Saturday, July 11, 2009

If you knew you had a year (and no more) to live...

Would you still be doing the job you do today?

Would you still keep the grudges you hold against those you haven't yet forgiven?

Would you still visit your family as rarely as you do?

Would you still be comfortable with the figurative distance you and the sibling have developed over time?

Would you still be whining about the little things?

Would you still hold off on that phone call to the friend you haven't heard from in years?

Would you still be saving up enough money for when you can finally start doing what you know will make you truly happy?

19 comments:

Amit Gokhale said...

Answer to Q1 is most probably NO.. on the same concept is 'Dasavidaniya'.. have u watched it ? Tho it is not as well-made a movie as I thought it could have been..

Amit Gokhale said...

And may I ask why such profound questions all of a sudden ??

unpredictable said...

Same ans to Q1.

Didn't catch the movie although it was on most flights through the last few months.

Are you implying I am not usually profound and full of wisdom? :)

Ratan Ratnesh said...

Q1. No, quit the job. Run up the credit card and live to fullest for the whole year. Also, borrow money from people, whose blog I read.

Krishna said...

Asked from time to time, that's a sign of profound wisdom :), no I am serious.
Seems it's about time I take the pill. Thanks!

TW said...

hmm.. i would spend half the year travelling everywhere and the other half with family :) Definitely no work!!!!

unpredictable said...

Ratan: Interesting answer, although it draws a fine line between enjoying life and committing a crime!

Krishna: I have always been wise and profound. If you're only discovering this now, then alas for you :P

TW: I know what you mean. I'd start off on doing what I love most, spend 2 months at home and throw caution to the winds on spending by traveling to a 100 different countries etc ..

Krishna said...

The wisdom is acknowledged by the visits(to the blog, by the wise guy, yours truly) :P

Quirky Quill said...

Absolutely not :) My actions (or lack thereof) are based on a convenient assumption of a long life.

Penguin said...

Answer to Q1 is sadly, yes. There's still a loan to be paid off, and cannot leave parents with that no? Unless you want to take it on? ;-P

mespacehere said...

I don't think I will have much to change. Granted the idea of a bucket list is actually a good one :)

Even the idea of marriage is appealing :P

Star People said...

Nice post....made me write about what I would do....and made me feel pretty kickass about life

unpredictable said...

Krishna: NMK is that you? How's the back dude?

QQ: No fair. Answer the question with the IF in mind, else what's the point?

Penguin: Alas. I forgot about the loan. But when i was painting gory scenarios in my head, i imagined selling it off or so ... ugh ... I'd lose tons of money given when i bought it.

Mespace: :)

Star: I loved the tone of your post. I wish I could be like that always :)

chandni said...

darn! I'd have loved to do that on the blog...reply to those questions I mean....

But well....in shot, I think I am pretty much living the way I would even if I run short of time. Would probably hurry up lots of travel though!

and how r u?? long time?

Quirky Quill said...

The answer, is heck NO. I would save zilch, use all my money for backpacking across the world and convince M to do the same.
Could I please go back to my comfortable assumption? The thought of just 1 year to live is too heavy to bear.

unpredictable said...

Chandni: :) then why don't you? Do it on your blog I mean ...
I'm very well, how bout you? :)

QQ: Yes you may. Also just the answer i hoped for from you.

Krishna said...

NMK? You got it 33% rite :) and my back I believe is super-perfect :)
Even in my experience, Orkut policy (at least in earlier created profiles) of treating messages with less significance (with the way default settings are) hasn't been good.

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