A chance to be honest
I’m currently away on holiday for a while, so if you can bear with me, I’d like to try out a little experiment.
A while back, I read a very interesting book called “Do You Think What You Think You Think?” which takes the reader through a number of questions and scenarios to discover whether your moral and philosophical beliefs are consistent and coherent. As it happens, mine pretty much are, barring a couple of minor points.
One exercise which rather caught my imagination revolved around what makes us who we are, and attempted to give some insight by asking the reader to choose between some rather Sci-Fi options. I like this idea, and I’d like to see if I can use a similar concept in the hope of discovering something interesting.
Let’s say you know you will die tomorrow, in a scenario as bizarre or contrived as you like. The important thing is that there’s no possible way of surviving. Let’s also say that you can leave a series of messages for anyone you want, so that they only receive them after you’re dead. Time-delayed emails, snail mail, whatever format you want. And just to be clear, you wouldn’t suffer any negative consequences from this act (if you believe in an afterlife), and nor would anyone you care about.
Bearing all this in mind, would you take the opportunity to leave messages for people to tell them all the things you really dislike about them? I’ve tried to cover all the options in the poll (except “don’t know”, which isn’t really an answer), but I’m sure I’ve missed something, so please choose the answer closest to how you feel. Once you’ve voted, I’d be very interested in any comments you have, especially if there wasn’t an appropriate option.
This might be an interesting exercise or a damp squib, but I won’t know without trying.
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