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Posted: 9/14/2004 8:17:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:17:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 8:20:14 PM EST by BlammO]
IBTP!

ETA: Now that the poll is in, I don't give a rip what anybody except my family thinks of me after I'm dead. I do care about my life while I'm living it, though. Easy decision.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:19:15 PM EST
Have both and live 75 years
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:20:49 PM EST
Short, I dont care to get that old anyway, hell Im 22 and already bored with stuff to do.

Can I take 25 and do something even bigger then the 50 year choice.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:21:27 PM EST
I'll take the long life. I don't care to be remembered.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:21:40 PM EST
Who the hell cares if anybody remembers me? It certainly wouldn't matter to me seeing as though I'd be dead!
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:23:33 PM EST
Very few people will ever be rembered for 100 years no matter what they do and I really dont want to live a hundred years. Too much work.
I didnt vote.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:27:37 PM EST
I give a rat's ass what people think about me. As long as I know I've contributed to humanity - who gives a fuck?

Live long and prosper, speculators.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:27:39 PM EST
Live fast, die young, leave a pretty corpse.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:29:26 PM EST
Long life...no question


hopefully the people in New Orleans will have long life....and Mobile etc..that storm is a bad one
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:29:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Live fast, die young, leave a pretty corpse.



+1 but its not working for me. I keep surviving.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:32:06 PM EST
rememberence
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:33:51 PM EST
A few centuries is a mere instant, on a cosmic timescale.

10,000 years from now, the question of whether or not you were remembered 200 years after your death isn't likely to come up...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:40:27 PM EST
make waves, be remembered.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:41:29 PM EST
quaility over quanity
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:45:54 PM EST
The older I get , the shorter life seems
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:46:59 PM EST
The folks I wanna be remembered by will be gone with-in a few decades of MY exit. It's what THEY remember that counts IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:49:44 PM EST
I invented the internet but see if anybody loves me for it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:50:49 PM EST
[neil young]My my, hey hey...[/neil young]
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:51:21 PM EST
While I want to live as long as possible I refuse to be one of those half-awake people who are content just to be alive. I've been to plenty of parties & I have not once been the quiet guy in the corner.

Some might love me & some might think I'm an idiot but people know who I am. Instead of just living out your years you should USE your life. You only get one so get something out of it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:52:30 PM EST
Nothing great happens after 50. You sit around watching Mattlock waiting to die.

Die young and leave a good looking corpse.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:54:36 PM EST
Just because you are not remembered for centuries doesn't mean you didn't have a great time and enjoyed every minute of your life.

I say being remembered by a bunch of nobodies is overrated. What do I care about that when I'm dead? I prefer lots of sex, lots of booze, and then some more sex.

Okay, okay.... once I started a family, all that other stuff became nonsense. Really. I'd like to pass on knowledge and wealth to my heirs. Give them a 'step up' so to speak.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:59:24 PM EST
Why bother being remembered? It's not like you can enjoy it after you're dead.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:01:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle:
Nothing great happens after 50. You sit around watching Mattlock waiting to die.

Die young and leave a good looking corpse.



I think that sometimes, I dont want the last years of my life to be spent hanging out at the local Hardees drinking coffee.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:06:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:16:06 PM EST
I prefer the die young option
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:18:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Have both and live 75 years



Classic ARFCOM answer...

+1
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:19:22 PM EST
Why would I care if people remember me? I don't have that kind of ego.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:23:35 PM EST
I'd rather live a long life that nobody gave a shit about.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:28:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
I don't think Aristotle, Gallileo, Newton and Einstein were concerned with personal fame.



While they all contributed greatly... they all lived long lives.


Aristotle... died at age 62.
Galileo.... died at age 77.
Newton... died at age 84.
Einstein... died at age 76.


I say live a long time and do great things.

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:30:54 PM EST
Live long and come back as king of the zombies, then you can have both.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:31:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Live long and come back as king of the zombies, then you can have both.



