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If you had 24 hours left to live what would you do?

Asked by LuhvKiller (536points) October 5th, 2009

If you were told you had 24 hours of life left, how would you spend it? Would you tell everyone you loved them, screw like a bunny, or go to church? What would you do?

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eponymoushipster's avatar

find a really good pastrami sandwich (maybe Juniors?) and punch some kitty like it was going out of style.

holden's avatar

screw like a bunny

Jack79's avatar

Spend the whole day with my daughter.

oratio's avatar

I would go to her, and just talk about everything and nothing, til my spark goes out.


I would wanna go like this.

PretentiousArtist's avatar

Drink nothing but black coffee and urinate on every starbucks/mcdonalds/tim hortons I can find

XOIIO's avatar

Kill myself.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@oratio the latter option puts you in the hall of fame.

tandra88's avatar

I would do something to get me on the news. And enjoy 15 min of fame.

Fernspider's avatar

Chocolate cake, bungee jump, sex, coffee, more chocolate cake, fat dooby and the company of the people I love.

Maybe an hour of World of Warcraft. Jeez, gotta get a hold of this addiction!

cyn's avatar

Get off my lazy butt and enjoy life!

Tink's avatar

The same thing I do everyday, nothing.
Or, go give the guy I like a hickey so he can shut up. And then I’d run.

smile1's avatar

probably spend all my time trying to think if what to do with my time…

but, if i happen to get more time, i jsut might spend the time with my family, and make sure that they are ready for me to leave this world.

or take my family, or best friend off to do something crazy like sky diving. :)

Facade's avatar

A lot of bad things and a lot of good things.

Damn_Tony's avatar

I’d ask my best girl friend to marry me in Vegas. Then, you all know what happens.

cyn's avatar

[edit] you can’t run away from that!

chyna's avatar

Say the things I’m afraid to say to people I care about. At this point it would be too late to worry about getting my heart stomped on, so I would just lay it all out.

jamiellee's avatar

I’ll eat all the food I want..I’ll kiss and hug all the people I love!:D

fireinthepriory's avatar

I’m with @Blondesjon! 24 hours isn’t enough time to do anything of worth, although I suppose I’d take the next bus to where my brother lives and just… talk to him.

LuhvKiller's avatar

To answer my own question…I would spend 2 hours having the best sex with my boyfriend. I’d do things to him he only saw in movies. We’d spend a few more hours going over how our future would have been could have been. I would say good bye. Then I’d spend the rest with my family. The last few hours i’d spend talking to God…

pastel's avatar

I would say goodbye to everyone I love and care for and say all things I’ve ever wanted to say to the people I hate and love. And if I have extra time, I’m going to EAT. Yes, eat food.

YARNLADY's avatar

Spend my last cent to go visit my son in Sweden who I haven’t seen in over 20 years, and meet my 9 year old granddaughter for the first time.

cyn's avatar

@Damn_Tony Yes, but I’m assuming your girl best friend does not have herpes. ( ;

Fred931's avatar

I would probably just sit around. Its not like what i’ll do in 24 hours will really wind up mattering.

Damn_Tony's avatar

@cyndihugs Nope, she doesn’t.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I have to agree with @chyna, I’d let all the people I know that I really do love them. Many of these would be some very embarrassing PMs on Fluther. Then I’d call the only two enemies I have in this life, insult them to the point of getting them mad enough to show up at my house, and then I’d shoot the fuckers so I would have some company in Hell. =)

Seriously though, I’d probably do the ‘tell everyone I loved them’ thing, including the PMs, and spend my last hours lying in the arms of my wife.

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

I’d throw the most amazing “last 24 hours of my life” party with all my family and close friends.

wundayatta's avatar

If I had one day to live, I’d probably be really sick or on death row. If I was really sick, there wouldn’t be much I could do other than to try to see as many of the people I cared about as I could, so I could say good bye. If I was about to be executed—well, I’d probably either sit around freaking out about it, or I’d try to find someone to talk to, like a priest, or whoever they let in, or I’d read something interesting, and try not to think about it.

drdoombot's avatar

24 left until my death
Sure, I’m gon waste a lot of lives, but I’ll cherish every breath
I know exactly where I’m going, but I’ma send you there first
And with the shit that I be doing, I’ma send you there worse
I’ve been living with a curse, and now it’s all about to end
But before I go, say hello to my little friend
But I gots to make it right, reconcile with my mother
Try to explain to my son, tell my girl I love her
C4 up under the coat, snatch up my dog
Turn like 3 villains on Wall Street into a fog
Out with a bang, you will remember my name
I wanted to live forever but this wasn’t fame

Aethelwine's avatar

It would involve roasting marshmallows with the kids, looking up at the stars as we sat by the bonfire and told stories while my husband played his guitar, chinese take-out would be eaten, several beers would be consumed, then my husband and I would retreat to the bedroom for the remainder of the evening.

