December 5, 2018 7:44 am at 7:44 am #1637573
Would you rather speak only in poems, or only be able to speak sentences that have already been said?December 5, 2018 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm #1637930Yserbius123Participant
Speaking in poems sounds nice, but it will probably come out creepy, in a “Cat in the Hat” kind of way. Pretty sure most of what I want to say has been said already, but it would be difficult in certain very specific situations such as referring to people by their full name.December 5, 2018 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #1637955casperParticipant
Speaking in poems would be more fun. Although it would definitely get tiring by like day 2.December 5, 2018 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #1638195
I wonder whether people’s choices would change based on the quality of the poems.December 5, 2018 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #1638206
Poems. Always, always the poems. You could go from Hallmark banality all the way to Beowulf… sonnets, songs, Psalms, Song of Solomon, Haiku, the possibilities are endless as opposed to repeating that which has already been said.December 5, 2018 8:09 pm at 8:09 pm #1638251Yserbius123Participant
Would you rather have your filter block CR or stick hot needles in your eyes?December 5, 2018 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm #1638271
You’re being offered 1 million $$$ with the caveat that one or more of your precious memories will be deleted from your mind forever. Would you take it, or rather refuse and hold on to the memory for life??December 5, 2018 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm #1638292
I would take the money and make new memoriesDecember 6, 2018 12:55 am at 12:55 am #1638328
If the hot needles could do something about cataracts, glaucoma or the clearing out of the sinuses then most def the hot needles over the filter. I think I would still take the hot needles if in exchange for access to CR they also blinded me to ugliness, greed and debauchery
I would keep my memories intact and go out and make my own million dollars if I needed it that badly.
The question of the million dollars of course sets off an entire cascade of further thought and consideration..
I’m fairly simple. I have my family, friends, a house to live in, food to eat, clothes to wear. I have my faith and life and breath in my body. I’m happy and content. Try not to get carried away by my breathtaking saintliness… I can also be foot stampingly stubborn and impatient..
What if the million dollars came with a guarantee that among the many things a person could buy with a million dollars it could also buy the return of a precious memory to someone who had lost all of their’s through neurological illness, head injury or trauma? You have no control over the beneficiary of the returned memory other than that you must first sacrifice one of your own. Do you do it?December 6, 2018 7:41 am at 7:41 am #1638400ParticipantParticipant
would you rather sour cream or applesauce on your latkes?December 6, 2018 10:00 am at 10:00 am #1638442
Applesauce! Applesauce!! Applesauce!!! APPLESAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!
**stated vehemently with foot stampingly stubbornness and impatience**December 6, 2018 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #1638687
The answer about memories or a million dollars is not that simple. When a person reaches a ripe old age, he has much to thank Hashem which no one else can fulfil only himself. This is why the chazal had us say Modim Derabonon and it is not enough the Modim of the Baal Tefila . It says מה אשיב לה’ כל תגמלהי עלי that responsibility rests on me and no one else can fulfil it. Those memories are precious and for no price are you willing to sell it.December 6, 2018 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #1638742
I don’t follow (maybe because I don’t have such a good memoryDecember 6, 2018 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #1638783samthenylicParticipant
If you have nothing better to do than musing on such trivialities, go to a shiur, or say some Tehilim. Don’t waste your EMPTY MIND on figuring out “Devarim shel ma b’kach!”December 6, 2018 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #1638970
Samthenylic, good point. Another productive thing you can do: Go on the Internet and complain about other people’s discussions.December 6, 2018 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #1638986
coffee addict, maybe you don’t understand me because you don’t want to. It has nothing to do with your memory but your mind.December 6, 2018 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #1638993
coffee addict, memories remind us of all the good that Hashem Yisborach has bestowed on all of us through out our life from birth to the present.December 6, 2018 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #1639005
I think coffee addict’s kidding with “memory ”
You make an excellent point. Precious memories are gifts from Hashem to last a lifetime even one ch”v loses material things. They enrich a life and I regurgitate them in my mind all the time , and they make me happy. No one has a guarantee for a tomorrow when new memories can be made. Even if yes, new memories do not replace the old , and are not meant to.
