“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?
Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?”
― Max Lucado
Alan Watts – if money was no object
A little cliche, but most definitely to rest in peace.
I will want to be at peace with myself.
Oh and probably copious amounts of cannabis.
@epath, funny, the first thing that came to mind for me was heroin too.
But really I think I’d like most some breakthrough experiences with DMT, shrooms, and mescaline. I would spend my last days meditating. I’d live the rest of my life feeling free, doing what brings me happiness.
i thought this was quite interesting
In all honesty though, I came to the conclusion when I was 16 that if I ever knew I was going to die that my plan would be to get a credit card, get a first class flight to San Fran (although I hope to be living there anyway), buy the best old Mustang I can get my hands on, acquire a near lethal amount of heroin, cruise South, inject that shit and drive straight off the Grand Canyon.
That’s probably unlikely to happen haha, but I would like to die in San Francisco. That city brings a great sense of happiness and inner peace to me.
Won’t know until that time comes. People think too far ahead only to get hit by a car tomorrow. Death doesn’t work in our terms, it comes when it comes. And we don’t know how we’d react in a hypothetical situation till the situation occurs. I love when people say they’d be the hero in a crisis situation but over 90% of people are hit with shock and enter the bystander effect when the actual crisis occurs.
We won’t know until the time comes. But for me, being happy and accepting would be great.
I always wanted to die in the wilderness so my body could be recycled and not burnt adding to pollution and not stuck in the ground full of chemicals. At the least, a green burial.
As far as pleasures: done.
Wisdom? First there is a mountain then there is no mountain, then there is…
A fat j, an awesome sunset, tunes, and some good friends
Which ironically costs almost nothing, confirming my belief that I absolutely will not waste my time hoarding money all my life
@nakedape, hopefully nothing. I want to look back on a life well lived, memories of good times, not being crushed, being true to myself. Looking back on being the person I wanted to be, having found a lover to share life with, done everything I wanted to do.
But if the option comes to live forever, I’ll take it in an instant. I’ll fight for life ’til the last.
@staylucky, I’ll pass on the strippers and cocaine. Nasty business.
But your choice in cars is spot on. Mustangs rule! I drive an ’00 GT, not a Cobra, but still a V8…it’s a blast. Unfortunately too expensive though…I won’t be able to keep it much longer. But it’s been great, I got to cross something off my bucket list :)
@staylucky, haha, well, I’m poor as all hell so I can barely even drive it, only really to school and back. But I love GT-500 Mustangs….I love the ’67-”70 cars, if I ever have enough money where it’s no issue, that would be my summer car for sure.
@staylucky, well, I hate to burst your bubble but they are six-figure cars. It’s something I’d like to have as well, though I too am not a materialist. The #1 thing I want to buy is freedom from the hell known as the rat race. But if I could have any car in the world, that’d be the one. I can’t decide which I like best though, the ’67-’68 body style, or ’69-’70. Both are similar engines but drastically different appearance.
A close second is ’70-’71 Challengers, or ’77 Trans Ams…I love those too.