November 15, 2005

Tick tock tick tock…

I've just come across an interesting poll on one of the websites I frequent:

If you had the opportunity to know the time and place of your death, would you want to know?

I was torn between the two, until I realised that knowing when I was going to die would lend a certain futility to my life; I'd probably have even less inclination to do anything (currently it's just laziness; laziness and a sense of mortality would not be a good combination), along the lines of "What's the point, I'm going to be dead in like 50 years."
So I went for "No" (as had a majority of people at that point, but only just over 50%) because then at least I'd try to achieve things.
Then I though that it might be nice to know something like a week in advance, so I could get my affairs in order, as it were.


- 3 comments by 1 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. I already know mine
    August 5th 2024, 8:34pm.
    I get hit on the head by something thats falling while at home

    18 Nov 2005, 14:20

  2. 1) Is just over 50% a majority? – I just answered this one my self with a quick google define:. Yes it is. I'll stop being picky now.
    2) How do you know that Benjamin

    19 Nov 2005, 00:38

  3. Gypsy Rose, the fictional character from the Betsy Byers novel 'Cracker Jackson', told him.

    21 Nov 2005, 22:03


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