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Show Of Hands August 23rd, 2012 12:00am

If you had the chance to know how and when you were going to die, but you couldn't change it, would you want to know? (UserQ)

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08/30/12 4:28 pm

I do not want to know. Nope.

gogators Florida
08/26/12 1:39 pm

Of course. I would do so many crazy things knowing I won't die

08/25/12 10:21 pm

I said no. It would drive me crazy. I would love to know so I could make a plan, but knowing would, sadly, make me miserable until I died. I'm all right not knowing

08/25/12 1:41 pm

Yes! If I were going to die in two years, I would quit school, and do everything I've ever wanted to do, but if I were to die in 80 years, I would stay in school and earn enough money so that I can do everything I've ever wanted to do for a longer period of time

jackiemay Indiana
08/25/12 12:37 pm

Absolutely. I can't understand why anyone would answer no to this question.

xxluciddreamxx Kansas
08/25/12 11:43 am

Of course I would. I would plan out when and how I would do whatever I wanted before I died.

hazhap1 Las Vegas
08/25/12 8:51 am

Life would be a hella lot more fun if I knew this or that WASN'T going to kill me.

08/24/12 10:06 pm

yea. so i'll know i cant die from so and so.

teaparty Cleveland
08/24/12 7:25 pm

All these people say they would do a lot of crazy stuff knowing that they wouldn't die, but you still can get hurt and be in a lot of pain.

08/24/12 6:28 pm

Reminds me of the film Big Fish

08/24/12 5:50 pm

Sure then I could ride around more carefree on my motorcycle and save a lot of money on life insurance assuming my demise is not until the kids are raised.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
08/24/12 1:31 pm

Dying is like getting laid off. You never expect either even if you suspect it

EarlyBird Portland
08/24/12 11:09 am

This information would be a gift.

08/24/12 10:13 am

Where's the fun in life if you know when you're going to die? Say you went sky diving; would it be fun if you knew nothing was innards happen? It takes the risk out of life.

08/24/12 9:43 am

I'd definitely want to know.

08/24/12 8:16 am

The folks who said they would want to know so they could tell their loved ones how much they were loved by you, should be living your life as if it's your last day and letting your loved ones how much they mean to you daily. I think you should live your life like it's the last day.

BabyBoomer Illinois
08/24/12 1:31 am

To be at peace with your family and self. To let your loved ones know how much they're loved and how important they are in your life. To touch their souls and leave them knowing how important they are. What a beautiful way to go.

EarlyBird Portland
08/23/12 10:20 pm

You wouldn't be able to commit suicide because the rule says you can't :-D

08/23/12 9:37 pm

Not being able to change anything is a bit farfetched.
If I'd hear I'm scheduled soon for a very unpleasant death what prevents me from committing suicide to avoid it?

08/23/12 9:33 pm

I would like to know when, not how.

I would like the ability to say my goodbyes, make peace with the world, make sure everything's settled

08/23/12 9:13 pm

General time not real time darn auto correct

08/23/12 9:13 pm

I would want to know a he real time like what decade .

ncbuc Get Over It
08/23/12 8:39 pm

Not saying either side is wrong...just saying there is a legit arguement for a 'yes' vote.

ncbuc Get Over It
08/23/12 8:38 pm

One or more of us beloved SOH commenters could not be here next week. If you knew, would you be here commenting? I know i wouldn't be.

08/23/12 7:15 pm

I had to think about this one but no. Not if I could not change it

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
08/23/12 6:40 pm

The number one mistake people make after they see how they die- they try to prevent it. You just need to lay low.

08/23/12 6:34 pm

I would want to know. My family and I could come to terms about it long before it happens, I could complete my bucket list on time and I could adjust my investments for the best advantage to my family. I can't imagine NOT wanting to know under these terms.

08/23/12 6:12 pm

I plan on being a crochety old bastard. So much so that my family will be glad I am dead.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/23/12 6:11 pm

How confident will I be in the info? Valuable if it's 100%, but worse than nothing if it's another Missouri nutjob predicting the end of days. I think I'd want a backup plan for if the deal fell through.

kitten2cat Unknown
08/23/12 6:08 pm


You would know when, so the constant fear won't come into play until maybe a year before your death.

sneuby Philadelphia
08/23/12 5:57 pm

How could anyone want to know??? Then you'd be in constant fear of whatever you knew and try to avoid it at all costs. It would drive you crazy!!

Nerdz Texas
08/23/12 5:35 pm

I'd like to know, that way I know that I had to fulfill my bucket list and alert relatives in advance that way they aren't as startled with my sudden passing.

08/23/12 5:14 pm

What do you mean 98% of people die? Everyone's in the same boat in life... Not one of us gets out alive.

ncbuc Get Over It
08/23/12 4:55 pm

I'm with creol. Would be nice just to be prepared. Much more tragic when it's a surprise. I venture to say the only pro of a terminal illness is you and your loved ones get to celebrate a life. Unfortunately I think too many of us don't appreciate one another as we should. And I'm in that group.

08/23/12 4:47 pm

@jubty who are the 2%? :)

BabyBoomer Illinois
08/23/12 4:23 pm

So many respondents want to do crazy things before passing. Must be a lot of younger people on this site as I've done all the crazy stuff one would want to do at a lived a full life 65.

Sam95 Nebraska
08/23/12 4:19 pm

Well.. I would want to know but then again I wouldn't.
Since I have to chose one, I said No. If I knew then I feel like I wouldn't live my life to the fullest.

08/23/12 3:27 pm

No, I'd rather live life to the fullest each day but not worry about my predicted death. Or panic and do a bunch of crazy stuff.

08/23/12 3:23 pm

Yes but no. I mean yes but ugh I don't know!

08/23/12 3:17 pm

Sure, I could spend my last week doing whatever crazy shit I want to. Then I'll shoot myself in the head while jumping off the grand canyon. Let's see if fate lets me survive that one.

trailready Maryland
08/23/12 2:54 pm

I chose no but not out if fear. I know well all die but knowing when is not for me, I'd rather just live

08/23/12 2:44 pm

hell yes. I could prepare and I bate uncertainty.

08/23/12 2:20 pm

I would be too depressed to enjoy my life because it's always going to be in my head.

08/23/12 2:12 pm

Yes, ima god. I could do anything...even though I can. :)

08/23/12 1:54 pm

I voted yes! Then I could do all the crazy stuff care free since I know I'm not gonna die doing it. It also gives me a chance to plan ahead. Why plan for retirement if I'll be dead in a few years. Stop being scared, you're gonna die and it's better to know when, than not.