If I would be sure to have only two years left I would be at first compelled to do something to make them worth.
So being a former smoker I would probably light a cigarette. But as I don't smoke since quite some time, it would taste like shit.
I would have a glass of that bottle of whiskey and discover that I'm not really trained enough to notice the
difference between a 50 dollar bottle and a 300 one.
Being a trader I would probably start thinking to build my biggest position ever, but that would not be a wise way to use money.
I would then start catching with people I don't meet since many years, but I would discover that having a beer with an old friend hasn't anymore the taste it had when I was 18. I would also discover that influence people have over you during the course of your life is much different than the one you have over them and we all have different memories of the time spent togheter.
Travelling? I already travelled a lot in my life but yes I still would do some. Just to discover that no place is like home.
So the conclusion is that I'm just happy the way I'm and everyday I'm living my dream. I would just start appreciating everything more than I currently do.
The logical sequel of this thread would be... do you believe there is something afterlife?
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For a few years I was working a very stressful job making good money and had 6 weeks of vacation a year but I realized the stress, the travel, the work politics just were not worth it so I quit. So if I had 2 years left, I wouldn't change a thing and just keep doing what I'm doing: spending time with family & good friends, traveling, enjoying life, and, once I finally get moved to my property, doing projects on the land.
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Get more life insurance. lol
I think I would really try to do more 'family tradition' things. Like a 1x week family dinner.
More frequent outings with the family. Crafts and physical activities vs things.
As others have said try to teach my kid about life more.
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Regarding the two years, having worked with hospices a lot since I was 19 one finds people do a lot of things, detectable symptoms are the obvious behavior modifier. In early Feb 2014 I had a massive amount of spinal damage from a bad boat journey but I did not realise how seriously, walking wounded. After two months I finally had an MRI and the technician actually exclaimed 'shit!'. Most of the rest of the 2014 literally in bed 23 hours a day and only able to move the fingers of my left hand as I was trussed up. In the time since the day of the injury, a sneeze could have paralysed or killed me.
Learned to trade pretty well though as not much else to do.
I'm saying this as though I was aware of chronic pain, pain management etc. in practice from 20+ years of exposure to hospices, I never as deeply appreciated how amazing people can be when in chronic pain and sick from symptoms. I also gained a renewed appreciation that charity hospices and the people who work there are absolutely amazing and if you or a loved one ever face a terminal diagnosis, just visit one for a coffee and a chat. A good hospice is more about life than you would believe. There should be no doom and gloom, it may give you ideas on what to do as many people (particularly with kids) don't know up from down and waste time better spent in other ways.
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