Sunday, December 2, 2012

Old people I would like to meet.

While I still have the chance!

Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyii.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Margaret Atwood.

Alice Munro.

Chinua Achebe.

Nelson Mandela.

Too late for:

Kurt Vonnegut.


Bruce Lee. I would also settle for a legit Shaolin Monk

Bob Marley.

Fela Kuti.

Not Old Enough to be Considered Old Yet:

Haruki Murakami.

Radiohead (in its entirety).

Julian Assange.

I guess this list implies that I would like to sit down with these people and get to know them a little bit more personally.  How these people think, who they are, outside of the hullabaloo.  Do their beliefs reflect in their daily activities and interactions?  I would not be satisfied with a mere autograph and a handshake.

There are lots of others that I'm forgetting and/or not listing.  I'd also be interested in meeting some of the most hated people of history.  As much as most of society hates them, they still get just as much, if not more, attention.  It seems that we love and hate with equal force.
On a personal level, are these people really so different from their opposition?

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