What's more important to you, quantity of life or quality of life?

Jump to Last Post 1-13 of 13 discussions (13 posts)
  1. CWanamaker profile image95
    CWanamakerposted 12 years ago

    What's more important to you, quantity of life or quality of life?

    It seems like everyone is only concerned with living longer. Quality of life issues (especially at old age) aren't often discussed. Would you want to be kept alive even if your body couldn't function anymore?

  2. Seeker7 profile image80
    Seeker7posted 12 years ago

    Definately quality. I can't think of anything more miserable than living to a great age and being bored out of my skull because life was a drag.

  3. sanathara profile image61
    sanatharaposted 12 years ago

    Certainly, Quality of Life is more important than quantity of life.

  4. Bubblegum Senpai profile image88
    Bubblegum Senpaiposted 12 years ago

    Quality. I'd rather die young doing the things I enjoy, rather than grow old and be miserable because I didn't take any risks or eat the occassional junk food.

  5. profile image52
    byjuanposted 12 years ago

    Quality of life ofcourse, to have LOVE inside your heart will makes quality of your life.

  6. point2make profile image59
    point2makeposted 12 years ago

    I spent the evening visiting with a friend who has terminal cancer. His life is coming to an end but even now his main concern is quality not quantity. He said that if chemo would cure his cancer he would suffer the agony and continue treatments but since, according to his Doctors, he will only extend his life by a few weeks at the cost of tremendous suffering from the side effects of chemo he has decided to end his treatments. He would, without hesitation,  trade quantity for quality. I understand his choice and I believe I would make the same one.

  7. profile image0
    lambservantposted 12 years ago

    I'm with quality. I would rather die at a younger age than live longer in utter misery. I am not afraid to die.

  8. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 12 years ago

    quality of life. living without dignity beyond my ability to take care of myself, anad having Alzeimers Disease is my greatest fear. I want to die before I reach the stage where I can no loger recognize family members, remember my past or  understand what is hapening around me.

  9. sunshine90 profile image60
    sunshine90posted 12 years ago

    for sure the quality of life, what"s the point if one live long and not doing neither functioning in his life.

  10. Laura Schneider profile image85
    Laura Schneiderposted 12 years ago

    There is a trade-off between the two sometimes, and they are inseparable at times. Quality of life seems most important to me on the surface, but quantity of life allows you to have more quality life. You see the dillema, and it varies for every situation. For example, I wouldn't jump out of an airplane without a parachute at age 20 just so I could have excellent quality of life (assuming I considered that "excellent quality", which I personally don't) for a short period of time. I also wouldn't want to be kept alive on lifesupport for 20 years if I were unconscious and unable to communicate with anyone. It's the inbetween cases that are gray areas for nearly everyone: each situation is unique so I will have to wait to tell you my real answer when it comes to that decision.

  11. jaydene profile image60
    jaydeneposted 10 years ago

    quality,  definitely.....
      Life without purpose?   not good

  12. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago

    Quality of life is of the utmost importance to any thinking human being. Such people want to live at their most optimum level. If they are unable to do so, no matter what age, they would rather die than to not to live independently and/or on their own terms.  The thought of depending upon others horrifies such people.  They want to be independent as long as they can and when they cannot, they would rather die than to live a lesser life.

    However, there are others who want to live a long life, regardless of the quality. They believe that they have the preordained right to live as long as possible. Even if their functioning is no longer at the optimum level, they still want to live.  To them, life is life regardless.

  13. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Quality of course.  Who wants to live when one is barely existing & cognizant of his/her surroundings.   Smart people want to live a FULL life, not just be merely alive.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)