People Imagine The First Thing They'd Do If They Get To Heaven
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There is no bigger mystery than what happens to us after we die.

But even those who don't practice an organized religion tend to believe that there is a Heaven, a happy joyful place where our souls will remain for eternity.

No two people share the same idea of what heaven would be like, but everyone who believes in it probably has an idea of the first thing they'd do after entering the pearly gates.

Redditor WeDidItGuyz was curious to hear what would be top on everyone's list upon entering the afterlife, leading them to ask:

"If heaven exists, what’s the first thing you’d do?"


Overcome with joy

"In all reality?"

"Probably cry for about 30 minutes because the biggest existential fear at the very core my humanity has now been lifted."

"If Heaven exists, like 50% of the awesomeness is just the very fact that it exists."

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A re-match long in the making

"Ask my childhood friend Kevon for a race."

"He used to beat me handily when were younger (9-13) and he’d always brag."

"When I got older and faster I moved away so I was never able to race him again."

"We arranged for a race but he was shot multiple times and bound to a wheelchair until he passed a few years ago."

"I wanna race him both in our prime."- Abethegreat1

Reunite with loved ones

"Find my husband, give him a huge hug and never let go again."

"Live our forever together."

"I f*cking love him and miss him so much."- jessdfrench

"Embrace my sweet wife and tell her how proud I am of the kids."- RifleShower

"Try to find my brother."

"Man, I miss him."

"He died in 2020 at age 34."- grummlinds1

"Give my mum and dad a big hug."- goonerjack007

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Achieve the "firsts" we never got to do

"Find my son and have a beer with him."

"Something we never got to do in real life."- tanukis_parachute

Hone new skills

"Try to play Smoke on the water on my harp."- Ashtar-the-Squid

The joy of doing nothing

"Rest."- Banzaikoowaid

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Live on without pain

"Enjoy my healthy back without pain."- Knackbein_

Who knows what's in store for us after our lives come to an end.

But living with the idea that something wonderful awaits when our time has come is all people need to continue to live their lives to the fullest, and treat others with the respect and kindness they deserve.