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Live well or die well ?

Asked by Hibernate (9019 points ) May 22nd, 2011

Discuss a bit about living or dying well.

Die well as in no pain / no complications.

What do you prefer ? Why ?

Try not to flame each other please. Thanks.

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17 Answers

Ajulutsikael's avatar

What do you mean by die well? I rather live well, I don’t think I’ll remember my death and I doubt I’ll have a heroic one as well.

Plucky's avatar

Live well. By living well, I’ll die well (pain or not).

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

Hmm let’s see…an entire life of living well or a short period of time of dying well? I’ll take living well.

Smashley's avatar

What’s the point in dying well? You don’t get anything out of it. If it’s between an awesome death that only other people can appreciate, and a life of happiness, there really is no comparison. All I have is my life, and all I want is to be happy. If I have that, then everything is perfect. Dying well is bullshit. What do I care if someone appreciates it? I’M DEAD!

Oh wait… I just read the rest of the question… “dying well” seems to mean dying without pain, or something equally peaceful. Meh… I’m sure dying is rough sometimes, but it’s the last thing that ever happens and it can’t hurt you after it kills you. I still choose living well.

Luiveton's avatar

Live well, then think about dying well.
At least you can control the living well part, so live life to the fullest.

augustlan's avatar

I always figure if I live well, the rest will follow. Pain is often unavoidable, but needn’t mean you don’t die well.

AshLeigh's avatar

Live well.
It takes longer to live (In most cases) than it does to die.
I would rather have a good life, then a bad death, than a bad life, and a good death.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Live well. That’s all you’ve got. When you’re dead, you’re dead.

marinelife's avatar

Live well is the only possible answer. Who cares about dying? Not the dead.

Coloma's avatar

Yep, live well.
Death cannot happen without complication. lol

I’m a ‘slide out sideways, wine in one hand, chocolate in the other, body all used up screaming “whatta ride!” forgot where I have read that, but, it’s perfect!

I don’t believe in going to the grave in a well preserved body.
But then, I have often confessed to my hedonistic side. Eat, drink, be merry! haha

Symbeline's avatar

Die well? Eh, if my life is awesome, I can stand for dying in a puddle of my own vomit or while shitting myself.

Plucky's avatar

@Coloma I love that quote too :)

The original quote is by Hunter S. Thompson:

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

Hibernate's avatar

Thanks for replies.

Magdalene's avatar

Whatever you do, do it well..when you eat, eat well…when you drink, drink well… when you play, play well…when you laugh, laugh hard..when you cry, cry hard…when you love, love hard…so if you live with all your feeling and passion…when the time for dying comes, be prepared to face it positively. The one who lives well can die well too. Think it! Believe it! Follow it!

markylit's avatar

This one’s a little too deep, I guess. I think if i haven’t lived well, i surely won’t die well. Maybe living well is more important. Then talking about pains, I would prefer to die without any prolonged pain.

shariw's avatar

“It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees”
(From a song by Australian rock band “Midnight Oil”

Crashsequence2012's avatar

Suicide bombers are doing both at once.

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