If You Could Extend Your Life, Not Necessarily Indefinitely, Would You Do It?

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Jo W. Profile
Jo W. answered
Good morning all!
 
This is an excellent question Robbie!  Thanks very much for taking the time to think of and ask it.
 
Well, since I've always planned on being around a realllllly long time - until I'm 150 actually, this possibility may never enter into my realm, God willing.
 
I hear your questions – 'Is she really that optimistic?' or 'Is she really that stupid?' you want to know. 
 
Well, not only am I that optimistic, I am also that DETERMINED, and you all know that once a girl is determined you better get the heck out of her way or she'll knock you over and cover you with the dirt from the wheelies she pops with her wheelchair while she's heading into the sunset!!!!  LOL
 
Now please don't get too excited, I only use the wheelchair when I have to go any distance, when I tip easily or when it's so hot that I just can't use my leg properly; the rest of the time I use my cane or the walker (again depending on how tipsy I am.  CHEERS!!). 
 
Please, no tears and no sympathy friends, it's not necessary.  All I ask is that you keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers.  I manage very well, thank you very much, and am truly grateful for the chance to teach lessons to others, lessons in love, kindness, assistance, priorities and humility.  And, of course to be able to see what's in front of me and to be able to walk when I wake up every day, Glory be to God!
 
GOTTA LOVE ME!
 
Anyway, I was sure to tell our daughter of my plans to be around till that ripe old age and she was totally aghast!  I told her that I planned on being around long enough to see everyone – including her, get exactly what they had coming to them, good, bad, or indifferent!! LMAO!!!!!
 

As William Ross Wallace said, "For the hand that rocks the cradle - Is the hand that rules the world." 


 
Seriously though, I really do and have planned on being around until I am 150 for quite some time now. 
 
Let's face it, I've still got A LOT of work to do - you've seen the condition of this world!  
 
And I still have a ton of butt to kick, even if I do have to kick it sitting down now!  Ha, ha.  
 
And, quite frankly, I don't think God is ready to have a live wire like me up there yet.  Maybe someday, but not yet!!  :-)
 
Love and hugs to you all and thanks for letting me share my thoughts with you this morning!
 
Jo
 
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Robyn Rothman
Robyn Rothman commented
Good for you! There's a doctor at Cambridge who is sure he knows how it can be done. I hope he figures it out soon.
Nancy Araujo
Nancy Araujo commented
You are so full of life! It's obvious that you appreciate life too and it's wonderful that you are so good at expressing yourself and sharing that with the rest of us. I believe that no matter what challenges you have or will face in the future, your spark will continue to push you on so you can continue to bring your positive and warm influence to here to us. Thanks, I needed that.
Jo W.
Jo W. commented
Thanks very much for your kind words Longbeach. I needed that! Have a WONDERFUL rest of the weekend.

God bless you in all you do,

Jo
Anonymous Profile
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I think it would depend on affordability and what was going on in the world at the time.  Quality of life can mean more than good health, and some of those futuristic movies that show nothing but desolation of the world and/or after a major horrific worldwide conflict are eery.  If I were in good health and could afford it, and the world were still a sane enough place that I really believed life would continue to have quality and I could contribute, then I would absolutely opt for it.  It's great fun and a pleasure to have life! 
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Robyn Rothman
Robyn Rothman commented
I see some of your points. I doubt I would want to continue living in a desolate, smoldering world. I prefer to think that in a world that could offer me that extra time, things would be better.
Pamela Krueger
Pamela Krueger commented
Sorry I missed out on this question....so I'll put my 2cents worth in anyway...I would extend my life another twenty years or so if I could have the capabilities AND money of living a healthy and pain free life with all the conveniences like botex, weekly massages, a personal trainer, an excellent doctor, a house in the desert and a house in the mountains and have a personal desert health resort/retreat facility where all my friends could come in the winters to relax, get energized, meditate and get healed.
David C Profile
David C answered
Sure, why not.. I don't see why you wouldn't take the opportunity to extend your life like that.
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Robyn Rothman
Robyn Rothman commented
Some people think we are given a certain number of years, and to go beyond that is presumptuous, particularly if it the time is made available by man. I prefer to think of what could be done with that additional time.
David C
David C commented
The certain number of years that people are given is dependent on the actions that they choose within their life. Some people live to be over 100 years old. What you are proposing is being able to live into your nineties. I don't see that as a problem as it is happens all of the time. I wouldn't want to just die if I knew I could be healthy into my 90s. Installing pacemakers and replacing heart valves does this exactly.
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Chris ???? answered
Most definitely. Without hesitation I would. Just imagine the immense knowledge that one could confluence by longevity. I would be that of a 'sage'. Near infinite wisdom would be mine for the taking and would be put it to great utilization. Ninety years of wisdom...could make me intellectually powerful. As you can see, knowledge is my obsession and for good reason. Knowledge is like money. One could never have enough. Time will no doubt enable my mind grow to great proportions. As days turn into years, my mind will gain strength and will continue to do so as long as I breathe. Could it know no bounds? Knowledge is like a flowing river...limitless. Zexion
 
