The Book of Questions

All In a Day

On a typical Sunday, 10,000 people visit the Louvre in Paris. If a wicked sorcerer threatened to vaporize all the museum’s visitors or all of its art, sparing one or the base on your please, which would you save? Assume the sorcerer will obliterate both the people and the art if you don’t choose.

This sounds like a typical day for me! So what would I do. Save the people of course. But I’d stall as long as i could and make sure that the rest of my people were taking the sorcerer down. The great thing about being me is that I have resources and the ability to do something about it. Hero of the story and all that.

There is a secondary question to this:

What, if any, fruits of our culture are worth more than even a million lives? For example, what if all the music or fiction of the past century was at risk.

For me the people always trump the culture. Culture can be rebuilt. It’s always being built and changed. Sure we’d lose history, but if we lost those lives their contributions to society would be lost. There would be gaping holes in the lives of whoever they knew.

And for me nothing is worth that. I would never wish that sort of sorrow on anyone.

8 comments

  1. Those are very good answers. Especially the second one.

    I would love to put Ambrose in a situation like that, just to see what he would do. He can be very selfish and very focused on his own self-preservation. So, he’d probably see the sorcerer doing his villain spiel and be like, “Not my problem. Bye!” But the thought of disappointing his significant other would spur him into action. He would either charge at the sorcerer with bared fangs and claws or he would try to take control over the sorcerer’s mind and make him forget his plans. But knowing how unpredictable Ambrose can be, he’d probably do something completely unexpected and take me by surprise.

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      1. I do know this much for certain: If the sorcerer were dumb enough to threaten Ambrose’s significant other, he would be in for so much hurting. ;) Ambrose would either kill him or thoroughly beat him up, depending on whether the sorcerer is human or vampire.

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      2. Now, if my dragon character were present, he wouldn’t bother trying to decide which was more important. He’d take out the sorcerer with one focused emotional attack. The sorcerer wouldn’t stand a chance against him.

        On the flip side, imagine if Nox and Ambrose were in the same crowd. Nox could probably handle the sorcerer just fine on his own. But the mental image of them teaming up makes me happy for some reason.

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