When Will You Die?

This is a question I’m sure most of us ask ourselves at some point in our lives. It’s our inevitable fate and that is certain but everything else about it is a mystery. Now what if we could change this? What if you could know the exact date you would die? Would you want this information or is the uncertainty comforting?

This is one of the questions I asked in my new series #CamsQofTheDay. Everyday I will be sharing a question with you guys on Snapchat, Twitter, Youtube or Instagram. I love hearing everyones thoughts and ideas on these questions that don’t necessarily have a right or wrong answer. After 24 hours I will share some of my favorite responses and my personal thoughts on the question as well! So be sure to follow on my other socials if you want to participate! (links are at the top right of this page).

Back to the burning question, would you want to know when you will die?

I received such a mix of responses to this question. Most people said no because they either would be too anxious or overly focus on this fateful day. I personally however would absolutely want to know. The uncertainty of how much time we have on this earth causes me more stress than knowing when this day would occur. We are in this constant balancing act of how much to prepare for the future and how much to live in the now. If I could know how much time I had on earth I could better plan my priorities and how I spend my time. I may have this outlook due to the fact that death doesn’t scare me at all, but not living does. Not living my life fully and truly the way I want is much more terrifying than how long I will have to liveย it out.

If I was told that I only had a few years to live I wouldn’t focus so much on saving money, setting myself up for the future or long term goals but instead would be taking every opportunity to see the world, try new things and take advantage of each second. I feel as if I do this for the most part as it is however I still have a part of me that focuses on making sure I am setting myself up for a successful future which unfortunately does slightly hinder living my present to it’s fullest.

So what are your thoughts? Would you want this information? Would it improve your quality of life or simply cause more fear? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to join in on my daily questions! The new one for today is in the new video posted below.

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16 Comments

  1. Lisa๐Ÿ’—
    May 12, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing your opinion, i actually think the same way. I’d absolutely want to know how much time I have left in order to know what to focus on. And even though knowing when I’ll die would probably scare me, the thought of not fulfilling my dreams before drying scares me even more. Love you so much ๐Ÿ’—

    • Lisa๐Ÿ’—
      May 12, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      Just realized my phone autocorrected dying to drying so yeah that’s embarrassing ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • cammiescott
      May 12, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      I am laughing so hard at the “drying” thing I got distracted ๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. May 12, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    This question is a thought I think everyone has to think about at some point. For meeee. Yesss I would want to know. I am a person who thinks wayyyyy ahead of time, and sometimes gets me into trouble with my own thoughts!!! Just like you said if I knew I was going to die in 2-3 years. So many things I do think about my future I wouldn’t have to think about anymore, and maybe I would finally be able to “live in the moment.” I could buy those shoes, or take that trip, or not work on a beautiful day outside, because I would know that I needed to make the most out of my times, and not spend it worrying about my future. Thank you for this post and topic because it has also gotten me thinking.. just cause I don’t know when I will die… doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try and do some of the stuff I was just talking about.
    “Be here now”
    I think this is such an important thing for everyone to do!!!

    • cammiescott
      May 12, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      yes yes this! That’s what I was hoping that people would get from this. Realizing that whether they know how much time they have on earth or not that we need to be taking advantage of every moment we DO have!

      • May 13, 2017 / 12:51 am

        Yeah! Great message to put out! It’s so strange how something that should seem so easy can be very hard! (Actually.. seems like the things that seem most easiest in life..are actually some of the hardest things) So strange!
        Thank you for your post! Love love love reading your blog posts!

  3. Victoria
    May 12, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I wouldn’t want to know, I’m not a planner per say I like surprises especially the ones that life throws at you, makes me feel alive !! I love to think I wouldn’t change or regret any decision I’ve made so far, hopefully, neither in the future. Would you guys settle just knowing? Wouldn’t you try to change if you could? I know I would … ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • cammiescott
      May 12, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      I love this answer! I didn’t think about changing it. I guess I would just accept it for what it is and live life!

  4. Jessica Walker
    May 12, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    I see where you are coming from but I still would not want to know when or how I will be dying. To know when would frustrate me and I would feel like my life would be planned. I have to go here, see this, do that etc. What if in that time frame you don’t occomplish all that you wanted to do, see and experience and the end is closer? You would be upset or at least I would. Just live life and go with the flow, enjoy the surprises life gives you, embrace it, learn from it. What happens, happens and what doesn’t just doesn’t. I learned the hard way, Life threw curve balls, lemons, rocks; I was pissed, why me? I went into depression and anxiety, had suicidal thoughts and knew/know exactly how I would go. I’ve even had friends call hotlines for me. Till now, I don’t understand the why nots, nor do I ask anymore but everyday day I’m learning to embrace each day with open arms and just enjoy it. I still struggle but it’s better. I went waaaay off topic I know, I’m sorry but I thought I would just share and hope that I was able to help someone who may be feeling the way I did. From S. Fl to Cammie and the whole ๐ŸŒŽ, I’m sending positive vibes and lots of love. You are beautiful, you are loved and you are awesome! I’m jyogi on twitter
    if you want to see the face to this comment ๐Ÿ˜˜โœŒ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Peter Pan๐Ÿ˜
    May 12, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I think everyone at once thought where and how to die, everyone wants to live their life as well.The daily life of the companion always us, the man leaving the house does not assume that something bad will happen, but life writes a lot of scenarios, unfortunately, Sad.All we should ride every day on the max as if tomorrow was not to be, to develop their passions and just enjoy life because it is the greatest gift!

    I hope there is not much to say because English is bad๐Ÿ˜…

  6. Megan Kirby
    May 13, 2017 / 2:10 am

    Personally I wouldn’t want to know when I die because although it could give me a better idea of how to plan my life maybe? I just feel like I would be too worried all the time knowing that I’m going to die at a certain time. I’d be counting it down๐Ÿ˜ฌ & although it might help me live in the moment more, if I knew I was going to die at like 93 then I guess it wouldn’t really change things & I’d still be trying to think ahead about the future.

  7. Cat Webb
    May 14, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    But what if instead when you find out it’s like yes ,but you have a min left then you die?
    Instead of wishing life away, just live the life you have, enjoy it cos it’s not a dress rehearsal for the real thing.
    I believe that Love is most important thing in life,to be truely loved and to give love,without it when you die what will you leave?
    If lucky enough to have children then their our Legacy we have actually been here at all.โœจ

  8. RD
    May 17, 2017 / 7:19 am

    CAMMIE SCOTT LOVE

  9. RD
    May 20, 2017 / 8:26 am

    miss you have a nice day5201314

    • RD
      May 24, 2017 / 2:20 am

      roses for u

  10. RD
    May 24, 2017 / 8:17 am

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