If I knew the expiration date on my life, I would do my best to live a full life. By full, I mean that I would conquer my fear of heights, eat all of the foods that are considered exotic, and try to travel to my dream location of Greece.
If I knew that I would only live for one week, 5 years, and forever I would live day by day like there is no tomorrow, just like am doing right now. Although if i live forever i would try to make my money worth by making schools or shelters.
I believe there should be a difference with how you live your life if you only had 5 years vs. forever. If there is a 5 year marking on your life, wouldn't you want to travel more? Take more risks? Try new food? Go places you couldn't go before? Would you say you're doing that now? Obviously, when knowing you will live forever the option of being established and successful is more present since we have our, "Whole lives ahead of us."
I like what Will and Henry said, that we should always live life to the fullest. Will said that if we are given a time limit to how long each of us will live things would obviously be different from if we live forever. If I have a week to live, I would just do whatever comes to mind. I would take in every moment as it comes rather than spending time planning what to do. I would spend the last week of my life with my family, make peace with my enemies, tell people my appreciation and maybe write letters to my family or people I didn’t get to see. If I have 5 years to live, I would travel the world and observe natural phenomena such as the northern lights or the solar eclipse. If I can live forever, I would like to do things that would benefit human being and make the world a better place. Start a foundation to plant a tree, clean up the ocean, preserve animals and fight global warming. Since I still have to live on earth forever, I like to make sure that earth environment would improve with time rather than deteriorate. I like what Alex said, to continue learning since you would live forever might as well know everything. I would write a book and keep on record for the future generation. So, that they would learn mistakes that the older generation doesn't occur again making sure history won’t repeat itself. It’s about the quality of life, not the quantity. It really doesn’t matter how much time you have left; you should always value the time and the life that you have now.
I really like how you emphasized the quality of life and not the quantity and seeing the true value of life. Although If I was given a week vs. five years to live, my life would be much more different than it is now. I think having goals and dreams with time gaps and differences is really important to figuring out what would be important to us.
I agree with William and Alex's point of view on this prompt where essentially we should always live life to the fullest, but if there is a timeline given to where the end of the road is, to follow your dreams and plan accordingly. Henry stated that we should live our days like it's our last, but that brings an unhealthy form of recklessness and no order. I believe if there is a certain timeline given, we should live our lives accordingly. If we could live forever, I would go continue my regular path of education, wanting a family, and would try to create social change, but would make my travel list a lot less compact. If I had five years to live I would only focus on travel and seeing everything the world has to offer before I pass. If I had a week to live I would spend it with only my loved ones, cherishing them as much as I could.
I agreed with Henry's response the most from Wednesday's journal where he told the class no matter how long he would live, he would live every day like it's his last. Alex expressed this is a more extreme form where he told the class he would do rather dangerous or harmful things is he knew he would die soon after. Lastly, William told us how he would seek closure and experiences before his time was done. In ways I see how all presenter's responses make sense or seemed alike, however when asked if they would live forever, all talked about using this vast amount of endless time for greater purposes. I liked this response, but I always thought no matter how long my own life is I would want to have purpose and achieve a goal that left its mark in the world. The balance between temporary happiness and legacy seems to always be a "chose one or the other" type of option, even though it is possible to achieve both.
If I had a week to live, I would spend it with my family. Booked the earliest flight home and just be in the presence of the ones I loved. I would also tell all those I loved and still missed how important they are to me. However, If I had five years to live I would spend it completely searching how to be at peace, meditating more, forgiving more, eating more, traveling as much as possible and trying to fall a deeply in love with my life and God as I could manage. Now eternity on the other hand I would live with more of a slow and calculated pace. I would think more deeply of my actions and their repercussions, I would study more and choose more difficult paths of education for myself and I would make sure to respect myself and people more. There shouldn’t be a difference with these three but as humans we know that good things and lasting things take time to create and to be special. We know that those things that we want to last longer require more time and energy and those short lived can be easily lost and replaced.
If my days were numbered, I'd spend more time with my family and friends. I would go revisit my favorite places and travel to a few new ones as well. I'd try to help people too. If I was going to live forever, I would do the same thing as if my days were numbered. Living life to the fullest, helping others, and spending time with family and friends should be something we do no matter how long we're going to live.
Although I would at all times in my life want to display a good person and have a clean conscious , i do agree with Alex's response from class. When we have nothing to worry about and no repercussions to fear then we become intrigued by doing bad things, to feel the thrill and uncertainty that they posses. I enjoyed his answer because of how honest it was. He said he would do all the illegal things he could, stay wild and free in the wilderness and basically break all social and human chains that we currently are forced to live with in so that 'society' feels at ease with our interacting with one another.
I believe that if i had a week left to live I would try to live it to the fullest because I'm gunna try to rush everything on my bucket list. If I had 5 years left I'd have more time to plan what I want to check off my bucket list. But if I found out I would live forever I wouldn't worry so much about rushing everything because I'm gunna live forever. In my opinion there is a difference depending on the time period because although we should be "living our life to the fullest " we get caught up with life and we forget to enjoy life.
