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So-hyun Kim

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Before you die, what do you want to do?

I watched a very inspiring video at TED today, which I’d really like to share; ‘Before I die I want to…’ given by Candy Chang. She talks about her project; She had a wall of blackboard with words written on saying, “Before I die I want to…” and left it for people to fill it in. It was really heart-moving to know how many people out there living with tender hearts.

How great it is to know that there are people out there with love, dream and hope!

Let’s fill in the blanks together

Before I die I want to ‘learn how to live.’

Before you die what do you want to do?

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  • Oct 18 2012: I want to spent my time to serve the poor people around me before I die.
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      Oct 18 2012: ı want to became expert of anything ...it doesn t matter what is that ... also ı wan to help Dominika Rotua Sinaga :)
  • Oct 29 2012: 10/28/2012: Before I die, I want my four wonderful sons, to become join not just by blood, but also, for each of them to know that the others are there for them, anytime or place. Be willing to share a kidney or a piece of their heart and souls if needed for each other. And be safe in the fact, that they each have the others back. No more frustrations, or negative feelings about each other, just hugs and handshakes when they get to spend time together. I pray this every night in my prayers for the bitterness to go away. Love a mother with her "Before I die wish".
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    Oct 19 2012: Travel to Faroe Islands, live in Barcelona for a while, see a FC Barcelona match at Camp Nou, have a record, invite at least one person from each nationality to live in Porto!

    You're all invited!!!! ;)

    Cheers!
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    Oct 15 2012: So-Hyun Kim, Before I die I want to:

    Find a cure for what I am dying of and hang around some more.

    All the best. Bob.
  • Oct 14 2012: get married and have 3 children:)
  • Nov 2 2012: know the best way to die!
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    Nov 2 2012: Travel the world and make a positive impact to at least 1 person/1 community. It's the biggest goal of my life.
  • Oct 16 2012: Travel to various countries with the people I love.
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    Oct 15 2012: Before I die I want to look back and smile.

    If my last breath is a smile, both my life and death will have been a success.
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    Oct 15 2012: Design a solar concentrator, farm a plot of land, and visit the pyramids.
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    Oct 15 2012: Before i die i want to have sex !!
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      Oct 15 2012: is that your only goal .i dont think so ,how long have you not have it .you are so poor.
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        Oct 15 2012: It might not be the "only" goal but it's certainly the "most important" one to reach before dying.
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          Oct 15 2012: you know Steve Jobs before he died he want to change the world .and MJ before he die he want to make the world a better place .just as his song expresses .

          you say before you died you want to have sex .wont you feel ridiculous .it cant be true .right ?
  • Oct 14 2012: Inspire two people to each perform an act of kindness that they otherwise would not have performed.
  • Oct 13 2012: before I die I want to make a cohesive community, people working together to help empower one another.
  • Oct 13 2012: Just to be able to sit on a hill top, under a nice tree, and offer up a toast to all those who have shown compassion in their lives. Not only for humans but for all life forms.
    And to offer up a prayer, to those who haven't, that they will soon learn compassion.
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    Oct 12 2012: Prove that it's better to invest in the poor (nearly half of the world's population) than to not have them participate in the economy. Everyone wins.
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    Oct 11 2012: Before I die, i'd want to be around for when we find out we're not the only things in the universe :)
    • Oct 11 2012: Hi Daryan! I'm one who believes we are not the only intelligent-being in the universe.
      Suppose that we are the only one and think how awful will it be if we mass up with our earth! Then there won't be any intellects left in the whole universe.
      There must be someone or some-beings out their but probably too far away to reach. :)
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        Oct 11 2012: Yea it'd kinda suck to find out we're the only intelligence in the universe, but given that there's billions of galaxies each with billions of stars, the odds seem to make it impossible for other intellegent life to NOT exist. Just a matter of finding it.
  • Oct 10 2012: I want to preserve the role of design engineer in the government and create meaningful internships that ensure the role will be preserved for future generations.

    I want to do what is necessary to make sure my children succeed and have a healthy and happy life.

    I want to find a way to use all the tools that I possess to create ideas, art and designs that help the next generation.

    I want to shoot a golf score in the 70's and hit a hole in one.

    I want to drive the length of all the major mountain ranges in the United States and Canada.

    I want to show people I love how to generate their own positive energy by doing nice things for other people.
  • Oct 10 2012: Yes when people share their wants but don't act on them . I want World Peace and for people to right the wrongs in are social systems and by doing this will be a first step in engineering a better future and add value .
    • Oct 11 2012: That's a life very worthy to live and also a life that I'd love to fulfill :)
    • Oct 11 2012: but sometimes wonder what can actually help us go forward for better future, and further achieve World Peace. Doesn't it seem a little bit vague though it's still what we all really want?