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Re: Would you rather

Postby Mikaila27 » Tue May 24, 2011 10:48 pm

1. Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again?
It depends... could I still write? Sing? If I could still express myself in those ways, I might give up speech, because although I try to be honest, I like the privacy of my thoughts.

2. Would you rather be able to read everyone’s mind all the time or always know their future?

This is a tough one! I think perhaps I'd rather know their future, if I HAD to pick one. The press of everyone's thoughts all the time would be awful, and I would never know if I thought something or if my thoughts were being implanted in my mind. But knowing people's future might be awful too... it would be a burden either way. But really, I'd rather be able to pick neither. Some things we're not meant to know, not because we can't know them, but because it would undo us to know them.

3. Would you rather be happy for 8hrs/day and poor or sad for 8hr/day and rich?
Happy for 8 hours a day. (this from someone who plans to pursue the Arts... I KNOW I'll be poor! But I'll be happy doing what I love.)

4. Would you rather forget who you were or who everyone else was?

I'm not sure how to answer this one, because who I am is so tangled up in who I know and love. They all leave a mark on me, so I wouldn't be who I was if not for them...

5. Would you rather have one wish granted today or three wishes granted in 10 years?
3 wishes in ten years. I can wait. :)

6. Would you rather not be able to use your phone or your e-mail?
My e-mail. (IF, that is, facebook doesn't count as email. Otherwise the answer definitely changes)

7. Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?
Only be able to whisper. Whispering has its own way of making people listen.

8. Would you rather have smart friends or fun ones?
Fun ones. Although I think those traits coincide quite often, and I'd rather have a mix of both!

9. Would you rather cheat on your partner or your partner cheated on you?
I'd rather be cheated on. There are few people who can really tear me apart, and I am good at handling it. I can forgive almost anything if I love someone enough. But guilt... oh, I hate that. I feel worse than the person I've wronged.

10. Would you rather be a man or a woman (in a new life)?
A woman. I admire the subtlety that seems to come more often in women. But if said life was in, say, Medieval times? I'd probably be a man, just because I couldn't stand being owned and controlled.

11. If you had to be stuck in a movie for the rest of your life, which movie would you choose and why? Who would you be?
Hmm... that is a tough one, too. I'd probably pick a BOOK, and not a movie. However... I guess I wouldn't mind being Maureen from Rent, haha. :) Truly, I don't watch many movies, so I don't have a lot to work with.

And why?
Why? Because she's fun loving, and outspoken, and she has someone who loves her. (and she gets to sing all the time) And she's one of the characters not doomed to die within years of the movie.
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Re: Would you rather

Postby mirjana » Fri May 27, 2011 1:36 pm

Hi Mikaila27 ,
Welcome to DS. =0)
I like your reply. You have chosen a very good post as your first one because DS members have an opportunity to know you better.
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Re: Would you rather

Postby StarMunchkin » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:14 pm

1. Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again?

I think I would rather remain silent. I generally prefer to keep my thoughts to myself anyway, so being forced to say them out loud would be against my nature. Besides I'd probably just make a fool of myself.

2. Would you rather be able to read everyone’s mind all the time or always know their future?

I would rather always know their future. I really, REALLY don't want to know what people are thinking. Knowing everyone's future would make me more epic. I think the only thing that would be bad about it was if I knew something tragic were going to happen to someone, and was unable to do anything to change it.

3. Would you rather be happy for 8hrs/day and poor or sad for 8hr/day and rich?

Definitely happy and poor. I'm already poor, and mostly happy, so this works for me. I wouldn't want to be sad every day even if I was rich. What's the point of having lots of money anyway if it can't make you happy?

4. Would you rather forget who you were or who everyone else was?

I think forgetting who everyone else was would be far more troublesome, so I'd choose forgetting who I am. Besides, it could be like getting a completely fresh start on life. If I can't remember who I am, then I can't remember all my mistakes and faults which is very freeing.

5. Would you rather have one wish granted today or three wishes granted in 10 years?

One wish granted today. I would wish to be completely debt free. That would be really nice. Getting that one wish now would definitely be worth more than three wishes in 10 years time.

6. Would you rather not be able to use your phone or your e-mail?

My phone. I find my phone more a nuissance than anything anyway. It would be a blessing to get rid of it.

7. Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?

Whisper. Shouting would give me a headache (not to mention everyone else a headache as well) and hurt my throat.

