Thursday, May 14, 2009

Think About It Thursdays #19...What one thing would you tell YOU?

You know what time it is.

Lets recap some comments from last week's Face Transplant Question.

hotpants™ said...

First of all, I'm an organ donor. It would be hard to see the face of someone I love on someone else, but I'd be ok with it knowing it could save someone else's life, figuratively speaking. If I needed a face transplant, I'd certainly consider it.

That lady's husband should be rotting in jail for the rest of his life. Grrr!

I'm also an organ donor but never thought my face would be something someone would get. If I'm not alive, what do I need it for? So all yours....future someone who might need a face.
MammaDucky said...

WHAT?! He only got seven years?

*Note to self: look up that douche bag's address*

I would imagine this will make her life SOOO much easier. Still difficult, but easier.
As for the donor family I would hope that they are pleased that their loved one's passing was able to give this woman a second chance. Plus, it's not like she's going to LOOK like the donor. Well, at least that's what I've gathered.

Right. Seven Years? WTF! I was wondering about how much the face still 'looks' like it's original 'owner'.
Saskia said...

Identity is so much to do with what we look like, but it shouldn't be. It's what's inside each of us that makes us who we are. That lady with the face transplant will still see out of the same eyes as before. I could go through with a face transplant and I would be happy if any of my family donated their face to help someone after their death. I am on the organ donor list. My husband does not share my view that my body is just my shell. What a thought-provoking topic.

I agree with your view on identity. I think this is why I had such a conundrum going on in my noggin on how I really felt about this. But in the end...YOU are correct. We shall always look through our same eyes. With a deeper sense of self.
Kalei said...

The lady said she "forgave him" also. Then they asked what she felt about him getting out in 7 years..."lets not go there".....That guy deserves to be shot in the pee pee hole then be offered a spot on the pee pee transplant list, just to be told "I'm sorry, but not one man is willing to donate THAT organ.

Couldn't have said this better myself!!!

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Tonight this question was a topic around closing time at Ramblers work. And I just knew I wanted it to be OUR topic to this weeks Think About It Question.

"If you could pick a childhood age (infant - 18) you could go back to and give yourself ONE bit of advice, what AGE and what's your ONE bit of wisdom you want to tell yourself?"

22 ramblings of your own:

Jodi said...

This doesn't totally answer the question, but I would love to go back to being a baby and toddler and I'd tell myself to remember it. I want to remember being held and cuddled and loved and all that good stuff. It makes me sad to know that Jenna won't remember these great times that will be one of the best memories I'll ever have.
Okay - now I'm getting all teary eyed! LOL!

MammaDucky said...

Crap man, you put an age limit on it! My one and only time I would have needed advice was 2 days after my 21st b-day!
Thinking.....Oh, ok! Got it! I would have to go back to me in high school. I would tell me to savor those moments. Spend more time with my best bud because shortly after we graduated, she passed away. Also, don't stress about not having a boyfriend (EVER), things turned out PRETTY SWEET!!

Mammatalk said...

I'd go back to 14...."Really, your parents are right. Ignore boys."

Stereos and Souffles said...

I would tell my 14 year old self, do the absolute best you can in high school because it's vital for your future. Learn those study habits early on, instead of waiting until you get to college where you become an average student.

Saskia said...

I absolutely loved being 6 and 7... enjoyment-wise I'd go back and relive those days in a instant!

Being sensible though, I would go back to 15,16,17 and tell myself not to worry about boys, body image, what other people think... I wasted far too much energy in a negative way then.

Saskia x

PS Yay you included my comment!! x

andy said...

my entire body just collectively shuddered at the thought of going back to my childhood.

i try to embrace all of my past as it has made me and my life what it is today.

i guess i feel like this is what my world and my soul are supposed to be in the "right now", so going back and giving myself advice to do one thing different? who knows what ripple effect that would have, ya' know?

plus there's the whole time travel thing.

or do you know something we don't?

andy:)

ClaireMontgomeryMD said...

i never want to go back and do it again, but if i did i'd go back to my tweens and give myself these pointers (i couldn't pick just ONE):

1. start standing up to your mom now or you will never be able to.
2. there is no need to be perfect. perfect is boring. just be you.
3. be nice to your sister. someday she'll be your best friend.
4. stop eating all that crap and never stop dancing. you'll never have that same body again.
5. never start smoking. ever.
6. save your money so you can actually finish college.
7. don't worry so much. (and yes, someday you'll have boobs)

mo.stoneskin said...

Dunno, probably would tell myself at 16 just to be myself. I was very shy and overpowered (by life and others) in teenage years and while I learnt a lot, and embrace all I learnt, I'd still do that if I got the chance!

Samantha said...

I would go back to age nine and tell myself that no matter what do NOT let your sister talk you into kneeing you in the hooha just to see if it hurts. It does.

K said...

I think I'd pull myself aside about 13 and tell me to get over myself. Life is too short to worry about being cool or care what people think.

There is also a ex-boyfriend or two I'd tell myself to avoid.

pan x 8 said...

16! I would go back to when I was 16 and tell myself that the only time to be happy is right now. I had the worst attitude and looking back at my pics with my fam, I cannot believe how "un-Happy" I look. Today, I can't be found w/o a smile, but back then, I smiled hardly ever! I was beautiful then and had so many things going for me, if I only had a happy disposition, life would've been a whole heck of a lot better!

southernrose said...

At 18, I'd tell myself to really think about who I chose as friends in college. Although, I wonder if I'd really listen to myself. Don't a lot of us wish we could change something to make things better when we were younger? But at the time, would we have listened to ourselves much less anyone else when we were thinking of doing something we thought was okay at the time but think is stupid now?

Fiauna said...

When I was 17 I had a very bad public breakup with my boyfriend in the hall after school. Very humiliating. If I could, I would go back in time to the morning before that breakup and tell myself to stay home from school. Then I would breakup with the boyfriend over the phone, at home, out of the public eye.

Mighty M said...

I'd tell myself around 9 or 10 to write everything down because you won't remember much of anything when you're older!!

Muppet Soul said...

Oh G-d.. Good question...

I would say right as I was entering high school... ::AHEM::

Little Muppet Soul! Do not make ANY unrelated decisions based on boys! Quit worrying about boys, you will find someone later - study! And for G-ds sakes, ENJOY YOURSELF. Quit pouting - your effortlessly thin, for chrissakes.

Michelle said...

Ooo. I think I'd go with 12 and stick with the have faith in yourself. Know you're worth everything and make sure whatever you do you do for yourself and makes you happy and not because it seems like the thing you should want or do. And then I'd make sure it stuck. For good.

Kathy B! said...

I didn't even read PP.

My advice is to be strong. Be confident of who you are. Be true to who you are. make your own decisions. Walk away when others don't.

Shawn said...

At 18, I would tell myself to do what I want to do---don't let my parents dictate what I do!

I should have joined that band then and enjoyed my life!

Controlling My Chaos said...

I would go back and tell my teenage self that my first love was really just a blip on the computer screen of life and so NOT IMPORTANT.

hotpants™ said...

I'd probably go back to right before I started dating. I'd tell myself, "Listen to your mother. As much as you hate it, she IS right."

Becky said...

There are a lot of things that I might change, like getting married at 24 and to that particular person, but then I think of how a lot of these things have put me on the path to where I am today and I learned something from those experiences.

So, the one thing that I kept coming back to was to spend more time with my step-dad and dad b/c I was going to lose them far earlier than I was ready to.

Tooj said...

Age 16 - explain how credit worked. Checkbook, compound interest, credit cards, generally speaking.