What things do you want to do before dying?

Philippines
February 18, 2011 12:37am CST
Hi friends, we all know that life is short, and so I'm thinking about having a list of things to do before I die. I know many, if not all, have thought the same thing, but I just wanted to know what particular things you would want to accomplish or even experience while we're living. In my case some things are not possible for me at the moment, like having to travel, because we're really broke and I'm still a student. And also experience playing extreme sports, but then again I'm an indoors kind of person so right now it's not just possible. But it would really be nice if I'm able to just try it for once. Maybe in the future. How about you? Share your thoughts. :)
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17 responses
• India
18 Feb 11
God has given birth to human kind to serve the society in different ways. It carries one should not have only money.A physical presence help will carrying more than the money.So it shows human to have helping nature.He can express his helping nature in different ways to serve the society.The service of humanity is the service to the lord.The very reason of taking birth on earth is to fulfill the wishes of god.God also takes human avatar to serve the mankind.In indu mythology god has taken different avatars in different yuvas.He will take human birth to restore peace and darma on earth.First of all mankind should observe the society.SERVICE TO MAN IS SERVICE TO GOD.To serve the mankind one should have vision in society to find the needy which will be in different ways.It carries a kneen observation in society where needy is existing.In society different people requires different helps.One cannot have a vigilance in society since the society is the vast.So,we should start the serving the needy with our neighbours.We cant change the certain habbits of the society to reform them.It requries Manpower.We should educate the same theme with others by creating a habbit of helping nature by others.So we should form a band of people to serve the society with our mottos. We should cultivate the habbit of helping others by means of educating others who had enjoyed the help to action the same to three people.
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
18 Feb 11
hi prathimadushyant, i think this is your first posting in the site,you have a good start,you are writing good English than me,you know in Hinduism "Manava Seve" madhava seva,means help to the people(manava) is equal to help god(madhava),but writing and telling is some what different,i have observed several times in several people telling some thing and doing some thing,but i tell you do not hurt any body that is enough,have a nice day
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• India
18 Feb 11
hi yugasini, "MANAVA SEVA MADHAVA SEVA" IS THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY IS THE SERVICE TO THE LORD.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
18 Feb 11
I don't have one specific thing or experience that I want before the end comes for me. I believe in living each day to the fullest. That is what i would want to continue to do until the last day.
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Indeed, living our present lives is what matters most. Thanks for responding.
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@thatgirl13 (7306)
• South Korea
18 Feb 11
Well there are many MANY thing I want to do before I die. If i had to choose one, I'd say I would want to find the man i wana spend my life with and marry him :) and have a happy family.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 11
I hope you would. He's just out there. :) Good day and thanks for responding!
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@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Hi, well, before i'll die i wanted to get educated in many things, i also wanted to graduate as a psychiatrist, i also want to be an events organizer and established businesses like a 24hr convenient store and a fast food chain, then i wanted to have 4 children i wanted to watch them grow and see to it that they're not a bad influence people, i wanted to see them successful in their chosen career and get married in the temple of God, then me in my husband will serve a mission and then we will travel anywhere we like,then i will feel at peace, and ready to die...
• Philippines
20 Feb 11
I want to be a psychiatrist too! At least for now I want to finish my studies and worry the rest later. A business would be nice, I hope that you'd achieve that.. and of course the safety of family. Good luck to you! :) Thanks for responding.
@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
thank you offlimits for letting me express myself, i think mylot is a way also that we could express ourselves... maybe, i cannot achieve all that i wanted to happen, but i'am so positive that my life will be well, and i'm sure i will die with accomplishment... Good luck to you also and to your chosen carrier, God Bless..
@cecil04 (409)
• South Africa
18 Feb 11
I don't really like the question what would i like to do before I die. I would just like to live my life, if I die and did not do what I wanted to do so be it. The thing is you can't do everything so what's the use of making a list.
• India
18 Feb 11
awesome man its awesome
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
I didn't intend to say that I would definitely do everything I want, because you see I'm just a mere dreamer, but I would love to experience things for once in my life. The "list" is just a representation of my longing for those things. I'm sorry if this question does not please you. Good day.
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• India
19 Feb 11
hi friend we all know life is short in my life i want to do only two thing in my life first i am want to earn so much money and second thing i want to adopt one baby to whom i will give love so much. I want to make one child life by giving him or her good education, manner and good life. I had seen so many orphans who are beggars who are doing this jobs to fulfill there basics needs due to there irresponsible parents they need to do this kind of job. At the age of 3-6years when child go school for education they where so many orphans child who do work in shop or beg to fulfill there basic need.
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• Philippines
20 Feb 11
Hi there, yes helping those orphans who are in need of our love and care is a good thing. There'd be one less orphan if we do that, and that alone is a great help already. Hope you can achieve that dream my friend. Good day and thanks for responding.
@thereza (316)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
First I want live with my mother and kids for a long time. I'm far from them that's why I want to spend my time with my family.
