Poll: I would rather live...
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A.
65 42%
B.
89 58%
Voters: 154.
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#1
Ask Kurt Cobain I suppose.

A. Anyway, what does the Pit think? Would you rather go on a mad rollercoaster of a lifestyle, filled with sex, drugs and rock and roll? Live it to the maddest, touch millions and fall victim to a premature death at the age of 27? (Think any "rockstar" here; Vicious, Hendrix, Buckley etc.).

B. Or live a more moderate life? 9-5 job, wife, kids, retirement and death? Nice house, nice car, nice holidays?

Evidently, most people would pick somewhere in the middle.

But, for the sake of the argument, if you to choose between the two, which would you pick?
#2
Probably a but live on to 31
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#3
B, not even close for me. I'd rather be loved and appreciated, and make a positive impact on, my own family and friends than be world-famous for being a crazy alcoholic.
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#4
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B, not even close for me. I'd rather be loved and appreciated, and make a positive impact on, my own family and friends than be world-famous for being a crazy alcoholic.
Still... would be pretty epic (whilst it lasts of course).
#6
B.
Of course I'd still be in a small band on the side, something about still playing metal at 70 makes me chuckle.
#8
No one would remember any good of you for being a drug and sex crazed maniac (see Charlie Sheen). I'd rather be forgotten then remembered for how much heroin they found in me when they ran an autopsy on me. I'll take a family and kids that I truly love over that any day.
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#9
If I was with people I loved, and my life wasn't totally meaningless, I wouldn't mind dying young. I'm scared of growing old anyway.
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#11
I'd be interested to know the ages and relationship statuses of the people voting...I have a feeling that many/most of those voting for "A" are young and single. I may be totally wrong though
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#12


I don't want to live to be as old as Jackal.
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#13
I don't want to live to become a burden for neither myself nor my kids/friends by becoming dement and insane and just lie in a hospital bed.

Neither do I want to die when I'm 27 as that's pretty ****ing close on.

Something in between. I try to enjoy myself as much as possible all the time but I don't really wanna fade away.

The song My My Hey Hey is however a fabolous song so I'll just post a link of it;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY5x8pF512k

I can't really vote for neither then I assume. I wanna die at around 60 or so, I don't want to become limited because of my physical incabability of being active and moving and walking around.
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#14
deffinatly B. I'd still have fun but it would be spread out more and not quite as chaotic and fast as A. Maybe go drinking every week/month instead of everyday.

You have to be realistic, unless you're slash and do all the things in A but somehow survive 40+ years?
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#15
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I don't want to live to be as old as Jackal.

That can be arranged.


Dieing sucks.
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#16
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I'd be interested to know the ages and relationship statuses of the people voting...I have a feeling that many/most of those voting for "A" are young and single. I may be totally wrong though


I'm young and single and I chose B, but then by the time I'm old and have been with someone for 40 years I'll be singing a different tune.
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#17
TS, it's really funny you should ask this question because there's this Neil Young song... hey, wait a minute. Oooohhhh, I see what you did there.
#18
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That can be arranged.


Dieing sucks.


Pfft, are you going to beat me to death with your walking stick?
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#20
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Pfft, are you going to beat me to death with your walking stick?


Don't be naive, he's going to crush you in the mechanism of his stair-lift your no-good-fur-nuthin-punk!
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#21
I'd love to live life to the fullest and live forever (aka pull off an ozzy) but between those two options, I'd go with A. I love sex, drugs, and rock n roll. Also, touching millions of people with my music sounds better than living to be a long, average life. Besides, who said that I HAVE to die thanks to a drug overdose? It could be a car crash. Either way, dying young ensures that you are never forgotten, man.
#22
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I'd love to live life to the fullest and live forever (aka pull off an ozzy) but between those two options, I'd go with A. I love sex, drugs, and rock n roll. Also, touching millions of people with my music sounds better than living to be a long, average life. Besides, who said that I HAVE to die thanks to a drug overdose? It could be a car crash. Either way, dying young ensures that you are never forgotten, man.


