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Death is coming for all of us.

I hate that fact about life, so I do my best to ignore it. But I know it's there. So every once in a while I can't help but wonder about it.

My biggest hope is the end is quick and painless, but some warning would be nice, so I have time to do a few things.

I often ponder what that list of "things" would entail if I was given a warning.

And what if that ending was coming fast? How do you sufficiently spend a few hours wrapping up a life?

Redditor Valleygawd wanted to hear about how we would spend those final, precious moments by asking:

"You have 24 hours left alive, what do you do for your last day on earth?"

Farewell

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"Say goodbye to all my friends, go outside and take my dog on a long walk and then back home to have pizza and await my fate."

- Lazy_Category2195

Eat Wherever

"Eat McDonald's at a Burger King. What they gonna do, send me to jail for life."

- TheOneWithManyFace

"I'd buy two large fries and two large cokes at Mcdonald's and take them over to Burger King and order two whoppers for lunch."

- smilbandit

"I know this is satire, but a buddy of mine once got kicked out of a McDonald's lobby for bringing in KFC. We were all in high school and meeting to do homework but instead we all ended up leaving."

- TylerD1528

You've Got Mail

"Send out a chain message to everyone I know saying that if you don't share this with 10 people, the person you received this message from will die tomorrow."

- Kathutet37

"Plus add on that if the people they share it to don't share it to 10 other people, they will die themselves."

- Jhawk163

Go Big!

"If I'm guaranteed 24 hours alive I will do a ton of extremely dangerous crap because I can't die until the 24 hours are up."

- Geronimo3941

"You could get badly injured and live your last hours suffering in a hospital sooo..."

- SirBumbleBeeI

"Morphine drip is how a lot of us go anyhow. Doesn't seem so bad."

- Disco_Ninjas

Nudes

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"Rob a bank naked with 1 hour to spare."

- CcubswinS

Bank robber?

Well that should keep the time lively, but I don't understand doing things that could cut short what little time there already is.

To each their own, I guess.

Out & About

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"If I'm gonna die, then they might as well know. I'm coming out, doing what I want for once and having the most comforting day in my life."

- Froggity101

Expose it All

"Tell everyone I love how I feel and then get all my passwords and crap in order so people can close out all my online activities. Then go hold my wife until I die... well, probably I'll go sit in the emergency room to die so my wife doesn't have to remember me dying in her arms the rest of her life."

- Masterjts

Free $$$

"Rack up as much debt as I can buying expensive things and hiding them for my family to find later (after the estate has been sorted out)."

- theyusedthelamppost

"Makes me wonder if I have 50k in CC debt and 75k in the bank, does my family get all 75 or will the bank be legally entitled to get 50k back?"

- iTakeCreditForAwards

"The banks get 50k and your family gets the leftovers. If you don't have enough money then your estate is dissolved and your family gets nothing, the debt goes away (unless someone tricks your fam into paying the debt with their money)."

- OHYAMTB

Send the Message

"Spend the 24 hours with my kids and family cultivating a few last precious memories for them. Also a few hours staving off sleep recording messages for them to be able to listen to when they are older - things they aren't old enough to hear, but I would like them to hear from me when they are ready for the message."

- speaker4the-dead

I don't know anymore...

"Well, I wouldn't live long enough to face the consequences for whatever I do, so I'd do some things I see as bad ideas at the moment:"

"I'd cuss out my most hated person in the world. Forget that guy."

"I'd tell my best friend (former best friend? I don't know anymore...) how I feel about them, and apologize for hiding it."

"Other than that, I dunno what I'd do, maybe spend time with friends or family or panic. Make sure to let everyone know that I wouldn't be around much longer."

- TheRealEliFrost

Where to Begin?

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"Fix my will, delete all electronics, call a firm to take my stuff to goodwill, call a real estate agent and put apartment for sale, give my organs to hospital. And if time, I reckon a good nap and massage would be nice too."

- Totally-Love-Animals

Is there really a best way to spend your last 24 hours?

You can't travel, that's time consuming. There will always be so much more to do.

Que será, será, I suppose.

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