Originally Posted by Plato
(Orininally posted in Passion not socially respected
What would you do if you were a hero?
What would you do if you were a villain?
What would you do if you were a person who doesn't know who or what they are?
This is so fantastically simple it deserves it's own thread.
What would I do if I were a hero?
The easy asnwer is to say that I'd be a hero, but that's a cop out. I suppose I'd feel an obligation to be community minded (more so than the average person), I'd feel the need to be philanthropic, to an almost obscene degree. As an occupation, being a hero would be enormously satisfying, though I suspect it would be less than rewarding financially.
Of course, all of the things one would do AS a hero, are likely the things that would MAKE them the hero. More of a causal relationship than a conscious choice to be a certain way.
What would I do if I were a villain?
Interesting, evil is as evil does...right? Self indulgence, amusement, actions filled with greed and malice and deception. I strikes me that the actions of the villain and the actions of the hero both come from the same place; they simply manifest differently. I almost fear to verbalise what my life would be like as a villain, for it might actually be better in the short run.
What would I do if I had no idea who or what I was?
Now that, my dear Plato, is a mouthful.