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You have six months left to live. What do you do?

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I jacked this from the INFJ thread, but I posted this on here because I was curious. :) What would you guys do?

This was my reply:I would drop out of school, and work part-time at a medium-paced job, doing something I like. I would aim to save up a certain sum of money so that it can be used to provide for my family after i am gone. I'd most likely use that money to buy some kind of bond or a 5-10 year CD, so that the interest would accrue and this can be used for something worthwhile by my family. Ideally, for a summer vacation sometime down their lives. Our family has been planning to go to this specific place, and has been saving up for that so I'd want my savings to be used years later, when my family has gotten over the grief, and can think back of me and smile.

Outside of work.. I would feel free to enjoy life. Go to the beach as often as I want. Paint a lot. Sing a lot, even though I suck. take dancing lessons, take more music lessons, do all the things i wanted to do but wasn't able to do. Eat a lot of chocolate, go on a cruise, enjoy all the small things in life. Ironically, the idea of having a certain amount of time to live is very appealing to me. It gives me a sense of closure... and because i know my timeframe, i would act accordingly. With life right now, I feel like things are unsettled which kind of irks me, I have to often balance the ideal and practical -- what i want to do versus what i should do. but since i have the time frame, i'd just do what i want to do instead of pursuing my ambitions in grad school. the idea of knowing this makes me feel liberated in a sense.

I would live life with no regrets.

And. as one of the last, last, last things I would make amends with everyone, whether i wronged them, or they wronged me.
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If I could fight whatever it was (cancer, tumor) I would. I wouldn't be willing to go down without a fight. There are too many people depending upon me.

I'd be very concerned with setting my family up for survival without me. Not that my ISFP husband couldn't do it, but I pay all the bill and handle the accounts. I also do all the laundry and clean the toilets. I don't like to think of day to day life without me to run it.
I would plan my funeral so my family wouldn't have to worry about it.

Beside that, I would want to be at the beach as much as possible. I can't really explain it, I just feel freer and happier at the beach. I would want to do a lot of simple, everyday things together that my kids would always remember us doing. I would also make videos for them, reading their favorite books, saying their favorite prayers, singing their favorite songs with them.

I would eat as much chocolate and cheesecake as I could. I would try to eat at as many good restaurants as possible. I would buy fancy underwear. Probably in a size bigger to accommodate the chocolate and cheesecake and fancy cuisine.
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