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So what are you going to do with the rest of your life?

We are all victims of our genes and of our environment, however we are all given a unique chance in life to think for ourselves, few do. So what are you going to do with the rest of your life?


posted 8-Oct-1999 10:44am  
Me? Well I have a few ideas, but only time will tell whether or not I'm crazy. I've always believed one should aim for the stars because if you only get half way there then at least you have got a lot farther than if you had not tried at all.
posted 8-Oct-1999 10:45am  
I hope to spend the majority of it in prison!
posted 8-Oct-1999 10:48am  
Well Wicksy that begs the question . Why?
posted 8-Oct-1999 10:59am  
Work hard. Relax when I can. Try to get enough exercise. Love my family. Pray unceasingly.
posted 8-Oct-1999 11:00am  
miykal: I hear they do great Christmas dinners!!
posted 8-Oct-1999 11:16am  
work - sing - love - live
posted 8-Oct-1999 11:26am  
Live it.
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 8-Oct-1999 11:44am  
I know what you're saying, but I don't feel like a victim. I also don't think we're "given" a chance... but we do have the opportunity.

I'll probably do much the same with the rest of my life as I have with it so far.
posted 8-Oct-1999 11:45am  
This is the question that plagues me. Bleh.
posted 8-Oct-1999 11:46am  
Do what comes naturally.
posted 8-Oct-1999 1:01pm  
posted 8-Oct-1999 1:04pm  
miykal, if you aim for the stars but only make it half way, you'll likely end up in outer space where you'll be very cold and very alone.
posted 8-Oct-1999 1:17pm  
Grow old and die.
posted 8-Oct-1999 1:27pm  
Answer silly survey questions.
posted 8-Oct-1999 2:12pm  
I plan to continue raising my child and loving my SO and working hard and enjoying my good fortune. Once my child is grown and independent and I am no longer in charge of another human's needs, I am going to write more, sing more, mebbe go back to school, do more theatre, take some vacations to places I want to go, sleep late more, worry less and make love to my SO more. We will buy a house, take in stray cats, eat naughty foods, dance in our underwear more, retire.....laugh...die
The end
posted 8-Oct-1999 8:29pm  
I do think for myself. Sometimes I feel like a failure for not having achieved greatness, but mostly I think what really matters is spending time with my loved ones. What could be more important?
posted 8-Oct-1999 8:39pm  
pandora - At the risk of sounding condescending, I felt the same way at your age. I ended up dropping out of college and rushing into a marriage because I was so confused about what I wanted to do with my life. Luckily I have no major regrets, even though some of my choices weren't the smartest. After all, I think we're just here to have a variety of experiences and we must take the bad with the good. I think we just have to jump in with both feet and go for it. Just try to do what YOU want to do, and not what you think other people want you to do. Whatever choices you make, good luck, sweetie!
they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 8-Oct-1999 9:02pm  
I'm going to be a mommy, and see where that leads me.
posted 8-Oct-1999 11:07pm  
they....It will lead you to such happiness....more than you ever could believe or imagine. ;)
posted 9-Oct-1999 7:09am  
SueBee - what you said (which I thought was really cool), reminds me of a feeling I often get. I often wish someone would tell me what I'm suppose to be doing, or how I'm suppose to do something. I'm not talking about things like baking a cake, but other, subtler things like how to act in a social setting.
Being yourself while also trying to fit in is a tricky business.
posted 9-Oct-1999 3:28pm  
simple just have to stop caring about fitting in.
Being yourself comes naturally. :)
You worry too much about what others think and you spend your entire life second guessing all your choices. That can be very painful.

trust bill.
posted 10-Oct-1999 3:42pm  
bill - I was talking about things like school and career choices...those major decisions at the fork in the road that take us off in one direction rather than the other in life. Those are the things that people really need to do for themselves. With the social stuff, it's good to think for ourselves, but I feel that we do have to do certain things to fit into society. Personally, I don't have the guts to be too different. It's a fine line between how badly I want something, and how much of an outcast it will make me! I care what other people think, whether I want to or not.
posted 10-Oct-1999 6:05pm  
Read "Moby Dick"
posted 10-Oct-1999 11:30pm  
wait to die
posted 11-Oct-1999 5:42am  
Live! Have a baby in May and hopefully do some writing. Go to the beach...
posted 11-Oct-1999 12:54pm  
I'm going to have a lot of fun!

