If you had 1 year left to live…

Be The Change 2013 (@bethechange2013) 9 years, 5 months ago

If you had one year left to live how would you treat this day?

Facing death is always an experience that helps us to learn to embrace life. Facing our own death or the death of a loved one often brings life-changing distinctions.

My uncle’s death after his 10 year battle against cancer, while extremely challenging served as a catalyst to the most powerful and inspirational experiences of my entire life.

http://bethechange2013.co.uk/just-one-year-left-to-live/

To learn some of the valuable lessons of how embracing the lessons of death can have the most powerful effect to help us live our life to the fullest have a read of this article.

http://bethechange2013.co.uk/just-one-year-left-to-live/

March 15, 2013 at 5:17 am
Anonymous (272) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Take out a big loan, have lots of unprotected sex, travel. I’d like to go to the amazon and do ayahuasca with the witotto and shipibo.

After all is said and done, I’d tell my family goodbye and I love them.

Overdose on heroin.

Note I’m not afraid of dying. But if it is highly likely I’m going to die anyway, I’d take matters in my own hands and go out the way I wanted. I see no reason to suffer unnecessary suffering.

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Be The Change 2013 (5) (@bethechange2013) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

For me it would have to be try to make the greatest impact I could possibly make in other people’s lives and use my forthcoming death as a means to help people learn to live their lives as fully as possible.

http://bethechange2013.co.uk/just-one-year-left-to-live/

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jdog (10) (@jayden2016) 9 years, 5 months ago ago
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E.C.F. Doyle (346) (@chekovchameleon) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@ballsackturtles23, Nice

@bethechange2013, But how would you make this impact? This is a very vague way to spend a year.

I would also take out a huge loan. Do bungee jumps, take lots of different narcotics, enter some really high stakes poker tournaments and towards the end I’d blow up a few banks or something.

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kaysteady (18) (@stereofidelic) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

I would do whatever the hell I wanted. I’d eat whatever I wanted. Fuck diets. Travel anywhere I wanted to go. I’d pay old mental debts that still sit in the back of my mind. I’d quit my job. I believe I’d be far more bold and daring. And way more open with what I had to say.

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Mikey D (72)C (@feelhappiness) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

I think it’s really challenging to say what you/I/anyone would do if you knew this, unless you actually knew you were going to die for real.

It’s like when someone asks if you “would” buy something and you say yes, but then when they ask you to buy it, you don’t. People behave differently in a “real” situation.

That being said, I’d probably go skydiving as often as possible. Always a good time.

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Anonymous (145) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Be mindful of death.

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Emma (193) (@emmaclaire) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

I wouldn’t change anything

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Anonymous (512) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@emmaclaire, Was waiting for somebody to say this.

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Anonymous (272) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@chekovchameleon, Blow up banks…. LOL!

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Emma (193) (@emmaclaire) 9 years, 5 months ago ago
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Be The Change 2013 (5) (@bethechange2013) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

If you had one year left to live what would you do?

http://bethechange2013.co.uk/just-one-year-left-to-live/

I would use my experience as an opportunity to inspire others to live life to the full – I would do this through delivering talks, write a book, do webinars, go on TV shows… do whatever I could to get the message out to leave a legacy that inspired as many people as possible to take more control of their live, to do more, to live more and love more!!!!!

What about you? :-)

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@ballsackturtles23, oooh watch out world, look at this guy.

I’d probably spend my year creating art and writing down my thoughts.

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Anetuki (35) (@whiteblueberry) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

The first 3 things that came to my mind regarding this question are:
travel my ass off
make a positive change in someones (even better – plural) life
love enermously

Could this question be a great lead to finding one’s bliss? I mean, ofcourse most people would focus on non-material things but i think that very well shows how simple life should be.

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Marie (2,051) (@ARCANUS) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

I’d tell all the people I care about that I love them, make peace with the past, travel like mad, try drugs I atm don’t dare to but want to try, wander the streets and sing, smile to strangers and not worry about looking creepy, kiss everyone, give out free hugs wherever I go, swim naked in the ocean, try to meet J K Rowling, listen to music so loud I’d irritate all my neighbours, call all my artist friends and collaborate on huge art pieces, I wouldn’t be afraid to say exactly what I mean, and wouldn’t hold myself back. Oh, and I’d be out in nature more. And write a book. And try to leave behind a mark that helps someone on their journey.