Yeah, dying young and living on in peoples minds sounds great. Good luck, Achilles.
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#23
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Yeah, dying young and living on in peoples minds sounds great. Good luck, Achilles.


you got me. I really was thinking about that lol
#24
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I'd love to live life to the fullest and live forever (aka pull off an ozzy) but between those two options, I'd go with A. I love sex, drugs, and rock n roll. Also, touching millions of people with my music sounds better than living to be a long, average life. Besides, who said that I HAVE to die thanks to a drug overdose? It could be a car crash. Either way, dying young ensures that you are never forgotten, man.


Just think about it. Who really sits down and goes ''Man I really ****ing miss <famous dead rockstar>'' Other than their family ? Sure you may have made some great music but people move on, no-one is going to mourn you forever. You die and that's the end sucka'
#25
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I'd love to live life to the fullest and live forever (aka pull off an ozzy) but between those two options, I'd go with A. I love sex, drugs, and rock n roll. Also, touching millions of people with my music sounds better than living to be a long, average life. Besides, who said that I HAVE to die thanks to a drug overdose? It could be a car crash. Either way, dying young ensures that you are never forgotten, man.


Who says you can't be remembered when you died after living a long life?

Or do you wanna be remembered for dying young? Then go do something about it now.

It's what you do with your life not at what age you die at.
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#26
A, except instead of dying, I'd just not go crazy anymore.
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#27
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I'd be interested to know the ages and relationship statuses of the people voting...I have a feeling that many/most of those voting for "A" are young and single. I may be totally wrong though

19. Single. Voted for B haha.
#30
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His band became instantly more renowned after his suicide.


I have no idea who that is.
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#31
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I have no idea who that is.
Ian Curtis.

From Joy Division. They went on to become New Order.
#32
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Ian Curtis.

From Joy Division. They went on to become New Order.


I can name one song from Joy Division and none from New Order. And I think I've spoken to friends about Joy Division and most of them looked bemused.
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#33
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I aspire to shoot myself in the face with a shotgun if that's what you're getting at.

Wouldn't hit a vital organ.
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#34
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I'd be interested to know the ages and relationship statuses of the people voting...I have a feeling that many/most of those voting for "A" are young and single. I may be totally wrong though

Sounds just about right

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#35
I remember watching a documentary about Pete Doherty and, at the end, some chap says something along the lines of:

"I can't see him (Doherty) getting clean any time soon. He's shagging the world's biggest supermodel (Kate Moss at the time) and he's playing to thousands of adoring fans every night. Why on earth would he want to change that?!"

And I think there's a point there. Same for Sheen. Though some people might think he's gone off the rails and a bit sad, from his point of view, he's probably having the time of his life!
#36
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Just think about it. Who really sits down and goes ''Man I really ****ing miss <famous dead rockstar>'' Other than their family ? Sure you may have made some great music but people move on, no-one is going to mourn you forever. You die and that's the end sucka'


It's not about people mourning me. People are still talking about Hendrix and Morrison and it's not just their family.


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Who says you can't be remembered when you died after living a long life?

Or do you wanna be remembered for dying young? Then go do something about it now.

It's what you do with your life not at what age you die at.


1) No one. In this case though, who is going to remember someone who lived a long average life life? That's what the topic is.

2) I don't wanna be remembered for dying young. I want to be remembered for making awesome music and not for working a 9-5 job and having a pet golden retriever.

3) See above.
#37
A.

Why? Well because of Radiohead's "No Surprises":

"A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal

You look so tired and unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us
I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit, my final bellyache with

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises please (let me out of here)"
Isn't it a pity?
Now, isn't it a shame?
How we break each other's hearts,
And cause each other pain...


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#38
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19. Single. Voted for B haha.

By young, I more meant 13-16 year olds

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#39
B

If it's in terms of fame or how your name is remembered, take a look at guys like David Gilmour or Neil Young who are still ripping it at their old age. Not everyone who does drugs turns into Keith Richards
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#40
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A.

Why? Well because of Radiohead's "No Surprises":

"A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal

You look so tired and unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us
I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit, my final bellyache with

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises please (let me out of here)"

Seriously?
You're choice is based on a song that basically says 'The quiet kind of life will break your soul' ?
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