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• Philippines
20 Feb 11
That's good. I'm like you, I'm also far away from my parents. It'd be good if we at least spend the rest of our time with them before we go. Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Before my life will end I will probably start to tell my love ones that I love them very much.I am going to say sorry for those people I may hurt in my years of existence.I will spend my time with my family and enjoy every moment and time that I am with them.
• Philippines
20 Feb 11
It's very important to do all that, especially asking for forgiveness to the ones we've wronged. So let's start as early as now, right? Good day and thanks for responding.
@sublime03 (1810)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
I started making my list last year. So far I was able to do most of it and hopefully I can do the things I have added for this year. I think everybody should have that list of things they just want to do regardless of money or whatever. I find it exciting for having to accomplish most of it last year and now another year has come to accomplish other things on my list. No matter how simple it may be, write it down. It is best to write down something about it after accomplishing it so that you have memories to look back at. So far for this year I just want to do things for myself such as go to a place I have not been by plane or by car. Take lessons of something I really want regardless of the amount I need for it. Read more books that I want to learn about again regardless of the price.
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• Philippines
20 Feb 11
Wow that's good, it's good to hear that at least someone here is doing that. I really want to have a list like that, and I'm only starting this year. I could have done that last year too but I don't know, I just forgot to do so. Yes I agree even if they're just simple things they're still important. I'll try not to think of the money though, haha! And I hope you'll accomplish things in your list this year too. :) Good day and thanks for responding.
@jazel_juan (15759)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
GET A TATTOO!! hahaha yes get one maybe a little one..but then till now i am thinking about this well. i am scared of needles and what if u dislike the result.
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• Philippines
20 Feb 11
Oh one little mistake already makes a big difference, I'm afraid of it too. Haha. But maybe it's good to just try it, at least before we die right? Good day and thanks for responding. :)
@falsey (11)
• United States
18 Feb 11
i want to go skydiving. thats pretty much all i want to do before i die. (getting married, kids is an obvious.) =)
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• Philippines
20 Feb 11
Yes that would be nice! At least know how it feels to fly right? Hehe. Good day and thanks for responding. :)
@polaris77 (2030)
• Bacau, Romania
18 Feb 11
There are so many things to do before dying that I find it very hard to choose a few,but one of my biggest desires is to travel to outer space or set foot on the moon and see the Earth from there;I think that in a few decades these things will become normal and people will spend holidays in space hotels,but I doubt it will happen in my lifetime.But who knows,life can be full of surprises.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Too bad I won't be here to witness all of that too. But I agree, life indeed can be full of surprises. There could be ways, and maybe the children of today could make it all happen. Good day and thanks for responding.
@hlgmdt (301)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Before dying, I want to make sure that I've accomplished everything that I have dreamed of. These include traveling to many countries, putting up a business, and becoming a part or initiating a charity or foundation. I love to travel and have a direct experience of other nations' culture. For me, traveling is learning. I long to have three businesses: a pre-school or a day care center, a small bookstore, and a cafe/coffee shop. I've always wanted to be rich because I want to be very active in organizing charity works and perhaps establishing one.
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Those are great things to accomplish I must say, and we could not avoid for money to be not involved in our dreams, right? Especially in putting up those establishments. We must work hard to achieve some of those things at least. Good day and thanks for responding! :)
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
18 Feb 11
Hi Offlimits, As you say we all have dreams and ambitions of things we want to do before we die, for me...I want to return back to Thailand and live me life out there. But before I die my one aim in life is to get my Thai partner a passport and fly them to Bali. They want to experience travelling in a plane and se the exotic coastline of Bali. Also, to bring happiness to the friends in my life, once I knew the people around me were content and happy then I would feel that I could move on to the next World.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Hi Leigh, yes we could be happy just by merely looking at the ones we love and see that they're living a good life. That feeling of contentment that they'll all be safe even when we're already not around. I hope you fulfill those dreams one by one. Good day and thanks for responding! :)
• China
18 Feb 11
hi, offlimits, I have had a dream since I was a little girl. I want to travel around the world with my husband. and I want to become famous fshion designer.. Now i am a student, and I have a lot to do altought this is my dream ,i will try my best to finish it
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• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Hi Jing, I hope you finish your studies as I hope I do too, and hope that we'll be able to somehow reach our dreams. Good day and thanks for responding.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
There's so many things that I want to do before I go. I want to visit a place where i can find solitude and silence. I want to finish a book as a legacy for my unborn grandchildren. I want to return to my hometown and be with my childhood friends there. I want to meet again some of my classmates and rekindled once again the friendship. Oh, so many things to do in this short life!
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• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Life is indeed short, and if there is a chance that we could do those things, I hope we fulfill some of them at least. :) Thanks for responding.
@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Oh, there are lots of things I still want to do before I die. But I guess some of those would remain dreams since it would take a huge amount of money to do those things. One of those almost-impossible thing that I want to do before I die is to see Earth from space. Civilians can now join one of those shuttle flights to the moon but they really cost a lot of money.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Oh that thing would be really expensive :O But maybe in the future it won't be anymore, and there's a chance that our grandchildren will experience those things. And that sure would be great! :) Thanks for responding.