If you could choose how you were going to die, what would you pick?


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Morgan Ferrell Profile
Morgan Ferrell answered

I would pick dying in peace with my loved ones near me

Yo Kass Profile
Yo Kass answered

It'd be cool if medical technology advanced to the stage where no-one died from illness or other natural causes, but rather we were simply "switched off" or "terminated" once we reached a certain age.

It'd be good if a human's 'expiry date' was something way above our current life expectancy - I'm also counting on medical technology to enable quality of life to be pretty good in old age.

This idea isn't originally mine though, I stole it from the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

It also features on the plot of 1967 book Logan's Run.

The term for 'benevolent suicide' is apparently agathusia - and is used to describe when members in a society sacrifice their lives for the continuation or greater good of society.

Although generally only depicted in sci-fi, some Inuit tribes have been known to practice this apparently (couldn't find any details about this though).

Anita Jourdain Profile
Anita Jourdain answered

id like to be in the dominican republic its one of my favorite places in the whole world and I hope id spend it with my family and make my last memories ride off into a mountain with friends to watch the sunset and while laying there watching the stars make a wish and then just go. Wow my way to die is corny but hey its honest

Megan goodgirl Profile
Megan goodgirl answered

I guess dying at a very old age.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Just like my Pop Pop. He went to take a nap and never woke up. Apparently he had an aneurism no one knew abut and it gave out when he was asleep.

Lia Tan Profile
Lia Tan answered

I'd like to die peacefully in my sleep with no one around and no one (including me) being able to see it coming. I don't want loved ones to be around to watch me because I wouldn't want them to go through that, seeing me die. I'd rather leave quietly and not cause trouble with my loved ones. And I don't want people to know that I'm dying nor do I want to know that I'm dying. It'll be like a surprise, but in an oddly good way (at least for me). I also don't want my funeral to be all somber and sad. I want them to celebrate my life with a party with possibly a bouncy castle! They can have time to mourn later, but I don't want my funeral to be of people feeling down. I want them to feel glad that they knew me and that now they no longer have to deal with me. I don't know, I have a strange view on death.

David Shabazi Profile
David Shabazi answered

If I could choose my own way to die, huh?

I'd go with the quickest and most painless way possible. I wouldn't want my last few moments to be filled with pain, both physical and emotional. Physical as in, pain from aching parts of my body or in places that I got injured (let's just say). And for emotional, I don't want my loved ones to see me in whatever condition I'm in that's leading me to my death. It would hurt me to see them worrying about me.

(But then again, I'd choose a way out of death if that were a possible option. :P)

Adila Adila Profile
Adila Adila answered

Of old age gracefully?

Isn't that the perfect way of dying for most people? To die of old age. Unfortunately we don't get too choose and this is why we are forever being told to make the most off our lives...because we don't know when it'll all end.

Dying shouldn't be sad if it were from old age...they'd have lived their life and their time had been served. But yeah. Hopefully die from old age or die from something severe but slowly and surely.

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