This is a simple psychological test. To get into the cognitive mind of people the way they they tend to think - whether philosophically, or getting into the core of the subject.
If we take the definition of "immortal" by its secondary meaning, then we can become "immortal" by:
1. Having descendants. Our children and grandchildren, our bloodline if you will, live on into the future.
2. Leaving behind any number of objects or sayings that are passed on to others as reminders of us (our words are "immortal; we can't take 'em back once we've said them).
3. WRITINGS that are saved for peoples' future perusal. Books come to mind. Even thumb drives, etc. (though those aren't as evident nor as much fun, I think).
4. We live "immortally" in the minds/hearts of others. This is similar to #2.
By those points, the word "immortal" simply means lasting a long time.
Number 5 is the kicker, and has the definition of lasting eternally, literally "living forever".
5. Our souls will live immortally, period, according to what I believe the Bible says. They'll either be in heaven or hell. That's each person's choice.
Death will make you an immortal...in the afterlife, that is.
1) Live continuously in the present.
2) Simply trust that I am (if I die, I won't know it -- and as they say "so far so good").
3) Go on a hunt for the grail.
4) Upload my mind-state onto an electronic device, so that if my body dies I can be downloaded into another.
5) Find Zeus's hidey-hole on mount Olympus and drink some Ambrosia.
The secret of immortality doesn't come cheap. I can't just post it here for free.
Oh. I thought she was talking about physical immortality. My bad.
If I knew that, I think I'd be hesitant to hand that out for free too. I watched the Highlander series, and even that didn't reveal the secret. Just said how to STAY immortal. haha. There can be only ONE, remember!?
Yes, and I hated that show for that. What a violent way to have to live. I wouldn't opt for it either. A few hundred years would be nice, but forever? I've got too much curiosity about the other side to live on this side forever.
Interesting reply Emile R, if not great. If I got that right, then is it that there is some problem to accept immortality? Even if someone makes it a scientific reality, will you consider 'living forever' as like a prison?
I think I would always opt for the known. I talk a big game, but I think I lack the explorer gene. Continued participation in reality always leaves the option that we will discover answers on the spiritual front. Death, now, is a crap shoot. We think we know what we think we know. We don't know anything for sure.
Well, I am just joking, but what about starting a business out of this secret of living forever? Bill Gates will sweat...
1.Make sure you're holier than holy
2.Become a major terrorist or a dictator
3.Marry Kim Kardashian and stay married to her for more than three months
4.Leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign up with the Miami Heat
5.Impregnate as many women as you can,leave them to raise the kids and don't ever pay child support
That will make you IMMORTAL for sure!!!
by Joan Whetzel 9 years ago
What would it be like to be immortal?What do you see as the perks and the pitfalls of immortality?
by qwark 10 years ago
I'll leave it up to you. I do not ask this as a joke.
by Walt Smith 10 years ago
Do you think that immortality would be a blessing or a curse?
by theseus 10 years ago
If you are to choose between immortality and mortality,what would you choose? Why?
by shynsly 10 years ago
If it were possible, would you choose to be immortal?Rub a genie for a wish, God granted ability, however you aquire it... and no special caveats or hollywood notions like, "you can be immortal, but you have to be a vampire and kill others". Everything else stays the same, just you'll...
by Matt Dawes 3 years ago
If you had the option to become truly immortal, would you and why?Not just to live forever but to be invulnerable to death itself. Never die.
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