Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Live Every Day


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

Ah, the holidays. When all the TV shows go on hiatus, and we're stuck with specials, reruns, and random stuff that no one wants to watch.

I got a little behind in my TV watching, though. I recorded a couple shows on my DVR that I never got around to watching. Until now. One of those shows is called No Tomorrow. This week's question is basically the premise of the show.

What if you knew that an asteroid was going to hit the Earth (and destroy all life as we know it) in 8 months? What would you do with your remaining time?

26 comments:

  1. Find a scientist that could work on preventing it? (Am I the only one that knows what is happening?)

    Alternatively, hug family and friends, travel, and eat well. Basically all the things I would do if I woke up tomorrow with some terrible disease that I knew was killing me: the things I enjoy the most.

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    1. On the show, the guy who worked it out is trying to get someone to listen, but they all dismiss him as a crackpot.

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  2. Do as many good things for people as I could. Make our last days good ones.

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  3. Quit my job and spend more time with those that I love. Can you imagine if we all knew this was going to happen and there was nothing we could do to stop it, can you imagine how chaotic it could be if everyone quit their job, etc. Interesting to think about.

    betty

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  4. Well, that would suck! I would eat anything I want. see people I want to see. load up my credit card and travel with my spouse and see the world before it is gone

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    1. Oh and I put the Etsy through-looking forward to receiving these:)

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    2. Great plan. (And I got the order. I'll take care of that today.)

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  5. I'd definitely stop working because forget that crap when I could be having fun. :P

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  6. Try to pack as much enjoyable things/experiences in those 8 months as possible.

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  7. I'd spend more time with my family and less time working. And I agree with Betty. It probably wouldn't be a fun 8 months because society as we know it would collapse. And now dammit, you've given me another idea which I must write down before I forget...

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  8. To borrow a few lines from Tim McGraw:

    I went sky divin',
    I went rocky mountain climbin',
    I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fu Manchu.
    And I loved deeper,
    And I spoke sweeter,
    And I gave forgiveness I've been denying,
    And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
    To live like you were dyin'.

    Yep, that is what I would do!!!

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    1. Some have spent some time thinking on this.

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  9. I'm with LilyElement - try to pack as many enjoyable things/experiences into those months. Although I also think of this: with everyone trying to do this, who would be running businesses? Picking up the garbage? Even farming (why bother?) I think civilization would deteriorate pretty rapidly. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah, now that's a point. What would happen to the rest of the world?

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  10. I would travel the world, volunteer (more) with the Red Cross in various int'l capacities, and make sure to visit with people whom I care about.

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    1. Volunteer more? I guess you're doing your good right now, then, aren't you?

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  11. I'd stop travelling. I'd keep working, keep doing my part helping others through it. Spend time with my family and friends and pups. Say my I love yous.

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    1. Stop travelling? Interesting. I think most people say they want to travel.

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  12. Hi Liz - I'd do what I could for others now and just enjoy life and hope someone sorts the asteroid out! There is a film ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guitar_(film) - where she is told she has cancer ... so life gets 'blown apart' ... and she does exactly what she wants ... then she goes back to see the doc ... and ????

    Cheers and Happy 2017 - Hilary

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  13. Ah, the accelerated bucket list. I'd want to be with my family, go hiking and kayaking as much as possible, and eat all the junk food I desired. Maybe adopt lots of extra kittens too.

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  14. I've been going to the library to check out movies because of nothing being on TV.

    That's a good question. I'd go to Ireland. And...that's all I've got now.

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    1. Luckily, I have a bunch of things stored on my DVR, so I have something to knit to...

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  15. Hmmm well I'd definitely stop worrying about getting the house clean and tidy. lol I'd head down to Florida where my family is.

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  16. I'd eat what ever I wanted and get really fat.

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