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    Default Random Hypothetical -- What Would You Do?

    You are offered enough money to do most anything you might want to do in life -- buy your dream farm, dream horses, dream home, dream yacht, travel, start your own business, donate significant sums to charity, whatever. Let's say . . . $250 million. And for the purposes of this hypothetical, let's say there will be no significant negative consequences resulting from your newfound wealth. It's not going to cause a rift in the family, your kids aren't going to kill you for their inheritance, etc.

    The attached string is that you give up the last three years of your life in, say, your mid- to late seventies or early eighties.

    Would you do it? Would you give up the last single year of your life for, say . . . $25 million? $10 million?
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Windsor1 View Post
    You are offered enough money to do most anything you might want to do in life -- buy your dream farm, dream horses, dream home, dream yacht, travel, start your own business, donate significant sums to charity, whatever. Let's say . . . $250 million.

    The attached string is that you give up the last three years of your life in, say, your mid- to late seventies or early eighties.

    Would you do it? Would you give up the last single year of your life for, say . . . $25 million? $10 million?
    In a hot second. Personally I can't see myself living to be very old anyway.
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.


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    Sure. I would. Then I'd start a charitable foundation and have some fun.


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    Yep.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sannois View Post
    In a hot second. Personally I can't see myself living to be very old anyway.
    I dig this answer! I think I would too. The $250 million, especially, would mean you would get to live your entire life doing exactly what you want to do. I suppose that can be a curse? But it sounds pretty damn good to me from where I sit (physically and financially) right now.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.


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    The one year for 25mil is especially tempting; a year is so little. My family is long-lived, but in the last year? There's no dementia in my family afaik, but dementia isn't just genetically linked, so who knows - I may live to be 90, with the last 5 not even knowing who I am. Who knows. Those would be pretty pointless years, to me.

    25 mil would allow me to do pretty much everything I want. I wouldn't own my own island or Learjet, but I'd be pretty set

    250mil though...hmmm. I might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windsor1 View Post
    I dig this answer! I think I would too. The $250 million, especially, would mean you would get to live your entire life doing exactly what you want to do. I suppose that can be a curse? But it sounds pretty damn good to me from where I sit (physically and financially) right now.
    Exactly right my friend~
    Now if we could only get that money huh? Fun to dream.
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    Heck yes! Being able to accomplish so many goals that are unattainable for financial reasons would so be worth giving up the last couple years! Your whole life would be free from worrying about money--no more "oh no, if my car breaks down I'm in serious trouble."
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    Heck yeah, I don't want to get old anyway, I ache enough as it is.
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    As a 25yo, I would take this is a heartbeat. 70-80 is a LONG way away and that's a lot of time to actually enjoy my life and accomplish what I really want to.
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    Okay, clearly I should've offered less money or taken more years off you people's lives (mine too).
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.


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    Haha, OP, you offered too much hypothetical cash. Try 1 mil for 1 year!
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    Dementia has been strolling through my family for awhile now, I'd totally give up years off the end.
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    Heck I'd let you kill me at 60 if I could have 21 years with loads of cash
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    No.

    This kind of hypothetical opposes my spiritual beliefs.

    I believe life has a purpose that is more valuable than money.


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    Yes, definitely. At that point in my life I would be (hopefully) worried more about my kids (and setting them up for success after I've passed) than living an extra year or two.
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    No.
    Something wonderful might happen in my last year.
    I'd hate to miss it.


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    Never.
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    Absolutely. I can't say anyone I know has had a great time in their last year on Earth. Or three years, really.


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