December 22, 2010 5:29 am at 5:29 am #593643
I don’t mean in here,I mean out there.December 22, 2010 5:41 am at 5:41 am #720704
Why would I want to be someone else?
Lord knows I have my faults and troubles, but at least I’m familiar with them. Why go looking for someone else’s troubles (and yes, everyone has troubles and faults)?
As the saying goes, “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.”
The WolfDecember 22, 2010 5:42 am at 5:42 am #720705Trying my bestMember
Moshe RabbeinuDecember 22, 2010 5:50 am at 5:50 am #720706ronrsrMember
I would probably choose myself, too.December 22, 2010 5:51 am at 5:51 am #720707postsemgirlMember
I would be a little boy who doesn’t care about getting his pants dirty and ripped. I actually thought about this when I taught 2nd grade boys for 2 years. They seem so carefree and just look like they are having a good time. I would also really like to have that innocence again.December 22, 2010 5:53 am at 5:53 am #720708
I’d want to be the finally-improved version of myself (midos,appearance).After a day,I’d keep reminding myself how amazing it was …and maybe get there a little faster!December 22, 2010 5:54 am at 5:54 am #720709
I wouldn’t want his problems.
The WolfDecember 22, 2010 5:58 am at 5:58 am #720710
Actually,younger,too!But WITH the kids.December 22, 2010 6:00 am at 6:00 am #720711
TMB: Moshe Rabeinu–on which day?(Matan Torah,I guess?)December 22, 2010 7:53 am at 7:53 am #720713amichaiParticipant
I know I should wanna be myself, but I would like to be a person who really knows the tnach inside and out and be able to open any sefer and study. goes without saying my middos should be perfected to a t. I would also want that at a younger age I would have been taught to actually “live” emuna and bitachon in everything I did. never too late to work on all these things!!December 22, 2010 8:13 am at 8:13 am #720714Aishes ChayilParticipant
‘I wouldn’t want his problems.’
along with his problems, come all his zechusim.December 22, 2010 8:21 am at 8:21 am #720715NAG member 1Member
rabbi mendelsonDecember 22, 2010 9:01 am at 9:01 am #720716havesomeseichelMember
Hopefully not Moses Mendelssohn….. , this is YWN you know….
I think I might want to be someone who is suffering so that the next day I can appreciate what I really have and all the brachos HKB”H has granted me. But then again, I really don’t want to be anyone besides me. I am me and I am glad for that! I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone else’s!
Isn’t there a medresh or something that someone complained about their chelek in life and they were shown a picture of everyone tossing a little pekela into a pile and then choosing one they wanted (it was a package that consisted of all the good and bad parts of their life….all the troubles and all the simchos). Everyone ended up choosing their own because that is what we are meant to have and it is the only thing we can really deal with without collapsing!December 22, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am #720717ayid444Participant
Tony the Tiger and yes I registered just to post that.December 22, 2010 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #720718NewUserNameMember
One of the Emahos, Yes you’ll have their problems for the day. But you will also have their Kirvas Hashem, and Siyata Dishmaya, and Simchas Hachayim and everything they used to get through the day. It’s not like taking me as myself and pretending to be them. It is them! Just to see really how they lived then (not how kids parsha sheets make them look:) etc etc etc…December 22, 2010 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm #720719jakywebMember
Let me preface this by saying that I very much enjoy and appreciate being a frum woman with all the simcha and privileges it brings. But if I could be someone for just one day I would like to be a frum man and daven in the men’s section and get an aliyah to the bima, and then learn with chavrusa just to experience that one time. Maybe dance with the Torah on Simchas Torah, that would be sublime.December 22, 2010 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #720720☕️coffee addictParticipant
myself (I think one more day is enough) jk.
seriously, idk who i would want to be.December 22, 2010 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #720721
I think it would do good to anyone to be their spouse for a day! It would give us a better understanding of how to treat and respect them.
It would also help us understand them better.December 22, 2010 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #720722gavra_at_workParticipant
If Moshiach is not an acceptable response (which would mean he is here) then……
I would then promptly pardon Pollard & Rubashkin.
Alt: Carlos Slim, and give all the money away to Tzedaka.
(I see a pattern).December 22, 2010 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #720723TheGoqParticipant
My father, just so i could get an idea of how his mind workedDecember 22, 2010 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #720724
along with his problems, come all his zechusim.
R. Chiya bar Abba became sick. R. Yochanan went to visit him. He (R. Yochanan) said to him “Do you enjoy the afflictions?” He answered “not them, and not their reward.”
The WolfDecember 22, 2010 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #720725
This is going to sound bizzare (and I’m not even sure the Mods will let it go thru), but since I’ve already done/said pretty much I can as a 40+ y/o father…
For just one day? (Ready for this)
I’d like to be Sacrilige till 8:00pm, and then Blinky for the rest of the day.
