Priorities.. hmm.. nothing too profound here, I'm a simple guy
I want to make sure those I care about around me are doing well and are happy.
I also want to make sure the people around me make ME happy too
Next priority is a degree of safety in life in terms of being able to have a comfortable life and take care of myself and family. Not looking for anything too fancy, but I don't want to be breaking my back every day just to get food and shelter. I've about done this now so it won't be a priority at least for a while, unless some unexpected thing happens to fuck it up
Next, I like to take up new things and try to get good at them. I've managed to build skills in a variety of areas this way including academics, athletics, playing music, art, etc etc etc. I'm not great at most of these, they're just hobbies, but it keeps me from being bored at least. I do like to keep proving myself to myself in these types of things, to sort of keep one-upping whatever I've done up to that point.
Hmm other than that I can't imagine of anything I need (though there are many things I WANT ). A good relationship hopefully sometime soon maybe would be nice, I suppose.
One thing I want to say is that I've done the whole "try ot fix the world's problems" thing before but found that even though I was willing to sacrifice to help the less fortunate, I was never willing to reach their level of misfortune in my sacrifices. Made me realize that my "wanting to help" was somehow cheap and not sincere enough. After all, I would often put my WANTS over their NEEDS. Too many people need help in the world and I found I'm not willing to sacrifice all my wants and just fill my bare minimum needs in order to maximize how many I help. Now I focus on helping the few people around me who need it, which I feel is much more sincere on my part, because for those people I'm willing to go much farther since they are close to me.
I did almost die once but I'm not sure if it counts as "facing" my death since I didn't realize I was going to die and by the time death was close I was passed out. When I was young, I used to get laringitis (sp) where basically your throat gets swollen and you can't breathe. Well I got this in the middle of the night once, and being the little dumb shit I am, I didn't want to wake up my parents and figured I could wait it out at least until morning. My throat kept closing up more and more till I could barely breathe, at which point I woke them up and they rushed me to the hospital, by which time I was passed out and blue in the face. Apparently the doctors tell me if I were a couple of minutes later I'd be either brain damaged or dead. It's kinda weird to have that happen but it didn't affect me too much to be honest. Or maybe it did, but I was too young to realize it who knows