As our classmate stated, "People believe that having specific time periods to still be alive is a big deal." Having too little time or having all the time to yourself is the big question. There's definitely a huge difference between a week, five years, and living forever. Our classmate believed that a week is only enough time for one to spend time with loved ones such as, family and friends. Now if given five years, said person stated that, "they would spend their time travelling."
I believe that if given spans of time to live life it really does depend on whether one has weeks, years, or life. A person cannot accomplish tasks that would take years to do if given a week. A week compared to a year or lifetime comes down to how one would feel. If given a week to life, a person is more likely to feel depressed that they're about to leave their loved ones behind or not having accomplished enough with their life. As for one with five years, they can consider how they might spend that time. Even if they a person is given five years, and doesn't plan on exploring the world they'll still have enough time cherish their family and less fear of what's to come. If given forever to life, I'd say that it's not as exciting as one might expect. Even if you can finally complete all the things you wanted to do but couldn't, you'd still end up bored. At some point, there'd be nothing left to do or see. Moreover, you'll become an outcast as people will evolve and you'd stay behind. I strongly believe that there should be a difference between these time periods, because in the end our life choices all depend on how much time we're given.
As my classmate said, there is a huge difference between these time periods. I agree what she said. In a short time, for example a week, most people would rather spend some time with their families and close friends. However; there is always an exception to the topic. Some of them might not have a family nor close friends then they would do some other things like traveling and living last days of their lives.
Definitely, five year time period is a lot more time compare to a week. In this case, people would have lots of time to travel and experience new things they have never done before. For example, having fun all day and not thinking about future. If we know that we were going to live forever, we wouldn’t appreciate the present moments we have. In other words, we would get bored of living the same life because there would be no end to that. Some of us like to challenge ourselves everyday in order to get better and improve in many ways; therefore, living forever would cause not having any desire to move forward and improve.
They say that time is man-made and that we only have the now. That really hit me. I completely agree with that statement. I say that if I had a week to live, I would do everything I could possibly do like skydive and bungee jump. Towards the end of my week, I would just want to relax somewhere on a private beach and be with the ones that I love the most. Nothing too big, but just right so I can end my life in a content emotion. If I had five years left to live then every day would be a good one. I would not let the little things effect me, which I try not to do now but on a higher level. I would try to experience all emotion meaning, heartbreak, happiness, adventure, and excitement. If I was going to live forever, I would spend time with my family as long as I could but I would not want to live forever, I believe that everyone has a time. I dont think there should be ay difference between these time periods and that we should just live our lives, no matter how much time we have, to the fullest.
First, would I get to be on the private beach with you? haha. I completely agree with what you said about how the time periods shouldn't make a difference. Whether its a week, month or year we have to make the most of it. I like how you talked about emotions because I think thats extremely important to end your life emotionally content. You're a great writer. Great comment. A+
I partially agree with Nicole about what would I do if I had only one week to leave. But if I knew the exact time of my death a year before, I would have a year off to prepare for the grand finale, and I would have spent my last second by doing something after which I would be remembered for a much longer than an average human being.
Its important we live everyday to its fullest. Its necessary that we take risks but also think logically. For example, I have always wanted to go sky diving. Even though its rather safe, many people have died from sky diving. If I only had a week to live I would for sure go sky diving, but I am not willing to risk my life for my parents or my future children to go right now. Living forever would be horrible because everyone you would love would die. We are given one life and its our responsibility to make the most of it.
I think that my classmate makes a valid point and I completely agree about the skydiving part. I would totally do that in my life, especially if I only have a little amount of time left. It is different when you look at your life with a future and one without.
I completely agree with you that life should be lived to the fullest because there is honestly no worse feeling than the feeling of missing out of an amazing opportunity.
Hi Claire! I also think that it is very important to live your life to the fullest but always remember that their are risks. You don’t want to put yourself in a situation that can potentially harm you in a bad way, so as people we must work on always protecting ourselves while having a good time and living life.
