I think I would end up going insane out of loneliness. I'd probably end up killing myself because the idea of living forever sounds awful to me.
I think the loneliness would be maddening, as LeahPutz says. The only way I would "choose" immortality (if I could choose such a thing) would be if I could somehow bestow immortality on others -- you know, the way "vampires" of popular lore "turn" some of the people they bite.
I would only "choose" immortality if I could somehow bring into existence a new immortal "race" to share eternity with me.
I think we all would. Many people dream about being immortal without really thinking about the main downside - the absolute boredom you'd experienced after I think, quite a short period of time. I certainly would. I want to be mortal since I believe there are other worlds to explore when we die.
We are IMMORTAL SPIRITS,.... "Celestial".. to be exact 1 Cor 15 v 40,44
Some know about it, and some don't.We grow as we know,and show as we go.You can read some of my hubs that will shed a little light on the subject.
I believe our souls and "Spirits" as Apostle Jack puts it, are immortal.
But if I was stuck in the same body I think I'd get a bit bored after a time and would want a change of scenery, so to speak. But who knows, if I was born into the body of someone as beautiful as Kiera Knightly, maybe I'd feel differently. But even then, I wouldn't want to be stuck in an aging body that would fall to pieces over time so there are a lot of factors to be taken into consideration here.
Would I go insane? I doubt it, but based on the arguments I've put forward in the above text I think it would depend on the circumstances.
i hate to admit it but i have only lived 24 years and iam already insane
I don't think immortality would be desirable and yes I do think that I would go insane. But it would be nice to live a few hundred years if I could avoid decrepidation. Life's to short.
Most likely. That would be terrible. Watching your loved ones die over and over, have the world change around you, your soul and brain would consume itself with age.
That's assuming I was sane to begin with, friend. So it's not so much as end up insane as working to maintain the status qou.
It may take longer for some than others, but I'd say it's safe bet that insanity is inevitable in that situation.
Personally just having a normal lifespan that only a quarter of the way through is already pushing me toward insanity. Immortality would just mean more depths to the naturally occurring madness.
Well, I don't know if any of you have read Christine Feehan's romance novels on Carpathians, but I think that most people would end up going insane without their lifemate, like so many of the carpathians do.
They become corrupted and evil, killing for the pleasure of it.
Am I the only one who thinks different?
Well anyway if I'd rather be immortal then mortal because there are so many things I want to learn but don't have enough time to because this life I have here is way too short.
And having it so that the world keeps evolving there would be an endless oppertunity to learn new interesting things.
Ofcourse you may have lonely times and everyone you know would die sooner or later but that's just a little downside in comparison to what can be accomplished!
You can even help the world become a better place by for example helping the poor.
I would hope if I was immortal I would take the opportunity to make my life a little better with each new beginning and learn from the mistakes of the past. I hate goodbyes..that would be such a downer. In saying that, after a few hundred years I think I would get tired and say ..enough already..So my answer is YES..I probibly would go insane...but only after a couple hundred years or so..
I guess it would all depend on whether or not the people I love were immortal too. I wouldn't want to live forever without them.
I would love to be immortal. And I do think there would be days when I would get lonely, but thats not that far different from life now. Relationships come and go and people change.
Also the benefit of being able to watch the world evolve and change. There would be so many new things to learn and explore. And you would have the time to learn them, with mortal life there isn't enough time to learn it all.
Yes I think I would definitely go insane. I think going through existence making friends, lovers, family all watching them grow old and eventually die. Watching that repeat it self over and over and over again would be tiring and how could a person not go insane. But the thing you got to wonder is going through existence like that, slowly going insane..would the new friends and lovers you make realize your insane..especially if your like that for their whole life. Or would they think thats just you. And everybody over and over again, all the new people thinking thats just you. Until you go SO insane. But by then maybe you've been known as "that person that always seems insane, but they've always been like that."
I think I kind of went in a weird direction there.
It would be cool for awhile but the thought of loosing all your loved ones over time would become very lonely. It would bothering most with my kids. I don't want to outlive my children. That would drive me insane.
I have developed a sense of insanity in 23 years
give me infinity more, and well..maybe I would turn sane ;]
by Clive Williams 2 years ago
If you heard a voice speaking to you telling you to do something. Is it God or Insanity?How does God speak to you? What's the difference between a highly respected religious person saying God spoke to him or a man saying he hears voices and being locked away in a insanity ward?
by mischeviousme 6 years ago
Why would anyone want it? Eternity is an awefully long time... Is it fair to say, that it would get boring?
by crankalicious 19 months ago
I find it hard to believe that even people who voted for Donald Trump aren't starting to realize that there is something seriously wrong with him. He is either insane or such a narcissist that he's incapable of rational thought.Let's not even talk about his policies. Let's just discuss his...
by williearl 2 years ago
How do you trust your wife after she lies over and over and blames you for why she constantly lies
by Matt Dawes 10 months 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.
by Marco Arista 11 months ago
Would you rather be immortal or know exactly when you will die?The answer might seem obvious, but the more I think about it the less certain I am!
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This 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.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We 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 Pixels||We 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.|