If You Had Only 3 People You Could Invite to Dinner, Who Would They Be?
- If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be?
- Why would you choose those three?
- What would you discuss with them?
Heart, mind, and philosophy. Why would I mention those three things? Well, because someone once asked me, “If you had only three people to invite to dinner, who would they be?” For me, Heart would be Mother Theresa, Mind would be Einstein, and Philosophy would be my favorite philosopher, Plato.
Why would I choose each of these, in particular?
Plato: I would just love to talk to him about the various areas of philosophy that I’m always striving to understand better. I would be especially interested in his Allegory of the Cave. If you know anything about Plato, you’ve heard about this and it’s something I’ve absolutely always been fascinated with. I’d love to discuss it in depth with him.
Mother Theresa: All of my life, I’ve tried to help people as best I can, but I have to say, I can’t even come anywhere near this woman. Her ability to put herself out there, for her whole life, to help other people—people in the worst possible conditions—and to be there for them consistently is awe inspiring. I would just love to find out exactly what it was that made her this way.
Einstein: This is another visit to the intellectual side of things. I want to have a great conversation with him on the theory of relativity. But, I’d also like to explore what he was working on before he died. How did he see this last project and what were his thoughts about it? It would be fascinating to me to talk with him about these topics.
Those are the three dinner guests I’d choose. I’d also like to have a lot of other people with me at that dinner, so we could have a better conversation, of course. I think I could learn so much from them and gain a better understanding of these core elements that are important for me personally. Who are the three people you would choose? Until next time, enjoy.
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