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Anonymous (177) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

carry on

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PRAKASH (236) (@lesterxp) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

What is the difference between passing away in one year or 50 years? Time is perceived mentally. As you can dream an entire lifespan in 10 minutes you can live 50 years like one. The potentiality is always there. Anyone can do anything at any given time, the only difference stated here is that consequences are avoided through the death of the subject before they can be enforced, making death the last consequence of birth :)

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Be The Change 2013 (5) (@bethechange2013) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

If you had one year left to live how would you treat this day?

Facing death is always an experience that helps us to learn to embrace life. Facing our own death or the death of a loved one often brings life-changing distinctions.

My uncle’s death after his 10 year battle against cancer, while extremely challenging served as a catalyst to the most powerful and inspirational experiences of my entire life.

http://bethechange2013.co.uk/just-one-year-left-to-live/

To learn some of the valuable lessons of how embracing the lessons of death can have the most powerful effect to help us live our life to the fullest have a read of this article.

http://bethechange2013.co.uk/just-one-year-left-to-live/

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Anonymous (86) (@) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

I’d be considerably more reckless than I am now…

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Lots of drugs, sex, driving fast…

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Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

You should treat every moment like you don’t know if the next one will be your last. Taking a moment for granted is taking your life for granted, because you assume that you’re going to keep on doing the same things, when in reality you never can know what will happen. It’s arrogant, because really you could die at any time, you should not get stuck in the daily routine of just assuming that tomorrow will be like today. You can’t ever know, truly. Sure you can predict based on probability and live your life accordingly, but you should never take it for granted or assume without pondering the fact that you could theoretically die at any moment.

So if you found out that you were going to die in a year, and your life would change dramatically from the way it is now, then you are taking your life for granted. It really should not matter if you know you’re going to die in a year or not. We all get stuck in the ruts sometimes, but it’s not good to think along the lines of “if I die in a year, then I’ll live fast and hard,” cause that just means that the life you’re living now is monotonous and trivial, and that you’re taking this moment for granted.

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Sandy (115) (@sandman) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

I would like to pass on to others the 2 things that have had the biggest impact on me. (Practically speaking, things like mosquito nets and oral rehydration therapy probably save the most lives, but I have to work from what actually interests me.)

1. Movies with beautiful cinematography and a powerful spiritual message have changed my life (Contact, Phenomenon, The Matrix, Powder, Being in the World, Baraka.) I am slowly working on trying to make things like that. It’s such a thrill to see a vision come to life: to invite other people into my dreams by making films.

2. Helping people solve problems in their lives through past-life regression therapy is the most direct, powerful, and spiritually mind-blowing thing I’ve ever seen. If I could help spread the word about the true nature of the soul, or become a practitioner within the year, I would probably go for that. (Reference: Many Lives Many Masters, Journey of Souls, Proof of Heaven)

(note: I am not a saint…I’m just a little older than a lot of people here, and I’ve already spent a couple of decades indulging in sex, dancing, drugs, travel, skydiving, motorcycles, meditation, and other delights. I’m at the point where it feels good to give back to the world…)

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yugen (29) (@jreynolds789) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

I’d record every single day and have the footage passed on to be made a documentary called “One Year Before You Die”

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Kimo (20) (@kkainoa) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

FSU – Fuck shit up!

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

I’d start by going back to my old cubicle with my Rancid shirt, leather coat, and my aviators on, smoking a joint (because if I only get one year anyway, it won’t matter that I’ve backslid just for one day) and carrying a carton of gasoline. I’d pour the gasoline on the cubicle, throw the lit joint on it, and burn that motherfucker down. Then I’d steal an IROC-Z Camaro or Trans Am, drive to Wall Street arriving at whatever time they get out of work……and mow down every one of those bastards unfortunate enough to be in my way. Running over bankers all the while drinking and driving, blasting “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest. My raging ’80s street monster will laugh at their precious money as it crumples the elite like empty beer cans. You don’t know what it’s liiiiiiiiiiiike!!!!

Nah.

I’d just try to cram as much neat things into that year as possible. Play a lot of games with my brothers. Make them break out the Legos and action figures again with me and relive childhood, making the story to end all stories because for me it will be. Fly a kite. Play a lot with my dog. Hang out with family. Play in parks. Have a crazy Star Wars rpg campaign. Jump over bushes and fences through people’s backyards. Bike all over town. Go rafting again. Write like a fiend, and leave an awesome script for my illustrator friend to draw a hell of a novel. Try to learn enough guitar to write a 12 song CD before I go. Speedread through some great books. Catch fireflies. Buy a few nostalgic items, like CDs i’ve been meaning to collect, and other things. Absolutely finish anything and everything I’ve ever meant to. Tell certain ladies how I feel. Say goodbye and so long to all my family and friends. And I suppose by then it would be time to bow out.

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