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The Book - Writing Prompt

If you ever come across a book that has your life story literally unfold in front of your very eyes, would you go ahead and read through the very end?

This question came to me last December 2014. One of the tweets that came in my Twitter feed read,' It is page 360 of your life in 2014. Make the remaining pages count!', so this question came to me and the more I think about it, the less sure I am about what I what. I mean, it will be great to know what the future holds but I doubt if I'll be content with what I'll end up with after reading the book of my life. LOL! Plus, knowing how and when the end will come will surely make me stop and rethink my choices so that I would 'extend' my stay here in this mortal world of ours.

So if you ever come across the book of your life, would you read it through the end?

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oneoveralpha wrote on March 22, 2015, 1:39 AM

Maybe not the actual end, maybe a few pages from the end to see what kind of state I'll be in.

valmnz wrote on March 22, 2015, 2:08 AM

Oh no, I'm a great believer in surprises. If you read the book to the end you wouldn't be inclined to change the direction of the story. I'd rather let my story unfold one day or one page at a time.

BarbRad wrote on March 22, 2015, 3:14 AM

I'm not sure I want to know the future. It might be too depressing. Neither do I want to read the past. I think I choose to live in the present. Each day's troubles are sufficient thereof.

scheng1 wrote on March 22, 2015, 5:08 AM

If a day is a page, then an average person will have 80 years x 365 days = 29200 pages.

arthurchappell wrote on March 22, 2015, 6:04 AM

I'd be too curious not to read the ending - the book would be dangerous and more so if I couldn't change its outcome in some way - hope mine has many pages and chapters to go yet

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 22, 2015, 9:29 AM

I think curiosity would get to most people know matter what they say. I prefer not to know but unless I destroyed the book I am sure I would end up looking

inertia4 wrote on March 22, 2015, 10:29 AM

allen0187 This is one very interesting question you pose. I think I might just be the one to read it all the way to the end. I hate waiting, so I might just jump to the end first. I can see why some people wouldn't want to know how it all ends. But I would like to know because I feel if I know I can possibly change the ending. I can make some changes to alter the ending of my life.

crowntower wrote on March 23, 2015, 6:41 AM

Maybe I get tempted, but I hope not, because if I do... I think that is not going to be challenging anymore. I want to open the box before I get to know what's inside not to peek on it while wrapping it for me. Thank you for this post. God bless.

Porcospino wrote on March 23, 2015, 4:22 PM

I don't want to know what is going to happen in the future. I don't want any information about the good and the bad things that are going to happen, I prefer to get surpriced.