CMaz's avatar

I would join twitter.

f4a's avatar

If you have 24 hours to live, then there won’t be that much repercussion. So many things to do, but for now I’ll say, go to space, see the world in a different view for the last time.

Jeruba's avatar

@YARNLADY, that is so sad. Why don’t you do it?

frostgiant's avatar

I would procrastinate and come up with something at the last minute.

saraaaaaa's avatar

I say break your own boundaries, adopt a complete ‘wtf?!’ attitude and do anything you wanted to do that you never got the chance within the time limit, of course
Personally don’t hate me for this but after I had got my goodbyes out of the way I would probably try the one drug that would numb you to it all, but thats me. I tend to be a flighter more than a fighter much to my own detrement.

deepdivercwa55m's avatar

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts ‘cause there’s no second try
So live like you’ll never live it twice
Don’t take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it’s never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
‘Cause you can’t rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin’ stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

Hellfrost's avatar

eeeerm I would play World of Warcraft for an hour, hang out with my friends, drink as much as possible, do a drug or two, visit a hooker or three and then wait with my family and friends for the end.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I would walk the beach with the one I love :)

Cruiser's avatar

I would walk in the woods with my sweetie and skip stones down by the river.

HighShaman's avatar

I’d find my way back up north and visit my son who is locked because he did not listen to ME… Just one last time .

wundayatta's avatar

Coming back to this question, the first thing that popped into my head is that I would fly to the West Coast to meet someone special. Except that’s not an option any more.

Angels21fvryoung's avatar

do everything i have been scared to do. cant be scared of your that close to death already ;)

JessicaisinLove's avatar

Call my children and friends and take a nap. Dont know how to contact my S/O to speak with him directly so I’d write a letter. Then take a nap. If I’m dying I will be tired.

phoebusg's avatar

If today was my last day. I would make it known to all my friends, family and potential friends. Then schedule some close time with the ones that feel close to me. And invite everyone to my last day’s party. With lots of laughter about the irony of life and it all. Preferably leaving with a good message, and politely asking people to remember me. It’s the only way to “live after death”. The body, I borrowed from the elements/the environment so not too attached. The idea of me, I’d like it to live on a while longer through those that I cared about/cared about me.

Should be a fun party :)

TheJoker's avatar

I wouldn’t tell anyone, but I would find the person I love & spend the time with them.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

I went sky diving
I went Rocky Mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named BluManchu
and I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
and I gave forgiveness I’d been denying

Tim McGraw “Live Like You Were Dying”

Coloma's avatar

Well shit…it would take me at least 13 hours to fly to my ultimate destination…then I would have 11 hours to eat, drink, be merry before the end. Or, I could just stay home and eat, drink and be merry for a solid 24. lol

Love_or_Like's avatar

Enjoy my life with my family and friends. Do everything I all ways wanted. Get married…. Do all crazy shit because I know I will not live anymore…... Any thing that comes to my had. Tell my parents and my Brothers and sister.. I’m very happy I had them in my life… I could not live without them…. And tell my boyfriend I love him and have sex!!! tell every one I love them hug them and kiss them. And lastly thank GOd for everything!

AdvanceSubsonic's avatar

also screw like a bunny

Coloma's avatar


Lol..well..if you’re over 50, you’d probably prefer to eat like a horse! haha

I’ve had my screw like a bunny days, just give me the cheesecake and champagne now. haha


Have great sex while tied up and being strangled——if I’m going to die, might as well do it while I’m having the best time of my life! Lol.

mYcHeMiCaLrOmAnCe's avatar

I’d go to his house, and tell him that I’ll die in some hours. and then I’d ask him to hold me….
and then, what a surprise, I’M DEAD!!!! yeah xD and the happiest ghost
hahahaha :p

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I would take out my son’s ex so that he would get his daughter. Then I would rob a bank and if I got away with it, give the money to my kids. Then I would go to Red Lobster and have a feast.

markferg's avatar

Yes, screw like a bunny, in a church.

silent4geeta's avatar

I think i would call my loved ones and reveal many hidden secrets, if there were any hehe.


Have a lot of great sex until I’m drained and on the verge of collapse. ;)

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