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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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What is your life worth to you?

Suppose you could purchase a "Get Out of Death Free" card, good for a one time use to save your life. Except it's not free you have to pay for it, what would you be willing to spend?

Private poll, feel free to explain your selection. Thanks for playing.

1. Nothing, I believe in fate. When my time is up, it's up.

2. $100

3. $1000

4. $10,000

5. Everything I own (not including the dogs )

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 04:24 PM
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Is there an actual poll that we can follow like sheeple - or do we have to be original?

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I screwed it up, lol! Now I can't figure out how to make it a poll. Help, moderators???

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Okay heck with the poll, what dollar value would you put on your life? And why?

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hmmm

I guess my question would be - do you pay up front, or when the time comes? That makes a difference in my answer, because if you pay when the time comes, I would choose "everything I own" because although my life in particular isn't that valuable, now that I have a son, I would give up everything to be able to stay in his life for awhile longer. However, given that he's an infant still, I wouldn't give up everything I own just to have us end up living on the street. So if i had to die, but he could still live a good life with his daddy.....then I'd let myself go.
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It entirely depends. I believe, wholeheartedly, in quality not quantity. I don't want to live to be 100 if that means I have dementia, am incontinent, can't walk and am bedridden. If I have a horrible accident tomorrow that leaves me vegetative then I am okay with living to be only 39.

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hmmm

I guess my question would be - do you pay up front, or when the time comes? That makes a difference in my answer, because if you pay when the time comes, I would choose "everything I own" because although my life in particular isn't that valuable, now that I have a son, I would give up everything to be able to stay in his life for awhile longer. However, given that he's an infant still, I wouldn't give up everything I own just to have us end up living on the street. So if i had to die, but he could still live a good life with his daddy.....then I'd let myself go.
Well said and I feel the same way. It's crazy my little one is two now so looking back 3+Years ago I might have answered if my time is up so be it. Even 5 years ago I would have been on board with alot of people here and would have said I never want kids. But now, like you I would do just about anything to have the chance to be there and watch her grow up and start a life and family of her own.

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It entirely depends. I believe, wholeheartedly, in quality not quantity. I don't want to live to be 100 if that means I have dementia, am incontinent, can't walk and am bedridden. If I have a horrible accident tomorrow that leaves me vegetative then I am okay with living to be only 39.
My feelings exactly.

Now, if we could know the future, that would definitely play into whether or how much I would pay to stay alive.
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I believe in fate, whatever happens, happens.

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I once stood in front of a judge who could have changed my life for the next 5 to 10 years with the drop of a wooden hammer...now of days I wouldn't even jaywalk.

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