Friday, February 3, 2017

Please, don't

"Touch all the 1,000 Buddhas in Hong Kong"
Er... I assume you mean 10.000 Buddhas
No. You do not go climbing over temples just because you got the idea.

"Travel to the center of all religion, Jerusalem"
Going to Jerusalem is OK, calling it "the center of all religion" is not.
Why not?
Because 1/3 of world religions have no connection to Jerusalem.

"Watch a super-nova explosion"
Er... as it is now, we don't know when these things are going to happen. And when it happens we will see it a few months. Are you going to be up 24/7 until this happens and during it happens?

"Try every kind of beer in Germany"
There are approximately 1,300 breweries in Germany producing over 5,000 brands of beer, and that's just the German beer. Which means that if you try out one beer every night, you will be drinking beer the next 14 years. And they come up with new things all the time. Do you really want to spend the rest of your life drinking beer in Germany?
Or perhaps limit it a little, and say "try 100 different German beers during the Oktoberfest in Germany"

"Testify before the UN"
OMG, why?! Only people who have witnessed horrible things testify before the UN! Why would you want to witness horrible things, like genocide, gross human rights violations and such? WHY?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's only impossible if you think it is...

The more Theremon thought about his chances of finding her, though, the less impossible the task seemed. And after a while it began to seem quite possible indeed.
As he endlessly reevaluated things, finding Siferra went from seeming impossible to merely unlikely, and from unlikely to difficult, and from difficult to challenging, and from challenging to feasible, and from feasible to readily achievable.
- Isaac Asimov; Nightfall