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2 years left to live

If you knew with high probability you had only 2 years left to live, what would you change in your life?

What would you stop doing?

What would you start doing?

Would you tell your family, or keep it to yourself?

Would you quit your job and start traveling the world or otherwise focus on your "bucket list"?

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I might be able to stop working, but it would require using up all our savings and probably liquidating my trading account. The life insurance I have now would take care of my family after I checked out. But my wife would probably still have to work while I was alive so we wouldn't be able to just take off and do what we wanted.

I'd just spend as much time with my family as I could. I'd be a stay at home daddy for my little girl, and do some traveling when we're able to. I don't have a specific list of things to do or see. Probably stay mostly in the US, go visit national parks and stuff like that.

I feel for people who work paycheck to paycheck and get this news, and have to keep working. Gosh now I'm depressed.

And to add: time with my little girl would be paramount. I'd make videos too, lots of videos where I talk to her and tell her who I am and the things she needs to know to have a good life. Her mother could give them to her when she's older.

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great question, I will sell my house, make my will, lay down in a hammock waiting for the end.

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I might be able to stop working, but it would require using up all our savings and probably liquidating my trading account. The life insurance I have now would take care of my family after I checked out. But my wife would probably still have to work while I was alive so we wouldn't be able to just take off and do what we wanted.

I'd just spend as much time with my family as I could. I'd be a stay at home daddy for my little girl, and do some traveling when we're able to. I don't have a specific list of things to do or see. Probably stay mostly in the US, go visit national parks and stuff like that.

I feel for people who work paycheck to paycheck and get this news, and have to keep working. Gosh now I'm depressed.

My intention wasn't do depress anyone, but provoke thought about how people are living today vs how they would live tomorrow after receiving some kind of life changing news.

While it's true that people living paycheck to paycheck have a more difficult time, I think it would be better to focus on how you are living today (what your choices are today) vs what you would change in the wake of this news.

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great question, I will sell my house, make my will, lay down in a hammock waiting for the end.

So your day-to-day life would change how, no work? But also no travel or no "bucket list" pursuits? Or perhaps the only thing on your bucket list is to die in a hammock

Why sell the house if you aren't going to spend some money

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I already quit the 9 to 5 slavery and have been checking off the items on my bucket list for the last two years, having retired at 35.

Retiring in your 30s isn't what it's cracked up to be.

I explored hedonism for a while... and came to the conclusion (not just intellectually but at the deep gut level) that the only life worth living is a life of meaning.

Actually, I might check myself into a Buddhist monastery for the last two years of my life. I did that before and those were some of the happiest times I have known.

"...the degree to which you think you know, assume you know, or in any way need to know what is going to happen next, is equal to the degree to which you will fail as a trader." - Mark Douglas
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So your day-to-day life would change how, no work?

yes

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But also no travel or no "bucket list" pursuits?

travel seems like work nowadays, with daily dose of news around the world they make me less adventurous


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Or perhaps the only thing on your bucket list is to die in a hammock

sounds good, doesn't it?


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Why sell the house if you aren't going to spend some money

Mike

it's to pay my kid college tuition.

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