I strongly recommend going to see _American Beauty_, it's a great flick on this subject.
posted 12-Oct-1999 1:13pm  
Bill: if you are yourself strongly enough, the world will mold itself around you.
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 12-Oct-1999 5:35pm  
Black Hole Bill
posted 12-Oct-1999 11:00pm  
black hole bill...won't you come...and wash away the hole bill..won't you come ...won't you come
posted 12-Oct-1999 11:03pm  
I'm saving all I can so I can leave for a long journey. The idea is to stay away for at least 12 to 18 months. Depending on what happens and who I meet I'll make plans for the future. Maybe I end up having a bar on a beach in Thailand.
(Your all invited for free Heineken beer in that case!)
posted 13-Oct-1999 3:09am  
topper you are the tops (sorry about that (not really)) I identified with your comment. You are truly partly a philosopher, whatever that means. I will now use the 'label' beneficiary rather than 'victim' its so much more positive and optimistic............michael
posted 13-Oct-1999 8:44am  
vos: I'd recommed Koh Samui, Thailand although Phuket is also pleasant.
posted 13-Oct-1999 11:10pm  
vos - I don't think I could afford the trip for one free beer (even a really GOOD beer) but thanks for the offer and good luck!
posted 14-Oct-1999 7:56am  
Stay alive.
posted 15-Oct-1999 1:42pm  
drdt - I can't be strongly myself because being strongly anything just isn't me. grin I'm very good at being myself in a quiet way...
posted 21-Oct-1999 3:18pm  
bill: I think you are confusing 'strongly' with 'forcefully'. A rock is rarely forceful, but it sure is a rock, and trees mold themselves around it.
posted 21-Oct-1999 7:47pm  
*bows to master*
posted 22-Oct-1999 11:30am  
bill: no, silly, rocks don't bow. You're supposed to stand up to me... :D
posted 22-Oct-1999 1:15pm  
Piss off, I'll do what I like!
I'm a rock that bows now, so get over it.
posted 22-Oct-1999 4:53pm  
posted 29-Oct-1999 12:17am  
the only goal I have for the rest of my life is to be happy...I just haven't worked out the details of how I'm going to make that happen yet :)
posted 31-Oct-1999 10:24am  
posted 31-Oct-1999 2:09pm  
Just being as happy as I can be. Be a good parent. Be a good grandparent. Be a good, alert, law abiding citizen.
posted 1-Nov-1999 6:31am  
go to Australia for a year and shag around the East coast
posted 1-Nov-1999 4:27pm  
Grow progressively older.
posted 10-Nov-1999 11:09am  
Crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentation of the women. Oh wait, that was Conan, never mind. I guess I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and then die. Works for me.
posted 27-May-2006 4:10pm  
Live, work, play, grow older.
posted 30-Jan-2007 4:40pm  
I wanna rock!
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 25-Jul-2008 2:32am  
Wing it.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 11-Jan-2018 9:06pm  
I don't even know what I'm doing with the rest of my night. It's 01:50 (am) and I need to leave for work in six and a half hours. I should be asleep, but I'm made up with cold and laying flat isn't going to work for me right now. I feel pretty rubbish. I'm thinking about trying to sleep in a relatively upright position on my settee, but I won't sleep well like that. Doesn't help that I had a poor night's sleep last night as I was fretting about whether I would be able to keep someone alive long enough for them to have their dying wish (I did, in the end, but I suspect only just).
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 12-Jan-2018 12:16pm  
Try to live it well.
posted 15-Jan-2018 9:56am  
Drink Beer

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