Let's say you were tipped off from "higher authorities" that you've only got a year of earthly life left. You are fit and healthy but unfortunately, time is running out. What would you choose to accomplish in this precious time remaining after taken care of all personal affairs? All your resources remain the same as your present day, so make it as real as possible.
I am answering yours before answering Marissa for a reason. I find your words to be foolish. Cowardice?
How is it cowardice? It takes an over abundance of courage to take one's own life.
A coward wouldn't be able to take their own life. I think you're confused.
@Marissa, there would be no since in living the remain days. The mental torture is not worth the time or energy. It's best, that when I received the news that I would most certainly die and heard it from a "higher authority"(meaning someone spoke it in my head and it wasn't me), then by all means, I would then probably find it more invigorating to meet the person/entity or whatever spoke in my head, so living would mean nothing, so end it.
Sometimes I really like to chew through this hypothetical scenario "what if I only had a year to live", it helps me putting things in perspective ie. what's important and what's not. I think it is the height of arrogance or ignorance to carry on everyday like it will last forever and squander the best part of my life NOT doing anything that MATTERS.
Recently I have come down with this sense of "Urgency" to birth forth my potential when I still have time, when it is still not too late. I don't want to die with all my potential unborn, unspent, unmanifested. I don't understand this great sense of urgency but it really kicks start the action!
I refuses to live a life "just to survive", do a job to just so I could have food on the table and roof over my head. I quit my job as an international airline flight attendant to become a therapeutic massage therapist because it makes me happy to help people feel better. At my spare time I write and paint, paint and paint.
If I only had a year to live, I want to paint and bring out the magical worlds inside my imagination, depict the amazing spectrum of inspiration to the best of my ability. I want to make them available to the world audience, to help inspire a richer inner and outer world of creativity and co-creation.
Living is not mere surviving. If I were a fire cracker, I don't want to last forever just to exist indefinitely. I want to be ignited.
then death will be a happy ending, a "mission complete!"
Yep....so I try to make every day count. But on the negative days when I spew doo-doo from my heart, I always pay dearly for it. But really, if I knew the clock was ticking I think I'd get on the ball even more. I'd definitley write my memoirs.
You never know how much time you have. Do what you really think you should be doing now. Spend time with those you love now. Enjoy life now. Make a difference for good right now. Do something kind that no one else knows about. Appreciate something. Stop playing stupid video games. Write now. Right now.
I would climb a mountain. Why? Because they scare the heck out of me. I would climb one to say, "There I did it, and I'm still alive." Then, if I fell off and died(which is my reason of mountain phobia) I was gonna die anyway...right?