If you could, would you want to know the date of your death?
No. I would obsess over it, especially if it happened to be within the next few years. (I'm only 39) I'd rather not know and just make the best of each day right now as if it's my last.
Heavens no. It is likely that if it is preordaned that little could be done about changing it. Life is supposed to be a learning experience and knowing the date of your final departure would hamper my living experience.
There's a rather interesting website called Death Clock (http://www.deathclock.com/) where you enter your birthday, gender and body mass index (BMI) and it calculates your day of death. Though it sounds ominous, its intent is to make you aware of every moment, and the impact of your outlook on your mortality. At the moment, it thinks I'll live to be just shy of 98, which is rather comforting.
I used to answer no to this question, but there's a part of me that would now be curious. And of course, I'd want to know the reliability of the predicted date: if a psychic were to say it was so, I'd treat it with a grain of salt. I know of a friend whose former husband said he knew he was going to die at 33 and he did.
Regardless of the answer, we do need to live in every sweet moment and always feel resolved that we are living the best manner possible, so that if does come, we can go in peaceful acceptance. Great question!
NO.That is soooooo limiting. It would defeat the purpose of living and leaving our mark in the world. How about the people who do know more or less how much life they have left; I am sure they would like to not have known. Would you?
I think knowing when they are going to die is one of the worst things that could happen to a person. Not only would you obsess over it and likely be able to get no or very little joy out of the life you do have left to live, but it would also change your life and the way you live it - and I doubt very much that it would be for the better.
NO. I wouldn't want to know that. It would cause me to be so nervous. I couldn't handle knowing the exact time of my death. I'd go crazy. I'd rather live each day to the best of my ability and wait for it to come on its own without me knowing even a hint. Now if I had someway of changing the outcome, such as living, I'd want to know so I could go to the doctor in time or whatever.
Maybe not the exact day, or moment, but if I could know about when, like in my early 60's or my mid 70s, etc, I would like know.
No, I don't want to know the date of may death because I LOVE SURPRISE. If we can able to know our dates it seems we can't enjoy life to the fullest because we are limit by our times and worries everyday. We are pressure to do right always like robots with precise specialization of work that don't allow us to feel bad and good. It's nice to live a life without limitations and expectations what may gonna happen someday. Just stay cool and live well without tomorrow.
I would love to know the date of my death. If it were soon, I'd try to do as much as possible with the people I love. If it were in many years, I would pace myself and take care of my habits for the long-term.
No....because I would worry about what I would do to pass time until that day came.
At first I was going to say yes because I could plan for it, get my funeral together, add more to my life insurance policy and give my things away, write that book quicker, find my ex and clock him over the head with a large blunt object or rob a bank and travel the world, see places I have never seen but then it hit me;
Why if I find out I'm going to die within the hour?
Therefore my answer is no.
I don't know…If I know it, I will seize the day and do whatever I want to do in the rest of my life. However, on the other hand, I will become fairly upset because I m going to die.
I would never want to know the day of my passing. I think that it would cause me to become pre-occupied with the thought and I would no longer be living my life. I would rather leave that information a mystery. I am not afraid of death, but I do not want to see it coming.
Knowing the end would spoil my zest for life, it is better to live every day in a false security that it never ends. We have those big plans in front of us, we thrive to achieve, to have and to make more and more...it we would know the end, many of us would give up with: "What's the point.."
You know what? I honestly think it would depend on when I was set to die.
If the date of my death was fast approaching and just around the corner I would definitely want to know. I think it would inspire me to do the things I've been waiting to accomplish. I think it would enhance your life because you would finally have to do all those things you have been putting off... you know, because you won't be around that much longer.
If I were to learn that I am going to die at the ripe old age of 120, I might put off some of those dreams and ambitions. It would be easy to adopt the mindset that you still have 100 years of life to accomplish these things, and then before you know it time has passed you by.
So maybe. If it was around the corner I would definitely want to know, but if I had years and years and years I might not want that knowledge.
Kevin, it is not difficult to guess the wisdom of our God when He kept it hidden .If it is disclosed to all people no progress would have taken place in the world, and all people will be occupied or busy or torn apart with new types of problems for long time before their real timing of occurrence, such as fights over things like inheritances, ruling of a country, jobs or somethings like sadness in families or worries of losing relatives or an approaching date of death of dear friends.How people are going to practice their daily or usual activities in normal manner under such environment which is unhealthy, full of pressure and unrest ?
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