Last week things got a bit heavy in the kasbah with y’all pondering whether you would rather know HOW or WHEN the world was going to end. Despite the somber tone of the question, the comments left by those who dared to pick one of the options were interesting and intriguing.
At almost an even split, those who preferred to know WHEN said that having that knowledge would help them prioritize things, like what they want to accomplish in life or making sure they spent time with loved ones.
Those who are in the HOW camp cited having the skinny on what’s actually going to happen but not knowing when it will happen gave them a greater sense of freedom to live in the present.
Like I said, interesting and intriguing.
Ultimately, I decided to join those seeking to know HOW the world will end, mostly because I surmise that I’ll be able to deduce the WHEN based on what’s actually going to go down. Maybe that’s naively inflating my scientific intelligence, but I figure I can consult and research and come up with a somewhat accurate notion. Also, I think knowing WHEN would give me a little too much anxiety and keep me from being fully present in the here and now.
And now, on to this week’s question…
Would you rather
go about your daily routine completely naked over the next week
– OR –
miss out on a year of your life because you were asleep?
Which will it be, clever readers? Will you choose to go about your week sans clothing? Or will you choose to lose out on a year of your life in a deep slumber? Which one could you live with? The tea is steeped, the pillows are fluffed, and my ears are tuned to your answers. I always love to hear from you.