I love what if questions! It lets my imagination soar till there’s no longer an if and you feel like it’s happening.
On a completely unrelated but related note Twitter is great, right? You can legally stalk celebs and RT them and tweet them and squeal like there’s no tomorrow if they ACTUALLY tweet back (“OMG you acknowledge my existence! You know how much I love you”)… and if they follow you back, you instantly take a screenshot and put in a folder labelled Positive Strokes! so that you can grin about it for the rest of your life! Right? RIGHT?
Of course the stakes would be higher and the situation would be even more squeal-worthy; my heart thuds just IMAGINING it if THIS were the what if situation:
What if you could connect with 5 or more people in a WeChat group?
I recently downloaded the WeChat App for my iPad and LOVE how easy it is to connect with people from my address book via audio, video, photo and text mediums! And the emoticons: some of them LITERALLY jump out at you. I would probably (but hopefully not) scare off the chosen
five six people with too many of them! For instance,
So a WeChat group would accommodate my incessant squealing (in audio!), emoticons that describe responses I cannot put to words *looks above*, quick photos taken on the go and ALMOST face-to-face wholesome conversations with a video chat segment! Who are the
unlucky six that would make it to my Dream WeChat group?
1. JK Rowling: Because she made my childhood what it was with the Harry Potter series! She’s also such a humble, giving, respectable and compassionate person. I would want to thank her for the difference she’s made in my life. She taught me about the power of love and sacrifice, brought magic into my life with Hogwarts, set a great example about what friendship was all about and made me want to read more and write more!
I would want to ask her more about the moments when she was writing the first Harry Potter book, before it became such a gigantic bestseller… about what made her keep writing, if she knew Harry Potter was it and what makes her continue writing now. Why won’t she write another Potter book based on The Marauders? Is she truly done with Potter? What does she think it takes to churn out a bestseller that captures the world’s imagination?
2. Holden Caulfield: When I was fifteen and an angstier version of me, I read The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. Though most people find Holden, the protagonist of this coming of age story, to be annoying, I could really connect with his thought processes that really came alive in the stream-of-consciousness writing style. I could relate to wanting to run away from everything and switching it up with a couple of days in NYC (who wouldn’t, right?) and the succeeding themes of innocence tore me up.
After reading the book, I wished Holden was a terribly good friend of mine who I could call up and just hang out with. Underneath everything, his dislike for “phonies” included, he was a thoughtful and intelligent boy (who was pretty good looking <3). I’d love to have a conversation with him about everyday things like life, homework, college or whatever just to get that classic teenager’s viewpoint, you know? And I wonder what he’d think about Harry Potter and what he would have to say to JKR as well.
3. Barney Stinson from the TV series How I Met Your Mother: Because he is LEGEN-WAIT FOR IT- DARY! Because his laws of life are out of this world 😉 He’d totally keep the conversation going, probably get a little bored ’cause the group chat is mostly full of dudes but not leave without sprinkling it with Barneyisms akin to the ALWAYS uplifting: “Whenever I’m sad, I just stop being sad and be awesome instead!”
4. Varun Agarwal of How I Braved Anu Aunty And Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company fame! Because braving the Anu aunties is a big deal in India and having taken up an unconventional (by Indian standards) course, I’m still fighting that battle! His life tips would totally complement the Barneyisms and I’m sure Holden and I would benefit, at the least 😉
5. Anne Frank: Because she was a smart girl, so full of life and hopes and dreams who died too young. Does she know her diary is read by people all over the world now? And that it’s positively inspirational? Is she okay with that (people reading her diary)? I’m sure we would have a lot to ask her, and she would have a lot to ask everybody else.
Seven (yours truly included) people from different walks of life. One epic group chat!
WeChat with Anyone, Anywhere!