This is a crazy idea that came to my mind thanks to MyPower 24/7’s comment at yesterday’s Question of the Day. I assume most of you would like your younger you to know the things you know now. What if we were born with the experience our parents had at that point? What if we already had skills and ideas that could help us model our life?
You probably might think we already do have that thanks to our parents’ advices or things like that, but it’s not the same thing. It’s one thing to hear about a situation and it’s a totally different thing to get through one. In this SF scenario, being born with certain skills and ideas would be the same thing as acquiring them through experience and hard work.
Honestly, I’m not sure how helpful would that be. It’s like buying a laptop with certain tools already installed. It would be easier to follow the paths already drawn by our parents and that leaves little room for finding and following our own path. Or maybe I see this the wrong way. Maybe it would be easier to have a predefined path instead of searching for our own place in this big good world.
I guess this differs from one person to another. Whilst some want and try to find their own path, others would like to have everything prepared. Having a predefined plan could be helpful because if everything falls apart, there is something that should work, but looking at how scared people get thinking about the unknown, many dreams wouldn’t exist in the first place because the familiar path is easier and safer to follow compared to diving head first in the unknown.
Of course, there are parents that have strong skills in certain areas whilst others have none. But we already know life isn’t fair. Being born without skills (I’m not talking about natural talents) somehow makes all of us a little more equal regarding our potential compared to having strong or no skills “thanks” to our ancestors.
What do you think about people being born with predefined skills borrowed from their ancestors?