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Bk Ray


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Related to my previous post.

One bite will render you fit and well from any injury or disease.

A second bite will roll back the years to your physical peak.

A third bite will give you eternal life.

It's a big apple, you get 6 bites.

What do you do?



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atrimus


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Assuming this just changes me physically (that is, I won't erase the last 14 years of my life), I'd take two bites, putting me back to my mid-20s peak, then pitch the apple. Eternal life (outside of some transdimensional evolution) never had any allure to me.



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Bootch 

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    One bite will render you fit and well from any injury or disease.


Since it's a big apple, I'd share it out.

There's a girl I know who was paralysed in a car accident. She'd get a couple of bites. My mum would get a couple of bites and I'd have the remaining two bites.






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The Black Guardian

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Take two bites, then give the rest to my wife and mother.


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Thurisaz


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Take 3 bites and then sell the remaining 3 bites separately to 3 billionaires for an insane amount of money so I am set financially for my eternal life.




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Dragon Red


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Destroy it.

Why? Because imagine, if that thing were to be successfully copied, what would that mean for life on Earth. Fear of death is natural, but you know an inevitable end to our human adventure is how we take every moment to its richest.

Its tempting to use it to help others but, you know, much like me, you, and everybody else in this thread, they've had their turn we've all had our chance. We have to make way eventually for the next incarnations to take our places. Sucks but that's mother nature. As the Oracle said, "Everything that has a beginning has an end Neo." Besides, the things we experience the good things and the awful are what make us who we are.




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Bk Ray


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    Related to my previous post.



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    One bite will render you fit and well from any injury or disease.



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    A second bite will roll back the years to your physical peak.



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    A third bite will give you eternal life.



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    It's a big apple, you get 6 bites.



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    What do you do?


I got the premise from a Neil Gaiman short story. An elderly woman found the Holy Grail and was offered three gifts eventually to trade (the apple, the philospher's stone and a phoenix egg).

She eventually agreed, but turned down the apple (she was offered all 3 in exchange). Whilst tempted, she was disgusted by the thought of becoming young and dealing with people looking at her, as she was when she was beautiful and slim).

She merely kept the objects as trinkets. I have no idea how big the apple was and may well be that it could only take 3 bites.

I was surprised with the fact that 2 bites were considered by most for partners, mother's and for those in need. I was curious to see if it would be considered for yourself and one other would have eternal life together. If you fell out with that person then Sarte's quote may well come true 'hell is other people'.

Thank-you for all your posts. Very interesting.



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The Black Guardian

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Psst...

Eating it does a fine job of destroying it. \:\)


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Dragon Red


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That's fine and dandy, but I don't believe I should eat it, or anybody else should.




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Bk Ray


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A 20 year old will probably either take 1 bite or 3 bites.

Would a 30 year take 2 bites? Probably not? A 40 year old maybe, 50 year old more likely etc.



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The older you get the more 2 and definitely more 3 bite answers you will get.

As for me...as long as the immortality isn't being stuck alone at the end of the universe...probably take 3 bites...and share 3bites with my girl so we would have each other for company.


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Bk Ray


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    As for me...as long as the immortality isn't being stuck alone at the end of the universe...probably take 3 bites...and share 3bites with my girl so we would have each other for company.


Yeah, I thought this. Although it would be heartbreaking see your kids grow old. I probably would swap my wife out for my daughter.




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MysteryMan


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    Yeah, I thought this. Although it would be heartbreaking see your kids grow old. I probably would swap my wife out for my daughter.



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....you can always have new kids. ;P


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