Rich and I just finished watching “The Bucket List” — have you seen it? It was good. So these two men both are dying of cancer and develope a friendship, then they make up a list of things to do before they “kick the bucket” and they set out doing them.
Anyway, one point made in the movie is that only about 4% of people would want to know the day they will die, while 96% would choose to not know. If you only had 6 months to live, would you want to know? If you were going to die in a week, would you want to know? If you were going to die two years from today, would you want to know?
I think I would want to know. I would want to make my own “bucket list” and really LIVE and cherish every moment, not get stressed out over things like smeared jelly on the carpet, or nag the kids to clean their closets. I would want to take the time to make personal letters and videos for my kids to have. I would want to take more trips, have them skip days of school to do more family outings, things like that. I would want to be able to tell everyone how much they mean to me. I would hate to just suddenly be taken away from everyone I love, leaving things unfinished or unsaid. I don’t know…I guess I’m in the small 4% of people who would like to know.
What would YOU want? To know or not to know?