8. Would you rather have smart friends or fun ones?

Hmm...I think I would rather have fun friends. Since most of the time I spend with my friends is used having fun, I don't really need my friends to be that smart, while fun friends are preferable.

9. Would you rather cheat on your partner or your partner cheated on you?

I'd rather have my partner cheat on me. I know that I would be able to forgive him, and while I do believe he would forgive me, I would be afraid that he might not. And I would never cheat on him.

10. Would you rather be a man or a woman (in a new life)?

I'd be a woman. I enjoy being a woman too much.

11. If you had to be stuck in a movie for the rest of your life, which movie would you choose and why? Who would you be?

Probably Lord of the Rings. Definitely Lord of the Rings. If I couldn't just insert myself as a character, I would be Eowyn.
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Re: Would you rather

Postby amandrea » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:30 am

In dealing with the devil you never recieve what you thought you had bargained for. It doesn't have to be the devil either. In Norse mythology a female god blessed a man saying all his lays would come true. Her enemy cursed him saying he would forget them as soon as they wer said. His blesser said he would always be victorious in battle. His curser said he would always be seriously wounded.
This all means that how ever I may answer these questions may not be the results I expect.
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Re: Would you rather

Postby dermot » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:19 pm

1 Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again?
i would rather speak my mind, to be confined to dealing with ones own thoughts and feelings without the option of speaking out would be worse than any death...i imagine. I dont know how long i would last if i did speak my mind though,but at least i would have had a voice.

2. Would you rather be able to read everyone’s mind all the time or always know their future?
Always know their future i think, i could probably come to terms with that, and possibly i would understand how their mind worked as a result? It might make me more tolerant too!...Anyway i think i make a good stab at reading most peoples minds at it is!


3. Would you rather be happy for 8hrs/day and poor or sad for 8hr/day and rich?
Imagine being happy for 8hours each day, i dont know anyone who is. Being poor is a state of mind, most of the time

4. Would you rather forget who you were or who everyone else was?
I would happily forget who everyone else was...with the understanding that i could get to know them again without any of my own projections/ prejudices / judgements being a factor

5. Would you rather have one wish granted today or three wishes granted in 10 years?
One wish today please.

6. Would you rather not be able to use your phone or your e-mail?
I would rather be able to connect with someones voice.

7. Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?
Think about it, whats romantic or interesting about shouting?

8.Would you rather have smart friends or fun ones?
Fun ones please, the ability to make someone laugh is a talent that shouldnt be underestimated. Smart has positives and negatives.

9. Would you rather cheat on your partner or your partner cheated on you?
i would rather not carry the guilt thanks.

10. Would you rather be a man or a woman (in a new life)?
I love women, and i try to embrace my feminine side, but im not sure i could do the stuff they do!

11. If you had to be stuck in a movie for the rest of your life, which movie would you choose and why? Who would you be?
I would be Brian, in The Life of Brian, theres no reason i can think of that would change my mind.
....the heart only whispers, be still and listen....
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Re: Would you rather

Postby mirjana » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:34 pm

1. Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again? I would rather always have to say everything on my mind. It must be hard nor to speak ever…

2. Would you rather be able to read everyone’s mind all the time or always know their future? I would rather know their future. As the model of thinking contributes to that what future we shall have, knowing their future will be also like understanding their model of thinking.

3. Would you rather be happy for 8hrs/day and poor or sad for 8hr/day and rich? To be happy for 8hrs/day is a beautiful goal. And as everything in life has its price, so much happiness on daily basis is worth some sacrifice too.

4. Would you rather forget who you were or who everyone else was?
The immediate association is the movie "Regarding Henry" . That movie shows the importance of personal approach and love toward the person who has forgotten who s/he was. I think that I would rather give my love to others helping them to make a new start than putting those I love in that position.


5. Would you rather have one wish granted today or three wishes granted in 10 years? I always remember the advice to be cautious about wishes. So to make a wish about the wishes is not an easy task. But, I think that I would rather have one wish granted today.

6. Would you rather not be able to use your phone or your e-mail?
My phone.

7. Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?

Whisper would be my choice.


8. Would you rather have smart friends or fun ones?

Fun friends are a blessing spicy to the life.


9. Would you rather cheat on your partner or your partner cheated on you?
I would rather have my partner cheat on me.

10. Would you rather be a man or a woman (in a new life)?

Although it is said that we live in the men´s world, I am happy that I am a woman.

