In the journal presentation, they proposed that we should live life by imagining it is our last day, and live to the fullest. They also added that life is precious, should not be taken for granted, and should be enjoyed. In addition, they further emphasized that there should be no difference between the time periods- whether we have a week, five years or forever to live should not dictate how we live our lives. Although some people believe that the time periods shape how we live our lives regardless, the presenters insist that people should live day by day, and live for themselves because we will be happier. In summary, their view is that life is too short to let time determine the way we live. We ought to live like there is no tomorrow, and enjoy it while we can.
I have mixed feelings about how we let the prospect of time affect us. In my view, they just make life more complicated than it already is. It is surely easier to live life making decisions based solely on our happiness, not minding what the future- if there is any- holds. For instance, we could walk into a car dealership and take on the most expensive and impractical car they have just because it makes us happy, regardless of how or when we may possibly finish paying for the car or whether it even fits with our current lifestyle. While I am all for living for the moment, the unpredictability that comes with life makes it difficult to simply enjoy the moment most times . How do we live without putting money aside for possible rainy days? Do we spend every dime we get because we don’t care what happens in a week, five years or forever? What happens if we lose our job? As much as it may be ideal to live for the present, realistically speaking it is not always possible. With that being said, I believe that we should make time to analyze how we live our lives, and ensure that we are not so caught up in preparing for the future that we forget to live in the present. We have only one life to live. Let us not let ourselves be in a situation where one day we wake up and realize we do not have enough time to do what we have always wanted. Whatever we want to do should be done now. In conclusion, we are all authors of our lives, and while we may not be able to rewrite our past, we can definitely manipulate what happens in our future.
They Say: Life is about enjoyment, and life is amazimg. Life is wonderful and should not be given a time period to live your life. They say people should live day by day in what makes them happy and people would be happier if they lived for themselves.
I Say: I agree with people should live in the day, in the moment of life and do what makes you happy at all times. But I also say we have to know our boundaries because what a person might think will make them happy could be the complete opposite and bring misery. Shopping for example, shopping always makes people happy but if you are shopping out of your finacial means to "make you happy" that dept can bring misery. But all in all live life for you! I learned along tiime ago that if I feel happiness within myself I am a better ME and a better ME is a better mother, daughter, sister, and wife. I do what brings me happiness as often as I can. I enjoy seeing a bird flying high in the sky, or my students smiles everyday, even a simple breeze from the wind brings me happiness!
All three presenters in the class agreed that whether we have a week or five years, or forever to live, we still should live a happy life. They stated that time does not make any difference in how we live our life. They also added that we should enjoy every single day we live and make every day is a happy day. Furthermore, they stated that we should live a life like today is the last day we live. We need to make our life more meaningful and happier. Life is short, so we should live for themselves.
At the same time that I believe we should live each day as if it was our last. I also believe that the time we have left to live will somehow affect the way we live our life in some aspects. As most of the classmates agreed, life is short and amazing at the same time. So, we should appreciate and live on by counting life day by day. Hence, we need to make sure to do whatever we want to and keep the day full of happiness and meaning. By that, we can keep positive thinking and full of energy to live on. However, there are short-term goals and long-term goals. Indeed, every goal needs time to archive and accomplish. If you really can know that you have a week to live, will you still doing what you are doing right now? Will you spend all of the money you have to make you feel happy at this moment? Will you still continue to attend this English class which will end in several months? I believe everyone has his or her own goals in life. If you do not have much time left, you cannot complete your goals. Such as, you cannot complete this English class in just one week. In addition, look at the finance or economic side, what if people own debts to buy things or to do whatever they think will bring happiness to them. Then, no worry about paying debts because they just live for the last day of their life. That is definitely will hurt the economics. Therefore, somehow the time period will still affect how we deciding to live to archive our goals in life. Nevertheless, one thing for sure does not change for me regardless of how many days or weeks or months, or years I have left to live, that is to live for myself and all of the people around me. We live in this life, not just for yourself, but also for others people around you. Stay connected with your family, friends, and all people surround you. Be kind, be nice, and be a better person day by day. Goals, money, success, fame, etc., are what I can drop or give up but love will stay forever. According to Ralph Waldo Emerson has quoted, “When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.”
