GOOD MORNING WORLD
Disclaimer: This is not about Jules Verne’s “Time Machine”.
Yesterday on a social media site I took a quiz. It had been posted by one of my younger cousins. The quiz was about which “Avenger” I would be? Being a comic book junkie, loving super heroes and quizzes I had to take this quiz. (1)
[Before I go into the depth of my thoughts on the quiz, I must take a minute and share how happy I am to have so many of my younger cousins as friends on social media. I am talking 50 years younger. They keep me interested, honest and involved and I love it! Thank you Kids! Back to the quiz.]
This quiz was aimed at your capabilities and looking to find out what kind of a leader you are or want to be. From this they decide which one of the “Avengers” you are most like. For those who are not in the realm of super-heroes, I went to Wikipedia as easier to explain……….
(2)The Avengers is a team of superheroes, appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The team made its debut in The Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), created by writer-editorStan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, following the trend of super-hero teams after the success of DC Comics‘ Justice League of America.
All of the above has no relevance to what I found fascinating and all relevance to the scattered brain with which I live.
In this quiz was a tantalizing question that gave me pause and I have been thinking about it ever since.
You just found a time machine! Where are you going?
THE DISTANT PAST — HELLO, BRAVE OLD WORLD!
MY RECENT PAST — I HAVE SOME THINGS TO CHANGE.
THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE — WHERE IS MY LIFE HEADED??
AS FAR INTO THE FUTURE AS POSSIBLE — I WANT MY FLYING CAR ASAP.
NO, THANKS. I’M STAYING IN THE PRESENT.
How would you answer this question? I think I said that I would stay in the present. Would I? Would you?
I have been examining this question. To go to the future would be interesting. The future is defined by our actions in the present. Our lives change daily depending on the influences and our own actions. How could I be certain that the future I am visiting would actually be the future I would live? Would it not be too dependent on the present? Would I live my present differently to preserve the future I have visited?
I could go to the past and meet the ancestors that I have discovered in my genealogical quests. I could meet the first man that came from England to Massachusetts and married the native girl. I could meet my mother as an adult myself. Could I relieve some of the events in my life and change them? Would my going back change my present? Too many questions.
All are interesting thoughts. They have been bouncing around in my brain for over 24 hrs now and I think I answered the question exactly right when I said “NO THANKS! I’M STAYING IN THE PRESENT.”
Then again it surely explains why the futuristic “Avengers” and the past/present series “Outlander” are such big hits. The topics are tantalizing either way.
So what about you? Future? Past? Present?
Me…..I am cleaning house today and ever…………
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…