11. If you had to be stuck in a movie for the rest of your life, which movie would you choose and why? Who would you be? And why?
I think it will be the movie Something´s Gotta Give. Erica Barry is smart and witty, she is independent and talented. She has her own life and she loves her work being the same time quite a successful writer. All others she loves have their place in her life too.
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Re: Would you rather

Postby Rachel » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:34 pm

1. Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again? Never speak again. Doesn't say anything about writing though ;)

2. Would you rather be able to read everyone’s mind all the time or always know their future?
Know their future- for a person's mind is their own business.

3. Would you rather be happy for 8hrs/day and poor or sad for 8hr/day and rich? Hmm this one is interesting. I suppose the happiness option seems enticing given that the 8 hours a day option for happiness seems to imply that that the other 16 hours are not happy.
However its difficult to answer - there are so many variables in the question.

4. Would you rather forget who you were or who everyone else was?
Forget who I was -then everyone I know could fill me in.

5. Would you rather have one wish granted today or three wishes granted in 10 years?
One wish, today. There's no guarantee I'd be around in ten years.

6. Would you rather not be able to use your phone or your e-mail?
Phone - can't stand the telephone.

7. Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?
Whisper.

8. Would you rather have smart friends or fun ones?[/b
]Fun. Definitely fun. What's the point of smart without fun?

[b]9. Would you rather cheat on your partner or your partner cheated on you?

Have my partner cheat on me. Forgiveness is bliss. Guilt is hell on earth.

10. Would you rather be a man or a woman (in a new life)?
I'd have a crack at being a man. Just for funsies.

11. If you had to be stuck in a movie for the rest of your life, which movie would you choose and why? Who would you be?
Bethany out of the movie Dogma. For I have a penchant for strange and unusual modern day quests.
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Re: Would you rather

Postby saffanna » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:18 am

1. Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again?

I'd never speak again, as long as i could still use written or electronic communication.

2. Would you rather be able to read everyone’s mind all the time or always know their future?

I'd much rather read their mind so I'd know when to leave. Or better yet, when to stay.


3. Would you rather be happy for 8hrs/day and poor or sad for 8hr/day and rich?

Happy & poor would be my choice.

4. Would you rather forget who you were or who everyone else was?

I'd go mad either way, but would prefer to forget everyone else. What fun always meeting new people.

5. Would you rather have one wish granted today or three wishes granted in 10 years?

If it was the right choice, I'd only need one.

6. Would you rather not be able to use your phone or your e-mail?

I'd lose the phone. I much prefer the written word. I think process better when writing.

7. Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?

Too much shouting in the world, a whisper draws people in.


8. Would you rather have smart friends or fun ones?

I don't think the two are exclusive of the other.


9. Would you rather cheat on your partner or your partner cheated on you?

I'd rather be the cheater. Something would be wrong with the relationship for me to cheat. Easier to apologize and leave than heal my broken heart.

10. Would you rather be a man or a woman (in a new life)?

A woman again if I could benefit from what I've learned this time around.


11. If you had to be stuck in a movie for the rest of your life, which movie would you choose and why? Who would you be?

Benny and Joon. I'd be Joon.


And why?
Joon learns to be fulfilled in her eccentricities.
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Re: Would you rather

Postby pernicious » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:06 am

1. Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again?
Have to say everything on my mind. I think it would make my life a lot easier.

2. Would you rather be able to read everyone’s mind all the time or always know their future?
Mind reading. I've always thought it would be cool to read minds.

3. Would you rather be happy for 8hrs/day and poor or sad for 8hr/day and rich?
Happy/poor. I'm already poor, but I can't say the same for happy.

4. Would you rather forget who you were or who everyone else was?
A little of both. I have done some things I would rather forget, and a few people close to me have done things that I will never get over.

5. Would you rather have one wish granted today or three wishes granted in 10 years?
One wish granted today.

6. Would you rather not be able to use your phone or your e-mail?
phone. I use e-mail way more often.

7. Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?
Whisper. People can't hear me even when I'm shouting so whats the point?

8. Would you rather have smart friends or fun ones?
Fun ones. You only live once.

9. Would you rather cheat on your partner or your partner cheated on you?
I would rather cheat. I'd like to think that I could always trust this "partner".

10. Would you rather be a man or a woman (in a new life)?
Woman. Because I enjoy it very much.

11. If you had to be stuck in a movie for the rest of your life, which movie would you choose and why? Who would you be?
Beetle Juice. Lydia Deetz.
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