 
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David C
David C commented
"intellectually powerful" hmm... sounds nice doesn't it? Well right now you might feel like that's what you'll have but once you hit 90 you might just end up being a teetery old man that everyone laughs at. Either way I'm sure it's better than staring at dirt. :P Or ten years in you're love of knowledge is overpowered by the onset of alzheimers where you spend the last ten years of your life occasionally giving small children the middle finger and not even realizing it until you are being led away by your also elderly children. haaha, well it still all sounds better than eating dirt. Man, but think of the possibilities.
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Definitely not unless I lived in a country that revered age. My personal idea of death is that you truly die when all the people who remember you are also gone. That may take awhile. I am 77. However I love remembering historical moments that no one else remembers. And they have to read about it in a book.
Amor  Garcia
Amor Garcia commented
You dont have to be intelligent or book smart to be wise. Wisdom is gained through experience.
Omer Butt Profile
Omer Butt answered
I will see first, If my upcoming life (after death) is blessed with heaven or not. I would love to be in that new life, If it is comfortable, free of impurities and with so many good around us, where there is nothing mean, nothing negative, only peace, peace and peace in that "Ever-lasting life".
But, If heaven is not part of my fortune, then sufferings are sufferings in whichever form they are, whether they are in this life or in the life hereafter.
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Rena Chisholm answered
For me, it would depend entirely on the quality of my life at the age of seventy.
I wouldn't want to spend another twenty years in pain, but if I could have quality of life, then yes, I would do it.
It would be interesting to see what changes come over that next 20 years and it would be nice to get to know my great grandchildren.
 
Janet Profile
Janet answered
Without a Doubt.  Yes I would, if  you our stating a good quality of life. I have so much to do in my present life still, that If I could prolong it awhile. Yes their our certain issues that most people have with the Quailty of life they our living know, and wishing the the Medical Break - Throughs they they our achiving would hurry and speed it up a bit. We have already had so many questions answered in this field.
 ( Sorry got off the topic).  Yes I would.  This Question you our asking is a bit compex, only because I would want to make sure my Hubby would be able to join me, to be able to live just a little longer to enjoy, what I was blessed with.
 
 
 
Angel Frank Profile
Angel Frank answered
I personally do not think I would. If it were my time to go then let it be. I am scared of getting old anyway however. I am reaching 30 this year and starting to see grey hairs already. I don't think my body would move very well at 90 and I would think I would be more of a burden on people than not.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes, because in those twenty years you could do something that would change the world, or just your life, or your family's life, or the life of a stranger. It could be very productive.
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tinga nih answered
I can't be sure about this.. We all have our own reasons of living life.. Some people think its not just for a partner in life.. But for the wonderful things there is in the world.. I say if i still have great reasons why not..? But i think it reality i would say YES immediately.. LOL
Josh H Profile
Josh H answered
Yes definitely...the future is mysterious and i want to see what happens in a couple hundred years.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well honestly I wouldn't because all of your loved ones may due off in those twenty years not to mention what in the world is going to come around for a 70 year old person except arthritis and missing loved ones who have passed on.
Anonymous Profile
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If you could live for 150 years and you were already 75 would you really want to live another 75 years in old person mode.
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Anonymous answered
Not a question that is as easy to answer as some might think. Really, you have to consider all angles of the proposed scenario. Do I have enough money to live comfortably for another 20 years? Am I going to continue to age at a normal speed, or does this new procedure suspend the ageing process for the next 20 years? What exactly does the procedure involve? Are there any side effects? How many people that I know and love, including my partner, are going to continue to be alive if I choose to extend my life by 20 years? Is the world going to be a tolerable place to spend another 20 years in (I seriously doubt that it will be by the time I reach that age)? These are just some of the things that I can think of off the top of my head that would need very careful consideration, and these are only things that would affect you and people close to you. If it was available to everyone at an affordable price, I don't even want to think about the implications on society and the planet in general when you consider such a multitude of people living so much longer than is regarded average in this day and age.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t think any of you can know for sure whether or not you would choose to extend your life by 20 years at the age of 70, unless of course you are already of that age or very close to it, in which case you probably have more of an idea.