I like the rather different approach you took. While most people talked about spending more time with close ones when they had lesser time, you mentioned taking more risks instead, because you really had nothing to lose. I think it's a very reasonable feeling a lot of us would experience when making decisions in a period of time like that.
Any time we use our investment in our future (like education, job, savings) is to bring consistency in it and if there is no future than there is no need to invest in it. If the future will last only 5 days then the investment will be useless. However, when the time left is long enough that you have to invest in the future to have consistency in it, then you depending on its length the ratio of investment/fun differs.
If I had a week to leave, it wouldn’t be too eventful because I’m young and don’t have thousands of dollars to blow. I’d want to check a few things off my bucket list like skydiving & traveling to Greece. I’d spend a lot of time with my family & friends but there wouldn’t be much more than that. They say, that time effects the way we live and it can’t be re-used which I think is a very important point to make. With 5 years left to live, I’d work super hard for maybe 3 years, save up money and then do everything that I want to do before I die in those next 2 years. I’d want to help others that need it, even if it’s just visiting seniors at a senior center because they enjoy just talking to people. They say, both friends and family are valuable and very limited, nothing stays forever. There should be a difference between these time periods because there’s more time to plan and things to consider for a 5 year period. When in 5 days, there’s not enough TIME to plan, you have to squeeze everything in a short period of time.
As other classmates mentioned, there is a huge difference between these time periods.If I only had a week to live, I would have tried to spend as much time as I could with my family and I would've done the same thing if I was to live for 5 more years. I would try to include family in every activity that I would want to do. We take life for granted but, I think that we would view life differently if we knew what tomorrow looks like. There is no guarantee and we sometimes forget that life is not forever. If I knew how much left I had to live, I would've seen my life differently and I would think twice about every decision I make.
They say it is a big deal if people have a specific time period to be alive. I agree with that. There will be a huge difference between only having a couple of weeks or years left to live and going to live forever. For example, if people have 5 years left to live, they can do anything without worrying about their future. They can eat any food which is high in sugar and salt because they don’t need to stay healthy to avoid health problem. They can enjoy their money instead of saving it for the future. They may work less to save more time to enjoy their life and get busier because time is very limited. If people can live forever, they will set up their future nicely like trying to get a steady job with good pay. Since time is unlimited for them, their lives get slow and calm. Nobody will complain about a long waiting line. No one is going to push the horn in bad traffic. They may get bored sometimes because life is too leisure.
There should not be a time limit on how an individual gets to live their life. The correct way is to be yourself and find out the speed on how you want your life to go. It is important to really live out your best life. So whether that be you decide to make commitments later in life or start them at a young age. It should all be based off of the thought that you would be glad you tried it rather than being disappointed you never got a chance to experience life. When the cycle of life comes to an end a person should look back on their life and be glad that they've done the thing they want without hesitation.
I totally agree with your comment on this I believe it’s great that we get to experience life. And I know apt of people like to compare time periods but regardless of that if I was sick or not or if I had a lot or to little time left I wouldn’t hesitate to live life to the fullest and make sure I enjoyed it.
I also agree that there should be no time limit on life. You should not want to do something based on the limitations you are given, you should do it because you want too and you genuinely enjoy it. This way people live life to the fullest and enjoy it more knowing that they are doing things that they want and not out of any type of force.
There’s not a given time period for people to enjoy living life the way they want to live it . I’m the type of person that believes that life should be lived to the fullest. There’s a saying that’s kind of stupid but true that says I’m here for a good time not a long time. And that rings true with me because I do things that I would ultimately enjoy doing regardless of the time I’m granted on this planet. Weather it’s making commitments at an early age or later in life I’ll live the way id like to live and not take anything for granted. I hope that when the time comes I’ll be able to reflect on my life and see the things I did and have good memories about it. Like Mark Twain once said “ Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. “
I really like the Mark Twain quote you used. It is true. In life you will often times not sit and think about things that you did, but rather things that you did not and opportunities you did not take. Life is unpredictable, and it is very important to live life to the fullest and never stop yourself from enjoying it. If you don’t enjoy life, chances are you will regret it later.
