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What do YOU say? Is it "better to burn out" or "fade away?"

Part of the lyrics to Def Lepard's Pyromania, and a quote used by the big ugly dude in the movie Highlander starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery

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Kurt Cobain from one of the biggest bands in the 90's asked the same question. I would say fade away because you'll be remembered for all the great things you accomplished.

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And he definitely left wit a bang!! (Buh dum chingg)
sorry I couldn't resist a cheesy joke!
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actually it was ignorant.
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Not really...I don't think you know the actual definition of ignorant!
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To Anthony420: I probably shouldn't have cracked up over your comment, but I'm not sure which was more funny: The comment or the "Buh dum ching" I may steal that one from you. : D
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I'd say fading away at least preserves your reputation. If you burn out people will remember you for your last act. Not what you accomplished as a whole

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If you fade out people forget you'
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Wow. Noteworthy. Thanks for responding.
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They forget to remember you , I should say
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"better to burn out" sounds like a more badass catchphrase.

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Yeah, it does.
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Old stoners never die..they just burn out!!

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And the "roaches" go with them? : D
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I hope
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And they got it from a quote by General Douglas MacArthur, "An old soldier never dies, he just fades away." I would rather fade away.

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ita better to burn out than fade away. listen to the def leppard song rock of ages

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Damn, I think you're right, Pyromania was the title of the ALBUM not the SONG. Thank you for the correction, and your response.
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Fade away. If I live my life with love for God and others and with deep convictions and integrity, I will leave behind a legacy that will be remembered.

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Thank you too for your thoughtful response.
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