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You are told you have six months left to live, what do you or would you do first?

Asked by sarapnsc (1439points) September 25th, 2008

It’s just a simple question….YOU have family, a few friends, a job. YOU are told you have six months left to live, what do YOU/WOULD YOU do first?

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Snoopy's avatar

Quit working.

Les's avatar

I know this may sound strange, but I’d like to finish getting my Master’s degree. I would hate to have spent all of my life working for something, just to throw in the towel at the last second. And once I finished my degree, I would probably just spend the rest of my time with family and friends. I was going to say “travel the world”, but I think I would more likely just move back to Chicago, and spend my last few months at home.

EnzoX24's avatar

Call some friends over, put on some music, and pop open a beer. Every weekend. Work during the week to give some money to my loved ones.

Also make sure I add to my will that I want to be cremated and put in a pimp cup.

jlm11f's avatar

@enzo – hahahahhaha. the pimp cup made me laugh! thanks :)

JackAdams's avatar

I’d kill a LOT of very bad people…

PIXEL's avatar

Go crazy on my credit card.

sndfreQ's avatar

Get a second opinion

marinelife's avatar

Get as much money as I could together and go as many places I have not been yet as I could. Then when I was bedridden, have my bed moved as close to outside as I could.

JackAdams's avatar

I’m surprised no one has said, “Kill the doctor who gave me the bad news, if he doesn’t change his diagnosis.”

jca's avatar

In this order: quit my job, schedule some appointments for second opinions, and go travelling to some places i always wanted to go.

sundayBastard's avatar

I do not wish to incriminate myself.

Cuz I’m not spending 5 1/2 of those 6 in prison.

tWrex's avatar

I’d try to get the most out of it. Probably do a few stupid things, but end up spending most of my time with my wife and dog. I’d try to meet a few famous people though. I think that’d be cool. I’d also try to make a full stop-mo movie as my legacy and throw it to Aardman and ask them if they’d hire me. Then at least I’d go knowing whether or not I could have achieved my dream or not.

sundayBastard's avatar

I would just watch this on repeat. Everday all day for 6 months

tWrex's avatar

@sundayBastard That is the probably the best youtube video I’ve ever seen. Beautiful artistry!

sundayBastard's avatar

@tWrex I like it too!

emilyrose's avatar

quit my jobs was the first thing that came to mind.

augustlan's avatar

After all of the above, I’d write letters to my children, to be opened at specific ages/stages of their lives. I’d give them all my best advice, and tell them all the things I would have wanted to say, appropriate to those ages and/or stages.

JackAdams's avatar

Has anyone with kids thought about doing what was done in the movie, My Life?

WhoCares's avatar

I have no idea! I think the first couple of days I’ll just be recovering from the shock. I’d be devastated. There is not telling what I would do…

shrubbery's avatar

First I’d have to give myself time to come to terms with it, I suppose.
Then I’d scrape funds together and go travelling, probably with my friends, for maybe 3 or 4 months, seeings sights I’ve always wanted to see and exploring the world, and its many religions and cultures. Then I’d spend the rest of the time doing things as usual, but probably spending the time I would usually spend alone or doing nothing, with my family. I’m a creature of habit, I don’t usually like change, so I’d probably just rather things go on as they were. I’d make my sister come home and live with us like it used to be until it was my time to go, probably. For all of that time, I’d be constantly thinking in the back of my mind about philosophy and God and what I believe.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Get a second opinion.

deaddolly's avatar

Travel, while I could. Find homes for my dogs. The hardest thing would be helping my daughter adjust.

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