If you only had one day left to live, how would you spend that day?

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Your question would make a wonderful short story. A man knows he has only one day left to live. What can he do with those twenty-four hours? He might draw a lot of money out of the bank and treat himself to the best meals of his life. He would certainly want to make a few phone calls--but he couldn't tell the friends or relatives he was calling that he was going to die because that would spoil the conversations, wouldn't it? He might listen to some of his favorite music or read passages from some of his favorite books. He might want to give some of his favorite possessions away. 

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Truly horrible and wonderful dilemma.  As Steve Jobs said on interview a few years ago, "If you wake up and think today you're going to die, someday you'll be right."

Live a full day, every day, so the last day is no big deal.

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This is a tough one. I'd like to think that if I did have one day left, it would be when I'm very old and sleeping peacefully in my bed. However, that may not be the case. If I knew I only had one day left and I was well, I would probably try to just make it as normal as possible. I'd want to be surrounded by my closest friends and family and soak up every minute of that day. It would be incredibly overwhelming, so I hope it never comes to that.

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One day left? What a horrible and wonderful thought at the same time. In reality, we never know if we have one day left. Therefore, knowing would definitely be a plus.

I would certainly want to spend my last day with my family. Instead of crying and worrying, I would want to spend it celebrating and "going out with a bang." Unfortunately, I am complete worrywart, and I know that this would (most likely) be impossible.

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I would spend the day with my family.  Family is the most important thing to me.  I would spend my last day on Earth just talking to them and enjoying their company.  It would be better if they didn't know it was my last day, so we could have some pleasant time together.

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I would want to have fun with my family and friends, and try to go out laughing. I think I would want to be in Disneyland: somewhere filled with youthful exhuberance. I would also like to thank those who have made my life possible and enjoyable.

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I probably wouldn't do anything different. If it were a Monday, I'd go to work and act like nothing was going to change. I hate good-byes. I hate finality. I wouldn't want to make things worse by scaring anyone, or acting like anything were any different.  You live the way you die, I think. I don't believe in death-bed repentance or death-bed forgiveness.  Things are the way they are because I either created it or procrastinated it and I should own it no matter if this is my first day or my last. I don't want people to remember my last moment because I want my whole life to speak for itself and a person can't do that in one day, unless of course we only had one day to live. . . .

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I too would spend it with my family and I would want to be in a beautiful place I had never been before -- someplace that is breathtaking and yet peaceful. I would want it to be memorable for my family,anda place that would have positive associations for their future memories of their last day with me. I would want to stay "in the moments" and not anticipate the end of the time.

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This is something that you should post in discussions because presumably you want a lot of different answers.

For me, there is no question but that I would spend the day with my wife and kids.  It would be pretty sad, of course, but there is nothing else that I would rather do.  If I were going to die in 24 hours, I would want those last 24 hours to be spent with the people that I care the most about.  As far as what I would do with them, I think (they're 9 and 6) that we would play games, maybe go for a hike, things like that.  It would allow us to spend time together having fun in ways that hopefully they would later remember.

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