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 johnemanuel
Joined: 7/22/2007
Msg: 1
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Here is my question: if you just received the news from the doctor that you only had a month or so to live, what would you do with the little time you had left to live? How would your life change and in what ways? How would time change for you?
 James Bottomtooth III
Joined: 5/19/2008
Msg: 2
one month to live
Posted: 10/24/2009 8:30:47 AM

Here is my question: if you just received the news from the doctor that you only had a month or so to live, what would you do with the little time you had left to live? How would your life change and in what ways? How would time change for you?



It would depend on how long they kept me in jail after I take a 997 GT3-RSR for a test drive.
 farceur
Joined: 5/3/2009
Msg: 3
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Posted: 10/24/2009 9:31:30 AM
The typical philosophy is concerned with events, death being one, but treats life overall as expected to last a natural span, some 70-80 years or so. I think if I got the news I would be prepared because I have already thought about death being ahead and also always on hand, just one mistake away. I'd plan for the shortest time, like if the prognosis was for 1-2 months, I'd figure 3-4 weeks. If I lived longer, oh well. Then I would do exactly what I am doing now, except I'd stop working, and I'd spend my money. I would ride here and there on my bike, talk to people, eat snacks, wander in the woods, listen to music, write, watch some TV. There is nothing in particular I have in mind that I would need to do, just run out my time having some fun. I think the way time passed would be the same. I don't think I would feel rushed or like I had to savor every remaining second. I think mostly I would be free to enjoy everything without concerns about the future. I'd be relieved of the chore of having to survive old age. I think I would laugh a lot, and things would seem funny even more than they already do.
 Settleforthis
Joined: 12/7/2007
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Posted: 10/24/2009 9:38:20 AM
I would try to set the world record for weight gained in one month. MmmmmmcDonald's breakfast sandwiches ftw.
 JustDukky
Joined: 7/8/2004
Msg: 5
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Posted: 10/24/2009 10:25:12 AM

if you just received the news from the doctor that you only had a month or so to live, what would you do with the little time you had left to live? How would your life change and in what ways? How would time change for you?

I think I'd finally get busy writing a manifesto for changing humanity's view of law and the paradigm of governance. I'd like to think that people would be more inclined to listen to a man who thought enough of humanity that he would spend the last few days of his life working feverishly to provide them with a manual on how to build a world of true freedom, happiness and abundance.

My life wouldn't change in any significant way (except perhaps for a greater sense of urgency for getting my work done in time). I try to live my life as though I might die tomorrow anyway, but being human, I often put things off till the day after.

Time would not change for me... Being an atheist means that what little time I have is more precious than gold and ought to be spent wisely, with full appreciation of both the beauty and the horror of life.
 mirabelle13
Joined: 9/16/2009
Msg: 6
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Posted: 10/24/2009 11:07:56 AM
I would tell everyone who is dear to me that I love them. I would make amends to all the people I have harmed in my life. I would give away everything that I possessed for the sheer joy of it. I would make a child happy. . .
 Paul K
Joined: 3/10/2006
Msg: 7
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Posted: 10/24/2009 11:57:19 AM
I had a friend in that situation, and what he told me is that when he was told that he might be terminal, he started thinking about the very subject here, but when they told him he had a month or two, everything changed. That type of knowledge affects you in ways that never knew it would.

Paul K
 Martin D Martian
Joined: 10/17/2009
Msg: 8
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Posted: 10/24/2009 12:47:15 PM
I always assume that today is my last day. This way I live as if Im dying. Because, really I and all of us are really slowly dying if you think about it.
 bedlog
Joined: 1/25/2006
Msg: 9
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Posted: 10/24/2009 5:37:26 PM
I'd get a second, third and fourth opinion and if they all confirmed the first test result, I'd update my will, pay off all my bills, make sure my organs can be donated and are still usable, give blood one last time. Sell, donate, give away all my belongings. Have a pre-wake with the family and people who I'd want to know time is up. Make sure there are no financial debts from me, after I've been cremated.
Time would definitely speed up for me I think.
 colt8301
Joined: 10/25/2006
Msg: 10
one month to live
Posted: 10/24/2009 6:16:23 PM
Take out a bunch of loans and go traveling since that is on my very short list of things I want in life. Considering i never had much in this life anyway time wouldn't change much in my eyes, except i would be getting what I was going to get in 20 yrs anyway. damn that was very grim but very true, damn all i want in life is to get my business going and traveling, yeah I aint got much.
 yna6
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 11
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Posted: 10/24/2009 7:37:11 PM
Your status in hell is determined by the size of your escort.
Though I must admit...taking out a whole bunch of BIG loans and insurance policies does sound good......
 monalee1
Joined: 10/22/2007
Msg: 12
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Posted: 10/24/2009 9:28:27 PM
hi...be it that I see that life is only guarenteed to us on a moment to moment basis anyhow I think that I would not be too freaked out, probably because I would pray about it but ultimately I would trust in Gods Will for me... I would want to spend every waking moment with my daughter, telling her and everyone near me to connect with God and Jesus because They Are Pure Love .. I would be responsible about getting paperwork in order but I doubt that I would go to work... I do not see myself going on any shopping or vacation spree at all but maybe out to dinner a lot and anything that my teen would ask of me that I could do... blessings for a long life
 stargazer1000
Joined: 1/16/2008
Msg: 13
one month to live
Posted: 10/24/2009 9:56:25 PM
Really not sure I'd want to contemplate that because then I start thinking of my kids and what it would mean for them. And though I don't agree with mona on most things, she is right about at least one...we're only granted one moment at a time.
 Illusion Of Normalcy
Joined: 10/9/2009
Msg: 14
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Posted: 10/25/2009 4:16:11 AM
I would tell everyone who is dear to me that I love them. I would make amends to all the people I have harmed in my life. I would give away everything that I possessed for the sheer joy of it. I would make a child happy