I'd like to kind of develop on this idea of regretting not having done something in the past.
People wish they had a time machine so they could go back and redo the things they didn't do when they had the chance. They want the power to change the future they currently live in.
That's funny because you do have agency over changing the course of your future. It's just that the power to do that exists in the present -in the 'now'.
Instead of looking back at what you could've done in the past to change your future, look at your potential future to know what to change in your present.
Hopefully, that can reduce some of the regrets you will have in your lifetime.
It is important to always remember to live your life to the fullest. In my opinion, no matter how long I have wether it’s a day a couple years or forever, I wanna live my life to the fullest. I wanna do things I know that will make me happy and not dwell on experiences I could have missed. No matter what I think, I always remember that I should enjoy life for the many moments I get. Life is very precious and you should spend time enjoying the moments you are given so you don’t regret not taking any chances.
I really like your mentality! I also think that we've gotta live life to the fullest. It's all we got. Sometimes it's okay to slow down, but overall we should be trying to enjoy it and make the best of moments. (:
I can agree with my classmate, the way people would choose to live can depend on the way people perceive time. If a person is already trying to live life to the fullest, I do not think that person would worry much because they have been taken advantage of what life has to offer. In other words for someone who has forgotten to enjoy life may feel rushed to do things with either of the time periods.
My classmates mentioned that based on the time period they had, they'd do certain things to make it worthwhile. For example, if they had a week they'd spend it with family and friends and I completely agree with that part. I also believe that the time we've been allotted on this earth should not stop us from doing what we would love to do. We should strive to do what makes us feel happy and accomplished each and every day.
It's hard to think of what would happen if our time would be shortened and it's complicated if it would be infinite but the truth is, we don't know when our time will come to an end. That's what makes living an adventure; we don't know what's next and that's why it's important to enjoy what we have when we have it. Lets make goals and dream of the future but also learn to enjoy our present in case that future doesn't come.
Right now that people can not have control is time. However we live once and realizing that you have a week to live would devastate us. And the first question that would ask to our self is why me ? Therefor we will do things that would make us feel good even things that we might not do in your lifetime. Another question what if we realize that we have 5 years ahead of us. Whether you have 5 years or 25 to live, life still be short unless you have written out a bucket of list on what you want to spend your life. During that time you need to concentrate on more ambitious thing in your life. Life your five years without any stress, travel the world and discover new thing for yourself. Basically live every day like it is your last day. And hardest question for people how would you live your life if you were going to live forever. During the centuries for mankind, immortality has always been a remarkably fascinating idea. One of the most well-known of such attempts was alchemy. The main goal of alchemy was to find the elixir of long life know as “ Philosopher’s Stone”. Even right now humanity wants to live forever because life seems short and our body deteriorates with time. Living forever on Earth mean you can try every possible things that you have desired. However from my point of view life is enough to live your best because our life is what we do and with whom we are surrounded. Immorality will take from you people you love and would make your life colorless and miningless.
Everyone should lives to the fullest. There is no time when you are actually going to die because people pass their death day every year and they don't even know it. If you have one week to live live everyday as it was your last. If you have 5 years to live. You can actually plan out what you want to do day by day. But living forever you can do what you want and you don't have to worry about dying anytime soon.
But the biggest difference is that you know when you are going with a time frame of 1 week to 5 year. But again tomorrow is a new day and tomorrow might be your best day. Even when the one unexpected might happen.
