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applesaucemanny's avatar

Would you like to die fast or slow?

Asked by applesaucemanny (1770points) May 31st, 2009

I’ve always thought that it doesn’t really matter since you’re going to die and probably not feel anything afterward when you die. What do you guys think wii happen when you die?

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eponymoushipster's avatar

i’d prefer not to die.

Tink's avatar

What do you mean fast or slow

chelseababyy's avatar

Hard, fast and with a vengeance.

MacBean's avatar

Fast, please. I’m doing the slow thing and it’s not much fun.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Fast, like my Grandfather in his sleep, not slow, like the passengers in the back seat of his car.

hug_of_war's avatar

When I die, I want it to be so fast I don’t know I’m dying. Dying slow sucks.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@hug_of_war a lifelong friend of mine died a year ago by stepping off a curb and being run down by a speeding SUV. The coroner said he probably didn’t feel a thing. I bet the driver of that SUV slows down from now on, though.

DarkScribe's avatar

We are all already dying slowly. From the moment that we are born we are dying.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I’d like to die painlessly in my sleep when my time is due. That way, I won’t have to worry if it is fast, slow, or otherwise because I won’t be aware that it happened. At least not until I fail to wake up the next day.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@DarkScribe – From conception, even.

Jack79's avatar

Obviously fast so that the pain doesn’t last long, but at the same time I’d like it to be slow in the sense of getting some warning, and have some time to wrap up things before I go. I can’t imagine what sort of death I’d like, they all seem quite horrible. I guess if you’re old enough that your nervous system shuts down and you don’t feel a thing, maybe that’s fairly painless. But watching my aunt and grandmother die, I think they were in considerable pain.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I don’t think anyone wants to die slow. Why would you want to? To prolong the agony? I want to die the way my brother-in-law did. He was eating breakfast & just fell to the floor. He never knew what hit him. That’s the kind of death I want.

DarkScribe's avatar

@jbfletcherfan Having recently spent several years going through metastatic (Melanoma) cancer and finally managing to get it into remission, I might challenge that. When it happens you might prefer the agony to the finality even when they tell you that there is no chance of cure. In my case they were wrong, but at no time did I wish for it to be over quickly. I had some months of extreme pain and unending nausea interspersed with heavy sedation where I could barely form thoughts, but I still hung in there. I am very glad that I did. Several people in my Oncology outpatient’s group suicided.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@DarkScribe Oh, I understand your reasoning, too. You’re definately one of the lucky ones. Good for you. I guess one never knows what they want until they have to go through something like you did. I’m just saying in general, I wouldn’t want to have to lay & be in pain, thinking about it, not being able to do what you want to & lead a normal life. I saw my mom go through a long bout of cancer & it was terrible for her. She was such a sweet, loving woman & it was heartbreaking. I’d still want to go quick without having a clue as to what was going on.

I’m glad you came out on the other side. I’ve heard that melanoma is a particularly nasty cancer to have. I wish you many years of healthy living. :-)

wundayatta's avatar

Fast, because I don’t want to see it coming.

hearkat's avatar

I’d like enough time to say goodbye to my loved ones, and I’d like there to be minimal pain… other than that, I have no preference over the duration.

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