If someone could tell you the day you were going to die, would you want to know?
Dafuq is this!?
No, u creep!
Yes because I have a lot of things I would need to get rid of like money.
This isn't how I go!
Actually yeah. I'm a planner type of gal. Plus I'd like to make sure my drawers were new and clean and I looked good.
Geez, Enty! What's with the morbid questions lately? Do you need a hug?
Why wait for Enty to give you your expiration date, Sandy? I'll take those coins off your hands.
well I do want the right people too get my stuff….
No and Yes, I wouldn't want family members to find my box of toys in the bathroom. Some stuff they just don't need to see.
Yup. It's morbid as hell, but I'd have a lot more control over the time I had left. My FIL has incurable cancer and he and my MIL have been traveling EVERYWHERE since they found out. He's making the most out of every day.
Karen, I'm so sorry.
Ill be getting rid of my stuff by spending it. Ive always said that if I'm terminally ill at any time I start spending on anything and everything. My valuables can be distributed to whomever.
@Karen, how wonderful to have some good come out of bad. Much love to you and your in-laws.
No, I might disagree and try to change the date,personally. Who needs someone to rip a hole in the time space continuum? No One! Unless there's a Doctor in the house!
Sorry Karen, but that's exactly what I'm talking aboot. Have as much fun as you can because you cant take it with you.
Someone's a Victoria Laurie fan.
Karen, Hugs to you lady. I'm truly sorry. I hope there is enough tim for you guys to travel and see the world. xo
time not tim. Autocorrect never helps when it should
Abso-fukin-lutely. Gimme six months notice, so I could cash out, give my kid a box of gold coins, then go on an epic binge of cheap booze, pricey drugs and loose women.
Shelly! Youre alive!
I forgot to mention I'd have to settle some debts w/ people on my Tumor List.
No, but maybe yes, since I have kids.
Why are you asking tho?
Enty tends to be morbid like the celebrity death roulette thing.And no I wouldn't.
Yes, I would wanna know. Need to close my social media accounts. Need a list of who would get my books and other stuff.
Yes id wanna know. Because say its may 3rd, 2030, hit by car. Until then, im golden. Every ache, pain or twinge i'd know was nothing. Oh course around 2030 i'd have to smarten up. Lol
Thanks, everyone. We went to Alaska as a family in May and my in-laws left today for the Galapagos Islands. I think my FIL will be going to Peru in December, too.
Karen, that is sad and awesome at the same time. Wishing your ILs the best!
If asked, yeah, I'd probably want to know. I'm a planner. Totally agree with auntliddy!
No, because if it were to happen too young or, shudder, accidently, I'd be so depressed.
A friend's accidental death (by drowning) 3 years ago has left me very, very freaked out about the randomness of accidents.
I would love to know, stuff needs to be taken care of!
I have a very hard time with death. I am fearful of going too young and leaving behind my young kids, mostly. @Karen, I love that- it's a horrible situation, but they are making the most of it. We lost my FIL last year, just 6 days after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. It spread to his brain and he had a stroke during the brain surgery and never woke. We weren't prepared for that and it felt very unfinished. On the other hand, my grandpa passed 2 weeks ago after a long battle with Alzheimers, and though his health complication (pneumonia) was unexpected, we had time to say goodbye and had come to peace with the fact that it was coming. I would want to know to make the most of the life I have left, doing all the things I am scared to do to avoid dying (like flying, sadly).
Yeah. If it's next year then I'd keep the kids outta school and we'd move to Disneyland and I'd spend the retirement $ on partying (kid-style). If it's when I'm 80 then business as usual.
Is it today?
Do you get a life back guarantee if they are wrong? I hate that when it happens.
I would look at the calender and say "Hold on a moment. Wasn't that date yesterday?"
I have a chronic illness, and I know that my time is limited. I find it liberating to know that I have an expiration date, and I hope that I have become a better person since my diagnosis. I'm certainly more patient with my children because I want them to remember me well. But to know the exact day? Nuh-uh!
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CowJam – sending you some positive vibes and love….
Yes, kind of. I'd like to know my age of death so I could make sure the pain in the ass parts of death and dying are managed for my family. I don't think I could handle knowing the exact day.
Kind of but then can you imagine the day of? You would be a mess all day until it happened
NOPE. No no no no no. What would be the point? To spend every minute of however long a life I have left fretting and worrying myself sick over something that would remain completely out of my control? Nope. Not at all. Ignorance is bliss.
Great point Kim. General age? Maybe. Exact week/month/year? Nope.
Then again, it would be kind of interesting and cool if we all had life expectancy stopwatches in clear view on our forearms from the day of birth like in that horrible JT movie "In Time." That I might actually be down for…Itbwould still be pretty horrifying though!
All sounds excellent, but I mostly need a heads up to permanently destroy my hard drive.
To those who said yes so they could get a few things taken care of in advance…erm, nothing's stopping you. What are you waiting for?