I believe that given a specific lifespan of a week, a year, or a lifetime can play a big role on what people can accomplish. Give a person a week to live and they will prioritize what they feel is something important to do before they die. Give a person a lifetime to live and they won't feel the need to prioritize what is more important to do before they die. If I had a week to live I will step out of my comfort zone and do the unthinkable. If I had a lifetime to live I wouldn't be worry on what to do because I wouldn't prioritize what to do first. At some point if you're given a lifetime to do anything, you'll eventually complete everything and they'll be nothing left to do. Eventually they'll become an outcast and all life choices well be fulfilled.
If I had only a week left to live, I would ball out. Live life to the absolute fullest with my friends and family, specifically my parents. If I had five years to live, I would do it the same way as if I had a week. Only difference is that I wouldn't feel as rushed and would keep my job but drop out of school. I'm on a time restriction, so I have to make the absolute best of it. If I had forever, I would live with the same energy. But, I would take my time with things, and accomplish any goal I create. Whether it be a specific career, a movement, or something personal. Part of me believes that there shouldn't be a difference between these times, another part does. As one of my class mates said, time isn't endless, but it is relative. We should take our time with how we create our paths, but also be brave enough to live them without regretting our actions.
My classmates have stated how there is a big difference between having one week versus 5 years to live. One of them said how they could only spend time with loved ones if they only had a week, but would opt for travelling if they had more time (i.e. 5 years). In this regard, it's clear that the lack of time creates urgency, which in turn results in us having to make compromises to do things most important to us first.
If one were to have all the time in the world, there would be nothing to compel them to do anything now as they could always do it later. Procrastination would cease to have consequences.
However, due to the ambiguity of how long each of us gets to live, the safest option is to live as though today was our last. Only in that case will we always be doing what's most important to us everyday till it's actually our last day.
I think we shouldn’t live our lives differently with these 3 different situations. In my opinion we should live everyday like tomorrow will be our last. There is no reason to hold back and not do what we love. I’m not saying to go spend all your money and don’t plan for the future, I’m saying don’t be stuck in a job that you hate, don’t hold back on a big opportunity because it’s risky, overall I say push past your confort zone but responsibly. Yes living forever seems great, but in reality we would have to live the same way as 5 years from now. In my opinion, yes circumstances might be differently if you die tomorrow, like money and responsibility wise, but other than that everything else should ultimately be the same. Fear is what consumes us and it shouldn’t. live in the present and not the past.
The three different time periods are all a matter of how you choose to live your life. Whenever we think of our lives, we don't assume anything majorly bad happening to us in the next day, month, or year, but as time goes by things change. Whenever we are given a time period on anything whether its a limit to how many days we have or a project that's due we immediately begin to plan. The longer the time period the less we worry and the more gradually we plan.
If I had a week to live I wouldn’t rush myself or immediately start to plan out what I’ll do in the seven days. Instead I’ll live my life as I usually would. In my opinion if I planned out my whole week I would be stressed and be unsatisfied with the way things are going. Instead of doing something new everyday I would enjoy the simple things and spend as much time with family and friends. The more time spent thinking about what you’re going to do, the less content you’re going to feel. At the end of the day if you are mentally content with the way you’ve lived and are satisfied with the things you’ve accomplished you should be happy with the way you’ve lived your life. This is the way I would spend my last few days if I had a week to live.
However, if I had five years to live I would travel more and spend more time accomplishing some of my goals. I would still be going to school and working but I wouldn’t stress the little things too much, instead I would choose to learn and grow as much as I can. I would spend more time focusing on being happy and fulfilled with my life. On a totally different note living forever would seem like a curse and a dream at the same time. If I had the chance of living forever I would slow down a lot. I would choose to do something I’m really passionate about as a career choice and try a lot of new things. I would hang out with many different types of people and live in different parts of the world. I wouldn’t however attach myself to people for a long period of time as being connected with someone or loving them and knowing they are going to die is something very mentally straining. Instead I would get to know as many people as I can and enjoy their presence while they are still living. In my opinion living forever would be the most awful thing in the world as life isn’t all that interesting. There is definitely a difference between these time periods, as the time differences are going to be the reason for the way you live and plan out your days. When it comes to reality most of us aren’t going to live like we have a week, five years, or infinite amount of time to live. Time is something we don’t have and when its limited we begin to plan, so there is definitely a difference between these three time periods.
