Wouldn’t it be nice if you could try on a few different lives, the same way you try on dresses in a changing room – instead of getting stuck with the same boring old one you’re born with!
Mind you I guess that’s more or less what happens, if 100 million Indians are right. You sit up there in the celestial waiting room, like a tick on a bush, then when you see a nice life about to be born, you leap onto it and there you go, another ninety years on the treadmill, if you’re lucky.
Is there competition for ‘bodies’ in this scenario? Like, do lots of people try to get into George Clooney when he’s born, while you have to bribe available souls to hop onto, say, a peasant in post-war North Korea?
The closest I can get to this ‘degustation menu’ approach to life is, well, this blog…or maybe my hundred fake internet dating profiles (no not really, though I did once have three).
Is life about learning to be who you truly are? Or is it about learning to be who you truly should be? Alternatively, it may be about learning to be a whole heap of OTHER people (while still hanging on to the old you, as a fallback, in case none of them really work out). I like that idea the best!