I say this beacuse they have (what is IMHO) the most potential, in terms of street smarts and sensitivity, yet with the hind-sight of experience, they could put their ideas into motion that could really start a revoloution.
Just for a day, right?December 22, 2010 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #720726The Queen of PersiaMember
Myself! If Hashem chose me to be me, then who am I to (want to)choose otherwise?December 22, 2010 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #720727SacrilegeMember
Humph, so you think Blinky has more fun at night than me?!
Eh, probably true.December 22, 2010 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #720728cutie pieMember
Myself- But a more improved version. Middos, looks, married…December 22, 2010 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #720729
“be their spouse for a day”
Uh, maybe not the best idea in my case, ’cause if I were my wife, I’d strangle my husband! (kidding, just kidding)
But if I were my wife for a day, you can be sure I’d NOT spend it the way she does! (I mean, talk on the phone for an hour? Iron a weekday shirt like its being worn to a wedding? Nor would I spend it shopping).
So what would I do? Hmmm.. late breakfast / even later lunch for openers sounds like a plan. That gets me trhu about 3:00pm. What to do for the rest of the day? Wait, I know.. Nap time! (and take-out for supper… yeah!)December 22, 2010 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #720730
I don’t know if I would want to be anyone but myself. Hmmm maybe my husband for a day as smartcookie says just to see what goes on in his head…..
I happened to know Blinky very well…..You don’t know what you are getting yourself into!! JK.
BTW don’t get insulted that she didn’t comment she is not available to answer now.December 22, 2010 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #720731
Blinky’s hardly on lately. I thought already she disappeared from the CR.December 22, 2010 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #720732
More fun? No, Sac that’s not what I meant. Whereas you have the “chilli pepper for breakfast” personality needed to get things moving during the day, I think she has the sensitivity needed to deal with the end of the day stuff.December 22, 2010 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #720733
No, I don’t think Blinky disappeared. I think we just “blink” and we miss her whizz by!
She seems to favor the limmericks and word game threads, so maybe she’s just trying to crack a puzzle.
And Agent, if you know her that well, what did you think of the post I made of her on the “apprciation to Aries” thread?December 22, 2010 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #720734cantoresqMember
Me at my absolute, self actualized best.December 22, 2010 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #720735
And as far as what goes on in a husbands head, its really quite simple:
Whats the fastest, easiest,most practical / economical way I can do <enter task at hand>?
That, in a nut shell is it. Sometimes pro sports, but thats about it.
Whatever time is left, gets divided between davening, learning and sleeping (we can eat between innings / during time outs)December 22, 2010 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #720736SacrilegeMember
Oh. I just thought you werent fond of the guy I am currently dating 😛December 22, 2010 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #720737
Oh BT Totty- don’t make men THAT simple because they are actually quite an interesting breed!December 22, 2010 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #720738
Keep us posted, Sac… we’re rootin’ for ya!December 22, 2010 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #720739anon for thisParticipant
I’d like to try being each of my kids, at least for a little while, so I could really understand what they deal with. I think it would make me a better parent.December 22, 2010 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #720740
Where is that thread? I can’t seem to find itDecember 22, 2010 8:10 pm at 8:10 pm #720741
Here’s the link. My post to Blinky is towards the bottom, but you should really read all the posts. Many of them are quite good.December 22, 2010 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #720742
I have to say not bad at all!! You hit in on the nail!December 22, 2010 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #720743cb1Member
who would i want to be for a day?? thats a very good question, let me think about that oneDecember 22, 2010 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #720744cb1Member
just for a day?? i would want to be a moderator lolDecember 22, 2010 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #720745jhcvivgwryParticipant
who would i want to be for a day?
🙂December 22, 2010 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #720746
cb1,a frum version of (lihavdil)American Idol exists. Avraham Fried is one of the judges.December 22, 2010 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #720747YW Moderator-80Member
SupermanDecember 22, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #720748klachMember
people who want to be superheroes etc usually dont have tremendous sef esteem therefore they wish they could be something spectacular and special nique to the whole world etcDecember 22, 2010 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #720749movingmountainsMember
I would be Osama Bin Laden. Except I wouldn’t be him the whole day because I would kill myself in the morning… MOD-80 close enough to being superman and ridding the world of evil huh?December 23, 2010 12:40 am at 12:40 am #720750hudiParticipant
moving mountains – you totally cracked me up 😀
I would be myself.December 23, 2010 1:25 am at 1:25 am #720751oomisParticipant
A much better version of me. Failing that, myself at a much younger age. I would never presume to aspire to be Moshe Rabbeinu, because a) I’m unworthy to even contemplate such a thing, and b) as Wolf pointed out, he had a lot of problemsDecember 23, 2010 1:43 am at 1:43 am #720752YW Moderator-80Member
nice psychobabble klach
you wouldnt enjoy flying? just for a start.December 23, 2010 2:08 am at 2:08 am #720753flowersParticipant
Every single day we are given the opportunity to be a new/different person – ourself but in a better version.
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