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What if you can be Italian, Russian, British, or any nationality..

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There are different nationalities but we are born without choosing it. We know that nationality is not like clothes you wear for a day and change whenever desired. But what if..

This is what I surveyed bloggers about –  what nationality would you pick? Here are their responses:

missjeyonline, Dutch, chose to be American.

I’m addicted to the states, I can’t really explain it. Maybe because it’s a crazy-everything-is-possible-kind-of country. “The American Dream”. And I think it’s the only country in the world where you have to work really hard to get somewhere and to have a career, which I really appreciate. Here in my country ( the Netherlands ) you don’t have to work hard. You’re taught to be satisfied with a job, not a career.

tonyquarrington, English, chose to be American.

If I were not English I would like to have been American because I do believe that, however flawed the nation’s system and its behaviour in the world might be, the great democratic experiment that is the United States is the most noble and worthy conceived by man.  I can fully understand the patriotic fervour that grips its citizens on occasions.  Equally, the commitment to the local community and the importance of the states in the overall system are great features.

melbaylon, Filipino, chose to be American.

I think I’d be an American. Not that I despise being a Filipino, being American and living in the USA would serve as a technological advantage. Reading on the educational system of the US, I found myself in love with all the things that were not offered in my schooling. I guess I could be programming software by now if I had the same training students in the US have.

I am a huge lover computer technology and anyone would agree that it’s more accessible in the US than in the Philippines. Kids here plays with their flip-flops not with circuit boards.

I love the social culture of being a Filipino but I also love the techno culture of the US.

joybound, half Spanish, half German, chose to be Italian

So I can roll my “R’s”, wink at people I like without getting accused of sexual harassment, and gesture wildly (or expressively) with my hands a lot when I’m speaking.

sarahannphoto, half German, half American, chose to be Norwegian, French-Polynesian.

Norwegian: I like the way Norway’s government and society is structured. Even more than that I love the natural beauty and simplicity of the country, and it has that Scandinavian, whimsical charm I find so attractive. There are mountains, fjords and wilderness mixed with old towns and cities rich with history, culture and beautiful art, design and style.

French Polynesian: Island time. I would love to lounge on the beach and be warm forever. Life in French Polynesia, specifically Tahiti, seems much slower, so beautiful, free and simple. Not to mention, the natural beauty of Tahiti is incomparable to almost anywhere in the world. I also enjoy the culture – the Polynesian natives mixed with the French influence. It’s just sweet and dreamy… think Paul Gauguin’s paintings!

thedailygraff, American, chose to be British, Italian, Russian, Polynesian, Indian, Australian, Canadian, Spanish, Japanese.

I would be British, because to Americans all British people sound important and highly educated just because of their accent.  I would be French because I love to hear their language spoken.  It’s the most lyrical one in the world.

I would be Italian, because I love pasta and their weather is better than what we get in Ohio .  While on the subject of food, I would be Chinese, because I could eat Chinese food every day and never get tired of it.

I would be Russian, because the people seem really sturdy.

I would be Polynesian, because they seem so laid back.

I would come from India because the people are so handsome, wear the most colorful fabrics, and have a natural grace.

I would be Australian, because their manner of speaking, accent, and lifestyles are so playful.

I would be Canadian and suffer no culture shock at all.

I would be Spanish, because I could travel confidently in Spain, Mexico, or the rest of the Spanish-speaking world.

I would be Japanese because no other people cherish their traditions so carefully.  I would be a Bedouin because my roots would be in sand.

Clearly, thedailygraff is a fan of nationalities. What about you, which nationality is your choice?

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What if you sell a human body to a chemist..

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Lets say, we will sell this man. How much will a chemist buy him? Is he worth more than the money on his hands?

Chemists can put a price tag on a person by breaking him down to his elemental composition. A human body is approximately composed of the following:

  • 65% Oxygen
  • 18% Carbon
  • 10% Hydrogen
  • 3% Nitrogen
  • 1.5% Calcium
  • 1% Phosphorous
  • 0.35% Potassium
  • 0.25% Sulfur
  • 0.15% Sodium
  • 0.15% Chlorine
  • 0.05% Magnesium
  • 0.0004% Iron
  • 0.00004% Iodine

Given the elements in him and how much they are sold in the market, this man, along with all of us humans, are worth $1.

$1 huh? Hard to believe that Justin Bieber’s album costs more than you. The richest man in the world, Carlos Slim Helu, has a total net value of $63.3 Billion. Apparently, he can buy the whole human race for $7 Billion and still maintain the majority of his fortune. But that was just in the chemical point of view. And you can’t possibly create a person out of those elements – it doesn’t work backwards.

You could actually bargain an increase of your worth. Your skin could be sold at $0.50 per square foot, adding an additional $3.50 to your worth so wholly, you are just $4.50 chemically speaking.

All that information came from Dr. Helmenstine’s Guide. I’m in no position to verify its accuracy but it came from someone with a PhD Degree in related sciences. It looks forthright since our body is made up of mostly oxygen, carbon and hydrogen – elements that are abundant in our environment, it seems almost free. Well, you don’t pay for the oxygen you breath.

It is spectacular to me how life can emanate from less than $5 worth. Life is really simple. And no matter how much money you’ve got, you cannot replace a person. Every person’s life is worth living, so let’s spend it well.

What else can you buy for $1?

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Sources:
World’s Richest Man; Forbes
How Much Are The Elements In Your Body Worth?; About.com

What if we’re still living the decade of 80’s..

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Now that’s fashionable. Great style, groovy artists, era of true icons, classic films and TV, and chilling activities. Plus, people are not yet slaves of technology.

In 80’s people see the best of the Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and GI Joe (and Hello Kitty, whatever); heard the best of Madonna and Michael Jackson; and tasted the best of bubblegum flavors. How can we forget the roller skating fad and multi-colored slouch socks (like, really 80’s??). Those are good times.

What do you miss most about 80’s?

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What if Harry Potter was never created..

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We’ll have nothing to compare Twilight with; we may actually be convinced that it is a good movie.

Update: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2‘ is rad. Though still about Bella-Edward relationship, several elements of a great story interplay that made it impressive. They saved the best for last.

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What if this place we call Earth is actually Purgatory; that we’ll be in Heaven no matter..

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It seems Earth is in between good and evil. We are susceptible to suffering but we have hope. People believe that there is “heaven” to work for; and that they better we do here, the higher our ranks when we get there.

Earth is land of unexplained. People claim seeing ghosts and spirits lurking along us. Evil can happen but redemption can be earned. Somewhat this feels like the purgatory they describe to us.

Well, there could be happy ending for us after all. What do you think?

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