I agree with you on living each day as if it were our last and have a positive energy. Living a happy and meaningful life is important for us to feel good about ourselves. I like how you mentioned that we live life not just for ourselves. I like to be considerate of others all the time. I also definitely agree with you on spending time with people that make a difference in your life. I try to help people everyday and that makes me a better person day by day.
They say: Presenters responded to this journal topic by saying life is precious and should not be taken for granted. Everyone is here to accomplish a dream and goal. We all have a purpose in life. Live how you want to live, what makes you happy.
I say: I agree with all their responses. I would live my life to the fullest if I had one week to live and or five years to live. I would try and fight life and prevent my ultimate death for such short time. But if there’s nothing I could do about that then I would like to quit my job take out my savings and travel to Europe with two close people that I really care about. I wouldn’t really change anything about my present life if I were to live forever. So far I’ve had some accomplishments in life that have been pretty satisfying for me. I’m still working on some goals to accomplish. I have lived a happy life as of now, don’t know what the future holds but I’ve been at peace with everyone that I know and myself. Death comes to us all sooner or later and I believe we should all appreciate life and make a positive impact here in this world. Sometime we act unkindly towards people and we shouldn’t. We should be respectful and consideration for others. Spending time with the people you love is very fulfilling because you make memories. When the time comes of really leaving this earth we can go in peace knowing that we truly lived, loved, were kind to others, and fulfilled our purpose in life. We should make the most wonderful experiences everyday.
They said, enjoy your life and complete whatever you need to achieve. I say,there should not be any difference no matter how long we have left to live, but humans usually tend to be less motivated if we are given a long period of time to complete something.
If only I have one week left to live, I probably would complete all the things I have always dreamed of but never got a chance to do. If I have 5 years left to live, I would still do things I have wanted, but most likely doing it at a slower pace. However, if I am going to live forever, all those things would not matter much because I will have forever to complete them. “Forever” will give people an idea that nothing will be urgent or as important as they were, since there is always a “tomorrow”, or “next year”, to complete it. Suddenly almost everything becomes less important, and people would not appreciate things we have or had. Life has end, which let us realize nothing lasts forever, so we can learn to appreciate things in our lives.
The presenters in class said life is precious, should be enjoyed. They agreed that live one day, 5 years or going to live forever does not make any difference. People should live how they want, do what makes they happy and have a purpose in life.
I agreed how long we are going to live does not make any difference. I have been thinking that life is very fragile, no one knows what will happen tomorrow. Life is precious and beautiful. We should appreciate our life. When you are sick, you can’t do something you want and enjoy your life. We are responsible to our life. I ask to myself how I would live my life when I only have a finite amount of time to do things that I want to do. I want to finish my study and achieve my dream. One of my favorite quotes from Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma-which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” When I can help people who are in need and share love to people around me, that makes me happy. Do something that makes it meaningful in life that we can share with others, that makes us happy and enjoy our life.
What type of psychologically sadiatic questions are these? Why not just live in the moment? Bukowski is dead, among all of the other great dead writers and nothing else matters. There will never be another Mark Twain, Hemingway, Bukowski, Fitzgerald, Plath, or Brontê. There is scientific evidence that the brain is only getting smaller. Americans are getting fatter. The gap between the rich and the poor has never been greater or more significant to our evolutionary growth. Trump is our "president." What more is there to look forward too in 5 years or even a week from now? Who the hell cares? I can die driving home tonight, (knock on wood.) There is money in my accoumt amd that bothers me. Because it means that i am saving for a future i am ABSOLUTELY UNCERTAIN OF. Where will that money go? My laptop? My expensive ass college books? (Hopefully, whoever sells them after im gone makes an excellent profit.)
My car? My camera and expensive photography equipment? All that will be left behind is my mediocre, ol' college try, towards becoming a writer and photographer. I am living now as if i can die at any moment and thats how EVERYONE should live. (P.S high blood pressure is a silent killer.)
