To go forwards or backwards, that was the question.
The previous Would You Rather question presented the choice of leaping forward in time to meet your future descendants or jumping back in time to hob nob with your ancestors. This week the ancestors win by a wide margin. Many more of you decided to meet the relatives that preceded you, mostly for the sake of finding out their life stories on a first hand basis and to ask questions about their world views. One person opted to go back in time because of anxiety about the future while another worried she would let the cat out of the bag if she went into the future and then came back with some juicy bit of intel that should remain unknown in the present.
One the side of the descendants, curiosity and the possibility to know people we’d otherwise never know were causes to make the leap forward in time. One person pointed out that our ancestor’s lives and stories could be researched and discovered through asking other family members to share stories about them, but our children’s children’s children are people we will never know in our lifetime. That particular reason stuck with me all week and is ultimately why I’ve chosen to get to know my descendants. Plus, I really want to ride in a flying car and to see if everyone has a home like the Jetsons where the food magically appears in a cabinet or out of the countertop.
And now, on to this week’s deeply philosophical and thought-provoking question, co-created with the 13 year-old:
Would you rather
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It is a question of the ages and for the ages, clever readers. Which will you choose? Colorful belches or sparkly toots? Do have some tea and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from you.