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Super Contributor
Posts: 330
Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Would you open the envelope???

I have an envelope  for you, in it is the date and time of your death.  There is NOTHING you can do to change it.

 

Would you open it??

 

I definately would.....Knowledge is power 

 

Have a feeling most wont... but is that more because you dont want to think about the enivibality of life ending?

Honored Contributor
Posts: 15,851
Registered: ‎06-09-2014

Re: Would you open the envelope???

I can change it by jumping off the bridge.  I have never liked being told what I can and cannot do.  Smiley Very Happy

Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,559
Registered: ‎06-10-2015

Re: Would you open the envelope???

Nope, I would burn it.

Saving time & trouble. If I offend you, I am sorry.
Honored Contributor
Posts: 10,821
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Would you open the envelope???

No, the one above is the only one who needs to know that about me.

"Live frugally, but love extravagantly."
Honored Contributor
Posts: 33,580
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Would you open the envelope???

Nope.  I really see no point.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,104
Registered: ‎03-30-2014

Re: Would you open the envelope???

No, I would not want such a thing.

 

The biggest blessing we have been given is that we can not see the future.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,352
Registered: ‎01-27-2014

Re: Would you open the envelope???

Probably yes, but I would really want to know the circumstances. On 2nd thought, probably no.....I think I would feel like i was on death row .....not a good feeling at all. 

Respected Contributor
Posts: 4,036
Registered: ‎07-25-2010

Re: Would you open the envelope???

I've told my family if I am diagnosed with a terminal illness with extremely low survival prognosis, to get me in hospice care sooner than later....I have a low pain threshold.  I guess that is as close as I care to get to knowing my expiration date.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,315
Registered: ‎03-20-2010

Re: Would you open the envelope???

Nope!!!!  What is the point?  Your life would be structured around your date of death.  If it's a time and soon or showing you go at a young age then your life will be anxiety over it and in most cases a gloom and doom why bother attitude.  If it shows you'll live to a ripe old age then it could cause an attitude of putting things off since there is a lot of time left.  I would sooner live one day at a time and enjoy life.  I think there was an episode like that on one of those shows like "The Twilight Zone" or "One Step Beyond".

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,475
Registered: ‎03-21-2010

Re: Would you open the envelope???

What an interesting question, not sure........