Life is a precious gift from God only he knows how long we have, I believe that one should live life to the fullest and enjoy it while we have health. I don’t believe that we should be consumed with the troubles of the world. This can become toxic for our lives. Thus, we should do our part always in doing something positive everyday so we don’t have regrets on the if’s and only’s. One must take responsibility for our day to day actions to be of service and contribute in a positive way to the world.
Now if I would to be given an estimated time to live rest assures that I would do everything in my power to ensure that all of my dream and desires come to pass. I would go and visit my family in Mexico who I have not seen in years. I would make sure that there is no money owed to any one I would leave a plan on how my own funeral service will be prepared with my own specific instructions I would also leave my own written eulogy. My children would be prepared emotionally and spiritually on my expected departure to the spirit world.
I agree with you when it comes to decide whether or not we should be consumed with the troubles of our world. It is toxic, imagine a person who constantly thinks of all the troubles we face, they'd drive themselves insane with a never ending list; terrorists, cancer, murderers, rapists, drugs, mass shootings,etc.
I also agree that we should have a plan to when we pass away. It was my first time visiting family in mexico but id go again before passing if i knew when i would be dying. i would also leave my funeral arrangements settled and make sure that my family is going to be taken cared of.
They say about life is beautiful and we should live and enjoy every minute. One of them said there is not difference between time periods. I say there is a huge difference between to have a week to live, 5 years left to live, or to live forever. The shortest time to live makes you to take advantage of the time because you want to accomplish all your goals or at least most of them. In my opinion the most important factor is the lack of fear to do impossible things because you already know the time to dead. So we have to live every day as it is our last day.
If i had a week to live id do all the things i was scared of doing because the fear of dying held me back or any other reason. id skydive, swim with dolphins,ride an elephant and of course spend time with loved ones.
If i had 5 years, id male the most of it.. if we were to speak of today, soeone tlling me "hey bella you got 5 years to live".. id be crushed. Yet 5 years is enough, ill be receiving my associates this semester, going for my bachelors nd hopefully finishing it in 1 year and 1/2. Midway my bachelors id already apply with LAPD and other departments hopefully get hired by the end of the second year, meaning i still have 3 years left. 3 years means hopefully im already engaged or by this time married the first 6 months im in... 2 years left and hopefully i already have 1 year completed so lets say in the fourth year id love to have child, so i have a child and for a whole year i get to see my child grow, id get to save money for her/his future, be who i wanted to be a officer and by the time the end of the fifth year comes, then it comes.
If i were to live forever i think it would depend on the age i stay in can i be 20 years old forever or will i be aging? Id build an empire, grow within my field, switch, learn new languages , take advantage of all i can like travel, learn new professions, etc.
Theres a major difference between these three options, you either have 5 days to weep or enjoy, 5 years to just do the minimum or start preparing or an entire life to wallow and do what your good at or take advantage of what this world can give you or teach you.
They say that we should enjoy life at every moment; they say that there is no difference between time period; They said that life is precious. I say that I agree it all. There shouldn't be any difference in terms of how you would like to live your life, no matter how much time you have to live. It terms of life I believe you should live your life as if it was the last and give the best of you. We should learn to appreciate and to take advantage of time minute that we have.
The presenters mentioned that we should live our life like if it was our last day, that we shouldn't live our life by the time periods of how much time we have left to live. I can agree on what the presenters had to say and it is understandable because we honestly do not know when will be our last day. Yes we do have to work and there stuff to take care of so, do that first but also don't forget to that we are living ay by day and we have to prioritize our happiness. We shouldn't live in fear even if we have a week or five years to live. Living like if it was our last day is the way we should be living because once the day is gone at least you'll be leaving this world knowing that you tried to live at its fullest. There shouldn't be a difference between these time periods, why ? because why would anyone want to live a life where they always behaved and not experience the adrenaline once experiencing something knew. That is the best part!
I believe that if I had to live for 5 days, for 5 years, or forever, I would live my life the same way. No matter how long we have left to live, we should all be grateful that we do get a chance in life. Every moment you live should count with no regrets. It is very cliche but that is how i get by everyday. There are negative parts on living our lives like its "our last day." We all have jobs and school to go to, but that shouldn't stop us from living our lives happily with no stress.