View Poll Results: Would you have the hypothetical life extending treatment?

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  • Yes, and I have children in real life

    8 14.55%
  • No, and I have children in real life

    9 16.36%
  • Yes, and I have no children in real life

    22 40.00%
  • No, and I have no children in real life

    5 9.09%
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Thread: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    I don't get this.

    If you could have a much longer life, and let's say with perfect health, and a guarantee you wouldn't outlive your children, then would you want a longer life?
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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    I don't get this.

    If you could have a much longer life, and let's say with perfect health, and a guarantee you wouldn't outlive your children, then would you want a longer life?
    There are times now, aged 48, when I think, "God, when will this all be over?" Not often and not for long, but the thought occurs. Even if my body could make it to 182, I'm pretty sure my soul couldn't.
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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Why would I want to ruin a 180+ year life by having children anyway

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    -- Assume the treatment needs to be done at a young age()15ish maybe) to fend off the "I would have kids, then have the treatment".
    At the age of 15, I probably would have taken the treatment, I remember feeling invincible at that age and that I could do anything, try anything and it wouldn't affect me. Now at 48, I wouldn't take the risk and not have my kids.

    The scenario is a bit like the old classic "would you still have married an ex-wife and risk not having the kids you do have" - the answer is always "yes," because some things in life are simply priceless.

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This thread is proof again that no matter how carefully you word the question, some one will still find the loophole. Please try and play along with the premise: treatment = 50 % chance no kids.
    At the age of 15, I would have considered the possibility of not having children (50/50) to be trivial compared to having my lifespan and youth doubled. I would have taken it at 15.

    Now I'm 45 and have a kid. Even if I didn't have one, and still had the possibility of taking the treatment knowing what I know now (and I LOVE being a Dad).... I'd probably still consider 50/50 an acceptible risk for the return.

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Go figure. Those who have a positive view on life wanna stick around longer. I mostly view life as a pain in the ass, so my idea is to live, pass on my genes, and then die.
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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Would you have the hypothetical life extending treatment?

    If it's anything like that penis extention treatment I get on the rare occasion, count me in!

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