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If you were given the chance, would you like to stay a certain age forever?

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Assuming that maturity and knowledge continue to grow, sure. I'd like to be 27. I had the right amount of youthful looks, but I still had more anxiety than now. So, I don't want to be in the same frame of mind as my 27 year old self.

silvereyes Level 8 Feb 13, 2018
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Eeek, NO! I take comfort in the thought that one day (or night) I will expire, perish, be no more. The very thought of living forever gives me the heebie-jeebies. Ugh!

BookDeath Level 6 Feb 13, 2018
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I agree. At some point it’d be time for closure.

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21, as long as I can still mature and grow. Young, fit, and able to drink legally.

jayneonacobb Level 7 Feb 13, 2018
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Probably, y es. Maybe around 35 or so. Young enough to feel good, old enough to be sophisticated enough to brook no bull.

Druthewriter Level 5 Feb 13, 2018
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I was pretty happy at 40, but a big part of that had to do with my wife, before she got sick. If she didn't stay at the same age forever, I don't think I would want to.

GeorgeRocheleau Level 5 Feb 13, 2018
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Not forever if it was just me. The only thing I don't like about getting old is my body not doing everything the way it used to.


If I could have the health, resilience, and energy of my early 20's in this body I'd be thrilled. Thinking about it a bit more, if I could drink a glass of water after 8 PM and not have to pee until morning that'd be awesome enough.

FortyTwo Level 7 Feb 13, 2018
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On the bright side, at least our kidneys are still functioning. I know, I know. Shut up, Pollyanna!

@KKGator I should just be happy the sequence still starts with waking up... smile001.gif

@FortyTwo I always find that to be a definite plus.

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Interesting subject. I have a progressive disease, so yeah, I would like to stay a certain age. It would take me a while to figure out what that is, though.

Spinliesel Level 6 Feb 13, 2018
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I don't want to be anywhere forever. I guess ideally id like a normal kind of a lifespan but stay healthy and one morning wake up dead with no pain. every time I put one of my dogs down or lose a family member it knocks a little part of me away. I don't even want to imagine that even a hundredfold let alone forever.

LeighShelton Level 7 Feb 13, 2018
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Probably be down with continued youth and longer life but not forever. Would be very dull.

SocraticAddict Level 6 Feb 13, 2018
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As boring as it sounds I enjoy more with every passing year so no.

diabhal Level 6 Feb 13, 2018
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That's how I feel, as well. I guess we're boring.

@Donotbelieve exactly! That was exactly the point I was trying to make cause the meaning of FOREVER would become dull.

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No. and NO. Was driving my son somewhere, and on the radio was the announcement of the "oldest person in America (that day)", who was like 108 that day. My son says: Oh, it's so great people are living to long these days. When you're 100, I'll only be 75! We'll both still be alive, that's great! Me: No it isn't! I don't wanna live to be 100!! Son: Why not??? Me: You'll see.

Farfrompukin Level 3 Feb 13, 2018
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I'm pretty sure the oldest person alive is 117... The oldest ever being 122 and 117-year-old Nabi Tajima of Japan, born 4 August 1900, is the oldest living person in the world whose age has been documented. The other 117year old died recently.

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If I had to pick I'd say this age. Forty looks good on me, and heck it's still kinda young. I'm salty, old, and pretty at the same time..lol

Brbaldwin Level 5 Feb 13, 2018
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No.

Bloodswolf Level 4 Feb 13, 2018
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Lol I only saw Wolfs Blood

@NothinnXpreVails LOL! Nice.

Is that where you got the name? @Bloodswolf

@NothinnXpreVails No, I'm not that creative. lol. I came up with it over 18 years now. I used to write on forums as a character. So, the fullname is BloodSuckingWolf. The character is part feral wolf and vampire. I have a wicked tat too of it.

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Yes. I would choose some point in my twenties physically...but I prefer where I am at mentally now.

TjallTjallOUTLK Level 5 Feb 13, 2018
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I'd like forever as an age.

Jack-of-scythes Level 6 Feb 13, 2018
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I would not want to be the same age 'forever' . I think living 150-250 yrs. with at least decent physical health and all that accrued wisdom would be long enough.

kmdskit3 Level 7 Feb 13, 2018
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I like my mind today and I'm fully aware of how ignorant I was at many earlier ages. I can remember how I thought and what I thought. As for my body, I was at my best at 35 to 40. A lot of that was due to weight training. I still workout today but in limited manner.

DenoPenno Level 4 Feb 13, 2018
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Certainly not. Life is a journey from the cradle to the grave. Travelling along the road of life you gain experience, knowledge, friendship. It also gets funnier the old you become.

Forkbeard Level 4 Feb 13, 2018
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29.Old enough to be respected, but not yet middle aged. (Now if I could get my carbon "stack" and find a group of 29 y o "sheathes" , or whatever it is, I'd be set); 29 is also a good age to be for a male in terms of, well, let's just say, libido, and leave it at that. smile001.gif

David1955 Level 7 Feb 13, 2018
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Yes so wanted to be in the altered carbon universe

SimonMorgan1 Level 5 Feb 13, 2018
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That show is great. You really do get a feel for why immortality is wrong, but I think most of us also realize we'd have a hard time passing up the chance, if we were given it.

@MrLizard nah the creator of the technology had the right idea people with money spoilt it . Trying not to Give away spoilers

@SimonMorgan1 Yup

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hmmm,
probably somewhere in my 40s.

Rugglesby Level 7 Feb 13, 2018
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I'd probably get tired of it eventually

GilbertusAlbans Level 4 Feb 13, 2018
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Absolutely. Getting old sucks. Give me back my prime years! smile002.gif

NaturalBornCynic Level 4 Feb 13, 2018
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Which one 19? 23? Or 29?

@diabhal 24 to 26 is probably when I looked and felt the best.

No primes available between 23 and 29 @NaturalBornCynic

@diabhal Touché

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37..
That seemed to be my physical, mental, emotional and cognitive prime.

AMGT Level 8 Feb 13, 2018
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Sure why not

Atheistman Level 6 Feb 13, 2018
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