In last week’s quandary, y’all were asked whether you would prefer to be a fly on the wall at some self-selected point in history or if you would rather drop everything and dash off to a destination unknown by agreeing to play the Departure Roulette game. Not surprisingly, those willing to pack their bags and follow the whims of the departure board won out over those choosing to be a fly on a historical wall.
Despite the stronger showing for present day travel, every one who commented is an adventurer in my book. I had a hard time deciding which one was the more appealing scenario. Being a fly on the wall meant I got to choose where I went. But that also meant I wouldn’t be able to ask questions or make comments to those on whom I was spying. With Departure Roulette, there would be less control over where I went, but I’d be able to interact with the people and the place wherever I landed.
So which did I choose? Ultimately, travel is a much more enjoyable adventure for me if I can experience it on a multi-faceted level. I want to talk to people, ask questions, taste the food, and touch the stones of antiquity whenever I can get away with it. So give me a spin on the Departure Roulette board any day.
And now, on to this week’s question:
Would you rather
have the ability to enact a single law of your choosing in the present day
– OR –
have the ability to go back in time and do the same thing?
So which will you choose, wise readers? To put a law in effect in the here and now? Or go back in time and enact a law that could change the course of history? The tea is steeped, the pillows are fluffed. Sit, sip, and share. I always love to hear from you.