this past tuesday night a middle schooler, a high schooler and myself combined forces to create my new favorite “would you rather?” icebreaker question. felt the need to share it with the masses. here it goes…
you’re on a desert island. there’s a portal on the island. you have two options on how to utilize the portal: you can reach in with one hand, or step into it entirely.
if you reach in with one hand, you have the ability to grab one item from your bedroom at home and take it with you to the island for the rest of your life.
if you step into the portal, you have an equal chance of being transported to one of four places. those places are…
1. you appear, mid-air, 30 feet above the ocean, 300 yards off the coast of antarctica. you drop. the water is very cold.
2. you appear in the middle of an endless tube slide spiraling forever downward, never ending.
3. you appear as mario in the video game “super mario 64”. there is no leaving the game, simply living our your existence at and around peach’s castle.
4. you appear in your own bedroom.
…you have an equal chance – 25% – of each of these happening.
so what do you choose? do you reach into the portal and grab something from your bedroom for your life on the island? or do you take your chances with the four options above?