If I knew I did not have much time to live, my priorities would change dramatically based on how much time I had. There should be differences between living knowing you have a week, 5 years, or eternity left because priorities change based on the circumstances. Knowing you will live forever allows for more time to live at a slower pace and take time to enjoy simple pleasures. On the other hand, knowing you have a week to live means that family, friends, and fun becomes a priority and you must do as much as you can with the time you have left as possible.
I like the way that William and Alex think. We should live our lives to the fullest. But I still think that would have a difference if I was going to live for only 5 years. In five years I would do everything that I dream of. Like swim with sharks, visit Japan, visit a volcano, all those things that I want to do. While I was typing this I though "why am I not doing those things?" and right after came the answer. I have a good 50 - 60 years to go. I have time. Now I need to prioritize my education and financial life. Also, if I could live forever, I think I would take my time to do things. I mean why most of the times we try to do everything fast? Like college. A lot of my friends say "Two years and I am out! " I mean do you really will learn everything in two years ?? I think if we have the eternal life, we would not care that much for "wasting time." I would specialize in 10 majors. I would try multiples professions, and then one day, I will have done everything that I wanted to do and realize that eternal life sucks. In conclusion, yes,I would live differently if i could live forever or for only 5 years.
If I had only a week to live, i would use it to spend time with my family, and enjoy doing what I love doing as well. If I had 5 years to live, I would cherish each day, treat it like te my last. I would enjoy time with my family and just do what I love and love what I do and do everything I can do when the time comes, I don't have any regrets. If I were to live forever, I would still make sure to enjoy each and every day, but I would also help other people, and since I would have an eternity to live, I would be more selfless
I agree with henrys response to the journal about no matter how long he'd live, he would live every day like it's his last and I couldn't agree more. If I had a limited time to live or to live forever, I don't think the the time period won't matter to me. I would visit some of my favorite childhood places in Kansas and helping others, and spending time with family and friends and to live life to the fullest.
If I was given this scenario I would approach life like Henry would "live life like its your last" because there is no reason to be thinking what if if you have so little time left. But if I were to live forever, honestly I would opt-out just due to the sheer fact that you can see and experience too much. Over all it is a great philosophy to live by because you should't waste time wounder what you should do, instead you just go out and do it. You may fail at first but that is just apart of the human experience.
Okay I actually like this journal. So in my opinion life is an adventure. A human life was not meant to always work. We were made to experiment, to travel the world and to learn new things. If i only had five more days to live I would not waste one second of the rest of my 120 hours, of course sleep but no more then 10 hours. Travel as much as possible, give people a reason why to remember your name. Even only if it means to help people in any way. Make people become happy with their lives for what they have. " Date that person. Buy that plane ticket.Move to that city. Do all the things that scare you, because they're worth it" is a quote by @timkarsliyev that came to my mind when i read this prompt. If I only had five more years to live i would travel the world and spread the word of positivity. Travel and make multiple of businesses around the world so money can flow into my families life. If i had the opportunity to live forever i would decline that opportunity. Life is a book and a book has to have a beginning and an ending. But if i had no option I would be a leader to the teenagers to be more of a leader then a follow and to use their imaginary mind to come up with new inventions to help the world to become a better place. Not to benefit to humans in this world but more importantly to help our mother earth in being a more beautiful place. Find a way to make more love then hate, find a way to help the environmental be less polluted and better for all animals on this world including ourselves.
In conclusion to my journal, if time was limited dont do what you have already done. Do what scares you, make a bucket list of what you want to do and do them all. No regrets.
If I was given a week or 5 years to live I would do all the things in the fastest way, because these are limited times. On the other hand, if I could live forever I can always delay the things that I need to do in life. For example, I won't need to worry about going to school and finishing it in the fastest way, because i can do it whenever since i'm living forever. I can also take an advantage and study for a long time then passing it to other generations.
I believe that there should be a difference in how one lives their lives if they had 5 years vs. a week to live. At one week to live i believe that i would try and do more in that short time, be with friends or family, travel where i could, etc. At 5 years there would be more time to plan everything before your death. While still being on a deadline, there would be more time to do everything that you need top before you die.
Rather than individually answering how I would live with these alotted periods of time, I think the bigger question is, should people live their lives based on these kinds of scenarios. Many people would say they would try to do things they’ve always wanted to do if they had only a week left to live, other would say that they would try to accomplish their dreams within a 5 year time period, and other people would probably live recklessly if they were granted the ability of immortality. However, I believe that the first 2 are the ways that we should go about living our lives, on a day to day basis. Somewhere within the essence of this question, one must seperate the if, feom reality and take into consideration the thought that was put into answering these questions, and then try to utilize these answers in their day to day lives. I would never ask for immortality, based on my belief system. However, if granted such a short period of time to live, I would make the most of it with the people that I truly love, which is how I live my life already.