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Arkady Grudzinsky


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If this were the last day of your life, how would you spend it?

It just occurred to me today that finishing my most urgent project at work wouldn't be on my to do list. I would love to read some thoughts or stories.

...After reading some responses, it seems that most people would do what they always wanted to do and take care of things that they value most. But why wouldn't we do these things in the first place, regardless of how long we have left? I don't mean it as a rhetorical question - it would be interesting to read some thoughts.

Topics: Values

Closing Statement from Arkady Grudzinsky

I'd like to thank everyone who participated in this conversation. Lots of interesting thoughts and perspectives.

Perhaps, most notable conclusions:

1. At the end, we focus on what matters most for us, and for most people it's people we love - most people would spend time with family, friends, write letters, etc.

2. It should not matter whether we live the last day of our life or not. Perhaps, we should just do what we do any other day, like having a cup of nice tea, and enjoy the moment.

It's hard to summarize everything that was said here - worth reading.

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  • Jan 23 2013: Natasha you are one very intelligent woman. You understood the sarcasm and truth with a smile.
    • Jan 24 2013: Hi, Walter !
      If i were not the only Natasha around i would think that your comment has nothing to do with me... i am still not sure :)
      Anyway, thank you very much for your kind words !

      I am reading the posts in this conversation, because the question, in question has never crossed my mind before . For me ' my last day' scenario is unreheaseable.
      Though i think , ' Memento mori ' should never leave our mind, it makes us gentle and vulnerable iow. strong :)

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