You are going to die tomorrow. What would you do today?

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    Humor is encouraged here.

    Edit: serious is also encouraged here.

    As for me, here are some thoughts...

    I'd do exactly what I am doing now.

    Take out a known person that one knows to be a continuous detriment to society.

    Remove my AdSense code, so that HP gets 100% of my earnings. Unfortunately, that is not an option for me; what with me being a referral account.

    Drop by a place that gives people a happy ending.

    Make some phone calls.

    A steak.


    1. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow - serious, since this can happen to anyone.  I have so many loose ends to wrap up, I can't afford to die tomorrow.  Could you give me 6 months instead?
      In that case, I would get my financial affairs in order, so those who survive me won't have to experience the traumas my friend in the Northwest did.
      I'd quit working, cash in my life savings, and live off that while I finish the novel I'm working on, and delegate my unfinished writings to others.
      I'd record some of my music.  I'd have to re-learn classical pieces I'd played as a child.
      I'd spend my last days at my beloved High Cascade Snowboard Camp.
      How would I die?  I hope it's quick and painless.  Maybe a thunderstorm will blow in while I'm shredding the upper slopes of Mt. Hood, and I'll get struck by lightning.  Maybe they'll even get a picture of it, to put on my urn!
      Six months is not long enough for me to qualify for wing suit flying, so I'll have to skip on that one - especially since I still don't have the nerve to go off the high dive at the swimming pool.  But this will do just fine.

      1. Say Yes To Life profile image80
        Say Yes To Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Come to think of it, if I only had one day left, I'd take a bunch of dope and try wingsuit flying right now!  I'd have nothing to lose.

    2. delia-delia profile image81
      delia-deliaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If I knew it would be tomorrow and already having survived cancer, I'd accept it. I'd pray that my family would have faith in the Lord since He is in control...earthly things will not go with you and since I believe there is a life after death and none of us can prove anything about afterlife...I'd rather believe this, then nothing....  ;-)

      1. paradigmsearch profile image61
        paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this


    3. Christy Kirwan profile image92
      Christy Kirwanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This thread puts me in mind of this:

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image84
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!  I don't go to bars, and I don't have anything against ducks, but whenever I see a mime, I get an urge to smack them one. 

        Some movie, Barefoot in the Park, I think, has a great scene where the main male character (upset about his love life) knocks over a mime in Central Park. Mimes will drive you to that.

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image92
          Christy Kirwanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hah, I don't know what it is about mimes, but it seems like loads of people can't stand them! They might actually have a worse rap than clowns.

          1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image84
            Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Glad to know I'm not the only one - I don't feel so much like a potential mugger now.  I don't think I'd spend my last day knocking one over - but I admit that would fill one of my hidden urges to do so. 

            I'd probably contact all those I love and thank them for being in my life, and for the good they've given me in making me feel that way.

            Sidebar - I just sent an email - can somebody track down the issue I reported?

            1. Christy Kirwan profile image92
              Christy Kirwanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              We're on it. wink

              1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image84
                Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                You guys are great!


    4. Yves1977 profile image61
      Yves1977posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      First i would burn and destroy all my hard drives! :p
      I'll probably end up in a place with happy endings too. With family and friends. For me that place is a all-you-can-eat diner with all-you-can-eat dessert aswell ( the happy ending).
      To finish i would go home and just sit there. With a book or with laptop/tablet. Ending my last that with one of the things i really enjoy. Being alone in my comfortzone smile

  2. ChristinS profile image39
    ChristinSposted 8 years ago

    I would definitely gorge on all my favorite foods - breads, fine chocolates, maybe some apple crown royal with cranberry juice - it's fabulous.

    I'd make recordings for the talking urn I would want to be placed in.  I was born on Halloween, so every year at Halloween I would want my family to take it out to honor me.  It should have a motion detector on it so when anyone walks past my place on the mantel,  my voice scares the pants off of them as they pass by. This would be slightly evil, make people very uncomfortable and be hilarious all at the same time - trifecta.  The ultimate way to have me laughing in the afterlife should such a thing exist. 

    If this were a real scenario, I'd probably spend it gathering all of my writing, art, and other things that were a personal expression of me and place it in a book or box for my boys to have and remember me by.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent. You caused me to alter the op.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    What to do today, when I really know that I am going to die tomorrow?

    I am so lucky I am doing it right now.

    I no longer have to work for a living, 35+ years I did that.

    Flat damn broke I am, the unpaid caregiver thing did that. But excellent now.

    I'm just meandering here...

  4. Richard-Bivins profile image80
    Richard-Bivinsposted 8 years ago

    I'd catch up on the last few seasons of Game of Thrones since I have only watched season 1.

    1. ologsinquito profile image84
      ologsinquitoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd want to be ready to meet God.

  5. susi10 profile image96
    susi10posted 8 years ago

    Bit of a Steve Jobs reference there...

  6. Popit profile image61
    Popitposted 8 years ago

    I'd want to spend my last day with my husband and kids, telling them I love them, answering any questions they could think of, (there's loads of things I wished I'd asked my parents when they were alive,) and assuring the kids that they will get over my passing.  I think during the dark days after someone dies, there is a huge comfort from knowing that they loved you.  If I were to die tomorrow, it doesn't really matter that I haven't done everything I wanted to; how boring would life be and how would you live with yourself, if every challenge had been met and every joy already experienced?

  7. tirelesstraveler profile image59
    tirelesstravelerposted 8 years ago

    This is good to think about.
    Since, I was told 5 years ago, my cancer prognosis was max 5 years, I figure I am as close to this as some.   
    Imagine my surprise I am still here.  I am amazingly healthy. I went hiking this morning,  made plans to see a presentation for a hike across Spain I am planning in 2016- 

    My immediate thoughts were: Do nothing, go shooting, find the grands and play hide and seek, get to work on my list of hubs I plan to file DMCA's .  But right now I am really just enjoying having a day at home.

    Most situations I can think of that would not include a tomorrow wouldn't give me options for doing  anything today anyway.


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