If you have one hour left to live, how sould you spend it?

Philippines
July 9, 2009 5:06am CST
Death comes like a thief in the night. We do not know when it will actually come. If I were given the capability to know that I would die in an hour, I would call my family, especially my mama & my papa, to be with them, and pray with them, and thank them for everything they have done for me. If you were given this chance, what would you do?
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@fkys509 (99)
• China
10 Jul 09
It is not an easy question. Firstly, I will call my parents, my friends to let them know I feel hornor and worthy to have them during my life. Secondly, I would write an short letter which contains the main thought from myself about how I think about the whole world and the human being. Finally, I would spend left flash time with my parents.
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
Thanks for the response my friend. You haven't mentioned about any siblings of yours. Does it mean you're an only child?
• China
10 Jul 09
Yup. You're right. I forgot mentioning my siblings. I am the only child in the family, you know, mainly because the contolling policy conduted in China since about 20 years ago. I do would say goodbye to my brothers and sisters (children of my uncles or aunts).
• Japan
9 Jul 09
If given choice, I would like to die immediately rather than waiting for an hour. That feels easy when compared to spend the very small period of time. That one hour will be surely full of cries, tears, pains and all. Who want to bear all those things before dying? It is better to die the next moment. At least we can die in piece.
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
well, you would not mind having not said goodbye to your loved ones?
• Japan
10 Jul 09
See xenna, If they know that you are going to die within an hour, they become more emotional. If they don't know, they cry for a while and accept that. And moreover, I will not be going to any tour or vacation to say them good bye and they give me a hearty farewell. I will not return back. So compared to those scenarios, it is very better to die soon.
@net_ankit (643)
• India
10 Jul 09
This is very difficult question, you know what we can do in an hour we just enjoy that movement with our family but who will enjoy and cheer up for us when they will get news that I will die after 1 hour. they will cry , but we have to convience them to give joy before we die. this is not good question to ask.
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
thank you for your comment my friend. I think it's pretty normal for parting times to be sad and awkward. It actually depends on a person if he thinks he has lived theworld the way he wanted it to be and has been contented, acceptance will follow as not that difficult. We do not really know when would life be over for each of us, but still, it is part of every man's reality.
@mvoffers (11)
• India
10 Jul 09
If I have one hour left to my live I will donate my body and pray to God.
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
This is the first unique answered I have heard. From Which country are you from, my friend? I heard some stories on organ donation. It is actually a bold act. Here in the Philippines, the idea of donation is not really that accepted yet.
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
10 Jul 09
i will definitely spend it with my loved ones and try to say sorry to the people that i had hurt the feelings before in the past... also, i will try to spread the gospel to my family members who i know haven't heard about Jesus before so that they can receive the grace of salvation from Him as well... take care and have a nice day...
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
Thanks for the response my friend. Well, I salute you for being so faithful to our creator that even at the last hour of your life, still, you would do the task that every Christians ought to do which is to share the gospel & good news.
• United States
9 Jul 09
this may not be the greatest thing to do, but id go out ina beutiful dream....id get jus as jacked up on stuff as i could and do all the things society tells me i cant do....for example steal cars, wreck them, mess with peoples stuff vandalize things...much much more...id just have a blast doing things that i never get to do....i wouldnt do anything to harm anyone...sept my boss maybe...lol...jk.... id jus have fun
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
haha! that's really funny, in that case, you would not be put into jail since you would be gone after doing those things!
• United States
9 Jul 09
If i knew i was about to die, I would grab my children, and go to my familys and let them know how much i love them, and thank them for everything theyve ever done for me. I would find a place my children would be able to grow and learn, and be safe, and then i would probably have to find a way to get overseas and spend my last minutes with my husband. That man means the world to me, and if i had only moments to live, i would want to spend them with him. I would take my children, but its way too dangerous to take them overseas to war, and if i were dieing anyways, it wouldnt matter if i were killed on the way.
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
oh, is your husband a soldier?
@Anandhh (389)
• India
9 Jul 09
hi xenna :) only one hour? in an hour theres not much time to do anything very much,especially if ur loved ones are distance away!!i think i would just contemplate my life....remembering,the good times,bad times,sad times....one hour gone already!!!:)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
yeah...if I were to ask you, where would you want to contemplate on these things? at home, at the beach? Church maybe?
• United States
9 Jul 09
I would spend half of it talking, hugging and kissing my son. Telling him how much I love him and maybe writing a letter for him to read when he's older. The second thing, is I would invite my closest friends and family over and tell each how important they were to my life. Then in the last few minutes I would want to make love with my man. Go out the right way!
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
thanks for the response! you're so sweet!
@ektarox (67)
• India
9 Jul 09
very intresting question here..i would also do almost what you would do..i would thank and spend some time with my loved ones..my family and friends..but at the same time i would also have a lil talk with all the people who i had grudges with or dey did so with me...i would also make it a point to try some of the illegal/banned things that i always wanted to do but dint..lol!n yea lastly i'l thank god for the beautiful life he gave me..:)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
haha..like what?for sure, you won't be able to do that illegal things anymore because you are already surrounded by your loved ones. Lol! Surely, they would not allow you to do it..
@jaimz19 (236)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
i'd rather fix all my things in place...tell my family what i want on my burial and how i want it to go about..call all my close friends but ofcourse, i wouldn't tell them that i'm dying...and when i'll see that everything's going to be ok, i want to have a moment of my own in the place where i would finally take my last breath... and just leave everything to god!
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
hmmm. i think to be able to those things in 1 hour, you have to have your assistant. heheh...
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
If I had only one hour to live, I would spend it with my husband and my kids, I would try to give all the reminders that I can to my husband, I will try to make sure that my kids will be provided for even when I am already gone. I will hug my babies tight and tell them how much I love them. One hour is so short for goodbyes...
@john7579 (55)
• India
10 Jul 09
i don't call i pray myself to GOD for my sin.and i will a sms to my family which say what is going to happen in my family.
@candy2306 (577)
• India
10 Jul 09
If I have only an hour to live, I will take my loved ones to a luxury lunch or dinner( depending the 1 hours on which part of the day). Make all of them happy and see them all for one last time with full of happiness! I won't tell anyone including my husband that I'm gonna die. I don't want any sad look on anyone for my last rememberance!
• United States
10 Jul 09
If I had one hour left I wish I could be calm so I wont be crying and I coud be able to talk. I would tell all my family and my close friend that I love them and I would hug and kiss the all and I think I would be with kids all that hour and at the end I would also hug and kiss them so I would be able to be with them till my last minute.
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
that was a very challenging question xenna..!! of course i will spend my one hour remaining to my family, relatives and friends.. i will thank them for being there for me... for giving their support and making me happy..
@jazel_juan (15753)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
if that is the case,hmmm maybe i would end up hugging my kids and huby for the whole hour telling them that i love them.
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
for me, i will live my life to the fullest...give thanks to God, to my parents, friends, and to all who loves and support me in my ups and downs...i will do crazy things i never did before...at least, even in my final hour i would experience doing crazy things...lol, of course, i would like to die lying in my boyfriend's arm surrounded by the people i loved...
• India
9 Jul 09
well, definitely it has to be with the family. i would go back home and spend the time with all my family members, the extended family included. i would just sit and talk with them and would like to close my eyes with all of them around me. it would be disappointing to be away from our people during the last moments of your life.
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
9 Jul 09
i will withdraw all the money i have in the world and share it among those people i love and i will reserve some for myself, i will go to the best restaurant in town and order for the best food and drinks available and i will eat and before the end of the hour i will say my prayers and ask God to forgive me