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 live 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.
Happy weekend everyone! xoxo