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Six months to live

If you found out you had just six months to live, what changes would you make in your life?

What would you do?

How would it compare to your current life?

I've read about life altering events or news people go thru, and how they use these to drastically change their lives for the better. Since most of us traders are doing this primarily for a better way of life, I thought it would make a good discussion to compare how people would truly change what and how they are living almost overnight, and start being happier for it... Even facing death.

This is hypothetical but try to put yourself in the situation for real and be honest with yourself on what you would change and why, then ask yourself why you don't make some of those changes in your current life ...

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@PandaWarrior, can I pick on you based on some things you wrote in your journal?

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I'd like to believe that I am on the correct path right now for the betterment of my future but honestly, if I found out that I have only six months to live I would:

Fly to Cambodia, rent a dirt bike, camp/explore the jungle and ancient ruins like a savage, then pay a visit to the Cambodian military to blow up a vehicle with an RPG. Then go across the border into Thailand were I can get a Muay Thai fight or two. I would then go home and eat an American breakfast, order a parachute and wing suit from Amazon. I would then attempt to fly off half dome at Yosemite national park.

If I survived that I would go home and beg my wife to take me back.

I don't think it would necessarily improve the way I live and I'm pretty sure that my family would hate me.


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That's a tough one. Realistically examining myself and all my faults, I would probably not do much. It would be pretty depressing for me. Probably stay close to relatives I get along with. Be polite to ones I don't. And watch life go by, maybe cheer others on. Play with my cats. Maybe go on some trips. If I pushed myself, ideally I should try to volunteer on church things and attempt to make peace with the end of my life. Why wouldn't I do that now? It's different with years ahead vs. 6 months. personal goals need to work on, the struggles of life goes on.

I once was approached by a very old lady in a park where she attempted to convert to or introduce Christianity to people around. She was there pretty much daily at that park. I'm guessing she didn't think she had much time left in the world. I probably wouldn't do the exact same, though I can understand it.


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I would to a remote tropical island where I could make time last as long as possible, catching every sunrise and sunset.

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Spend all my time with family, kids, friends, loved ones.

The strange thing is that it's also my ultimate goal in life as well.

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@PandaWarrior, can I pick on you based on some things you wrote in your journal?

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Am I gonna regret what I said? If not, go ahead...

No I just meant maybe you could comment based on your recent experiences

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No I just meant maybe you could comment based on your recent experiences

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I thought you were going to quote me or something.....

If I knew I had only 6 months to live, I'm not sure I'd change much. Of course get my legal affairs in order so my family wouldn't have to deal with it as well as make arrangements for burial....but beyond that, I'm pretty content. I have a kid I hug and kiss on every day...she knows I love her more than life itself, my wife and I have been married for almost 25 years....we've had our hard times and we got close to separating once but truthfully even though we both wanted the pain to end, neither of us wanted to leave each other...so we didn't ......I have a great extended family and I'm close to most of them....tons of friends around the world whom I love....in laws are great....in truth, I'm really content. If I died penniless at this stage, I'd still be happy. My only real regrets are simple...I wish I had bought less stuff, taken on less debt, travelled A LOT more, given more money away, adopted more kids.....helped people out a lot more.....been kinder......etc. I'd spend more time with family and friends...but I want to do that anyway....

That being said, should I live longer than another 6 months, the last sentence in the paragraph above is basically how I want to live my life. Less stuff, more people.

Hope that answers your question.

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Any plan to simultaneously rectify less debt and more travel?

I am surprised by most answers so far in that they aren't what I expected. I figured a lot more would have drastic changes in mind, and it was that I wanted to focus on .... Basically a challenge as to "why wait"?

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