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    Would you shorten your life span by 20 years for $20 million?

    Think of a scenario where you're offered $20 million. The price would be that your natural life would be shorten by 20 years.

    Would you take the deal? You could use the money to make a better life for your family. Send them to better schools. Give them a better standard of living. You can use the money to travel, do things you can't normally do in this life time. On the other hand, you probably won't see your kids go to college, your grandchildren..etc...




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    Nope, not for a second. I kinda like living thus far.




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    Actually living until the end of your natural life isn't guaranteed anyway. I'd bite, as I figure I'd be pretty pissed off if I turn it down then die in a car crash, of coronary heart disease or cancer before I hit 50. The $20million would also help to handle most of the unnatural causes of death, so I might even be likely to live longer on balance.




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    My life isn't directed by money. I wouldn't even consider it.




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    You'd get $20 mil deposited tax free in your bank account now.

    Analyse it this way. You're 20 now. And you'd live to 85. You'd simply die at 65. You're comparing 45 years of good live vs. the last reach of your life living as a senile old person in senior home.

    Or really comparing the 45 years with $20 mil vs 45 without.




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    I live to fly airplanes, not to be rich. Therefore, the money would we worthless for me. Don't get me wrong... it would be NICE to have... but it would give me 20 less years to fly and that does NOT work.




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    I'ld take it just for the fact that when I died it would be there to help my family in the future. My children and their children would be able to go to good school and live great lives. I think I would do it, not so much for myself but for my family.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty_Zulu
    You'd get $20 mil deposited tax free in your bank account now.

    Analyse it this way. You're 20 now. And you'd live to 85. You'd simply die at 65. You're comparing 45 years of good live vs. the last reach of your life living as a senile old person in senior home.

    Or really comparing the 45 years with $20 mil vs 45 without.
    That's a much different way of looking at it than I thought. That life would guarantee I'd live to be 65. I can't guarantee that now. And I'd get 20 million to boot? Sounds like a pretty decent deal. Also, I think it'd be nice to know when I was going to die, because I could take all the appropriate measures and stuff.

    I thought you meant that I'd get 20 years axed off of whenever I was supposed to die. Which could be tomorrow when I'm driving or something. Now I wouldn't want that at all. But if you're just going to take my pants-crapping nursing home years, then you might have a deal.




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    Let's see. I am going to live to be 116 as of right now. If i took the deal I'd still live to be 96. That isn't too bad of a lifespan. Then again I won't be able to see three different centuries.

    Nah, I'd rather retire at 95 and live another 21 years. No money for me.




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    well, if you made the numbers more like 105-20=85 I'd be on it. My grandparents areabout 85ish and they're just starting to slow down enough ot matter. when they were in their 70s they were working and exercising and living relatively normal lives. I wouldn't want to miss out on that. but after you have problems driving and difficulty walking I think life loses a lot of it's luster.

    with all the medical advances out there these days, if you don't die from cancer or a heart attack or a stroke or a traffic accident, you actually have a great chance to get pretty damned old. especially if you're under 25 or so.

    also, I'm pretty sure that I'm going to die of a massive coronary failure around 50--maybe i'll make it to 60, so I would prolly make out pretty well with this deal. I mean, i smoke, I eat way too much red meat, and I never buy diet anything or low fat anything. I take terrible care of myself because it doesn't seem to affect me. maybe one day when i start getting fat I'll change my heartunhealthy ways but for now, pass the porterhouse and make the 20 million dollar check payable to Stephen




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