dadstad! I like it! Also if you know how, you will go paranoid trying to avoid anything that resembles how you will die!

04/28/12 8:08 am

if I knew when I was ginna die it'd make it easier to plan life on a timeline

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
04/28/12 7:42 am

I have faced death many times and am still here. when and not if my time comes, I am outta here. we can resist, delay and persist but will eventually be overcome. hope you are ready. u young man drowned in a boating accident the other day.

dadstad Texas
04/28/12 6:59 am

I already know how I will die because life is a terminal illness. And I will die when God decides to take me to heaven. I worry about neither.

AdamT Boston, MA
04/28/12 6:22 am

If that's how you'll die, you won't be able to avoid it. I'd choose when, so I could prepare.

04/28/12 6:22 am

Hestia, assuming no one has a time machine and is going to travel back in time, alter the time line, there by altering our universe, yes!!!! Jump the grand canyon on a tricycle while carrying a bear on your back

blw1104 Pennsylvania
04/28/12 6:21 am

If I knew when, I'd be able to plan my life better. easier to set time tables when you have an end date. How? Would just make me paranoid. It wouldn't help me avoid it...

Hestia Vermont
04/28/12 4:49 am

If I pick when, and my 'death date' is many years off, can I do death-defying stuff now because I know I won't die from it?

BadBadger Georgia
04/28/12 12:30 am

fairy, you can not avoid the how!

yesmaam socal
04/28/12 12:16 am

This is kinda a negative question, but I chose how so I could somehow avoid it

04/27/12 11:47 pm

i would get too weird and paranoid if i knew when im going to die.

04/27/12 11:26 pm

Neither. Life's too short to worry and all knowing either one would do is worry me. If I knew how and it wasnt a pleasant way to pass, I would freak out about preventing it. If I found out when, the entire day and maybe week before it I would be terrified and really sad. If I had to choose than when

fendergirl Ohio
04/27/12 11:14 pm

I'd pick how over when, but I'd rather know neither...

BadBadger Georgia
04/27/12 11:11 pm

As your eyes close for the last time, you think, "This sucks. This is the way I'm going to go, but at least I cheated death on *how.*" Minutes before you die, the thug throws you into the trunk of a car, races down the road, and runs head-on into an 18-wheeler.

BadBadger Georgia
04/27/12 11:10 pm

So you know *how* is a car accident. You manage to stay away from cars all your life. Many years later, just as you're thinking how easy it was, some thug hits you over the head from behind . . . hard!

BadBadger Georgia
04/27/12 10:59 pm

Hmmm, if you knew how, you would never be able to avoid it. If you did, then that wasn't how, was it?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
04/27/12 10:50 pm

knowledge of how it feels to be shot. I have no fear of death. If we have a quake and tsunami I don't want to be trapped knowing the water is coming.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
04/27/12 10:48 pm

When I was a child I had a past life dream. I think I was working for the underground railroad. I was helping people get away and was hiding them. My husband found out and shot me. I felt like I was punched very hard in the stomach it burnt. Then all went black. I was far too young to have

gonk In a psychology textbook
04/27/12 10:39 pm

I'd wanna know when! Then I'd know when I quit my job and start doing everything I want to do!

04/27/12 9:57 pm

How, b/c I have a terminal condition (long term, though), and an additional not-so-terminal disease but very debilitating.

BadBadger Georgia
04/27/12 9:49 pm

I'd rather know *why* I'm going to die.

04/27/12 9:30 pm

i chose when but i realized, when that day comes,boy idk HOW scared i would be!