Quote of the week: “Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone.” – John McCain
In the May 23, edition of The Missourian, I wrote a “Would You Rather” column. It’s a game that poses a dilemma in the form of a question beginning with, “Would You Rather.”
In continuation of previous columns, here are more interesting questions making up part three of the series. It’s better if the game is played with two or more people.
I got the following questions from rrrather.com. This website is interesting because people can vote on their answers and you see the percentage of people who either agree with or who don’t agree with you.
Q: Would you rather know the date of your death or the cause of your death?
A: I apologize by starting off so morbid, but I guess I would choose cause of death. If I knew the date, I would be more paranoid than the knowing underlying cause (depending on what that is).
In this case, 50 percent of participants want to know the date and 50 percent want to know their cause of death.
Q: Would you rather have more money or have time?
A: I would rather have more money. Why have less money with more time, when you could have the same amount of time with more money?
It was interesting to see that 48 percent chose “time” and 52 percent chose “money.”
Q: Would you rather spend the day surfing the internet or spend the day surfing the ocean?
A: The obvious choice is surfing the internet, but for those who know me, they would have no idea what I would chose.
I would rather surf the ocean because that is something on my bucket list. For this question, 48 percent chose ocean and 52 percent chose the internet.
Q: Would you rather take a European sight-seeing vacation or a take a vacation to the Caribbean?
A: This is a tough choice, because I do love the beach. I would rather go sight-seeing in Europe though. A total of 25 percent picked Europe and 75 picked the beach.
Q: Would you rather make any imaginary thing become reality by drawing it or make any real thing disappear by drawing it first and erasing it?
A: I guess I would rather draw imaginary things to become reality. I am terrible at drawing anyway, so nothing would be accurately erased if I had to draw it first.
A total of 70 percent of participants would rather draw imaginary things and 30 percent would rather draw and erase.
Q: Would you rather go back in time and meet your ancestors or go into the future and meet your great-grandchildren?
A: Going back in time seems less weird and more interesting to me than going into the future. My answer is definitely not the popular answer as 26 percent prefer going back in time and 74 percent prefer the future.
Q: Would you rather live in Harry Potter’s world or live the life of fame and wealth?
A: I would rather live in Harry Potter’s world. The way I see it is I could be rich and famous and a wizard.
I guess there’s not a lot of Potter fans as only 35 percent chose his world and 65 percent chose fame and wealth. They just don’t know my way of thinking.
Q: Would you rather have free Starbucks for a year or have free iTunes music forever?
A: I do love my Starbucks, but I would rather have free music forever. Fifty-eight of participants agree with me and 42 percent love Starbucks more than me.
Q: Would you rather wear only 1980s clothes or only wear 1980s hairstyles?
A: No doubt, I would rather wear only ’80s clothes. Besides, my hair would not tease as big as some of the hairstyles I’ve seen.
My choice was popular this time as 65 percent picked clothes and 35 percent chose hair.
Q: Would you rather look like a laughing horse or a toothless cow?
A: This answer is easy. I would rather look like a laughing horse. A total of 82 percent of people agree with me and 18 percent would rather look like toothless cow.
Q: Would you rather go deaf in one ear or only be able to use the internet one hour per week?
A: I would rather only be able to use the internet one hour per week. I already have trouble hearing people, so I’ll give up checking social media 100 times a day.
Those who agree with me equal 45 percent and 55 percent would rather go deaf. I guess I don’t love the internet as much as most people. Sorry, not sorry internet.
Using the internet less would free up a lot of my time and it would allow me to do different things.
Q: Would you rather be a wizard or a ninja?
A: Based on my previous answers, you can guess that I would rather be a wizard. I could use magic to learn cool ninja moves and I assume that by being a wizard, you already know how to do awesome flips and tricks.
I agreed with the popular vote that equals 66 percent and 34 percent would rather be a ninja.
Q: Would you rather have your mind serve as an iPod and listen to music anytime or be able to watch your dreams on television?
A: This is a tough one. It would be nice to watch dreams because I forget almost all of them by the time I wake up. However, it would be even better to enhance my mind with music. So, I would rather listen to music anytime I want.
I didn’t agree with the popular vote as 38 percent chose iPod brain and 62 percent chose dream TV. I do love my music and having an iPod brain would be a huge money saver in the long run.
Q: Would you rather always know when someone is lying or always get away with lying?
A: It would be way more fun to always know when someone is lying. Always getting away with lying would get boring and I would enjoy calling people out on their lies more.
This time, 54 percent chose always know when someone is lying and 46 percent chose always getting away with lying.
Q: Would you rather have mermaids be real or have unicorns be real?
A: I would rather have mermaids be real because a half human half aquatic creature is more unique than a horse with a horn on its head. Only 42 percent agree with me and 52 percent prefer unicorns. To each their own, I guess.
Q: Would you rather have $100,000 in real money or $1 million in Amazon gift cards?
A: I would definitely rather have $1 million in Amazon gift cards because that’s where I would spend the free $100,000 anyway.
I chose the popular vote with 60 percent and 40 percent chose $100,000.
Q: Would you rather always be underdressed or overdressed?
A: As much as I love my yoga pants, I would rather be overdressed. Rule of thumb is you dress to impress. You never know who you may meet.
Not surprisingly, 63 percent agreed with me and 37 percent will not give up their sweats.
Q: Would you rather listen to older music or listen to today’s music?
A: I already listen to music that is way older than me and today’s music is not appealing sometimes. I would rather listen to older music.
I did not pick the popular vote and only 34 percent agree with me and 66 percent would rather listen to Cardi B.
Q: Would you rather be Heromine Granger from “Harry Potter” or Bella from “Twilight?”
A: Let’s say this one together: “I would rather be Hermoine Granger.” She is smart, fierce and a wizard. Bella is indecisive and turns herself into a vampire. Why would you be a vampire when you could be a wizard?
An overwhelming 78 percent agree with me and only 22 percent would rather be Bella.
Q: Would you rather be fluent in all languages or be a master of every musical instrument?
A: Without a doubt I would rather be fluent in all languages. When I travel to other countries I will understand everything.
More than half agree with me at 57 percent and 43 percent chose music.
I hope you enjoyed the third installment of Would You Rather. Thank you for playing, happy Wednesday!