Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Would You Rather?

Would you rather be able to see your future but not be able to change it or see everyone else's future and not be able to tell them?
Savannah unleashed this question on our hall last year during a rousing game of "would you rather." I was stumped. I can see the downside of both flipsides. Why would you want to know of possible impending doom in your own future and not be able to take action against it? Why would you want to know of impending doom in another's future and not be able to warn them? I think I would much rather see another's future though. Because the question says nothing about whether I could change their future. I just wouldn't be able to tell them that I was helping.

I was inspired by that one question and googled several other tricky options. I found the mother load:

Would you rather eat only Nutella or only bacon? Is this for real? I have an "i love bacon" magnet on my fridge. Gimme that pig, crispy, of course!
Would you rather know when you will die or how you will die? I would much rather know the "when." Because then I could plan my remaining life accordingly. The means to the end could be a surprise.  
Would you rather be unable to experience sadness or unable to experience anger? Anger causes me make more poor decisions. It clouds my perceptions, while tears only cloud my vision. I don't know that I've ever regretted a good cry, but I know fits of anger that I would like to take back. (Although for me, crying and anger conveniently go hand in hand...)
Would you rather have a photographic memory or be able to forget anything you wanted? Whoa. There's a question. I would pick the latter...unless that meant I would forget all the lessons that came with the experiences that I would rather forget. 
It's nice to have options, but when it comes to who I'd rather be I'll pick A Very Lucky Girl everytime 

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