Last week my friend Caitlin posted a question from the book Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. And it's interesting enough of a question that I'd love to hear your answers too.
Here it is:
You have won a prize. The prize has two options, and you can choose either. (But not both.) The first option is a year in Europe with a monthly stipend of $2,000. The second option is ten minutes on the moon.
For me, there is no going back and forth. It would definitely be the moon. I'm sure I would have another chance in my life to go to Europe. But the moon? Probably not. And so what if it's only ten minutes on the moon? It still takes three days to get there. Three days to see so much out in the cosmos that I would never get the chance to experience again. Because, let's get real. You can google pictures, but it ain't gonna be the same thing! And the whole anti-gravity aspect would be pretty cool too. I'm not scared of what I might find out there. I want to know.
So which option are you going to choose? Are you going to be murdered by the aliens, or the crazies at the hostel?