+1!!
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:34:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Live long and come back as king of the zombies, then you can have both.



Whats the point of being the zombie king? All your followers just walk around all day like special ed students and zombie girls are busted looking.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:40:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Live long and come back as king of the zombies, then you can have both.



Whats the point of being the zombie king? All your followers just walk around all day like special ed students and zombie girls are busted looking.



Its like being a Dem party offical, your followers are mindless like you, but your higher up so later you you can hug yourself and feel special.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:41:49 PM EST
Short & memorable...

I have no desire to linger on, but then again I have no plans for a family so once I get too old to do stuff, life will really suck...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:43:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:44:23 PM EST
[Kurgan]I have something to say: it's better burn out, than to fade away.[/Kurgan]
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:44:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:49:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By The_Groovinator:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
I don't think Aristotle, Gallileo, Newton and Einstein were concerned with personal fame.



While they all contributed greatly... they all lived long lives.


Aristotle... died at age 62.
Galileo.... died at age 77.
Newton... died at age 84.
Einstein... died at age 76.


I say live a long time and do great things.





Yes but the question was IF you could only have one.



Then as before... Live a long time and be there for your family.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:55:35 PM EST
Nobody cares for most of the people that made a dent in history. Most causes are forgotten or belitteled. Many things that were great achievements once are misunderstood and inconsequential today. For every person that regards your legacy as something positive there are 10 guys who'd rather piss on your grave. JMHO

Die young for what or whom...?!

Do the right thing and do the thing right. If that means they nail the 6th board shut on top of you earlier then so be it. Got to be able to look in the mirror every morning. If you can do that then you did alright.

Leave the legacy up to the historians - their opinion matters even less then yours or mine does and it changes over time on top of that. The 2nd amendment is a good example. Do you think that after a bloody revolution and finally selfrule the founding fathers were concerned with duckhunting...????
I don't think so either..... "nuff said!

LRdrvr

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:06:58 PM EST
I choose: A long life that nobody remembers

Remember:
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--"WOW--What a Ride!"
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:41:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By Ratters:
Why would I care if people remember me? I don't have that kind of ego.




Why would you think it is about ego?



What else would wanting to be remembered forever be about?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:46:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:53:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
I can only imagine the satisfaction of actually having made the world a better place with a contribution to the advancement of humanity.




Exactly. Ego.

I thought you would go this route, but there are many who made great contributions and drifted into obscurity. Living a short life of great contribution vs. a long life without contribution is a different question.

Can I have a long life of consumption and excess?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:15:15 PM EST
my biggest fear other than the gov confiscating my weapons is getting so old the i can't piss on my own. someone please put me out of myu misery f it come to either of those.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:29:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Remembered for great personal achievement not ego.

As I said before...




Do you mean to say that great personal achievement is that achievement which is sanctioned 'great', or that achievement which is sanctioned 'personal'?

First you need to decide if there is a such thing as altruistic. After that... it doesn't matter which side of the fence you sit on... it's all truth. BTW... to answer the question that we all are asking.... YES. oh.. and NO.

So many nonobots... so few strings.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:38:23 PM EST
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Jack London

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Jack London

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Jack London

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Jack London

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
Willa Cather

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo DaVinci

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke

He who doesn't fear death dies only once.
Giovanni Falcone

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
Elbert Hubbard

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
Ashley Montagu

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pike
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:42:18 PM EST
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Mark Twain

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die" - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
Mark Twain
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:12:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 12:27:04 AM EST by arowneragain]
It doesn't matter to me at all.......

edit: If I ever have a wife/kids, I want to live long enough to support my wife, see the kids off to a sound start in life, etc. Otherwise, I'm in no hurry to stay or leave, either way.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 1:21:55 AM EST
50 well lived years are worth more to me than 100 years of boredom.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 1:27:24 AM EST
I voted 50 after doing great things. Hey, we're all going to die. That part is a given. I'd rather know I accomplished alot and made a difference as I passed rather than just took up space.
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