Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Would you rather . . . .

Loose all sense of taste or smell? Why?

Gain 100 lbs or get hit by a truck and be paralyzed from the neck down? Why?

Live in a democracy where you disagree with the ruling majority or in a dictatorship where you agree with the forced government? Why?

Live in a mansion and drive a junky car or live in a shack and drive the best car in the world? Why?

Spend one day with your soul mate never to see them again, or spend a lifetime with the runner up and never meet your soul mate? Why?

Accomplish all your dreams or accomplish none of your dreams but be wildly successful? Why?

Let's play this game. Post your answers as a comment and then I will post mine. Feel free to give suggestions of other questions.


Blogger Ben said...

I would rather lose my sense of taste.

Because then I could go on fear factor and win $50,000. You say, but what about the smell? No problem... just pinch your nose.

6/14/2005 2:01 PM  
Anonymous msthang said...

1. Loose all sense of taste. Mainly because I much rather be able to smell the flowers blooming, the scent of fresh cut grass rather than know what I am eating tastes (besides it's a good way to loose weight lol)

2. Gain a 100 pounds because you can always reverse the weight but once your paralyzed it's final.

3. I don't know about this one. Maybe a dictorship that you agree w/the forced government??

4. Live in a mansion. It's more of a sound investment than an expensive car.

5. Spend one day with my soul mate. You will never have to live with the "what if's" and one moment of bliss is better than a lifetime of regret.

6. Accomplish all my dreams. Success is measured differently by people's values, and accomplishing my dreams would be define success more than having power.

6/14/2005 3:03 PM  
Blogger Edgy Mama said...

I'm too tired to think. Can I come back tomorrow?

6/14/2005 6:16 PM  
Anonymous kp's mom said...

1. Loose the sense of smell...heck I've pretty much lost all sense of smell already anyway. Plus CHOCOLATE is best experienced by taste than by smell...need I say MORE?

2. Gain 100 lbs. - yep, already almost did that when carrying twins. Do you really think anyone would be SO vain as to pick the other...goodness, I hope not.

3. I currently live in a democracy and disagree with the ruling majority, but alas, we will get a chance to change that in a few years - there is hope!

4. I'll take the mansion, thank you...but only if it comes with a maid! I'm NOT cleaning that mansion, thank you!

5. One day with the soul mate. Fortunately many DO get to spend a lifetime with them, also.

6. I can't help but equate accomplishing all your dreams WITH BEING successful, so I'm not quite sure where this is going, unless you mean "successful" only as being wealthy. I was going to say that if I had to choose between money and dreams...dreams would win by far. However, if I am being very honest that's not how I am living my life at the moment. I have a job that pays well, but I am not passionate about it. I THINK I would like to teach high school, but I would have to give up at least 1/2 my income to do so. Maybe some day I will have the courage and the willingness to sacrifice to pursue that, maybe...

6/14/2005 7:10 PM  
Blogger jes said...

kt, i noticed that you changed #2 from the normal "gain 100 lbs or get hit by a vehicle". i think this must be due to mine and bianca's ranting and rationalizing about how either of these could be acceptable options, because of the lack of details/information given.


6/14/2005 7:20 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

Would you rather have sex in front of 40,000 screaming wrestling fans or have sex in front of your parents?

[Things to consider: The shame and humiliation you'll feel when 40,000 wrestling fans start chanting, "Boring! Boring! Boring!" Or the shame and humiliation you'll feel when your parents start chanting, "Boring! Boring! Boring!"]

6/14/2005 9:20 PM  
Blogger LG said...

Katie- I really like these questions. They really made me think about things that are tough to answer. I like those kind of things. Here is what I think:

1.) I would rather lose my sense of smell because I have a very sensitive nose and a very active gag reflex. Therefore, nasty smells make me gag all too often! Plus, I LOVE food, so not tasting would be horrible. However, the ability to taste and smell have a lot to do with each other...so I think losing one would inhibit the other.

2.) Gain 100 pounds. Gastric Bypass is the new "thing" in weight loss, so losing it shouldn't be hard. geeze louise...technology is horrible sometimes. Plus, being paralyzed would be such a burden to my family and friends that I couldn't handle it.

3.)Democracy. The leaders are not going to be the same forever. And I would like to know I had at least some freedoms...

4.)Mansion. Living in a shack would be scary to me....not much security in that.

5.)I would much rather spend one day with my soulmate. Living a lifetime with the second best would be a lifetime filled with a missing link.

6.)I would rather fulfill my dreams. If I fulfilled them, I would feel successful to myself....and that would bring bliss.

6/15/2005 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Lindsay said...

Are you taking over Matt's job of starting the "would you rather" discussions? Aww. Great idea - they get the ball rolling every time. I suggest you give it a week or so, then tally the responses. I'll play:
1. I knew a girl in high school who had neither taste nor smell. Based on her experience, I'd say taste, because it's easy to eat healthy, but you can smell if something's gone bad.
2. Pounds, like msthang said.
3. Dictatorship - I agree with it, so I'm happy!
4. Mansion, like msthang.
5. Soul Mate.
6. needs definition of "successful"

6/16/2005 12:48 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

1. smell - I can't give up the sweetness of chocolate, or the satliness of chips, or the goodness of steak
2. 100 lbs - and yes Jes I specified for you. Weight is relative and temporary (if you want it to be)
3. democracy - I need choices and what's to say the guy who you once agreed with won't change his mind and suddenly you are stuck in a forced rule of something you don't agree with
4. mansion - i spend more time there than in the car
5. one day - this was really a trick question because come on who will answer a life time with the 2nd place guy
6. Dreams - this is a tough one because the world says get success and you will be happy, but I want my dreams and screw success

6/16/2005 1:31 PM  

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