Although I would be utterly fascinated by how the whole thing worked and the science behind it, for me personally (although I can’t be absolutely sure until I reach 70 either), I would say that I would most definitely not extend my life any further than it wants to go naturally. I suppose the simplest way to put my belief is; when it’s my time to go, it’s my time to go.
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Yes of course I would take it and still grow old gracefully; It would allow me to see a snapshot of the future that I would have since deceased, enabling my soul to grow and learn even more things than i had learnt up untill my death date. Life is about growing within as a person inside and sharing that gift wiyh others. There would be huge medical advances and proceduures, countries, towns, cities and remote villages and landscapes would change. Whether for good or for bad. Mainly I would take this offer to see my futuristic family whom previously would not have got to meet me . Life is about those that we treasure and love, I would want to meet them and spend as much time as poss with them makins sure family and friends knew the importance of unconditional love and materialistic items compare none. I would keep phoos letters articles, pictures , newspapers and documents to show how I started off and before and to the present day I should have died and what has gone on and changed in the world since. The most important thing that I would do is make sure I had learnt from my mistakes and put right any wrong doings or mistakes I may have made saying sorry and hopefully being forgiven. This would be enough for me I would consider myself very lucky and wanting to cross over to the next spiritual realm be it heaven to catch up and be with my beloved dead ancestors who would be standing in the light waiting to embrace me saying "come on mum, daughter, great great nan you silly gal w'eve been waiting here twenty years extra  ready to take you over to ty other side we have jobs up in heaven to be doin of wich you are now late and so are we" I tell ya I never could get anywhere on time!
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Anonymous answered
I would not simply because I believe that when God is ready for me to depart from this plane of existence, I am the last person who would want to stand in his way.  I, personally, cannot wait to enter in to a much higher plane of existence that we here can only now just dream of.
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Anonymous answered
Absolutely! I am going to be 70 in 2010, fortunately I am looking forward to a few more good years. It seems as I have gotten older, there are so many things that I would still like to do and so if someone offered this to me I would be first n line, for sure!
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rye war answered
Maybe it depends how longer you would live. I wouldnt necessarily want to be walking around as a old man wondering when I was going to die knowing I'm all ready older then I was supposed to be. I would like to know how much longer I would live. I would also be scared when I was ready to die.
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Anonymous answered
No , absolutely not. I have run a struggled life for years together, I used to love my life but the way I passed days even after so much efforts, I dont expect that something good  will happen in  my life during the extended period. Those you have a love life, dear and nears once really admiring  them should perhaps chose to live more. Otherwise ,the world is full of mockery for me.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I don't have to extend my life my life is eternal through Jesus Christ who died on the cross for me and you if you are willing to accept it that is.

If your talking about life in flesh i cant wait to die and leave my sinful body.

Think about it ; )
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Zaisha Sehar answered
I cant live without my friendz...so i would probably say all da matter 2 my best friend...n if she would not b able 2 help me than i would ask my mother 2 give permission 2 let me out...in disco,pubs.clubb...to enjoy my rest life...!!!!
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Al Certeza answered
If I could extend my life I would.  The reason I would opt for extending my life would be to travel to different countries , to produce more artwork, study different languages and cultures. I would definetely spend more time persuing  intellectual aspects life has to offer.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Ofcourse i will, Thier are lots of things to enjoy experiencing in life than bad ones and further more who enjoys death? Edwin
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Now i m 20 years old after placed in a good job i planned to build ashram for a poor children in future if that 20 years extended means i wil be very thankful to god bcoz i can serve that people again
Anonymous Profile
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Yes. But we already know that only God can give and take Life.  But once you give your life
to God, and Truly Repent for your Sins, you will Live on through Eternity in the Afterlife.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hell no.

If the question was "If you could shorten your life" I'd do it immediately.
Anonymous Profile
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Yes,but not for 20 years after clocking 70 yrs. I would extend only for 5 yrs, because life is hectic and wasteful after 75 yrs of age.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hi everyone i think this is a good question but i wouldn't because i think your body might not be able to last
Anonymous Profile
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Yes, I would. First another twenty years enjoying my children, yes! 2nd, I would get to collect my S.S.I. And not work. Then watch the world as it slowly destructs.
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Exactly.u would have to live a lifetime to have that experience to make such a decision but by then it would be too late. Personally i would say hell yes.
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Anonymous answered
Maybe. I really couldn't stand seeing humans destroying the planet for a another 20 years, but then again...
Marco Profile
Marco answered
I hope on a good future for this life...

A wife,some children,a job.

It's enough  for me :)
Anonymous Profile
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No i wouldnt do it we live inperilious time now who want to see how the world is going to end?and what is to come thats going against nature when its time its time 
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