If you knew the exact day you would die would you live your life differently?
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It strikes me as sad that my answer is “yes.” I’ll have to do something about that — thanks for the provocation.
I am glad it produced some thought and thanks for the read!
If I got enough money, yes!
🙂 That makes sense to me! heh
If I knew, I’d probably just do whatever I felt like doing, and either get everything I wanted, or put myself in a terrible position.
Heh, I am sure many people would do that as well! Thank you for the response! -OM
Love this post I really started thinking about things I would do if I knew my DOD (Date of Death). But you just made me realize I SHOULD BE LIVING LIKE THIS AT THIS VERY MOMENT (as if each day were my last)!!! Time to START REALLY ENJOYING LIFE
I agree and I am glad this post brought some deeper thought. Thanks for sharing! -OM
Definitely! I think I’d worry less and enjoy more. We want to believe that we live each day to the fullest but I’m sure if we were honest with ourselves we would be forced to admit that there is much we do because we have to. if you knew when you were gong to die you would forget about that stuff and focus only on the things we want to do the things that make us happy. Maybe this should be a New Years resolution? Live like you are going to die, I’ll add it to my list.
Heh, I wonder. I bet that is often said in some circles. I used to say it once when drinking, but it was in a different context. 😉
I’d start shedding…..papers, ornaments, costume jewelry, clothes I don’ t wear,things I’ve been saving for something and cleaning up my “stuff” act so that my daughter would not have to go through it all for months. Come to think about it, I better start now.
Shedding and giving. That is a nice thought. I would like to think I would be of similar mind myself.
I would like to say no, but, yeah… Life would be lived differently. I bet I wouldn’t enjoy it as much, either, if I knew I was a short timer. The stress of trying to cram all the things I want to do and show my family how much I love them would be terrible.
I would rather think about dying old. Getting to wear a big old lady hat, pushing the grocery cart side by side with my husband, yelling at kids to get off my lawn. Yep. I’d rather have the illusion of getting to live to ninety than be told that I’m absolutely going to die at the age of 36 on September 10th.
I always imagined I would die skydiving myself. Hmmm doing backflips till I hit the ground!!!
Hmmm..I am sure I would. I would most definitely get a lot more accomplished in every aspect of life 😀 In my religion of Christianity we aren’t supposed to know so God will see how true we are to Him and just how strong our faith is, as He has given us the free will to come to Him. It says that Jesus will be back ‘like a thief in the night’ in the Bible.
I also like the uncertainty of it all…I love the element of surprise in my life! 😀
I agree it is nice to not know. But what if you were faced with an illness or some other circumstance? I think it is worth exploring since sometimes these situations can be placed outside of religion. 🙂
Of course! My financial plan would be the last check I wrote to the funeral home bounced.
hahaha nice. I can’t say I disagree with that plan. 😉
I like that plan, why save the money when you could enjoy it!
Indeed, I might even make that Vegas trip I never did before.
Probably not coz I am glad where I am in life now, but I would definitely write down a will as the first order of business
Interesting. So nothing different at all huh?
At least nothing I can think of at the moment. Who knows what cat the new year drags in 😉
LoL, isn’t that what is so much fun about the new year? 🙂
Yeah but I am armed and dangerous. And waiting 🙂
I think it would depend on if I were close to dying or if I had a long time to live. If I have a long time to live still, then…no, I would live life like I am now. If I have a short time to live, then I would want to make every last second of my life count, doing things I want and that make me happy.
I wonder if people would do mundane things like drop their current diets. Heh, I suspect I would. 🙂
I think I would too. I would want to enjoy every last burger I could, don’t forget the fries too!!!
And a shake.
Ditto….My thoughts exactly!