You likely remember questions like this one from your high school classes. Or your college philosophy classes. Well, here’s another one.
What if time wasn’t an issue. What if we knew that we would live to be 200 years old? Would we still act the way that we do? Would we still work the same way at the same company doing the same job? Would we run, run, run until we couldn’t anymore?
Or would we, instead, realize that we had that much longer to achieve our goals and slow down a bit. Would we pursue more of our passions and less of our profits?
I’m not so sure that anything would change. I think there would still be people who work 80 hour weeks trying to make as much money as they possibly can so they can have that big McMansion and the Lexus. And there would still be people who embrace their passions and don’t worry about where the next buck is coming from, only that they are doing the things that they love.
What do you think would change? How would you handle it differently?
I’ll refrain from assigning an 2000 word essay, but I would like to know what you think. Leave your thoughts in the comments or write an article of your own in response.