1. Chary

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    Beaten to the punch, but yeah, my doggo. Dogs deserve more than just 10-20 years on earth. Although now I'm starting to think that'd be really uncool, after hearing people here previously mention "floating around endlessly in space"...but I'm sure a dog could find that fun, right!? :huh:
     
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    you may of just thought of a new game called space dog - who would be interested i kno yes giv naughty dog a call though they may call it naughty dog in space :lol:
     
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    I mean, people form and break bonds all the time. Friendships come and go, some people never settle down with a single partner, and how about pets? Most people get a new car or dog or whatever after their previous one dies. Learning to cope with loss is a life skill and if you're the kind of person who will eternally mourn loss instead of being able to appreciate the good times you had in any given relationship for any given amount of time, then, yea, immortality isn't for you.

    Me, personally I'd be up for it. so, as long as the health constraints mentioned in the OP remain valid, I would totally be willing to take the gift for those of you who don't know who to pick.
     
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    Indeed, there are many aspects of life which condition is to cope with loss. I’ve had more than my fair share. But the inability to not form a life-long bond? That’s a life skill I wouldn’t want.
     
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    Nobody said an inability to form one but, really, you'll never know if a bond you've formed was "life long" until one of you dies. ...shrug... People change. Their situations change, their attitudes and outlooks change. And unless you're a completely passive kind of person who clings to people for the sake of it, those changes in people affect our feelings towards them
     
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    In my experience, I have tended to find that once adults reach a certain level of maturity, they don't really change drastically - barring some very exceptional circumstances of course. But I can only truly base that on several hundred people of my own experience. I could include a lot more once you take into account casual acquaintances, friends of friends, family friends and so on. The we could get into historical research and psychology if we really wanted to, but honestly, who can be arsed?

    That's not to say people don't change, of course they do, but as you mature those personality changes become smaller and less significant. Assuming you have fully matured and don't remain childlike of course, many people do sadly. (And I'm most certainly NOT including people who have a disability in that statement).
     
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    I'd pick a large mosquito, immortal no matter what you try to do to it and there forever, torturing people for all eternity:rofl2:

    If that's a no, I'd honestly pick me, losing people means nothing to me since I no longer am able to feel most emotions at all due to medical reasons and I can always find something to keep myself from getting bored with, plus money wouldn't be an issue since turning into a soldier of fortune while immortal is just easy cash! As for when the universe dies and everything, if cryogenesis can pause consciousness, then I'll drift through space in an ice block like Kaars from JoJo until I end up somewhere and thaw out, then find something fun to do there, nobody knows, but I'd rather take the chance with immortality than die, ESPECIALLY if heaven and hell are real and you go there post mortem, heaven sounds boring AF to be for all eternity, hell is just a pain in the ass, pun intended...
     
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    Oh how funny it would be to see someone getting the pure rage because the damn mosquito they keep battering just won’t *!$%# die :D
     
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    Linus Tech Tips realized just that, everybody he knows will die :O



    reminds me of this song by the Flaming Lips

     
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