If I could live anywhere in the world, I think I would live on a cruise ship. I think I remember (I wouldn't quote me on this) coming across an application while I was working at the passport agency that had "cruise" for destination and a duration of something crazy like 180 days. I think I remember one of the specialists calling the applicant asking her about it. I believe she was a widow, and retired. She said that she didn't want to live alone in some place and instead of giving money to a retirement center, she would just live on a cruise.
What a wonderful way to live! You wouldn't have to pay a mortgage, or utilities, or pay for groceries. You have your entertainment and housekeeping done for you. And you could travel the world, getting off the ship whenever a particular port pleases you. I think I'd like that lifestyle for a while. Although, there's only so much trivia that I could take on the 5-day cruise I was on :)
What if you were given one wish - what would you wish for?
As much as I would like for there to be no war, famine, grief, etc. in the world, I would wish for me to be happy. I wouldn't wish for all the money in the world, b/c all of the money in the world can't make you happy. I wouldn't wish for eternal life, b/c the conditions in the world are not right for that. Not to mention, having to work forever to be able to afford eternal life... But if I were happy, it wouldn't matter how much money I had, I'd find a way to be happy. I could get through sickness and still be happy. I could get through the sad times and still be happy. I know that without sadness, you can't appreciate happiness. Without sickness, you can't appreciate health. Without the Winter (and what a Winter this one was!), you can't appreciate the Spring (I am sooooo ready for it!). But having experienced all of that already, I know what I would be giving up, and what I'd have. So bring on the happiness!
Next week's What Ifs:
- What if you were a character in a fairy tale - who would you be?
- What if there was no such thing as money - what do you think the world would be like?