OK, come on now, seriously?

Now I just feel selfish.

I was thinking I would sell everything I have, go to Nevada and buy me the hottest and most expensive prostitute I could afford for the night! But just to talk about my feelings and cuddle with her... honestly...
 mirabelle13
Joined: 9/16/2009
Msg: 15
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Posted: 10/25/2009 9:04:46 AM
Illusion,

That is not my complete list!
 yna6
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 16
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Posted: 10/25/2009 2:10:25 PM
Maybe go take a crap right on the steps of the Capitol building!
 WalksOnWater2
Joined: 5/19/2009
Msg: 17
one month to live
Posted: 10/25/2009 2:23:28 PM
Since this is all fictional, why can't we add " ten million lottery winner" to it?
It would be more fun to make plans as rich to be dead, than so-so and expiring...
Other versions would include:

"If your a$$ was not big"
"If you had the right size boobs"
"If you had a 10' penis"
"If your name was George Clooney"
"If...(add your fantansy)..."

 Super_Eve
Joined: 10/23/2008
Msg: 18
one month to live
Posted: 10/25/2009 2:39:43 PM
Here is my question: if you just received the news from the doctor that you only had a month or so to live, what would you do with the little time you had left to live?


I am going to answer this question with all seriousness...

I would finally get around to ordering the Rosetta Stone package, so that I could speak semi-fluent Portuguese and Mandarin. I would like to die tri-lingual, darn it...

I would make videos (using computer technology, of course), of future lectures I would like to give to my daughter. I would tell her in unflinching detail about my life, and let her know that she does not have to repeat the same mistakes that I have made, since I have already made them.

I would let her know that even if she made the same mistakes as I did, or made new and different mistakes, that if I were still alive I would love her unconditionally. Beyond all reason and beyond all fear.

I would share with her all of the bits and pieces of wisdom I have collected over the years, some from my own experiences and some from others, and let her know that it is okay to ask for help, and that it is okay for her to be strong and independent. I would let her know that the two are not mutually exclusive.

I would let her know that I see the bright, beautiful teenager she is, and I would miss the incredible woman that she will become.

I would also leave videos for my autistic son. I would let him know how incredible his smile is, how beautiful his delight in the world around him is, and how he is loved beyond all reason and all fear.

I would also ask him to quit making light sabers out his sisters tampons.

I would also let him know, that while the world can be a confusing and dark place, there are special parts of brightness waiting to be found, or rediscovered. I would let him know, that love is around him and inside of him, and I would remind him of the many gifts he has to share.

I would let both children know, that even though they would be orphans (their father died several years ago) that they still had each other, and that family and friends were only a phone call away...

I would also like to go to Africa, and see a Serengeti sunset, just so I can revel in its marvel...

I would definitely burn all of my journals.

I would call my true love, and ask him to fly down and spend my last few days with me...


How would your life change and in what ways?


I probably wouldn't sleep. The thought of non-existence terrifies me. I might even turn to religion, with a prayer to a supernatural being whom I don't even believe in. Please give me the strength to die with as much dignity, and grace as I can muster... While I do loosely follow a religion, it does not require a belief in a supernatural being. But I would pray anyway, if only as an affirmation to myself...


How would time change for you?


I would spend every day, appreciating every inconsequential moment of my silly every day life, and I would be grateful that I had the foreknowledge to be given this opportunity, because most people don't.

I would let the people know in my life, how much I valued them, and how much they have helped shape me as a person, and contributed to a life worth living...

