I’ve been reading and watching Downtown Josh Brown for three years. Recently at his website I watched Blair duQuesnay interview George Kinder. He’s a financial Life Planner who now trains financial planners.
The title of the interview was “How Would You Change Your Life If There Were Only Ten Years Left?”
Nobody knows how much time we have left on this planet. My answers to the questions at age 25, when I though I’d live forever, would be different than my answers now, at age 65.
Now that you’re under house arrest by your governor in this time of Coronavirus Pandemic, you should have time to watch the interview and answer the questions for yourself. If you have a “significant other,” the two of you should discuss.
So you’re not going to watch the video? Below are the questions, in order. Decide your answers before moving to the next question. In fact, it’s best if you don’t even read the subsequent questions before answering the earlier ones. I suggest writing down your (and your SO’s) answers. It may take a few hours or days of contemplation.
- If y0u had all the money you need for the rest of your life, how would you live? What would you do?
- Assume you don’t have all the money you need for the rest of your life. (Or maybe you do already?) But now, you have a trusted physician who informs you that you have an ailment that will kill you between five and 10 years from now (you’ll be fine until you keel over unexpectedly), what would you do with your life?
- Your physician says you only have 24 hours left to live. The question is not how to spend your last 24 hours. The question is what did you miss? Who did you not get to be?
George says that five areas typically come up for consideration with these questions:
- Family and relationships
- Values or spirituality
- Planet Earth
Blair volunteered that when she considered the three questions, the issue of children came up. My sense is that she decided to have them, and did.
Steve Parker, M.D.
PS: Have you ever heard of The Sinner’s Prayer?
PPS: Happy Easter to all my Christian readers!