Imagine that you have yet to be born.
You’re just a disembodied soul, floating around in the sky, looking out over the world. As the days go by, you watch all the billions of people down on Earth going about their lives; working, playing, eating, struggling and succeeding with whatever it is they’re doing.
As a bodiless spirit, you can’t help but feel a touch of envy as you look at all these people who get to enjoy life. It just looks so amazing to chase after your goals, feel the grass under your feet, sink your teeth into a perfectly ripe apple, or get naked with your favorite person.
These all seem like fun things to try.
Then one day, you learn that there is going to be a competition for all the disembodied souls – and the grand prize will be to go down to Earth and have a shot at this “life” thing.
Thrilled, you immediately get in line to apply for the competition, desperately wishing that you will be one of the lucky winners to be sent down to Earth.
Before you get to enter the competition, however, the people in charge want to make sure you won’t just waste your shot at life if you win it. So they set up an interview, where all you have to do is answer the following question;
If you got a shot at life, what amazing things would you do with it?
The people ahead of you all seem to have the best answers, confidently saying things like; “I would chase my dream to become rich and famous,“ “I would live my life to the fullest and make sure I made the most out of every second,” or “I would devote my life toward making the world just a little bit better for everyone.”
Then you get called in to the interview, and you’re asked the same question; “if you won the contest and were given a shot at life, what would you do with it?” (more…)
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