What the h@ll...I really need to get off my a$$ and start doing this, now...

I would also have as much sex as possible...because while alive, I am still an earthy creature...
 WalksOnWater2
Joined: 5/19/2009
Msg: 19
one month to live
Posted: 10/25/2009 3:52:14 PM
^ ^ ^
The thought of non-existence terrifies me.

It can't be so bad... Remember, before you were born? NO worries! It will be just like that!

I would definitely burn all of my journals.

Yes, and throw out all the sex toys and porn videos.
We don't want the kids digging around and finding out about our hobbies!

I would call my true love, and ask him to fly down..

You might wanna do that right now???

What the h@ll...I really need to get off my a$$ and start doing this, now.
I would also have as much sex as possible...because while alive, I am still an earthy creature...

Now, that's a useful suggestion.
I'm just saying....
 afixerupper
Joined: 8/20/2009
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Posted: 10/25/2009 6:08:08 PM
I'd sell my stuff, pay off my bills, place my pets, sell the other animals, do some soul searching about what to do with my assets. I don't think my family is worthy for an inheritance. They are mostly slackers and freeloaders. A gift to them would be a waste. They would just blow through it and be back where they were or worse, in no time. I would have to find a worthy cause to donate to I suppose. Might depend what I was dying of, as selfish as that sounds.
 Super_Eve
Joined: 10/23/2008
Msg: 21
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Posted: 10/25/2009 7:50:51 PM
I suddenly remember, why I should not disclose any emotionalism in these forums...

What can I say? It was a rare moment for me...



The thought of non-existence terrifies me.
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It can't be so bad... Remember, before you were born? NO worries! It will be just like that!


I was speaking in terms of non-existence...

Unless you know me as a person, you have no idea what my beliefs of the afterlife are...

Just saying...



I would definitely burn all of my journals.
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Yes, and throw out all the sex toys and porn videos.
We don't want the kids digging around and finding out about our hobbies!


I want to be cremated. It is a part of the Portuguese-Hawaiian culture that I have adopted from my late husband's family, personal writings and artifacts are cremated as well as the body. And hey, I am willing to include sex toys and porn videos if it is a problem to you. I will no longer have any need of them...unless you are in short supply and want to borrow them...have at it.



I would call my true love, and ask him to fly down..
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You might wanna do that right now???


I have no idea how to respond to that...out of all the things to pick out in my post, I find that one the most peculiar...


What the h@ll...I really need to get off my a$$ and start doing this, now.
I would also have as much sex as possible...because while alive, I am still an earthy creature...
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Now, that's a useful suggestion.


At least we agree on something...
 isnuttinfree
Joined: 7/9/2009
Msg: 22
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Posted: 10/25/2009 9:05:37 PM
^^^ I didn't it as a pick-apart-a-post y'know what I mean. Ought to check out some of my work for comparison lol.

Personally hmmm, assuming I drop dead on the last day of the month and my health is otherwise good the previous 30 days, I'd travel to a few favoured destinations, the final one being where my heart lies! And no it's not my current physical home.
 Super_Eve
Joined: 10/23/2008
Msg: 23
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Posted: 10/25/2009 9:32:02 PM
^^^ I didn't it as a pick-apart-a-post y'know what I mean. Ought to check out some of my work for comparison lol.

Personally hmmm, assuming I drop dead on the last day of the month and my health is otherwise good the previous 30 days, I'd travel to a few favoured destinations, the final one being where my heart lies! And no it's not my current physical home


Hhhmmm...from profile:


To any Adelaide people, I'm hoping for some detailed advice on the most affordable area to buy, it needs to be safe as I'm considering moving there with my baby and elderly mother. The price needs to be pretty much rock bottom, and in a location not too far from town, also with public transport. I know this is an unusual route to ask advice but hopefully someone can assist me as real estate websites don't have the insight locals do.

(realistically I'm not expecting to find anything but thought I'd ask anyway)


My dear, it sounds like Australia is a good place to start...

If you have one month to live...

I wish you the best of luck...
 isnuttinfree
Joined: 7/9/2009
Msg: 24
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Posted: 10/25/2009 10:14:25 PM
I responded to a hypothetical scenario from what I could gather of the thread title and last few posts, people's answers are relative to individual preferences. I read the OT after but it doesn't change my position. It's my choice to decline from going into deeper detail.
You seem to easily misinterpret people's responses.
 WalksOnWater2
Joined: 5/19/2009
Msg: 25
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Posted: 10/25/2009 10:20:30 PM
Never mind mtnwldflower... I mean no evil.
Sometimes I take the serious things lightly, and the the light seriously.
I hope you 'll live a very long time and accomplish all of the above with no rush.

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