So what would you do if you knew that you only had a week to live?
“Live every day as if it were your last”? It is a pretty famous saying for all of us to have heard of it at least once in our life time, if not more. But, how would you want your last day to be like? The saying is subject to what you want right? What if someone might decide to spend it with people they love, someone else might decide to kill everybody they hate.
I have been thinking about it, after I saw a really random movie that deals with the theme of impending death. The movie was pretty predictable – it’s about how a a woman get’s to know she is going to die soon and realizes how her life is nothing like she wants it to be. So someone wisely advises her to live it up, tell people how much they mean to her and stuff on those lines. Kind of reminded me of the book “Tuesdays With Morrie” by Mitch Albom, where Morrie the central character of the book is in the last stage of his life. He suffers from ALS (yes, the Ice Bucket Challenge disease) and speaks about how he thinks he has lived a fulfilled life and was happy to surrounded by his loved ones in his last few days. Yeah, Albom is good with the senti-menti stuff.
So all of it got me thinking about it. What would I do if I knew I only had a week in my hand or just knew that I was on a timeline and would die soon? I thought a lot. Pretty seriously. And all I could think of is – sleep and watch movies. May be I need to think harder. I’ll just go sleep until then.