Daily Archives: October 21, 2011

If You Could Get Away With It…

Several weeks ago I was looking through Digg.  It’s a website Danny Brown recommends for finding ideas when writing blog posts. Digg has some interesting news on its site and you can look to see what’s the most popular and incorporate the idea into your blog. One of the first articles I stumbled upon was written by someone who found an intriguing question on Twitter.  It read, “What would you do if you could get away with it?”  The article went on to say that there were hundreds of tweets, many of which spoke of killing people.  I went into Twitter and read some of them and indeed the author was correct.  People wanted to kill their spouses or their bosses or people who had done them wrong, others wanted to rob a bank.  The answers were all over the map.

I didn’t use it for my blog but it gave me the idea for the book I am now writing.  And it’s a great question to ask friends and family or at parties or work.  It made me think .  What would “I” do if I could get away with it?  No one would find out what I did and there would be no ramifications for my actions.  I’d have carte blanche to do whatever I wanted.

I know money doesn’t buy happiness but I thought if I could somehow find out the numbers selected for the California lottery and purchase the winning ticket, I’d do it.  Of course, that’s absolutely ludicrous, because on the night of the lottery, buying lottery tickets is suspended an hour or so before the numbers are selected.  Just saying…

I mean, with no money worries, my life and my family’s life would be very, very different.  It wouldn’t buy me love.  I already have that.  It wouldn’t buy me fame.  I never wanted it.  It might help me publish one of my books, but if it’s a boring book, all the money in the world isn’t going to make anyone purchase it.

But think of the dollars I could give to charity.  And my kids could go to the best colleges.  And I could buy my husband a huge fishing boat.  And I’d get another horse.  Just saying…


%d bloggers like this: