If you could switch places with one person on the planet who is not a celebrity

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  1. divawithsoul profile image61
    divawithsoulposted 13 years ago

    If you could switch places with one person on the planet who is not a celebrity who would it be?

    The person can not be someone famous. Think of friends, family members, neighbors, a random person that maybe influenced you in some way in the past. What about them would you like to know more about? What makes them who they are? How did they get to the place that they are at today? Sometimes the average everyday person can be more interesting than that superstar we see on the covers of magazines.

  2. advisor4qb profile image76
    advisor4qbposted 13 years ago

    As nice as it may be to fantasize about how wonderful life would be in some other person's shoes, I have to say that I don't do that. 

    Even people who appear to be blissfully happy are only in a temporary state.  Everyone has something they still want or wish was different in their lives.  Some people have much more going on behind closed doors than anyone else can ever imagine.  And not all of it is good.

    No, even though my life can be trying at time, I would never want to be anywhere but where I am now...

    No matter how difficult it may seem, there is always some "poor bloke" who has it worse.

    I can, however, think of numerous people that I would like to have more time with...

  3. lkeipp profile image61
    lkeippposted 13 years ago

    I honestly don't think I would. I like who I am and what I am, so I wouldn't want to be someone else.

    Though spouse and I have joked about what it would be like to be in each other's bodies during sex - just once, to see what the other side is like.

    Otherwise, I'm me and I'm staying me.

  4. divawithsoul profile image61
    divawithsoulposted 13 years ago

    Those are both great responses and I appreciate the honesty. Though I completely understand your points about wanting to always stay you, because I am completely comfortable in my shoes as well, I think I would want to walk in someone else's shoes just for a day. I find people extremely intriguing, the way they walk, speak, interact with one another. I love knowing the thoughts of others.

    If I were to so to speak walk in someone else's shoes I would want it to be more of a "Freaky Friday" experience where I not only knew the past and the present events that this person had lived through but also how their mind worked and what happened in the past to make them react that way. I know there have been times when I jump to conclusions about a person because they did not react the way I expected them too, but I only know the outer present experience. I don't know enough about them to make a legitimate judgement on them. I think I would walk in the shoes of the many customers that walk through the doors at my job at the airport. If I knew more about these people maybe I wouldn't judge them based on the clothing they are wearing or the remarks that they make.

    Maybe in the end it's really not about even wanting to walk in their shoes, maybe it's about slowing each day down and making it a goal to get to know at least one person a day that you didn't really know much about before. I bet we would all be surprised.

  5. rsmallory profile image68
    rsmalloryposted 13 years ago

    I too am completely comfortable with who I am, but if I could change places with someone for a day, I think I would choose my 11 year old son-to be young and free again! Even if only for a while...

  6. shirleybill profile image58
    shirleybillposted 13 years ago

    I would not switch places with anyone. I don't know what type of life that others may really lead. I know what type of life i lead, and i am pretty comfortable with who i am.

  7. tropicalsilver profile image60
    tropicalsilverposted 13 years ago

    My granddaughter. She is only three and I would love to do this all over again! The open wonder of everyday for her! She sees excitement in everything! She has shown me the wonders I was forgetting to look for and definately missing in my life. What joy there is in just being here.

  8. Jaynie2000 profile image85
    Jaynie2000posted 12 years ago

    I'm not sure who that would be. We make assumptions every day about what we think other people's lives are like. Maybe they seem successful at work, or to have the perfect marriage or the greatest kids. Maybe they are rolling in money or have a wide circle of friends. But we have no idea what their history really is or how their lives are when no one is looking. We don't know things about mental, physical or sexual abuses they may have suffered. We don't know about closet addictions, affairs, depression and other things that people don't normally talk about. We don't know if the beauty queen will develop cancer or the rich man will go bankrupt.

    It is dangerous to spend our lives envying the lives of others and to waste time appreciating what we have ourselves. And if we're dissatisfied with what we have, we should work to change our lives for the better, instead of wishing we had someone's else's life.

    When I fantasize about being another person, I don't think about anyone in particular. I think about the attributes that I would like to possess and strive to accomplish those goals. They being, infinite patience, tolerance, intelligence, good humor, and compassion. And yes, superficially, if I had control over things, I would also choose to be drop-dead gorgeous and filthy rich! ( -;

  9. profile image0
    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 11 years ago

    No one. Every single human being is the same to the core of their beings. LOVE PEACE FREE. You are only seeing yourself in many different angles in other human beings with their own peculiar ways of living life on the earth. Just keep your eyes wide open and observe and laugh and enjoy your life on the earth.

  10. dsickels profile image60
    dsickelsposted 11 years ago

    I had a teacher in high school that just really influenced me.  I would love to be able to influence others in the same way he did me.

  11. Supercellbaebe profile image60
    Supercellbaebeposted 11 years ago

    I sat and thought about how to answer this question for ages, before I realized...

    I wouldn't switch places with anyone.  My life is my life and this is what I love, my experiences are what they are, and I love it! 

    I'm just grateful to be alive, I don't need to change anything, I have everything and anything I could possibly need, right here in my life already.  I'd never swap with anyone xxx

  12. talfonso profile image89
    talfonsoposted 11 years ago

    My middle school band teacher. He may not be a famous middle school band arranger and composer like Anne McGinty or John Edmondson, but he has a sense of humor and lots of understanding. Best of all, we both share our love of music!

  13. Smart is Good profile image59
    Smart is Goodposted 10 years ago

    I like who I am, but I'd probably change places with a man, maybe my boyfriend. I am so fond of his personality  and I'd love to see how he lives with his family, how it is to be around his college friends, how it is to be so tall!

  14. profile image48
    monstaman5000posted 10 years ago

    Id probably switch places with my enemy so I could see how his life is and so I could torture him and make people think hes gay by getting a gay guy and post a video of us making out and having sex on FB either that or stay him for a few months and just torture him that way but eventually become friends again...

  15. profile image54
    ParkourParker99posted 8 years ago

    Someone with someone that has been through rough times. I want to show them that life is worth living for


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