The Daily Opinion – Health

If you knew the exact day you would die would you live your life differently?

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31 Responses to The Daily Opinion – Health

  1. Lisa Rosier says:

    It strikes me as sad that my answer is “yes.” I’ll have to do something about that — thanks for the provocation.

  2. lifelifedeathdeath says:

    If I got enough money, yes!

  3. adweeb says:

    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.

  4. stillhope2014 says:

    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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Little Drakon says:

    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.

  8. moodymandi says:

    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! 😀
    God bless!

    • 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. 🙂

  9. Danny James says:

    Of course! My financial plan would be the last check I wrote to the funeral home bounced.


  10. KG says:

    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

  11. Nicole says:

    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.

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