I agree with many of my classmate that in all 3 situations in should be handled in similar fashion. Living like there is no tomorrow gives a sense of surprise but also a sense of worth and excitement. By living one day at a time, a person can experience the full potential of what there day can be and will become more willing to take risks. There’s always gonna be failures in that but regardless is best to think of today than tomorrow. There’s always situations that can ruin a Tomorrow for a person but that why living in the moment is important. Even if there was a possibility to live for eternity living on the daily basis can help maintain one sanity.
There are always cases were not there’s a chance a person might live one more day, and thus they try to make every minute count. However I am a true believe that living with this mindset can help better peoples lives. Many people set aside many plans because they believe in a tomorrow happening. However, tomorrow can change, based on action internally and in the environment. Thus, we should have a attitude of living at the moment everyday.
I would try to live my life to the fullest no matter how much time I had. I would still do the things love and be nice to to people. I would still try my best and make sure I tried my best in everything that I did. I would make sure I love and laugh a lot because that is what life is about. Having a good time with everyone in you life is very important. making you sure have a good reputation and knowing that people think you are a good person. I would also hangout with a good group of people and just enjoy life. I would try not to stress about a lot of things and just accept life for what it is. everything is good in the end and you want to make sure you live life to the fullest no matter how much time you have left to live.
I often think about how short life really is and each morning when you wake up, do you truly know if it’s your last day on this earth or just another day in the same life. What my philosophy is, is that you should live your life however you want to. It is so important to live life to the fullest. Whether you want to learn how to skateboard, go skydiving, do stand up comedy- whatever it may be, DO IT. Life is such a precious luxury and it’s best to live it without any regrets. This lifestyle is so vital to me. Whether it’s 7 days, 6 months, 20 years from now, I want to be able to say I did everything I’ve wanted to and I won’t have regrets because I won’t miss out on anything or have to imagine “hm I wonder what doing this would have been like”. Screw planning things if you want to do something get up and do it! You want to learn how to play the drums at the age of 60? Do it. You want to wear outrageous outfits to church? Go for it who’s stopping you? You dream of dropping out of school to become an artist? Why not. You need to try and see if your dreams are worth chasing, otherwise you may always wonder “what if?” I say, ignore the time, your age, the weather, if you want to learn how to ride that skateboard or become a stand up comedian, take the risk and live in the moment.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life and do whatever you want. If you have only one week left to live then do as much as you can, if you have 5 years left then do even more because you have more time. If you live forever, still enjoy your life. It is not a matter of fact when you die, the importance is it to enjoy your life as much as you can and to reach your goals while you can. Live your dreams, do not be scared, enjoy the one chance you have does not matter how long you have.
If I had a week to live I would spend as much time with my family as I could, maybe even visiting local landmarks I’ve never seen. With 5 years to live, I would go on a cross country road trip visiting all the states I have dreamed about. Maybe even going to Canada and Iceland to see the northern lights. If I were to live forever, I feel like I would definitely slow down and visit places I have never been at my own pace. I would be more relaxed about everything but would still want to accomplish any goals I had set for myself. There is a difference in all those three stages because you’re only able to do so much with a week to live, but with 5 years, you’re able to plan everything and still have time to spare to share it with loved ones. Living forever is such a huge difference compared to the others but I feel as if they would be spent doing the same thing; being with loved ones and going to places you have never been.
If I had a week to live my life I would make sure that I would live it to the fullest. I would spend time with my family and make sure that what I wanted to do was accomplished. If I had 5 years left to live I would travel to all the places that I've always wanted to go and maybe try things I might not normally consider. If I had to live forever I would take my time living my life and have fun and not take things so seriously,