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If You Had One Year to Live...

If you only had 1 year left to live, what would you do with that time?

What would you stop doing?

And what is stopping you from doing those things right now? Or what keeps you doing the things that you would give up?

I’ve been thinking about this a bit as of late and I’m curious to hear others thoughts.

-MAtt

Research a way to extend that year.

D

God damn that just hit me really hard… Im dead fucking serious, and now I have some serious thinking to do.

I went skydiving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I’d been denyin’
And he said some day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dyin’

In the words of Tim Mcgraw you should be living like you were dying anyway.

D

bam i need to think hard about this.

I’d stop doing all the things that piss me off, I’d spend all day in the gym, doing vast amounts of steroids, all night out partying hard til I didn’t get back up anymore.

Plus I’d use the “I’m dying” line to try to get laid a lot.

I’m as philosophically deep a a puddle.

i’d drop out of school

go parachuting

move to canada and play pond hockey all winter

I’d live with no TV.

I would defenately get with as many hot broads as possible.

For now though, I’ve still got time in college after this to have a great time anyways.

I guess the good news is that I’m pretty happy about the way I’m living now :smiley:

You know, the whole “live like there’s no tomorrow” line is such bullshit.

Most people live everyday in preparation for “tomorrow”.

-Training
-School
-Work
-Kicking back at home
-Sleeping
-Shopping

Those are all activities that prepare us for the future, that in some way at least, take away from today.

I think that the only peole who [i]truly[i] live like there’s no tomorrow are bums and real punk-rockers.

But to answer the question, I’d:

-Quit school
-Start using a ton of gear
-Sell almost everything I have and max out my credit cards
-Try payotie(sp?) out in the desert
-Bum around Europe and Australia
-Skydive
-2 girls at once, numerous times!

Get a second opinion…

I’d take out a ridiculous life insurance pay-out [This is of course hoping that Insurance company doesn’t know of my exp. date.]

Get a job and/or sell assets to have the minimum paid for monthly installments [which wouldn’t be too much, even if massive], then extra earnings and cash would be used to travel/party/live it up.

[quote]Soldierslim wrote:
You know, the whole “live like there’s no tomorrow” line is such bullshit.

Most people live everyday in preparation for “tomorrow”.

-Training
-School
-Work
-Kicking back at home
-Sleeping
-Shopping

Those are all activities that prepare us for the future, that in some way at least, take away from today.

I think that the only peole who truly live like there’s no tomorrow are bums and real punk-rockers.[/quote]

I totally agree. Similarly, there are a lot of things that are stupid to do assuming you have a future but might be interesting if you know that you don’t. For example, I would really like to be shot toward the sun with with nothing but a spacesuit. This would, of course, be after I spent all my money on beautiful women.

Yea, it’s definetly true that we do most things in life with “tomorrow” in mind. And it’d be foolish not to. But it’s just interesting to think about how our priorities are formed.

Sometimes, when I’m sitting in on an evening wasting my damn time watching mindless TV, I feel like anything would be better. Going for a walk, going out and trying to find the love of my life, anything.

But I suppose life would be a good deal of work if every moment was filled with “something” rather than filler.

-MAtt

[quote]Soldierslim wrote:
You know, the whole “live like there’s no tomorrow” line is such bullshit.

Most people live everyday in preparation for “tomorrow”.

-Training
-School
-Work
-Kicking back at home
-Sleeping
-Shopping

Those are all activities that prepare us for the future, that in some way at least, take away from today.

I think that the only peole who [i]truly[i] live like there’s no tomorrow are bums and real punk-rockers.[/quote]

Stop working. Devote myself to writing and Philosophy full-time. Learn how to die.

Also, I’d make sure Queen Latifah didn’t star in the screen adaptation of my life.

[quote]Soldierslim wrote:
You know, the whole “live like there’s no tomorrow” line is such bullshit.
[/quote]

I remember reading Lance Armstrong’s first book and he said he had the whole ‘live like there’s no tomorrow’ attitude when he was in remission.

He said he went around with 5 days growth on his face, drinking Bud all the time, and generally looking and living like shit.

I think his change in attitude was a complete 180.

[quote]Matgic wrote:
Yea, it’s definetly true that we do most things in life with “tomorrow” in mind. And it’d be foolish not to. But it’s just interesting to think about how our priorities are formed.

Sometimes, when I’m sitting in on an evening wasting my damn time watching mindless TV, I feel like anything would be better. Going for a walk, going out and trying to find the love of my life, anything.

But I suppose life would be a good deal of work if every moment was filled with “something” rather than filler.

-MAtt[/quote]

I see what you mean man. Lately I’ve been putting effort into jsut trying to enjoy the moment.

When I’m driving I’ve been trying to find stupid stuff to make me laugh. I’ve also recently started to drink beer on a weekly basis again, just one night a week. It’s such a simple pleasure that feels damn good to do. I’ve also been making an effort to just being generally more friendly and open to people; simple shit that feels good and only takes a moment out of your life.

I would become a Viking and go out in a blaze of glory, defeating my enemies and looking forward to their eternity of servitude in the Valhal.

Spend the time with people I love.

party like a rock star…