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Old 07-11-2005, 05:32 PM  
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20 million dollars and a "Stop Doing" list.

The 20/10 question asks what you would do if you received $20 million -- no strings attached -- but was also informed that you had only 10 years left to live. What would change? What would you do? And what would you stop doing?

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Old 07-11-2005, 05:33 PM   #2
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I'd stop living in Texas. This state sucks ass.
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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You think 20 mil would get you a machine that can slow down time?

Ya.
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:37 PM   #4
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You think 20 mil would get you a machine that can slow down time?

Ya.
That's too expensive. I'm not made of money.
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:38 PM   #5
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:48 PM   #6
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:53 PM   #7
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I'd stop living in Texas. This state sucks ass.
Aren't you in college?

Why didn't you go to school out of state? Anywhere is better than there. Hell, even Louisana, New Mexico and Okahoma are better than Texas!
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:56 PM   #8
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Travel the world; stop working.
More than Travel the world... I would want to "live the world".

I'd want to actually live for at least a few months in each place. Long enough to get comfortable and hang out... get to know a few people in the area... learn a little language.

Traveling the world is great, but exhausting when you are actually just traveling (different hotels in each city, packing & unpacking, etc.)
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:59 PM   #9
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:59 PM   #10
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The 20/10 question asks what you would do if you received $20 million -- no strings attached -- but was also informed that you had only 10 years left to live. What would change? What would you do? And what would you stop doing?
Do I have EXACTLY 10 year or no more than 10 years? If it's no more than then I stop working that day and spend my days exercising, meditating, and spending time with my family.

If it's exactly 10 years then I will spend the first 5 years and $5M buildinig a business up so that my wife and kids can live off of the profits for the rest of their lives. Then the last 5 years I do the exercise, meditate, family thing.
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Old 07-11-2005, 07:25 PM   #11
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Old 07-11-2005, 07:35 PM   #12
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Do I have EXACTLY 10 year or no more than 10 years? If it's no more than then I stop working that day and spend my days exercising, meditating, and spending time with my family.

If it's exactly 10 years then I will spend the first 5 years and $5M buildinig a business up so that my wife and kids can live off of the profits for the rest of their lives. Then the last 5 years I do the exercise, meditate, family thing.
I read it as 10 years on the dot.
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Old 07-11-2005, 07:45 PM   #13
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I think he got it exactly right.
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Old 07-11-2005, 07:49 PM   #14
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use the 10 yrs and $20 million to invest/prepare to make sure the my family was taken care of for generations.


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Old 07-11-2005, 07:57 PM   #15
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Aren't you in college?

Why didn't you go to school out of state? Anywhere is better than there. Hell, even Louisana, New Mexico and Okahoma are better than Texas!
I was, for a time.

I was extremely stupid in high school. I made excellent grades but didn't do shit in the way of preparing for college. I applied for zero colleges while I was in high school.

Anyway, I went to a community college for a few semesters before transferring to UTA. I really should have looked into out-of-state colleges, but my foolish ambitions were centered around journalism and UTA had one of the top 5 college newspapers in the country, so I went there.

I'd like a do over, please.
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