You wake up one day and realize you’re ten years older than you were in the previous night. Beyond the initial shock, how does this development change your life plans?
I don’t think this can ever happen, me oblivious to the fact I’m older and I find out after ten years is something unbelievable. Even a year does not make sense. To be ten years older overnight, I don’t think is possible. Unless like the fairy tale I magically fall asleep and wake up ten years later.
At first it’ll puzzle me, all my friends are older,they are way ahead in life, and I’m not it’s going to be difficult to be in this position, I’d start making plans to recover the time I’ve lost by sleeping all those years, it will be hours of continuous work to make up the lost years.
One most important thing would be to assess my financial situation, if it hasn’t changed, it would be awesome.
My plan would also be to find out who put me to sleep all those years and why. How did they benefit from it, if it was only to see if their magic worked, I will continue the same way I did before I slept all those years.
Is political correctness a useful concept, or does it stifle honest discussion? What is political correctness?
I’ve often wondered about what is politically correct. The definition I got is : agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in such a way that could offend a particular group of people. This makes sense but I’m not sure if this is practiced in all cases, if it does I’m okay with it.
If it stifles an honest discussion I think it should be looked at and changes should be made.
I’ve read in an article, it was believed the students were encouraged not to be a scientist because there were not many jobs for them. Here is where I think it stifles an honest discussion, there is another individual who thinks that students should not be told that there is no job for them after they complete the course. Telling the students the truth about the job market is wrong,because his lab will be empty. To me if someone is interested only about himself and does not think of the students is wrong, the political correctness in this situation is hurting a group of people, I think it’s only useful if it’s beneficial to all.