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I guess this qualifies under "musings" - What if there were multiple versions of you in various different realities?

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Aurelia

Over a low sun, undo the undone.
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Like, what if there was more than one version of the same exact person that you are in another reality -- same looks, and some similarities/some differences when it comes to life circumstances? However, here's the kicker: your personality may or may not be entirely different. That is to say, in some realities, there would be a "dark" version of you (or "dark-er"), who may or may not be more aggressive, violent, manipulative, or perhaps even physically or emotionally abusive.

Next question, what if there was a sort of "rip", let's call it, in the dimension of space-time, and all of these different realities existed all at the same time, except if they interacted with one another, it could have unknown consequences of epic proportions. So there you are, your house sitting there in the same neighborhood it's always been sitting in, except instead of your neighbors, there are multiple other houses (seemingly endless), that look just like yours, with the "same" exact people inside it. Now, (luckily for you) you happen to be aware of the fact that each of these houses is a different reality, with you and your family inside. You've already figured this part out. And you also know that you can't interact with another version of yourself (because you're just that smart :) ) but you can, however, interact with others inside the house. What do you do from here on out?

Now, assuming your life sucks, and you want a better one, do you spy on the people inside these houses without them seeing you at first, and try to piece together the similarities and differences between the life you've always known and the life of the "other you" to decide which house it is that you'd prefer to be in? And once you decide, do you create a diversion (for example) that would get the entire family to come outside (so that you can switch places with yourself, without any interaction with yourself or anyone else noticing)? You know that once you are able to enter another house without the other version of you being in there, then the other you gets stuck living your life, with NO choice in the matter.

Would it make you the "darker version" of yourself if you did something like that (that is, forced the other you, who had the better life, to switch places with you)? Or would it make you simply keep things the way they are, knowing that fact, and just go back inside the house you are "supposed" to be in? You only get one shot at this, so decide. What do you do, and how do you do it, if you do anything at all?

*If you force the entire family out of the home in order to switch places, the rest of the family must go back inside along with you before the other version of you does in order for this to work.
*Consider the ways in which your personality might differ from the other you's personality, and whether the others would eventually notice these differences, along with the impact that could have.
*Let's say you only have 24 hours to make this happen.
 

Legate Lanius

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#2
Sounds like the rip would have an effect on more than just space-time. I probably would not switch places but start planning my suicide instead.
 

Aurelia

Over a low sun, undo the undone.
#3
Alright, come on, guys. Let's not make this a grim thread, please? It's just supposed to be something interesting and fun to think about, to help get our minds off the bullshit going on in our actual realities. Besides, why plan your suicide? Why do "you" have to be the one with the fucked up life and the other you gets to have it 10 times better? Is that justified? I don't think so. So why not switch places?
 

Aurelia

Over a low sun, undo the undone.
#4
I think, considering the fact that I'd have to learn the behaviors/mannerisms of this other version of me in order to fit into her reality (this gives us the implication that I would be the only one aware of what's happened), which would mean that she would also have to be aware that her reality isn't her previous one. Because if I came into her reality with the same personality I previously had, then she would also have to come into my previous reality with the personality that she's always had. This would technically mean that if she was able to make a better life for herself than I was, then she could do it again, by simply being herself. Any changes in personality that would be recognized by my family would only make them happy, if anything, so they wouldn't care who, what, when, why, or how. The other me could then use the person she is, and always has been, to fix the life I ended up fucking up. And then both of us could, theoretically, still be happy. So in response to the question of whether or not it would make me evil in any way if I forced her to switch places with me...I don't think so. Sure, it's a bit unfair to her to have to fix my fuck-ups. But a lot of things weren't fair to me either. So hey...fuck it.
 

Wispiwill

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I think I wouldn't be able to take the place of the more successful variant of me. I think I'd go for the least successful version (assuming that's not me). I think I'd have a better chance at fitting in with that life and it might give me the nudge I need to finally go through with it. And if it not, at least I could content myself with the thought that I was giving the poorest variant a chance at a better life. In theory.

That's assuming I would switch places at all - which I probably wouldn't.

Sorry.
 

Aurelia

Over a low sun, undo the undone.
#6
I think I wouldn't be able to take the place of the more successful variant of me. I think I'd go for the least successful version (assuming that's not me). I think I'd have a better chance at fitting in with that life and it might give me the nudge I need to finally go through with it. And if it not, at least I could content myself with the thought that I was giving the poorest variant a chance at a better life. In theory.

That's assuming I would switch places at all - which I probably wouldn't.

Sorry.
Well, I think it would make more sense not to switch at all than it would to take the life of the least happiest version of you just to be able to kill yourself. What would be the point in that when you could feel better instead? Besides, what makes you think it would give you that nudge if that version of you is still alive?
 

Wispiwill

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#7
The only thing wrong with my life is me. That would be true no matter what alternative reality I ended up inhabiting. If that one's life has actual problems, it might be enough to push me over the edge. If not, at least I could feel a little justified in feeling as I do.

But you're right. I probably wouldn't swap anyway. No point.
 

Lane

SF Supporter
#8
Like, what if there was more than one version of the same exact person that you are in another reality -- same looks, and some similarities/some differences when it comes to life circumstances? However, here's the kicker: your personality may or may not be entirely different. That is to say, in some realities, there would be a "dark" version of you (or "dark-er"), who may or may not be more aggressive, violent, manipulative, or perhaps even physically or emotionally abusive.

Next question, what if there was a sort of "rip", let's call it, in the dimension of space-time, and all of these different realities existed all at the same time, except if they interacted with one another, it could have unknown consequences of epic proportions. So there you are, your house sitting there in the same neighborhood it's always been sitting in, except instead of your neighbors, there are multiple other houses (seemingly endless), that look just like yours, with the "same" exact people inside it. Now, (luckily for you) you happen to be aware of the fact that each of these houses is a different reality, with you and your family inside. You've already figured this part out. And you also know that you can't interact with another version of yourself (because you're just that smart :) ) but you can, however, interact with others inside the house. What do you do from here on out?

Now, assuming your life sucks, and you want a better one, do you spy on the people inside these houses without them seeing you at first, and try to piece together the similarities and differences between the life you've always known and the life of the "other you" to decide which house it is that you'd prefer to be in? And once you decide, do you create a diversion (for example) that would get the entire family to come outside (so that you can switch places with yourself, without any interaction with yourself or anyone else noticing)? You know that once you are able to enter another house without the other version of you being in there, then the other you gets stuck living your life, with NO choice in the matter.

Would it make you the "darker version" of yourself if you did something like that (that is, forced the other you, who had the better life, to switch places with you)? Or would it make you simply keep things the way they are, knowing that fact, and just go back inside the house you are "supposed" to be in? You only get one shot at this, so decide. What do you do, and how do you do it, if you do anything at all?

*If you force the entire family out of the home in order to switch places, the rest of the family must go back inside along with you before the other version of you does in order for this to work.
*Consider the ways in which your personality might differ from the other you's personality, and whether the others would eventually notice these differences, along with the impact that could have.
*Let's say you only have 24 hours to make this happen.
I had to read this twice to understand it fully at @Aurelia. At first I was like yes, I'd go for for the better life. Then, I reread it, thought about the darker side ( there was a point when I did fantasize about hurting people, even killing them because I was so hurt). So i take back my original answer and i wouldnt want to do that to my family, mainly children involved and have them at risk for manipulative behaviour.

As low as I've been I've only withdrawn, never outwardly been vindictive to others. But if so, watch out. Ha. Can this other self be fully tatted? Thank you for the thoughts today. *hug10
 
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