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Would You Rather...?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by ATF, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. ATF

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    I know some of you have a fascination with the TEOTWAWKI topic and so when I saw this question on the 'You Rather' iPhone app I thought I'd bring it here to see what responses it gets.

    Here it is:[​IMG]
    I would rather know when the world will end so I can get to working on my bucket list (edit: and/or inform future generations) before that day comes. I don't care much about how the world would end.
     
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  2. ATF

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    Saving this post and will put up the results (from the app) in a while.
     
  3. ATF

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    Don't have iPhone, please of making the poll, KTHX :D
     
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  5. fwronniv

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  6. ATF

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    WTH does that mean?

    You don't have to have an iPhone to answer the question. Y'all are making this way harder than it needs to be.
     
  7. ATF

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    I just realized I was thinking about the world ending soon, as in near future -- not future as in 1,000 years. So in that case I could help spread the information to later generations.
     
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    Are you calling a moderator a troll? Oh, lawdy :frantic:

    Personally I'd rather know how the world ends, it would be more interesting than knowing when. Probably wouldn't live long enough to see the world end, as temujin said. Even if I did know when, it wouldn't matter, because what would I do any different?

    I can see what you mean, about helping future generations. But knowing how would also help them out. And all you'd need were two people collaborating and you would know both answers, so everyone would be happy :p
     
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    You're gonna die eventually I'm afraid. You might want to get started on that list anyway ;)
     
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    Dec. 21 is not that far away.
     
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    For me, how the world ends.
     
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    Assuming it is a complete worldwide catastrophic event and all life will end, if I had to know one or the other it would be how.

    If I knew when, and it was close (say within 10 years), imagine getting the enthusiasm to get anything done. I can't paint or play music but if you told someone that could they may not create their masterpiece.

    On that cheery thought...
     
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    If it's all over, and there was nothing you could do to stop it, does it really matter how it ends? I guess I'd rather know when.

    It would make a lot of decisions easier, like "Should I go back to school for another degree?" Nah, world's gonna end in two semesters anyway.

    Invest in the stock market? Nope, three fiscal quarters and we're all going to be pushing up daisies. :bye:

    Buy some new EDC gear? Well of course! What if the world was ending and I had corn stuck in my teeth? I'm going to need that titanium toothpick if I want to meet my Maker with shiny pearly whites. :D
     
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    My first instinct is to say when. But what if the ending is something like in that movie Children of Man. Where the world was ending because we couldn't reproduce? I suppose the end would be counted as when the last person dies. So that would mean decades of potential post apocolyptic type living. Maybe how would be a better thing to know after all.
     
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    I suspect that civilization will end long before the Earth does. However in the spirit of fun, I'd like to know when so I could go a bit wild and still have time to hit the confessional before the end.


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    when for sure.
    Knowing how is irrellevant, its going to happen, cant stop it, why be bothered with it.
    But the When...well then you can take care of business while there still time to take care of business.
     
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    Well you now, we are not monkeys. We want to now where, when, and how ;)
     
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    I'd rather know how. If I knew when then it would either change nothing, if the end were far in the future, or if the end were near it would change everything. The former is both far more likely and far more boring.
     
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    Further explanation: I don't care to know *how* it will end because then I'll just be paranoid and constantly wondering when that day will come -- could be next week, could be in 5000 years. If I were to know *when* then I could relax and not have to worry (unless it's soon then I'd get crackin on my list).