| ||Ask HN: What would you do with your last days?|
24 points by xupybd 5 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 12 comments |
|My father is dieing. He has terminal lung cancer and had undiagnosed symptoms for months. That meant his quality of life was pretty bad. Thanks to palliative chemo and radiation he has a few months ahead that should see him temporarily feeling much better.|
With the days he is not recovering from chemo he gardens and cleans up the house. It made me wonder what would I do in his shoes?
This last little bit of life, while difficult, is bringing him a lot of joy. Initially I thought it seemed like a waste of precious little time. But he gets to experience a little of the retirement he was only a year away from and it means a lot to him.
Now I'm trying to figure out how you measure a good use of your time. Is it really so important to invest so much time and effort in a vocation? Is it just as valid to find things that make us happy?
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