Question of the Day – No. 195 Posted on November 4, 2018November 4, 2018 by Troy Headrick If you had unlimited energy and funds but only 30 days to live, what would you do? proposed by stephaniedanielsonauthor Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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Darn good question! After a lot of consideration: I still can’t decide… Either climb K2 or paragliding. Both involve my fear of heights, I just realized… So perhaps the better answer is Overcome my Biggest Fears.
I also have a huge fear of heights and I noticed I feel so good when I face it (of course, after I get rid of the tons of anxiety).
That’s a great question because it makes you think about what you value most. I would surround myself with those I love the most and I would eat and drink whatever I wanted. I’d pay for all of us to be in Tuscany and we’d spend a lot of time among the olive trees and in an open kitchen making pasta and laughing as much as possible. I’d also buy the best pillow I could find.
Very interesting answer! So basically you would surround yourself with whatever you love the most, right (people and experiences)?
I admire the people who want to change the world, but I have learned that the best I can do is work on myself and hope for a ripple effect. I figure my example will make a small difference, eventually leading to positive change.
Okay, now that I’ve read other replies, I would also make some very large donations and do whatever I have to do to have dinner with Barak and Michelle Obama.
For the first twenty days I would try my level best to find and help the poor and needy in my surrounding area in such a way that not even one soul should go to bed with empty stomach.For the last ten days I would spend time with my family and friends by fulfilling their will and wish and make them happy..:)
That’s very noble of you! 🙂
Unlimited funds and energy hmmm… I buy a castle in Scotland and take all my loved ones there. Then I would buy all the world’s oil/gas/coal plants and shut them down. Then I would invest in clean energy, set up a massive global health and human services foundation. And drink the best scotch.
This is awesome! I also believe we don’t concentrate on clean energy enough… I’m afraid it would be too late when we’ll truly focus on it.
I would take one of the many buildings in my city downtown and turn it into a community-based program for low income or homeless families. It would teach them to grow their own foods, teach trades and help find employment and give temp housing, and provide daycare/ preschool.
So you’d try to help with the education so people can have food, income and shelter. That’s awesome! 😀
Yes, definitely! We have to provide ways for people to get on their feet. Not just shove them out into the world. If they don’t take the help, it’s on them but we can’t forget the ones who do.
I will use the energy, funds and time to make people happy. People who matter to me and also those who need my help.
In your opinion, what can we do to make other people happy?
To make family happy – be with them no matter what and for others, it depends on who they are – like for elders it is to spend time with them, for kids it is to educate them and gift them toys, for others helping them find jobs or any other help they need and for poor it is usually financial help and food. But above all it is the respect that matters to each one of them.
Same thing I am doing now…. 🙂
“Everyday on the path least traveled brings change, that change presents a new challenge, mentally and physically… as to how to accept it and deal with it, determines what I am to become, generates an excitement about living a second of time and looking forward to what the next second of time brings, a day filled with adventure and mystery.” Larry “Dutch” Woller
I really appreciate you and your life. I really hope I’ll get to that point someday with my life too.
That time may be more close that you think… 🙂
“Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come”.
Hope so 🙂
Travel to Africa, Europe, and South America.
What you’d like to see in these places?
Vegas and then Yosemite. Then Zion. Then the beach.
So would you like for your last day to be on a beach?
Set up an organisation to end world poverty. Buy property in my city and hand it over to a charity to use for those without homes. Those two should keep me occupied! 🙂
Especially the first one! In your opinion, what can we do to end world poverty?
Small steps. First ensure that goods have the ‘true cost’ attached. This will raise the standards of living of the poor who produce most of the goods for Western consumption. It will also slow down unnecessary and wasteful consumption in the West and raise minimum wages for the poor in the West as companies still need to sell goods to us. Ensure that trade protectionist policies that benefit rich countries are removed so poorer countries who produce/sell things like minerals, metals, coffee, tea, can start to compete. Ensure all companies pay their taxes and implement labour reform policies. And much more …
Publish my half written stuff and bribe everyone in the publishing industry just so my book(s) get to all the stores in a week; buy an island, make a contract with the best building company whatever to build a huge villa right in the middle of it (with most eco friendly materials they can find) bribe them so they keep working on it after 30 days are up and bribe everyone to make abusing animals illegal and punished with 99 years in jail,solitary, or community service or something.
My cat and my family would live in the villa and with the unlimited funds i’d buy as much gold as possible so my family would be taken care of.
Interesting. So you’d like to isolate yourself and your family whilst making sure they will be able to sustain themselves from now on. And you’d also try to protect animals through some tough laws, right?
Yea animals come first as does my family. I’d send then to an island because the world is so messed up right now that I won’t risk them getting hurt.
Would be time to write.
Isn’t it always? 🙂
Eat at every Michelin starred restaurant in the world – and then visit Antarctica to get all seven continents checked off my bucket list.
That would be so awesome, especially checking all the seven continents part! 🙂
Travel , travel , travel
Where, where, where?
Just go, backpack in hand-
Go see Slipknot live.
Go see the Northern lights.
Hunt down an old friend and tell him I’m sorry.
Have one last romance.
Dress up as a zombie and go to a horror festival.
Buy loads of goth clothes, dye my hair bright red, get a tattoo.
Jump out of a plane.
Watch the new Halloween movie.
Make pumpkin pie.
The list goes on 🙂
You would be so busy in those 30 days!
My first thought is to travel.
It’s interesting that it’s your first thought. What are your top 5 must-visit destinations?
I would like to tour the Middle East, see each ocean/sea, Italy, France, and Germany.
I would update my will to make sure my children and grandchildren are taken care of for the rest of their lives. Buy my children the house they each want. Move in with my daughter’s family. Then, fulfill my daughter’s and grandchildren’s Make A Wish plans.
Taking care of your family. That’s great! 🙂
Thank you 😊
I think I’d buy property for my daughter and travel 😊
That’s very nice! What places would you love to see the most?
Thank you 😊 I’d love to go to Vietnam and Malaysia – they’d be my top two.
I would visit a member of my family who I don’t see often enough.
What is stopping you to do it now?
The distance and cost of travel!
Probably. With unlimited energy, there is no need for sleep. Apparently, there are foxes around here. Would be nice to follow them around a bit. Maybe climb the big tree down the road and see where the bats are. Something along those lines.