Re-creating this thread a different server.

edit: “not work” as in “food, housing, and healthcare needs are met,” not as in “billionaire super-villain money”

I would sail sail the great lakes for weeks at a time.

I would write more music, and hire musicians to play it with me.

I would spend half the summer growing food (which I already do!)

I would continue to invest in my own mental health, but spend more time meditating.

I have chronic fatigue (to simplify a longer story), and spending that precious energy solving logic puzzles for a paycheck is sometimes pretty demoralizing.

  • @KAYDUBELL@lemmy.world
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    12 days ago

    I’d travel way more. I’d visit friends and family and hang out with them, which is almost impossible right now because everyone’s trying to work and and survive. I would probably consider having kids. I can’t justify a child in my current financial situation.

    Id still do the same work I’m doing now most likely, but I would cut back workdays to maybe 3 days a week at most. I’d cook more.

    I’d definitely be less stressed. I wouldn’t have to worry about rent or my electric getting shut off.

    Idk, I would do everything I think this life was meant for compared to the hellhole we are in currently.

  • @graham1@lemmy.world
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    227 days ago

    Begin to develop and publish cost efficient free open source designs for scientific laboratory equipment that can be made by anybody, so that scientific laboratories are able to do science without spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on a machine that rocks left and right or shakes in a circle.

  • Even if my needs were met I’d still spend a lot of my time achieving wants. Not just stuff I can buy or pay for, but things that bring me satisfaction and contentment. So I’d probably still have a job, just with a little flexibility towards prioritizing job satisfaction over pure pay.

    • @ExtraMedicated@lemmy.world
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      46 days ago

      This is my answer as well. It sucks that I can only work on my game on weekends and holidays while the rest of my life is wasted on boring business bullshit that nobody cares about.

  • @gerryflap@feddit.nl
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    56 days ago

    I’d like to think that I’d spend the work time on my hobbies. But realistically I’d spend most of the day watching YouTube videos and reading Lemmy because “I have to go to the store later so I can’t start something big now”. I’d definitely spend more time on my own programming projects, music production, running (or maybe other sports), and gaming though.

  • @breadsmasher@lemmy.world
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    107 days ago

    Not have to work for money as in infinite money?

    Probably accidentally kill myself within a year from stupidity by having access to effectively anything I want

    • @jvwOP
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      107 days ago

      sorry, I mean, if you didn’t have to worry about food, housing, healthcare. I just edited the title to reflect that.

  • Fire Witch
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    97 days ago

    I would spend the entirety of my time being creative and working on art

  • @Today@lemmy.world
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    97 days ago

    My summers are free and i always make big plans to learn new things but i mostly just fuck off and fret that i only have x more days. During covid i volunteered at the local food bank in the summer. I should do more of that. Also, there are kids who don’t get regular meals when school is out. I would like to work with the organization that addresses that.

  • @Bye@lemmy.world
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    87 days ago

    When I retire I want to hike and camp, cook really nice meals, grow a garden, and make hot rods.

  • edric
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    87 days ago

    Make music. Travel, if money isn’t an issue.