Who I Would Choose To Be!

Today the Daily Post has asked us… If you could spend the next year as someone radically different from the current “you” — a member of a different species, someone from a different gender or generation, etc. — who would you choose to be?

I wouldn’t choose a different gender and probably not a different species although being my dog for a day might not be too bad. But I would choose to be part of a different generation if only for a while. I would choose to be someone who actually made it all the way through a great conflict like World War II or maybe the American Revolution just to see how they did it. Maybe it’s just because I saw the movie Unbroken the other night and something in it resonated with me.

Louis Zemperini, The hero of Unbroken

I can’t help but feel our own generation is on the precipice of some great conflict and that we are about to walk in an emotional space we are unfamiliar with. I would like to know what to expect and maybe that whatever is required of me is actually already inside.

Do you sense something huge is coming for our generation?

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12 thoughts on “Who I Would Choose To Be!

  1. I believe that we are given what we need (when we need it). I’ve been reading Bonhoeffer and realize an average man can become a hero because of the choice he makes.
    Yes our world is coming to a crescendo…
    All the best to you in 2015!!!

    • I believe you are right about the crescendo. May our voices be voices of hope in those times ahead. I was just considering beginning “The Cost Of Discipleship” myself. I guess this is confirmation.

  2. Sometimes, I wonder if I was born in the wrong decade. But, unlike you, I don’t think I would want to live in the thick of any war time era. I have seen enough war to last me a lifetime. If a statistic posted in 2012 that I read on the Internet is true, America has been involved in some sort of war 214 years with only 21 years of peace, since 1776. Twenty-one years isn’t very long.

    Some of the world is still trying to recover from the 2008 recession. Terrorism is not going away. I don’t know if we are experiencing global warming, but I am certain that we create too much CO2. And don’t even get me started on the poison that our government deems safe for us to eat. I could go on, but you get the point. I think we might have entered an emotional space we are unfamiliar with already. God willing, things will get better.

    I haven’t seen Unbroken, yet. It sounds truly inspirational.

    Happy 2015!

  3. I feel that if I think/worry that something terrible and major is looming and coming into our generation it would feel like I was holding my breath. But I understand what you are saying and I hope you are wrong. 🙂

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