Would you rather?

I used to work with a guy that loved to play the “Would you rather?” Game, though he used to use some pretty outlandish options.

This morning I woke angry over Y-chromosome addictions to adrenaline, and the results in our world. Men that love to see “shit get blowed up”, struggle for power, invent imaginary contraptions to tell tales of tech that takes over humanity, tell stories of diseases that leave a handful of people to survive and restart the human race. You name it if it makes a good “exciting” story, they like it and so much they’ll talk to all their friends about it, over and over and over again, and with each new movie that tells a similar but different story. A hundred thousand repeats later for every living masculine, we’re starting to live that world.

As is obvious by my last post I’m miffed that I have what I do for my life, and not the tales of love, pleasure, and fun adventure promised in my childhood. So I thought I would make it a little more obvious. I’m going to write “would you rathers” that show what I’m talking about, using media scenarios that have actually manifested to some degree. I know my answers and preferences, but look at the world around us and what do you see?

Would you rather:
Live in Gotham city, Batman, joker, explosions and all.
OR
Live in Mayberry with Andy Griffith and his crew, a quiet little town with occasional riff raff.
Would to rather:
Be Will Smith, last man standing fighting an apocalyptical parade of disease induced zombies.
Or
Live in Middleton with the Good Witch and the Good Doctor helping their friends stay as healthy and happy as is possible in normal life with normal drama and interpersonal relationships.
 (A bit more current kid friendly) Would you rather:
Be in a neverending superhero battle of good vs bad in the "Miraculous tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir".

Or
Live in the enchanted bed and breakfast of "Abby Hatcher" where mythic creatures are everywhere, fun is always, and the scariest dramas involve heights and fear of falling.

Would you rather:
Go into "The Deep" on a crazy adventure to find lost lands under the sea, and fight other people and creatures daily, to not just survive but 'take' evidence you believe is yours to have.
Or
Be "Hilda" having fun adventures and the occasional close call, with mythical creatures you make friends with, share information with, and teach the rest of the world to accept in peace.

There’s way more I could do with this, but my point has been made, and I must begin my work day…. I might come back and add a few nagging at my brain later. We’ll see how my day goes.

May you understand your addiction to adrenaline is creating havoc in this world, and needs to be stopped. May you see how to reach for balance and fun and love. May your “would you rather” moments be filled with options of love and pleasure, fun and safe excitement. Above all may you know that the divine loves and supports you in all that you do.

Om Shanti

Would you rather:
Live in an AI controlled world where machines do run amuck and control us, with the ensuing battles that would inevitably result.
Or
Skip the AI, and just have some fairly smart machines that actually help us do a few things. Maybe more machines to do fewer tasks, variety without the AI entrapments.

About Treasa Cailleach

I'm a massage therapist working with chiropractic and the elderly; musician, artist, pagan, mom, B of LGBTQ, & polyamorous professional.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s