For this week’s Ask the Audience, I thought I’d throw out a question that I find is always a good conversation piece at dinner or cocktail parties or whanot:
You’re forced to have the life of someone else, living or dead, real or fictional. This doesn’t mean that you’d still be you but in the position of that person; it means that you’d just be them (i.e. have all of their values, life experiences, etc.) Who would you choose and why?
Much like asking what movie’s your favorite, there’s not necessarily any one person you’d like to be. Personally, my choices change with my mood. Hopefully it’s an interesting thought experiment, and I’m looking forward to seeing the responses people come up with. I’ll summarize them and write in with my own thoughts on Friday.