There are precious moments in a life, even if they be for a couple of seconds, but stay in the mind forever.
No, keep the millon, I savor my jewels, those precious priceless memories.December 6, 2018 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #1639007
I still don’t follow
If I had a million dollars in place of forgetting my wedding day I would just make a new weddingDecember 6, 2018 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #1639030
You ain’t makin’ no new wedding…. and you ain’t forgetting anything.. How long you married??
Your current wife be putting her hands on that million befire you can chant a harei att with a new one…
Trying to slip that mil in your pocket past her, is like trying to slip a sunrise past a rooster…
Your wife is like mine and everybody else’s… Happy Chanukah..December 6, 2018 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #1639032
Thank you ZionGate you expressed my sentiments very eloquently. coffee gate stop kidding and destroying something precious.December 6, 2018 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1639042
coffee adict, what are you going to do with memories you cannot recreate because the individual is not here anymore or you were saved from illness or from other tragegy?December 7, 2018 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #1639256
How is precious memory defined? If all your memories are bad, are you just ineligible for this exchange?December 7, 2018 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #1639297
Not 1 precious memory ?
A precious memory is like a duck…. if it quacks, walks, feels like it, it’s precious. It’s very easy to know.
Bad memories?? I think WE will pay to wipe them out.December 9, 2018 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm #1639874YW fanParticipant
Sorry to interrupt the memory one but I have another one. This one is for baseball fans. Game 7 of the world series and your favorite team is in it. Would you rather not have any means of following the game and yet at the same time know that your team will have an automatic win, or go to the game with your friends not necessarily knowing what the outcome will be?December 9, 2018 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #1639891
To add to my previous post I think my memories wouldn’t change my future (and my present too) which I feel is what matters in life
The past is gone therefore unchangeable the present or future can be changed
Take the birth of my oldest, I fed him first with him looking up at me with those baby eyes, how does that affect my life right now? It doesn’t! Do I love him any more than my other son who I didn’t feed first? No! So this good memory has no bearing on my present life whatsoeverDecember 9, 2018 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #1639883
Zgate & laskern,
I guess you don’t know my life
And I guess you don’t know my wife
You don’t know how I was brought up
And you don’t know what memories are in my kup
(Oh dear, rebyidd’s op has been fulfilled in meDecember 10, 2018 11:27 am at 11:27 am #1640443
1) my posts were switched
2) it doesn’t show that I posted on the main Cr pageDecember 10, 2018 11:41 am at 11:41 am #1640529
coffee addict, you missed the whole point. First you must be young so you don’t have too many memories, second nothing extra ordinary happened to you and third you are taking everything that happened to you for granted believing that all of it you deserve.December 10, 2018 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #1640556
How do you see that?December 10, 2018 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm #1640588
coffee addict, from your posts it looks like that you don’t seem to appreciate your memories.December 10, 2018 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm #1640611
So how does that show that I think I deserve everything that happens to meDecember 10, 2018 1:02 pm at 1:02 pm #1640607
In the Megilla, Achashverus appreciated favors done to him and therefore created the book of memories, recognizing that memories are precious to be able to show appreciation and thereby Mordechai was elevated.December 10, 2018 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm #1640628
coffee addict, what Hashem Yisborach does to us is more appreciated accumutavely, from birth to the present as I posted above, and that can only be done by keeping our precious memories intact.December 10, 2018 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #1640740
Like the Haggadah it’s a סיפור & זכירה which we say דיינו in appreciation for everything that is doneDecember 11, 2018 10:11 am at 10:11 am #1641414
Would you rather living in society but without the CR or being stuck on a deserted island with internet access only to the CR
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